Running 13-23 Oct, 2016’s Liverpool Irish Festival will focus on conviviality. How does our liveliness and friendliness bring people together? It might be over a music session, through a story or just by sharing an event together, we’re bringing together new writers and new sounds, with old stories and traditional instruments.
So what do we have? Well, Alsop Drama perform Three Plays: Riders to the Sea, The Shadow of the Glen and Purgatory. There’s “whiskey soaked folk” from The Logues and soaring sounds from Lisa Hannigan at the Arts Club. We Banjo 3 return to Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music Room. We’ll explore James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in its centenary year and of course have our traditional family ceílí. And there’s plenty more!
With less than a month to go, we understand you’re itching for the fun to begin. Why not sneak an early peek by visiting some of our partners early?
You can find Irish music sessions at some of the city’s fabulous pubs, such as The Caledonia and The Edinburgh, who take part in the festival again. There’s also St Michael’s Irish Centre, where you’ll find folk nights, film and storytelling between now and 13 Oct. The Institute of Irish Studies holds regular talks and events exploring Irish culture and Community.