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13th Annual Carolan Festival

A gathering for people who play, listen, sing, or dance to the music of Turlough Carolan (1670-1738), blind Irish harper and composer - 214 of his tunes have survived! Beautiful Irish music -- many compositions with a Baroque influence.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

Mallery Farm, 108 Norton Rd., Worcester, VT -- 10 am - 9 pm

Open sessions, Workshops, Participatory Dance & Performances (English Country; Irish Step, Ceili, & Sean Nós; Morris, waltzing). Gerlisa Garrett (TCRG), Competitor at The Worlds, & Students of The Garrett School of Irish Dance, will perform and lead Ceili dances! All instruments welcome. Concert featuring Young Tradition Vermont Fiddleheads & Harp students with Dominique Dodge; Benedict Koehler & Hilari Farrington

Rain or Shine. Please no dogs.

Suggested Donation $10/person, $20/family 

Visit  carolanfestvt.com for more info, including a detailed schedule of events (including Friday June 14 Welcome Gathering and Sunday June 16  Potluck Brunch & Session in the barn.) carolanfestvt@gmail.com or 802-229-9468
 

Call for papers - Ireland and the Great War (Paris, France)

What: Call for papers - Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War. Continuities, Ruptures and Legacies (1913-1919)
When: June 27-28, 2019. 
Where: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Info: Download the complete call for papers here.
 

Call for Papers - 9th Annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference

What: Call for papers for the 9th Annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference (August 16-17 2019)
When: August 16-17, 2019
Where: Trinity College Dublin
Info: 2019@tudorstuartireland.com.
 

ACIS West 2019 Conference

Where: Portland, OR, USA - the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
When: October 10-12, 2019

"The Rose: Beauty, Blossoming, and Transition in Irish Studies"    

Located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in the shadow of beautiful Mt. Hood in the Pacific Northwest, Portland is known for its hip and eco-friendly culture. This growing city has tons of parks, miles of walking trails and bike paths, and a noteworthy food and drink scene.

Portland is also widely known as “The City of Roses.” In recognition of that, the conference committee has selected themes evocative of roses: beauty, blossoming, and transition. Irish history is replete with references to roses. Ireland had an important role in the Wars of the Roses in the 15th Century. The 16th Century saw the development of a political myth of the Róisín Dubh (the little black rose) with the writing of a song with that title. “Wild Irish Rose” is another popular Irish song, as well as the title of a movie. William Butler Yeats published The Rose, his second collection that contained his renowned poem “To the Rose upon the Rood of Time,” in 1893. Yeats’s poem “The Rose Tree” would follow later. The Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates its 60th year in 2019, and of course there is a song with that title.

For more information, please click here
 

Canada Times - Newsletter of the Jeanie Johnston Educational Foundation

With acknowledgement to: Sam Allison B.Sc,(LSE) M.A (McGill)

Download the latest issue of Canada Times here.

 

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