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    A Lifetime of Stories – Oral histories of Irish seniors in Sydney – is a documentary and web project that tells the amazing life stories of Sydney’s Irish seniors. The documentary premiered at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and is now available free online. 

    A Lifetime of Stories is a 40 minute documentary and also a website with in-depth interviews with the participants. 

    The participants come from the four provinces of Ireland - Pat Foley, Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Marion Reilly, Marie McMillan and Damien McCloskey tell their own stories with humour, style and wisdom. 

    Pat Foley is 90 years young and still gracing the dancefloors of Sydney! Pat left Moyvane in County Kerry in the early 50’s and worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electrical scheme.

    Damien McCloskey grew up in Derry and witnessed some of the tumultuous events in that city including Bloody Sunday in 1972. Damien also played snooker and was a doubles partner of Hurricane Higgins!

    Marion Reilly is from Connemara and had the adventure of a lifetime when she travelled to Australia overland on a hippy bus in the 70’s. 

    Tomás de Bhaldraithe is from Dublin and is a learned Gaelic scholar and a skilled sailor of Galway hookers.

    Marie McMillan is from Dublin. Marie is a skilled performer and  has won numerous awards at slam poetry battles around Sydney.

    A Lifetime of Stories was devised with the interviewees by director Dr Enda Murray using a workshop-based process which incorporated elements of creative writing, drama and music.

     

    Click here to see the documentary and website

    THE 2020 IRISH FILM FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE

    6TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM

    The popular annual Irish Film Festival returns from 19 - 29 November with its biggest line-up ever. Moved online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, cinephiles all over Australia can now catch the best new Irish cinema releases without leaving their homes.

    The online festival program is packed with award-winning dramas, documentaries, Irish-language features and comedies direct from Ireland, with no fewer than 11 Australian premieres.

    Join us for BrigidFest 2020!
    We are pleased to announce that BrigidFest 2020 will take place on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 12:00pm at the Celtic at Metropolitan in North Melbourne.

    For the BrigidFest 2020 talk, Magistrate Fiona Hayes will speak about how her work with women before the courts in Victoria touches on Brigid’s concern for human rights and fairness, and aims to offer women hope in the face of life and family challenges. Fiona will refer to current laws in Ireland, particularly their influence on women’s rights.

    Brigidfest is now sold out!

     

    Event Details

    When: 9th February, 12:00PM
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.

    The Waltzing Matilda musical comes to Celtic at Metropolitan From the producers of Barry Versus Kelly comes 'The Man They Call The Banjo'.

    Set during the height of the Western Queensland Shearers strike of 1894, The Man They Call The Banjo tells of the writing of Waltzing Matilda, and the love triangle that poet, Banjo Paterson found himself trapped in while on a visit to Dagworth Station. Daughters of pastoralist families, Sarah Riley and Christina Macpherson spar for the affections of Australia’s emerging national poet, and as the engagement of Banjo and Sarah Riley dissolves, Christina Macpherson provides the melody for the song that becomes Waltzing Matilda in a love affair thinly disguised as a collaboration.

    Based on the research of Dennis O’Keeffe and his 2013 publication “Waltzing Matilda – The Secret Story of Australia’s favourite Song, The Man They Call The Banjo is written by Felix Meagher and Dennis O’Keeffe and features Anthony Penhall (Banjo), Bronwen Coleman (ChristIna), Cora Browne (Sarah), Colin Driscoll (The Swagman) and musicians, Louey Hesterman and Pat Evans. 

    This event has now sold out!

    When: 22nd February, 8:15PM
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.

    Enquiries - Felix Meagher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0413 801294

     

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