Dec
19
8:30 PM20:30

Manus McGuire & Geoff McArthur, Collingwood

Comhaltas Melbourne Present Manus McGuire & Geoff McArthur in Concert

Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift is widely recognised. He has performed with Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud,Brock McGuire Band, and with his brother Seamus McGuire. Manus will be accompanied by Guitarist Geoff McArthur, who is one of Australia's well known Celtic musicians.

Cost: $25 or if going to fiddle Masterclass both for $40

Event Contact Name: Johanna O'Reilly/Email Address: goreilly@iinet.net.au

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Apr
22
to Apr 26

ON TOUR 2019 - Hozier

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The Grammy-nominated artist returns to Australia more than three years on from sold-out performances in Perth and across the East Coast of Australia that left audiences yearning for more. With a transformative live show, monstrous vocals and swelling harmonies, Hozier is a performer of the highest calibre, revered the world over.

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May
17
to Jun 16

ON TOUR 2019 - The Celtic Tenors

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Irish Support Agency Fundraiser, NSW

The Irish Fight Night ball promises to pack a punch! The December date makes it the perfect opportunity to catch up with your friends before Christmas or thank your staff for all their hard work throughout the year.

Training camp kicks off in October, and so does our ticket sales. This is always a sell out event so get in quick.

Tickets include first class entertainment, dinner and drinks package.

Tickets: Table of 10 $1900 / $190pp or why not upgrade to Gold or Ringside seating?

Email; fightnight@irishsupportagency.org.au or telephone 02 9300 8019.

Why: By supporting this event you are helping the Irish Support Agency assist those in the Irish Australian Community who need our help and enabling us to develop new projects for the benefit of the wider community.

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

The Ireland Funds, Brisbane Christmas Drinks

Please join us for our 2018 Brisbane Christmas Networking Drinks at the beautiful Blackbird Bar, Brisbane.

The Young Leaders invite you to this complimentary event as a thank you from the Ireland Funds for all your support in 2018. It is also an opportunity to spread the word about the work of the Fund and create more awareness therefore we would be very happy for you to encourage friends and colleagues to join us who might be interested in our work and events in 2019.

The Ireland Funds is sponsoring canapés and a cash bar will be available for drinks.

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Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sydney Queer Irish Harbour Cruise

Fáilte ar bord - Welcome aboard

We are super excited to be taking over the “Aussie Legend ” a 25 meter luxury catamaran with a spacious outdoor entertaining deck and interior space.

Catch some rays and sip away on the flowing booze as we set sail. DJ Hamo will be dropping some beats to put you in the mood to party and dance away and of course it can’t be a gay boat party without some special guest performers. Carmen Geddit will have swallowed her seasick pills this year and Ms Josie Baker was born to perform on the seven seas.

Your ticket includes:

  • Pre Drink and Nibbles before departure with hosts Josie and Carmen

  • 4 hours sailing Sydney Harbour on a Lux catamaran

  • 4 hours drink package, includes local White & Red wines, local beer and sparkling (Cash bar for spirits)

  • Grazing table on board

  • Entry to exclusive after party at The Gaelic club

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Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

Classical Music Charity Concert, Belgrave Heights

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Classical music charity concert of songs and instrumental music for a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness.

Jacqui Rutten (mezzo soprano)

Claire Ransome (violin)

Gitta Green (viola)

Diane Froomes(cello)

Julia Bakowski (guitar)

  • Pablo de Sarasate Romanza Andalusa op 22 No1 (Arr. Burstein/Legnani). Cello & Guitar.

  • Antonio Lauro Venezuelan Waltzes Vol 2 solo guitar

  • Three songs for voice, violin, and viola, music by Jacqui Rutten

  • Bach solo violin A new song cycle for voice and cello, Opus 98 The Blind Poetess, with words by Irish poetess Frances Brown, music by Jacqui Rutten.

  • Radames Gnattali Sonate for Cello &Guitar

    Entry by Donation. Tickets at Door or Book: info@sacredstage.com.au 0455044764

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Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

The Christmas Ball, Sydney

Sydney St Patrick’s Day

Fundraising Event

The 2018 Christmas Ball will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in The Rocks. Ticket price $185 per person includes 3 course meal and 5 hour drinks package.

Entertainment - Strawberries and Cabbage

Dress Code - Formal

Huge raffle prize - Flights for 2 to Australia +$500 spending money. For bookings contact: secretary@sydneystpatricksday.com.au

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

IACC Melbourne Christmas Connections

An informal end of year networking opportunity with fellow members and friends. Bring your business cards and a smile! Bring yourself (and a colleague), a positive outlook and your business cards. There will be a drink on arrival for guests, some finger food and lots of opportunity!

If you're a full member of the Chamber and still have free passes as part of your membership renewal that you'd like to use for this event, please just email Lisa to reserve places for you (and your guests too if you've got passes available).

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Ireland Funds Young Leaders Christmas Drinks - Sydney

Join us for the Annual 2018 Young Leader Christmas drinks at the iconic Opera Bar.

This complimentary event is a thank you from the Sydney Young Leaders for all your support in 2018 and a chance to reflect on the highlights from a successful year. Please make sure to register your interest so that we can cater accordingly. Opera Bar are generously providing complimentary canapes and a cash bar will be available for drinks. You’ll also have the chance to win some fantastic prizes in our raffle, with proceeds going to our nominated charities, Suas and GO Foundation.

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Nov
25
12:30 PM12:30

Ireland Funds Garden Party - Randwick

The Ireland Funds Australia Chairman Yvonne Le Bas would love your support by joining us to celebrate the inaugural Ireland Funds Coolmore at Randwick

Oaks Lawn Marquee, Royal Randwick Racecourse

Garden Party followed by drinks

Dress Code: Spring Racing

RSVP: Jennifer | jnajdek@irelandfunds.org | 02 9357 2350

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Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Coronas, Perth

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Coronas, Sydney

Playing at the Metro

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Coronas, Melbourne

After selling out their Sydney St Patricks Day pop up show in under 48 hours, and performing sold out shows across the country in 2017, one of Ireland’s biggest bands today return to Australia in November. The Coronas are currently reaching new heights across the world performing huge stadium shows in their native Ireland, supporting one of Norway’s hottest acts Dagny on her Norwegian tour, playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet, and having four double platinum albums and numerous top 10 singles under their belt.

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mick Flannery Northcote Social Club, VIC

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Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date –including two number ones and received widespread airplay. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Hermitage Green - Thirroul, NSW

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - Sydney NSW

The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

Saint Sister at Mullum Music Festival - Mullumbimby

Formed in 2014, Saint Sister is friends Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.

Their intimate live show will delight Mullum festival audiences, and is absolutely not to be missed.

Playing at the Civic Hall 7.30pm Saturday and 4.15pm Sunday.

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - Newcastle NSW

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - St Kilda VIC

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
15
to Nov 18

Victor Herbert's Eileen, GSOV


Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria presents Eileen, an exciting musical adventure set in romantic 18th century Ireland filled with great songs, captivating characters and Irish dancing. It’s a craic-er of a show!

Event Times:

Thursday 15th November 8:00pm,

Friday 16th November 8:00pm

Saturday 17th November 2:00pm

Saturday 17th November 8:00pm

Sunday 18th November 2:00pm

Cost: $18 - $38

Event Contact Name: Judith Clark

Email Address: judithclarkis@outlook.com


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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green Live - Brisbane QLD

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
13
8:00 PM20:00

Saint Sister - Lansdowne Hotel Sydney

Irish electro-folk duo SAINT SISTER are heading to Australia for their first headline shows.

Saint Sister have performed at premiere music events across the globe, from Glastonbury and Latitude to The Great Escape and SXSW. They have supported the likes of The National, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and fellow Irish native Lisa Hannigan, and have held audiences captive at Dublin’s National Concert Hall and The Barbican, amongst other notable venues around the world.

Their intimate live show will delight Australian audiences this November and is absolutely not to be missed.

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Saint Sister - Northcote VIC

Irish electro-folk duo SAINT SISTER are heading to Australia for their first headline shows.

Saint Sister have performed at premiere music events across the globe, from Glastonbury and Latitude to The Great Escape and SXSW. They have supported the likes of The National, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and fellow Irish native Lisa Hannigan, and have held audiences captive at Dublin’s National Concert Hall and The Barbican, amongst other notable venues around the world.

Their intimate live show will delight Australian audiences this November and is absolutely not to be missed.

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Damian Dempsey, Perth

With special guests Paddy McHugh & Ryan Mc Mullan

After multiple sell out shows across Australia in recent years, Damien Dempsey returns with his full band in November to play Sydney Irish Festival as well as some headline shows.
Dempsey’s voice is all Dublin, yet wholly distinctive.  It’s almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine.  To describe Damien Dempsey’s music to someone who hasn’t yet been exposed to it would be to take some reggae, fuse it with traditional Irish music, add in rock and folk and put it all through a grounded working class worldly aware yet caring consciousness, and you’re some bit of the way there.

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hermitage Green Live - Perth WA

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The Limerick band has seen massive success over the past year, including the release of their new EP Gold & Rust featuring the lead, chart topping single Lions Share. This acoustic folk rock band has successfully built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, United States, Canada, Dubai, France, London and of course Ireland, they have had the opportunities to play on stage with the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars, The Pogues and The Trews.

Their unique arrangement of instruments includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish music.

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

Magners Sydney Irish Festival

The Sydney Irish Festival kicks off on Saturday 10 November with family friendly entertainment throughout the day including traditional Irish dance performances, hurling clinics, amusement rides, player autograph sessions, market stalls, activities for kids of all ages and a Guinness Book of Records attempt to make the world’s biggest Irish stew. Enjoy comedy and live music throughout the day culminating in a major concert commencing at sunset with Damien Dempsey, Mary Black, Lunasa and Saint Sister. 

Day two on Sunday 11 November will commence with the Big Irish Brunch, more family friendly activities and live music in the build up to the pre-game welcome parade of the teams into the stadium, before Galway and Kilkenny battle it out. Keep updated via the website.

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Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Damian Dempsey, Melbourne

With special guests Paddy McHugh & Ryan Mc Mullan

After multiple sell out shows across Australia in recent years, Damien Dempsey returns with his full band in November to play Sydney Irish Festival as well as some headline shows.
Dempsey’s voice is all Dublin, yet wholly distinctive.  It’s almost clichéd to say it, but he is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine.  To describe Damien Dempsey’s music to someone who hasn’t yet been exposed to it would be to take some reggae, fuse it with traditional Irish music, add in rock and folk and put it all through a grounded working class worldly aware yet caring consciousness, and you’re some bit of the way there.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Celtic Council Annual Awards Dinner - Sydney

The Celtic Council of Australia and Dr Suzanne Jamieson CYC Convenor invite you to the Annual awards dinner at the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.

  • Special guest speaker - Mr Pierre Noyer, Sydney Breton Community

  • MC Mr Malcolm Nicolson

  • Entertainment - The Argyll Highland and Irish dancers and piper

  • 2 course alternate plated dinner, Cash bar, $65 per head

Please ring Suzanne on 02 47 84 22 55 if you would like to sit with friends or have any dietary requests. Bookings close Thursday 25 October 2018

E-mail Contact - Carol at edbudlong@bigpond.com

Electronic payment Commonwealth Bank - BSB 062005 account 00906820 mention your name. For cash or cheque payments ring our treasurer Jean-Pierre on 0428 776 700

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Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine, Melbourne

The International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place at 2.30pm at the Williamstown Famine Rock, Burgoyne Reserve, The Strand, on Sunday, October 28. Everyone is welcome.

Minister of State and Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan will represent the Irish Government at the event and will be the guest speaker.

At 5pm that day there will be a roundtable discussion at Williamstown Town Hall on the ‘Famine and Irish Australia’.

A panel of academics - Professor Elizabeth Malcolm, Associate Professor Dianne Hall, Dr Fidelma Breen and Dr Val Noone - will discuss questions such as what impact did the Famine have on Irish Australia. MC - Prof Ronan McDonald.

Tea and coffee from 4.30pm.

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Oct
27
4:30 PM16:30

Samhain Festival, Wickham NSW

Fundraiser to help Irish Dancers to attend the World Championships and Irish Open in 2019

An Irish appreciation night celebrating Halloween, Irish culture, music and dance.

2 Course meal plus live entertainment from Rusty Harper; Miggeldy Higgins; dancers from Voyage of Irish Dance; Jordan School of Irish Dance and Siobhan Murphy Irish Dance

Guests are encouraged to bring your instruments to join in a casual session later in the evening.

Full cash bar available.

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