Ireland 2016: Global Program
The following concerts and presentations at the 2016 National Folk Festival are part of the Government of Ireland’s international program to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.
|National Folk Festival Remembers the Easter Rising One of the most significant events in modern Irish history, this armed insurrection took place, mostly in Dublin, during Easter Week 1916. This illustrated historical presentation focuses on the significance of the 1916 Easter Rising through music and narrative in both English and Irish.
John Spillane and Band with Choir and narrated by Maurie O’Sullivan.
Fri 3:20pm Trocadero
Mon 10:00am Trocadero
|National Folk Festival Celebrates the Journey of a Nation Rising
The Irish have had a significant impact on Australia, its music and its culture from convict days to the present through both forced and free immigration. These concerts celebrate our connection with Ireland in dance, music & song.
Four Events, one for each of the Provinces of Ireland
Fri 12:30pm Lyric (Ulster) Siobhan Owen
Sat 12:30pm Lyric (Connacht) Coolfinn Mac with Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers
Sun 12:30pm Coorong (Munster) Dance Event – An Afternoon of Munster Sets
Mon 12:30pm Lyric (Leinster) Ciaran O’Grady, Aifric Boylan and Graeme Newell with Sydney Irish Ceili Dancers.
|Gala Easter Rising Concert
Features two of the Festival’s headline Irish acts.
Mon 2:40pm Budawang Colum Sands
Mon 3:30pm Budawang The Rambling Boys
|Related Event — The Rolling Wave Suite
The Rolling Wave Suite is a new work for mixed instrumentation and traditional band. It incorporates music, song and dance to tell the story of Irish immigration to Australia from convict times to the present.
Fri & Sun 4:00pm Spiegel Zelt