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Ep 255 – Charity Concert in memory of Nicky James and Mary Holder’s 100th birthday!

This week… In Part 1, Nathan Carter headlines a concert at the Liverpool Irish Centre. The performance, to celebrate the life of Nicky James, is a fundraiser for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Nathan was a good friend of Nicky’s and had wanted to organise this event for some time. Nicky was a popular musician, often […]

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Ep 254 – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Nottingham! Dance, Song and Special Guests

This week… We’re looking back on the fantastic St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Nottingham. Not a parade but a city centre spectacular with lots song, lots of dance and lots of dignitaries. This fantastic event, organised and hosted by Gerry Molumby clearly had the blessing of St Patrick as the sun shone throughout! Performances from […]

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Ep 253 – St Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester & Irish Minister visits Irish Community Care

This week… In Part 1, we’re joining in the St Patrick’s day celebrations in Manchester. Starting with fireworks and funfair rides, we move on to the Irish World Heritage Centre for mass and traditional dance, courtesy of Justine Ward-Mallinson School of Irish Dancing and then out on to streets to “party” through town. After no […]

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Ep 252 – Scoil Rince Céim Óir… Hilary Joyce-Owens’ award winning School of Irish Dance

This week… We’re in London to see the performers at Scoil Rince Céim Óir, a traditional Irish Dance School founded and run by Hilary Joyce-Owens. For thirty years now, Hilary has guided her dancers to world-class success. We chat with Hilary and find out how much dedication it takes to train dancers to such a […]

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Ep 251 – “Vengeance – The Demise of Oscar Wilde”, performed at the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith

This week… We’re at the Hammersmith Irish Cultural Centre in London to watch the production of “Vengeance – The Demise of Oscar Wilde”. Produced by John Merrigan with music by Danielle Morgan, this impressive stage production charts the life and ultimate downfall of Oscar Wilde. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin, 1854. […]

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Ep 250 – A fundraising evening of entertainment in memory of John Collins

This week… We go to London for an evening of entertainment arranged by the Triskellion Theatre Company. Hosted by Patrick O’Connell OBE and Gerry Molumby, the evening pays tribute to John Collins, a friend and supporter of the Triskellion Theatre Company for over twenty five years. John died during lockdown from Covid after suffering heart […]

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Ep 249 – The Leeds Irish Choir, Ernie Welch of the Old Star Pub standing in local council elections and Derek Ryan sings

This week… In Part 1, we’re in Leeds to meet Sean Rowland and the Leeds Irish Choir. Sean has worked in music all his life and decided to set up a choir in Leeds. Currently 60 strong and still looking for more singers. It’s all about singing as a group and soaking up that good […]

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Ep 248- Mayor of Limerick visits Manchester, the Hare and Hounds pub in Gorton fundraises for a defibrillator and Nathan Carter sings

This week… In Part 1, we’re in Manchester to meet the Councillor Daniel Butler, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick. He’s here to strengthen ties between Limerick and the UK. Also, he awards a scroll from the people of Limerick to Dr Gerry Collins, a Consultant Surgeon, for all his contributions to the […]

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Ep 247- Pantomime at the Liverpool Irish Centre, GAA pitches in Manchester and Dominic Kirwan duets with Marian Waldron

This week… In Part 1, we have front row seats for the 2022 Liverpool Irish Centre’s Pantomime. In a new take on Snow White, we are transported to Limerick to meet some weird and wonderful characters. Who is the fairest of them all? Snow White of course! Try telling the wicked stepmother that! Moving on […]

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The Irish in the UK – Ep 246 – The reopening of the Irish World Heritage Centre, PADIS and JF Kennedy’s GAA football club

This week… Closed throughout much of the pandemic, we’re at the grand reopening of the Irish World Heritage Centre. We meet the team that have brought the building back to scratch and celebrate the return to “normal” with Sarah Mangan, Consul General for Ireland, cutting the ribbon. After being used by the NHS, it’s great […]

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