Cultural, Competition, and Speaker’s Events

 

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“Bold Fenian Men” –  Historic


The “Bold Fenian Men” return to the festival again this year, with their unique exhibition of antique firearms that were carried by both the Irish-American Fenians, and the Canadian and British forces, during the Fenian Raids on Canada, in both 1866 and 1870.   As before, they will be garbed in a range of Fenian “uniforms”—including the uniforms of former Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, and period civilian clothing—and they look forward to talking with the festival attendees about the Fenian Raids.  Several members of the group will again be playing pre-1871 Irish tunes and songs on fiddles, guitars, mandolins, bodhrans, and whistles, and will also be playing some period Fenian songs, as well as favorite tunes and songs from the American Civil War.  Some members of this group had set up exhibitions on the Irish Transvaal Brigade of the Boer War, the Easter Rising, and the West Cork Flying Column at Maryland Irish Festivals in previous years.




Speaker’s Sessions – 3 Locations

Speaker’s Tent

TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAY
6:00-6:45 PMTom O’CarrollSongs and Stories From Irish DiasporaMusical Presentation
7:30 - 8:45 PMTIPSCAn Irish Music Sing AlongMusical Presentation
SATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAY
12:00 - 12:45 PMAllen ByrneEaster Rising Historic Presentation
1:00-1:45 PMTom O’CarrollThe Travelers: the Nomads of Ireland Historical Presentation
2:00-2:45 PMPatricia Hopper Patterson Irish Ghost StoriesAuthor Presentation
3:00-3:45 PMAllen ByrneThe Easter Rising Historical presentation
4:00-4:45 PMDanielle Adams The Women of the Easter Rising Historical presentation
5:00-5:45 PMRyan Wagner History of GuinnessHistorical presentation
6:00-6:45 PMPatricia Hopper Patterson Irish Ghost StoriesHistorical presentation
7:00-7:45 PMTom ’O’CarrollThe Travelers; the Nomads of Ireland Historical Presentation
8:00-8:45 PMDave Riordan Farmers and Hunters Feeding the PoorHistorical Presentation
SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY
12:00-12:45 PMGeneral Jim ColemanThe Irish in US MilitaryHistorical Presentation
1:00-1:45 PMAllen Byrne The Irish and the Medal of HonorHistorical Presentation
2:00-2:45 PMDave RiordanThe Molly MaguiresHistorical Presentation
3:00-3:45 PMAllen ByrneThe Irish Contribution to the US Military Historical Presentation

Hedge Row Tent (in South Hall)

TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAY
6:00-6:45 PMSean LenahanGaeilge: The Future of Our Irish Language Historical Presentation
7:00-7:45 PMTBD Author Presentation
8:00-8:45 PMLeonard Leshuk Viking Longship Company Longships on the Irish Sea and Beyond Historical Presentation
SATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAY
12:00-12:45 PMSean LenahanPenny Whistle Lesson Musical Lesson
1:00-1:45 PMOpen Video Presentation Open Video PresentationOpen Video Presentation
2:00-2:45 PMAuthor Readings Varied During the Day Author Presentation
3:00-3:45 PMLeonard Leshuk Viking Longship Company Longships on the Irish Sea and Beyond Historical Presentation
4:00-4:45 PMAuthor Readings Varied During the Day Author Presentation
500-5:45 PMSean LenahanPenny Whistle Lesson Musical Lesson
6:00-6:45 PMLeonard Leshuk Viking Longship Company Longships on the Irish Sea and Beyond Historical Presentation
7:00-7:45 PMOpen Video Presentations Video Presentations Video Presentations
8:00-8:45 PMAuthor ReadingsAuthor ReadingsAuthor Presentation
SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY
12:30-1:15 PMTom O’CarrollSaints Just Wanna Have FunMusical and Historical Presentation
1:30-2:15 PMVideo PresentationsVideo PresentationsVideo Presentations
2:30-3:15 PMTom O’Carroll Saints Just Wanna Have FunMusical and Historical Presentation
3:30-4:15 PMVideo Presentations Video PresentationsVideo Presentations

Thumper’s Wee Stage (in Children’s Area)

TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
TIMENAMETITLEDESCRIPTION
FRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAYFRIDAY
6:30-7:15 PMDebbie O’Carroll Magician Children’s Entertainment
SATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAYSATURDAY
12:15-1:00 PMDebbie O’Carroll Magician Children’s Entertainment
1:45-2:30 PMEchoes of NatureSwashbuckling AnimalsChildren’s Entertainment
2:45-3:30 PMDebbie O’Carroll Magician Children’s Entertainment
3:45-4:30 PMEchoes of Nature Swashbuckling AnimalsChildren’s Entertainment
SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY
12:30-1:15 PMDebbie O’Carroll Magician Children’s Entertainment