The beloved modern musical classic Once draws audiences into the love story of a struggling Irish hoover repairman and a Czech flower vendor who share a passion and talent for music. With a repertoire including Oscar-wining melody Falling Slowly, the strength of the play lies in the power of its lively fiddle and acoustic guitar, with songs ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking.
Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is Ireland.
Melodic Celtic flute is complemented by raw and rhythmic guitar to create the heart felt sounds of Ireland. The show features a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage. "A Taste of Ireland" was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.
Created and produced by Pace Entertainment Group, the show will transport the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition showcase the very essence of celebrating the Irish Spirit.
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Dylan Moran brings his new comedy tour Dr Cosmos to the iconic Opera House and State Theatre, performing to Sydney crowds for the first time since 2015. With a flair for unexpected and witty reflections on modern life, love and politics, Moran has drawn rave reviews.
Sydney tour dates:
Tuesday 29 October, Opera House
Tuesday 26 November, State Theatre
John Connors, the award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his debut as a playwright with this one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime. Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.
There will be a Q&A session after the show.
A group of Irish and Australian actors and musicians will celebrate Bloomsday at the State Library of New South Wales. Performers for the evening include journalist and broadcaster Daniel Browning, Áine De Paor, Awaye, harpist Clíona Molins, Brendan O’Reilly and members of the Aisteoirí Theatre Company. Tickets $10. For bookings, click here.
Children’s International Film Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF), a film festival that celebrates extraordinary children’s cinema from around the globe. Screening 24 May – 10 June in Melbourne and Sydney, CHIFF presents a unique program of Australian Premiere feature and short films, as well as workshops and special events, especially curated for our youngest film-lovers.
In particular, we have a wonderful Irish animation Captain Morten and the Spider Queen that could be of interest to your community. Note that reduced price tickets are available for groups of 10+.
In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.
Each year the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and to show their support for those who have been bereaved by suicide. Our team of volunteers, in Ireland and overseas, return year on year to help make the experience a rewarding one and to help us all continue to raise awareness in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.
Walk with us, talk with us, so that together we can create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.
Please join us on Saturday 11th May this year!
Billy Cantwell was just 23 when he founded the Irish Echo, Australia’s Irish newspaper. The masthead celebrates 30 years in print this year.
Over three decades, the Meath-born father-of-three has borne witness to massive changes in the Australian Irish dynamic, the diaspora and the media itself. He has built a reputation as a dynamic editor, publisher and entrepreneur.
Billy is also a vocal advocate for the Irish abroad and believes Ireland needs to rethink its relationship with the diaspora. He wants to explore new ways to connect emigrants around Australia and the world through compelling content.
Book now Billy is a natural storyteller and has plenty of wisdom to share
Adults drinks aka beer and nibbles will be served.
Dreaming the Night Field: A Legend of Wales
Riverside Theatres invites audiences to step into a world of Celtic music, magic and masterful storytelling in the upcoming production, Dreaming the Night Field: A Legend of Wales, on Sunday 28th April. Presented by one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies, Adverse Camber, the work beautifully melds fascinating storytelling with exquisitely haunting live music to evoke the Celtic spirit.
Cost: $42 - $47
Event Booking Website: http://www.riversideparramatta.com.au/show/dreaming-the-night-field-a-legend-of-wales/
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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.
Anthemic indie-rockers, KODALINE return for the first time since their Sold Out 2014 Tour!
Performing their hits All I Want, High Hopes, Follow Your Fire, The One, Honest, Born Again, and more!
Having Sold Out shows last time they were on our shores, don’t miss out…
Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.
His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.
Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.
Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.
Presented by the North Shore Poetry Project - Our next dinner is on Wednesday 20 March and one of the two feature poets is Irish Australian poet Anne Casey who has won many awards here and in Ireland.
Irish-Australian writer/literary editor, Anne Casey is author of two poetry collections (2017 and 2019), with work widely published internationally. Over a 25-year career, she has worked as a business journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. She ranks in The Irish Times ‘Most-Read’ and has won or been shortlisted for poetry awards in Australia, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Canada.
Annual Mass for the Feast of St Patrick in the Sydney CBD at St Mary's Cathedral at 10.30 am.
Celebrated by Bishop Terry Brady.
Note - A St Patrick’s Day Mass will also be celebrated on Sunday 17 March at St Patrick’s Parish Church Hall, The Rocks at 1200hrs.
Annual Mass for the Feast of St Patrick in St Patrick’s Parish Church Hill at 20 Grosvenor Street, The Rocks at 12pm midday.
Celebrated by Bishop Terry Brady.
Note - A St Patrick’s Day Mass will also be celebrated on Monday 18 March at St Mary’s Cathedral in the CBD at 10.30 am
Join us as we turn the Rocks into an Irish Village
We are excited to host Sydney St Patrick's Day in the Rocks on Sunday 17th March 2019. Come along and celebrate everything Irish as we transform the Rocks into an Irish village for the day. The parade will commence at First Fleet Park and end at Dawes Point Reserve where the festival will be held. There’ll be a children’s activity area, Australian Citizenship Ceremony, live music, storytelling, food and craft stalls. All welcome to attend.
All PJ Gallagher’s pubs host Irish festivities stretching over St Patrick’s day weekend. This celebration includes food and drink specials including a $16 all day Irish breakfast with bacon, eggs and black pudding. Live music and dancing. Pints of Guinness or Kilkenny $10.
PJ Gallagher’s pubs are in Enfield, Sydney CBD, EQ and Ryde.
The cosy Irish whiskey bat at 77 George Street in The Rocks has a license extension upstairs into the courtyard for the day with additional bars, kicking off from 10am. There will be a Trad Session starting at 2pm. More live music continues downstairs through the evening. Black pudding toasties available.
Sharon Shannon is a name synonymous and entrenched in the culture and fabric of Traditional Irish Music. Sharon’s journey with her accordion and love for music has led her to become one of the world’s most highly acclaimed traditional musicians, and her personality has led her to be one of Ireland’s most well-liked and popular national treasures.
On Sunday the 3rd of March the Friends of Vinegar Hill and Blacktown City Council will hold their annual commemoration of the March 1804 uprising and breakout by mostly Irish convicts from the Castle Hill government farm. That breakout led to a clash with the Colonial Militia resulting in about twenty convicts being killed with nine others being hanged in following days. The clash came to be called the Battle of Vinegar Hill, after the 1798 battle in Ireland.
it will last about an hour, will include a wreath laying - a flag raising - an address by dignitary (to be decided). This annual event is organised by Blacktown City Council and the Friends of Vinegar, for more information
With Special Guest: Mary Duff
Ireland's most popular "easy listening" entertainer returns to Australia in 2019.
Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for many years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.
A native of Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal, Daniel's concert appearances have taken him from London's Royal Albert Hall and Dublin's Point Depot to New York's Carnegie Hall and Sydney's Opera House, but he still continues to set himself fresh ambitions and new worlds to conquer.
We are excited to be welcoming to this event, special guest speaker the newly appointed Consul General, Owen Feeney. A quality breakfast menu that features Irish produce, with tables of six to give guests more quality time to connect each other and build those all important networks. We will wrap up before 8:45 to allow you to get off to work in good time with some new learning and a few contacts in the bag before you sit down at your desk.
Beloved Irish singer-songwriter, Damien Rice, returns to Australia in February, for the first time in over 10-years. He will bring his acclaimed songbook, including iconic songs The Blower’s Daughter’ and ‘9 Crimes’ to intimate venues around the country in February.
TS BACK, IT'S BIGGER, MORE FABULOUS, WITH HUGE PRIZES & A FEW SURPRISES!!
Marking the start of the SQI Mardi Gras season- It's our fab annual SQI Table Quiz!
Come test your general knowledge and meet the SQI marchers of 2019. There will be plenty of prizes and even a marching spot or two up for grabs! Doors 7pm Quiz starts at 7.30pm.
Grab your tickets online for what will be the table quiz to remember. Hosted by SQI favourite Ms Carmen Gedditt.
Tables of 3-6 for $50. No table? No worries, we will pair you up with a table, grab a single for $10.
All money raised goes towards the SQI float entry in Mardi Gras.
See ya there daoine cliste!