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    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. 

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    When: 22nd February, 8:15PM
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.
    Price: $45 + booking fee

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

     

    During the Great Hunger in Ireland (1845-1852), over 4,000 girls were sent to Australia as servants and to help populate the colony. The Famine Rock at Williamstown commemorates their arrival and in memory of those who lost their lives during the Irish Famine. 

    In its 21st year, the event will include music and dancing, face painting, Traditional Irish food, sausage sizzle and stalls from 2.30pm and official proceedings from 3pm.All welcome!

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    When: 17th November 2:30pm
    Where: Standing Stone Famine Rock Burgoyne Reserve, The Strand, Cnr Stevedore Street, Williamstown.
    Enquires: Dr Val Noone 0437625223, Siobhan O'Neill 0418171527

    Join the Celtic Club Melbourne for festive cuisine and cheer at our end of year Christmas celebration.
    Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival followed by a wonderful selection of Christmas canapes. Drinks will also be available at bar prices.

     

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    When: 21st December, 5:00PM – 11:00PM
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.
    Price: $20 + booking fee

     

    If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with Celtic at Metropolitan on 03 8535 4530.

    Nollaig Shona Daoibh!

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    This symposium brings academic experts in Australian literature to present papers and join in discussion on the idea of Irish-Australian literature and to interrogate the category with appropriate theoretical tools. The symposium will look at literature from Vincent Buckley (1925-88), Frank the Poet, Thea Astley, Gerard Windsor, Joseph Furphy and Tom Kenneally.

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    When: 22nd November, 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Where: Celtic at Metropolitan, Courtney Street, North Melbourne.
    Enquires: Australian Centre, T: +61 3 9035 5280, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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