Prose and Poetry Reading, 24 May 2022

Irish Prose and Poetry from the Grand Duchy by Terry Adams
Musical accompaniment by Terry O’ Brien & Co. (traditional Irish music)

Auditorium Henri Beck, 2 rue Genistre – 24 May 2022, 18.30

Reservation necessary
Tel. 4796 2732 or e-mail : bibliotheque@vdl.lu

General Meeting, Friday 4 March

We are coming out of a long period of dormancy and picking up activities again.
Dance classes have been taking place since the fall but no sessions until recently.

We are holding a General Meeting on Friday 4 March in Eirelux from 19h00 to restore the committee,  discuss activities and membership.  Volunteers are welcome to join the committee, especially representatives of the dancers.  If you have suggestions or proposals but are unable to attend, feel free to mail us.

We have sessions in Eirelux on the First Friday of each month so the General Meeting will be followed by a session in the bar.

Note that current covid rules will apply

McGowan Munnelly concert **POSTPONED**

Comhaltas Luxembourg and Folk-Clupp Luxembourg, in collaboration with Neimënster, are proud to welcome Shane McGowan and David Munnelly to Luxembourg as part of their Benelux tour

Date / time: 22 January 2022, 20:00 **Postponed until January 2023 due to COVID restrictions**

Venue: Salle Chapelle Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg

Tickets 20 € / 1,50 € Kulturpass

For more information and to purchase tickets see www.neimenster.lu or email billetterie@neimenster.lu

COVID check required, for more information please see www.covidcheck.lu

The Outside Track concert in Dudelange

As part of their Essence of Irish and Scottish Christmas Tour, The Outside Track will play at the Centre Culturel Régional Op der Schmelz, Dudelange on 24 November 2021.

Date / time: 24 November 2021, doors open 19h00, concert 20h00

Venue: Centre Culturel Régional Op der Schmelz, 1a rue de centenaire, Dudelange, Luxembourg

Presale tickets 20 € (+ booking fee), tickets at the door 25 €, free entry with Kulturpass

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: https://opderschmelz.lu/en/agenda/1604_1409

About the band
Winner of ‘Best Group’ in both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition In Review awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. They were ‘Best Live Act’ nominees in the MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, and won the German Radio Critics Prize, for their album Flash Company. Live Ireland called them, ‘Among the top bands in the world – stunning on every cut!’.

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.

BIFFL 2021: 12th Annual Film Festival

The Irish Club of Luxembourg, together with G-Media sarl, is delighted that no less than 13 feature films from Ireland, plus a short film showcase and a film in the Irish-language, have been included in this year’s 12th annual British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg to be held over ten days from Thursday 16 September until Saturday 25 September 2021, with a hybrid format this year and In-Cinema screenings held under CovidCheck. 

The film festival provides a unique opportunity for viewers to experience a wide selection of new films from Britain and Ireland. The festival will screen 21 feature-length films (21 In-Cinema and 9 online (5 online-only)), from a cross-section of genres and representing mainly independent cinema, as well as some short films. 

The British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg will have screenings across two venues, Ciné Utopia in Limpertsberg and the Cinémathèque in Luxembourg-ville, as well as online, and will open with the screening of “Herself” am Irish drama set in the background of the housing crisis, and will close with the British-American co-production “The Current War”, a drama set in the world of innovation and energy. All but one films will be receiving their Luxembourg premiers during the festival, with the other having its English-language premier.

For more detailed information on the programme, please visit www.bifilmseason.lu.

Zeltik festival 2021, Dudelange

Zeltik Festival 2021

The Zeltik festival is going ahead this year and will take place as an open air event at the Centre culturel opderschmelz in Dudelange on Saturday 24 July 2021. Doors open at 17.00. Tickets 25€ (presale) or 30€ (at the door). Free entry with the Kulturpass. Address: Centre culturel opderschmelz, 1a, rue du centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange . For more information and to buy tickets, please see: https://zeltik.lu/

LINE UP 2021

18:00 Schëppe Siwen

19.10 Celtica

20.30 Beoga

22.00  Hothouse Flowers

St Patrick’s Day event – Online Guided Tour of Kilmainham Gaol

The Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL), in partnership with the Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) and the Luxembourg branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann, is organising a unique St Patrick’s event this year: in light of the ongoing government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s St Patrick’s event will be an online guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol (http://kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie/).

Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin; it closed its doors in 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of militant and constitutional nationalism from the rebellion of 1798 to the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and the 1916 Easter Rising, as well as members of the Irish republican movement during the War of Independence and Civil War, were imprisoned and in some cases executed in the prison by the orders of the UK Government. Some of the most famous political and military leaders in Irish history were imprisoned there, including Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell and Eamon de Valera.

The Gaol also played a role during the harsh Famine times. It held thousands of ordinary men, women and children whose crimes ranged from petty offences such as stealing food to more serious crimes such as murder or rape. Convicts from many parts of Ireland were held here for long periods before being transported to Australia. It is now a museum run by the Office of Public Works, an agency of the Government of Ireland.

The 40-minute online guided tour will be presented by David O’Neill, professional tour guide at Kilmainham Gaol, and will be followed by a Q&A session. The presentation will cover various aspects of its history, including conditions at the gaol, political and social aspects, as well as children imprisoned there.

Registration to attend this online event is free-of-charge and can be done online at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOyurDsqHtYIpAIjs5gjpmUNh39iWbEo until 16 March at 18:00. Connection instructions / guidelines on how to join the call, including the Zoom link, will be provided. Please note that the link provided is non-transferrable and may only be used by one person.

If you have any queries, please email Geoff THOMPSON, Irish Club President) at gwt@pt.lu