The Programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 is now available. This year’s festival offers a great variety of events including lectures, film and musical performances.
This year’s festival runs from Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August. You can download the full programme by clicking on the link below:
You can also download the official poster for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 by clicking on the following link:-
Mother Jones Festival Concerts 2013
The following is line up for the Mother Jones Theatrical Musical Concert in the Firkin Crane, Wednesday,July 31st at 9pm is as follows:
Group: Cork Rokk Choir who will perform a medley of songs from the Mother Jones area for ( 15 minutes).
Next we will have Cork Shakespearean Company who will perform a MJ monologue for ( 7 minutes).
James P. McCarthy, Musician/Singer will perform more MJ songs (15 minutes ).
Shakespearean Company will then performing another theatrical monologue on MJ (7 minutes).
Muddy Lee will blast out Cork Songs and the new Mother Jones song titled: A True Cork Rebel by (15 minutes ).
William Hammond and friends will finish off the Concert with some popular high spirited tunes.
Maldron Hotel Concerts 2013
Wednesday, July 31st – 10.00pm: Hank Wedel & Friends
Tuesday, July 30th – 9.30pm: The very popular Cork Singer’s Club.
Lunch Time Concerts
Wednesday, July 31st – 1pm – 2pm: Cork Rokk Choir members will perform popular songs and Muddy Lee performing good auld songs of Cork as part of the Gathering as well as the Mother Jones Song titled: A True Cork Rebel.
Thursday, August 1st – 1pm -2pm: Cork Memory Lane Group will perform popular songs.
Jimmy Crowley Workshop
Wednesday, July 31st at 4.30pm – Jimmy Crowley with Songs of the Beautiful City.
Thursday, August 1st – Mother Jones Day
Maldron Hotel at 10.00pm – Two Time Polka
Andy Irvine Concert
Firkin Crane Centre, Smurfit Theatre, Shandon
Thursday, August 1st at 8pm
Tickets €15 each
Tickets available from http://www.tickets.ie and the Maldron Hotel, Shandon, Cork
Festival Programme 2013
Tuesday July 30th
3pm to 9pm Mother Jones Exhibition Shandon Quarter Ex. Center
7pm Hillsborough: “The long fight for Justice” Firkin Crane Centre
Speaker: Margaret Aspinall
Hillsborough Family Support
9.30pm The Cork Singers Club Maldron Hotel.
Wednesday July 31st
9am to 9pm Mother Jones Exhibition Shandon Quarter Ex. Centre
2pm 116 Days: The Vita Cortex Workers Maldron Hotel
Struggle; a film by Declan O’Connell.
3.30. Slavery on our Seas Firkin Crane Centre (downstairs)
Speaker: Ken Fleming of the International Transport Federation
7.00 The Dublin Lockout: The Centenary. Firkin Crane Centre (upstairs)
Speaker: Padraig Yeates, Writer, journalist and historian
8.30 “Jim Larkin speaks” with Jer O’Leary Firkin Crane Centre.
9.00 The Mother Jones Commemoration
Concert with Richard T.Cooke and friends. Firkin Crane Centre.
10.00 Hank Wedel and Friends Maldron Hotel
Thursday 1st August,
Mother Jones Day.
9.00 Mother Jones Exhibition. Shandon Quarter Centre
11.00 “Mother Jones, the most dangerous woman in America Maldron Hotel
(a film by Rosemary Fuerer)
11.45 Remembering Mother Jones Festival 2012 Maldron Hotel
(a film by Framework Films)
3.00 The 2013 Mother Jones Lecture Firkin Crane Centre (downstairs)
Speaker: Professor Simon Cordery.
Chair of History, Western Illinois University.
Author: Mother Jones, Raising Cain and
7.00 Mother Jones Tribute. Mother Jones Plaque
March past of Union Banners:
Butter Exchange Band Tribute to Mother
Presentation of Mother Jones Award.
8.30 Concert with Andy Irvine Firkin Crane Centre
10.00 Music, Two Time Polka, Maldron Hotel.