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.
Week of the Irish
January 13 - Black Market Tune
Black Market Tune brings together many strands of Ethno, American and European folk weaving them to a sometimes subtle, sometimes heady musical tapestry. Described as 'modern folk music with a Scottish backbone', Black Market Tune demonstrates the 'globalisation' of the Celtic genre. Subtle jazz currents flow and feed this Celtic evolution. With local support - FolkLore.
January 14 - The East Pointers
Entirely instrumental (at least for now), The East Pointers’ slew of tunes carries a diverse mix of influence, but regardless of their age or origin, what they all share in common is the undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony. Soon-to-be fans will get their first taste as the trio releases their EP in the summer of 2014 and take to the road later in the year.With local support - The Button Collective.
January 16 - Film: Living the Tradition
'Living the Tradition' is an enchanting feature length music documentary in which Ilse de Ziah (cellist and composer from Ireland) journeys around Ireland searching for the origins of ten Irish Airs.
The INA and Gaelic Club are delighted to host a complimentary evening with Ilse herself. Please join us as we welcome Ilse to Australia and screen her charming film.
The evening will begin with an informal meet & greet with Ilse from 7.30 pm with complimentary nibbles & wine, followed by a short introduction to her film and then screening of the film itself will commence at 8 pm. Once the film concludes, Ilse will be available for Q&A and then a traditional Irish music session (so bring your instruments!).
We are thrilled to have this opportunity to welcome Ilse and see this wonderful Irish cultural film. We hope to see you there!
January 23 - Film: The Irish Pub
'The Irish Pub' is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society–the pub or, more specifically, the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations.
January 24 - The Bottlers
From their St Patrick’s Day debut, Australiana/Folk/Punk band, The Bottlers are a hard playing, nine piece, all acoustic folk punk band hailing from Sydney. Drawing life and breath from not only the traditionally folk fuelled rural reaches of the nation but also it's cityscapes and suburban streets with a solid tip of the hat to the folk, punk and folk punk pioneers that have traipsed and trekked the trails well before them.
The Bottlers believe folk based music should progressively speak of the times it exists in whilst hearkening back to it's past, to the true heart of folk music - people. Because you truly can't get where you're going till you know where you've been. In 2015, The Bottlers are playing newly announced festival HonkOz and 30th anniversary of the Illawarra Folk Festival. With supports Angry Little Gods + Fox 'N' Firkin (from Brisbane).
Please see the Calendar page for more information about these events.