Irish Club Events

The Irish Club is holding two upcoming events in July.  For the wine tour & tasting, Comhaltas members will not be charged:

Irish Club Announces July Events: Art in the Grund, Sunday Roast Lunch; Bernard-Massard Tour & Tasting

Following the AGM last month, the committee of Irish Club of Luxembourg (ICL) has met to plan a series of events over the coming months, with July seeing the club attend the Art in the Grund event, followed by a Sunday Roast Lunch, and also a private guided tour of the Bernard-Massard winery in Grevenmacher.

  • Sunday 7 July: Art in the Grund & Sunday Roast Lunch

On Sunday 7 July, the Irish Club of Luxembourg will enjoy another Sunday Roast Lunch, this time back at Oscar’s in the Grund (9 Bisserweg) from 12:30. The date has been chosen to coincide with the monthly “Art in the Grund” event happening along the nearby bridge over the River Alzette, which takes place between 10:00 – 18:00 that day – held on the first Sunday of the month from May to October. This open-air art gallery presents the opportunity for visitors to meet with international artists who will be displaying their sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. To register you place at the lunch, contact Fiona at fiona.mulhern@gmail.com (there is no charge except what you order for lunch; members and non-members are welcome).

  • Saturday 20 July: guided tour of Bernard-Massard in Grevenmacher

Meet at 10:15 at the Bernard-Massard winery (Route du Vin entrance) in Grevenmacher for a 10:30 start. We will have a guided tour by the CEO, Antoine Clasen, followed by a wine tasting (90 minutes in total). Members free-of-charge, non-members €10. To attend, email Geoff at gwt@pt.lu. If you would like to stay for lunch (probably at the popular La Taverna), please mention this in your reservation email.

 

7th Annual Irish Summer School 2019

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Luxembourg is a club dedicated to the promotion of Irish music and culture and has been active in Luxembourg for more than 30 years.

We are running our 7th Annual Summer School for children (primary school up) and teenagers providing classes in:

  • step dancing
  • singing (traditional songs)
  • tin whistle
  • drama (to cover Irish mythology & legends)

The school will run during the week of 29 July – 2 August 2019 from 8.30 to 12.30.

Venue – JEC, 23 Avenue Gaston Diderich, Belair, L-1420 Luxembourg.

For information: tel. 621 673 376 / comhaltas.lu@gmail.com;

Fee EUR 120.00 payable to Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann quoting ‘Summer School’ and participant’s name:

IBAN LU51 1111 7048 6260 0000

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Dance Against Cancer – 2nd February

To mark World Cancer Day (on 4 February 2019), and to raise funds for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation, a Scottish/Irish Cèilidh is being organised on Saturday 2 February 2018 from 19:00 at the Centre Cultural Altrimenti (5 Avenue Marie-Therese, Luxembourg-ville).ceilidh-flyer 2019.jpg

The 2019 Dance Against Cancer Cèilidh is the third such event held in the Grand Duchy, with €2,051.60 raised in 2018 for the Luxembourg Cancer Foundation.

Following the success of previous events in 2017 and 2018, the traditional Irish band Kitchen Quartet will again provide the music, with a dance caller organising those on the dance floor who may not know the various dances. The Luxembourg Pipe Band will also perform.

A cash bar will be in operation. All money raised will be donated to the Cancer Foundation.

Tickets €12 from http://urquhart.lu/relais or at the door (subject to availability)

 

9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS)

A reminder….

The 9th annual British & Irish Film Season (BIFS) is taking place from 19 – 29 September in Luxembourg.

One of the films, “Camino Voyage” will be screened on Thursday 20 September at 20:30 at the Cinémathèque, with the director in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

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Synopsis: “A crew of two writers, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason build a naomhog – a Kerry currach – and embark on a journey that takes them from Dublin to Wexford, across the Irish Sea, along Devon and Cornwall, across the English Channel, along the north and west coasts of France, then the north and north-west coasts of Spain, to the Camino. This is a story of endurance, of adventure, of music and culture and, above all, achievement. The famous Camino de Santiago is a series of pilgrims’ paths leading to the shrine of the apostle St James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain.”

The dialogue is partly “as Gaeilge” and there is quite a bit of traditional music performed in the film (which features Glen Hansard amongst others).

Tickets will go on sale from 5th September at http://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu

For more details see http://www.bifilmseason.lu/