Events

IHM 2024

An Irish History Month Event

Traditional Irish Music Evening. ‘Rush Hour Trad’

Friday 1st March 6.30pm

FREE EVENT

The Terminus, Stonegate Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4HY

Chill out with a drink or coffee after work for an hour of traditional Irish music.

Please note : only artists booked in advance may perform.

terminustap.co.uk

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An Irish History Month Event

International Women’s Day. Peace Heroines - Exhibition Launch

Friday 8th March 6.30pm

Free event with limited capacity. Email info@irisharts.org.uk to reserve a place.

Northlight Arts Centre, Cafe & Event Space, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds LS7 3LW

We are delighted to host ‘PEACE HEROINES,’ a vibrant and celebratory exhibition of work by contemporary County Sligo artist FRIZ. These portraits mark the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA25) are on loan from the Irish Embassy in London. A short event followed by an informal traditional Irish music evening hosted by local musicians and singers. The exhibition will run at Northlight from the 9th March until 21st March Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-4pm. Café bar open at these times also.

towermuseumcollections.com/peaceheroines/

IHM 2024

An Irish History Month Event

Mid-morning Irish Music at The Market

Saturday 9th March 10:45am

FREE EVENT

Headingley Farmers Market, North Lane, Leeds LS6 3JJ

Headingley Farmers’ Market is a highly successful farmers market in North West Leeds. The monthly market (2nd Saturday) has over 20 food stalls and there is music performed by a range of local bands and performers.

headingleyfarmersmarket.co.uk

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An Irish History Month Event

HEBBLE

Saturday 9th March 4pm

£ Pay What You Feel

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Helena Drumm - Cello and voice, Sam Hodgson - Bouzouki, Guitar and voice, Aidan Kilroy - Bodhran and voice with special guests.

These vastly experienced performers combine their respective instruments with harmony vocals in a repertoire of traditional Irish, English, Scottish, Appalachian and Americana songs and tunes. Hailing originally from the West of Ireland and both sides of the Pennines, their original material is inspired by the local history and landscape of the South Pennines. In collaboration with MEWL Music.

samhsong.com/hebble

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An Irish History Month Event

FILM - North Circular

Sunday 10th March 1:30pm

£9.50 / £7.50 concessions

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD

A multiple award-winning documentary musical travelling the length of Dublin's fabled North Circular Road, where local characters share their powerful and emotive stories, accompanied by traditional ballads and folk music that add to the narrative. North Circular conjures the ghosts of the past while engaging with the conflicts and celebrations of today, with a little bit of Dublin humour thrown in.

In collaboration with Hyde Park Picture House

hpph.co.uk

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An Irish History Month Event

Leeds University Union Irish Dance Society Ceilidh.

Monday 11th March 6:30pm

£5

Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JZ

This is a fundraising event for Leeds Irish Health & Homes, the charity partner of the Leeds University Union Irish Dance Society.

A Ceilidh is great fun, good exercise, and a fantastic way to meet new people. The evening features a caller to show you the moves and the Ceilidh band to dance along to.

engage.luu.org.uk/groups/29V/irish-dancing

IHM 2024

An Irish History Month Event

Untold Stories: The Leeds Irish Community

Friday 15th March 7pm

Free event with limited capacity. Email info@irisharts.org.uk to reserve a place.

Chapel FM Arts Centre, 1081 York Road, Seacroft, Leeds LS14 6JB

‘Untold Stories: The Leeds Irish Community.’ Untold Stories is a community archive project undertaken by the Irish Arts Foundation.

This event features a verbal presentation using the Untold Stories website and documentary as well as live traditional Irish music. Initially funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project looks at the experiences of the emigrant Irish community in Leeds in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly their settlement patterns and cultural traditions such as music, dance, song, and sport.

untoldstories.co.uk

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A morning of traditional Irish music hosted by local singers and musicians.

Thursday 21st March 11am

FREE EVENT

Richmond Hill Community Centre, Long Close Lane, Leeds LS9 8NP

The area of Richmond Hill, historically known as ‘The Bank,’ was the first area of settlement for the Leeds Irish community who arrived in the city during the Irish famine between 1845 and 1849.

leedsdirectory.org/directory/richmond-hill-elderly-action-rhea

IHM 2024

An Irish History Month Event

Irish Nurses in the NHS - ‘1152 Club’: talks at Kirkstall Abbey

Friday 22nd March 10am

FREE EVENT

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH

Recruitment drives throughout the 1950s and 60s, saw NHS staff travel around rural Ireland, often setting up in the local hotels, placing advertisements in the local press and church parish newsletters to interview and sign up Irish teenage girls for nursing training. Thousands of such young women were subsequently assigned to hospitals throughout Britain where they trained and worked: these young women became referred to as ‘the backbone of the NHS.’ Professor Louise Ryan, a leading scholar on migration from London Metropolitan University, tells the stories of Irish Nurses in the NHS through her research.

ireland.ie/irish-nurses-in-the-nhs

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An Irish History Month Event

The Sweet Sorrows

Saturday 23rd March 4pm

£ Pay What You Feel

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Based in Co. Wexford, Ireland, The Sweet Sorrows are veteran Irish singer-songwriter Sammy Horner and his Australian wife Kylie. They globally tour their acoustic/folk/Americana music delighting audiences with their humour and vocal harmonies. Sammy’s guitar and bodhran is matched by Kylie’s whistles, accordion and melodica.

In collaboration with MEWL MUSIC

thesweetsorrows.com

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An Irish History Month Event

‘Timeline,’ Irish educational and cultural exhibition

Throughout the month of March

£ Pay What You Feel

Seacroft Community Hub, Seacroft Ave, Leeds LS14 6JD

Throughout the month Irish Arts Foundation will be continuing our ongoing work with schools and community groups across Leeds and our Irish educational and cultural exhibition, ‘Timeline,’ can be viewed during March at Seacroft Library and Community Hub during their regular opening hours

In collaboration with Leeds Libraries.

leeds.gov.uk/community-hubs/seacroft

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An Irish History Month Event

Programme of Irish films

Coming in March

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD

During Irish History Month, Hyde Park Picture House will be screening a curated programme of Irish films. Further information to follow shortly.

In collaboration with Hyde Park Picture House

hpph.co.uk

Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Leitrim & County Fermanagh

Throughout 2024

ONLINE PRESENTATION

Supported by Arts Council England, the project also includes stories from the North Leitrim Leeds-Irish diaspora.

Available online now.

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Exploring the Musical Traditions of County Cork & County Kerry

Throughout 2024

ONLINE PRESENTATION

The project explores the musical traditions of County Cork and County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, in particular the music of the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ area.

‘Sliabh Luachra’ (pronounced Sleeve Loucra) is the mountainous region along the Cork/Kerry border in the province of Munster straddling the county boundaries of Cork and Kerry.

The name ‘Sliabh Luachra’ means "a mountain of rushes". Supported by Arts Council England, the project also includes musical stories from the Cork & Kerry Leeds-Irish diaspora.

Available online now.

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The Leeds Irish Music Programme

All shows now available online

FREE RADIO BROADCAST

East Leeds FM, Old Seacroft Chapel, 1081 York Road, Leeds LS14 6JB

In addition to exploring different traditional Irish music historical regional influences and themes, the four programmes during Irish History Month 2021 caught up with local Irish organisations Leeds CCE (Irish Musicians Association), Leeds Irish Health & Homes, The Leeds St Patrick’s Day Committee and Leeds Irish Centre. East Leeds FM have up a standalone radio show page on the Chapel FM website for the series to listen back to all the programmes.

www.chapelfm.co.uk


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