The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020

The full Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 programme from Friday 27th November 2020 to Monday 30th November 2020 is now available. All events are free to view on Cork Community TV and everybody is welcome over the course of the weekend. We hope that you enjoy the 2020 programme.

Friday 27th November


3:00 p.m. The Dynamic Role of Labour Unions in the Wake of Covid-19 and
the Safe Keeping of Front-Line Workers”
A Partner Event with University College Cork Civic Engagement and the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
Speakers: Phil Ní Sheaghdha (INMO), Ann Piggott (ASTI), Dr Edward Lahiff (IFUT)
Co-ordinated by Dr John Barimo.
Click Here for direct webinar access at the time of the event.
7.30 p.m. Introduction by Cllr Joe Kavanagh, Lord Mayor of Cork
“What Did the Women Do Anyway?”
A discussion with Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Group


Saturday 28th November


11.00 a.m. Tadhg Barry Remembered
Documentary film by Frameworks Films in collaboration with the Cork Council of Trade Unions.
2:30 p.m. “Ahawadda to Dáil Eireann: the amazing story of Sean Dunne, union organiser”
Discussion with historian Diarmuid Kingston
3:30 p.m. “And the World Turns Away” Discussion with Peadar King
7:00 p.m. “Cork Burning” A power point presentation by Michael Lenihan
8:00 p.m. An evening with Jimmy Crowley at the Firkin Theatre
Sunday 29th November
Mother Jones Festival Archives
11:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
8:10 p.m.
“The story of Hillsborough” with Margaret Aspinall (2013) “Error of Judgement” with Chris Mullin (2015)
“One Woman’s Fight for Justice” with Louise O’Keeffe (2018)


Sunday evening with the Cork Singers’ Club

(Zoom and live on Cork Singers’ Club Facebook page)
If anyone wishes to participate email John Murphy
dublinhill6@gmail.com


Monday 30th November
Mother Jones Commemoration Day: 90th Anniversary
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
“Ellen Cotter and Inchigeela in the 1800s” by Joe Creedon (2019) “The story of Mother Jones” by Professor Elliott J Gorn (2019)
Mother Jones and her Children
Documentary by Frameworks Films
“Shandon in the time of Mother Jones”
Narrated by Kieran McCarthy
8:30 p.m. Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman By Rosemary Feurer
8:45 p.m. “Mother Jones visits Shandon in 1920”
With Joan Goggin
9:00 p.m. The legacy of Mother Jones. Tributes to Mother Jones
Times and Link at http://www.corkcommunitytv.ie or Virgin Media 803 on the box. Check the schedule on Cork Community TV for final times and repeats.


(Full programme and times on http://www.motherjonescork.com and Facebook)

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Brochure published

The programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2017 is now available with the publication of the official brochure today (23rd June).

The programme covers a comprehensive range of events which will take place during the Festival and Summer School.  These will include lectures, music, film showing and commemorative events over the five days of 2017 event which runs from 1st to 5th August in the Shandon area of Cork city.

You can download the 2017 brochure by clicking Mother Jones Cork Programme 2017.

Full programme of 2014 Festival now online

MJ poster 2014The full programme of events for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 is now available to download on this site and printed version is currently in production.

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:

Programme 2014

You can also download the official poster for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 by clicking on the following link:-

 

Mother Jones poster 2014

 

 

Mother Jones Festival 2013 – Music Programme

Mother Jones Festival Concerts 2013

Admission Free

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.
Admission Free

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 Poster

Preliminary poster for 2013 Festival

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

Group.

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

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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

Consciousness

7.00                        Mother Jones Tribute.                                 Mother Jones Plaque

March past of Union Banners:

Butter Exchange Band Tribute to Mother

Jones.

Presentation of Mother Jones Award.

8.30                        Concert with Andy Irvine                                  Firkin Crane Centre

10.00                     Music, Two Time Polka,                                      Maldron Hotel.