The Gaelic Club, Sydney
The Gaelic Club, Sydney is an Irish cultural centre and a social centre for the Irish-Australian community in Sydney. It is a place for live entertainment, teaching of traditional music, dance and the Irish language. It has a licensed bar, dance floor, kitchen and meeting room, which members and guests can use and book for functions.
The Irish National Association
The Irish National Association of Australasia promotes Irish culture and the interests of the Australian-Irish community, working closely with its members and the Gaelic Club.
The Association sponsors the School of Irish Music and maintains the Albert Dryer library, both located in the club, and the 1798 Memorial in Waverley Cemetery.
Thursday, 26th until Sunday, 29th March
Inaugural Irish Film Festival – Sponsored by the INA
Chauvel Cinema in Paddington
Time: Various times
Cost: Various, check: http://irishfilmfestival.com.au/buy-tickets/
Saturday, 11th April
Documentary film, “Handing Down The Tunes”, about the late Tommy McCarthy sr., Co. Clare piper and concertina player. Playing at the concert afterward will be Tommy McCarthy jr., wife Louise, daughter Rose and nephew Peadear.
Time: 7.00 pm
Saturday, 18th April
Harp in the South Day
Tickets are now available for sale for the inaugural 'Harp in the South Day' based on the famous novels by NZ Australian author, Ruth Park, set in Surry Hills, Sydney, and can now be purchased through the event's website:
via both the Home and Tickets pages.
John Derum, Artistic Director for the event, has formulated an excellent program and, although no names can be mentioned at present, it will be a wonderful experience featuring incredibly talented readers and speakers on the day. Further details around the program will follow in the coming weeks, but the following is some information about the event sites:
SITE 1: Surry Hills Neighbour-hood Centre
LOCATION: 405 Crown Street, Surry HIlls (above Surry Hills Library)
DETAILS: Readings and speakers, followed by walk to Frog Hollow
SITE 2: Frog Hollow Reserve
LOCATION: Corner of Albion and Riley Streets, Surry Hills
DETAILS: Readings and speakers, followed by walk to Ward Park
SITE 3: Ward Park
LOCATION: Corner of Devonshire and Marlborough Streets, Surry Hills
DETAILS: Readings and speakers, followed by walk to Gaelic Club
SITE 4: Gaelic Club
LOCATION: 1/64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills (upstairs)
DETAILS: Readings, speakers and live music
Buffet included, bar available until 11.30pm
Programs will be available for purchase on the day. Bookings are essential for all sites, as spaces are limited.
For those with Facebook, our page is now active and can be found by searching 'Harp in the South Day' in the search bar, or 'Harp in the South Day Facebook' via Google. It can also be accessed directly here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harp-in-the-South-Day/1560818164134535?ref=ts&fref=ts