To raise the profile of the music and arts of Ireland and to celebrate the many contributions that Irish people have made to life here. The charity’s objectives are to provide access to and participation in traditional Irish music and arts through classes, workshops, access to materials, resources, promotion and performance.
The Irish Arts Foundation (IAF) was established in June 1998 as a Registered Charity (No. 1101657) and a Company Ltd by Guarantee (No. 4927919). It is supported by a number of public and private funders in Ireland and Britain.
We work extensively with a number of partners both locally and nationally and pride ourselves in the delivery of high quality professional arts and educational programmes.
The Irish Arts Foundation is core-funded by the Irish Government via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.
Lovely evening celebrating what unites us.
We felt priveleged to have experienced their music
A life enriching experience.
Fantasic that you managed to host such interesting music from Asturias & Galicia - a rare experience!
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The Leeds Gathering featured some of the most experienced and emerging performers and artistes in the world of Irish music and arts. A city wide celebration of Irish music and arts.read more
Exists to promote the many positive contributions that Irish people have made in Leeds and also to introduce new audiences to the vibrancy of Irish arts, heritage, culture and history.read more
Found it really educational and fun. I've found an instrument I'd like to play.
Great range of music, good introduction to the background, and really enjoyable evening. Good venue too.
Interesting talk. Great reminisces.
Most informative and interesting talk with depth of Irish research undertaken by Anna and Des.
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A project about the development of the Irish community in Leeds, funded through The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Ireland Fund of Great Britain.read more
Supported by Arts Council England, the project also includes stories from the Cork and Kerry Leeds-Irish diaspora.read more