Literary news for book lovers

Chapter One is opening a new bookshop in Howald above Eirelux called the Book Loft.

The official launch is on June 30.

They are also holding a children’s book day on Saturday July 2 in association with the publisher Usborne.

Facebook links below :

Terry Adams has published a new book ‘Paddy Alone’, that forms part of a trilogy about three generations of an Irish family from the early part of the twentieth century through the current era.

The book is available directly from him or may be picked up in Chapter One or the Book Loft.

Paddy Alone


Compánach – 9 June 2016


Live at Conservatoire du Ville de Luxembourg

Compánach is a music, song & dance show combining a live performance with a slide show that takes you on a traditional music tour of Ireland.

It’s a fast-moving, cross-media concert of traditional Irish music, song and dance.

Following a theme of music and localities, it uses photography and historic imagery to tell the music’s story and indicate its roots, regions, topography and topicality.

The show is a “live documentary”, it has solo, duet and group music representing all Irish counties and Diaspora regions and both early and modern tunesmiths. This soundscape is warmed by song in Irish and English and accented by sean-nós, percussive step-dance.

Compánach is performed by leading musicians. The line-up includes Gerry O’Connor (fiddle), Fintan Vallely (flute), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchin (uilleann pipes), Sibéal Davitt (dance) and singer Karan Casey.

The course of the performance is directed by Fintan Vallely, editor of the encyclopedia ‘Companion to Irish Traditional Music’, the text of which is turned into music.  The narrative is expanded subtly by a slide projection on a large screen so the music is presented with associated images  by the award-winning photographer Jacques Nutan.

The show creates an interplay of sound, sight and imagination which effortlessly conveys contextual and stylistic information on Irish-Traditional music from the 1700s up to the present day.   The narrative is accompanied by photos and historical images supported by indicative sub-titles while Nutan’s images of landscapes and personalities have dramatic power.

Tickets EUR 15.00 + booking fee.

Available via Luxembourg ticket office –

Concert arranged with the support of the Embassy of Ireland and Kerry Group


Irish Summer School 2016

Following on the success of our previous years, the Irish Music Summer School will run again this year from 1 – 5 August for students from primary school up.
Classes include Tin Whistle, Step dancing, Irish songs and Drama based on Irish mythology.
No experience required.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating.
Irish Summer scool 2016

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

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To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, there are a series of events in Luxembourg

Saturday 16 April 2016

GAA tournament in Hostert featuring 12 teams, the tournament is the first round of the European Hurling and Camogie championships.   This is an all day event and a great opportunity to see an ancient sport. See flier below, more information on

Hurling 2016

Entrance free.

The day will round off with a music session in the Blackstuff from 21:00 on.


Wednesday 20 April 2016

Lecture by Dr Fearghal McGarry in the Salle de Fêtes of the European School, Kirchberg.   Dr McGarry is a lecturer in Queens University Belfast and the author of “The Rising, Easter 1916”.

Doors open 19:00, the lecture will be preceded by an exhibition of Irish music and dance and followed by a reception hosted by the Irish Ambassador.

Can you please contact to confirm attendance so we can arrange catering adequately.

Entrance free.


Sunday 24 April 2016

The Cinematheque (Place du Theatre, L-2613 Luxembourg) will show the film “1916 The Irish Rebellion”, narrated by Liam Neeson.   The film will run at 17:00, space is limited, tickets may be booked in advance via the cinematheque.

Cinematheque link

St Patrick’s Day Ceili 19th March

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We are celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year with a Ceili in the Parish Hall in Gasperich (left of the church) on Saturday 19 March from 20.00 onwards

Ceol and craic and an excellent band for EUR10 (free for Comhaltas memebers)

Look forward to seeing you there

Also…. there will be a Kids Ceili in the afternoon 14.30 to 16.30 (EUR5 for non members)