Exile: Songs and Tales of Irish Australia


Nature of event: Exile: Songs and Tales of Irish Australia

Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne

When: Saturday 20th February at 8 pm.

Cost: Premium: $75; A-Reserve: $65; Under 30: $30 BOOK NOW: by Phone: 1300 182 183; other purchasing methods

Further information: Arts Centre Melbourne 

Songs & Tales of Irish Australia

An exclusive line-up of outstanding Irish and Australian artists come together for a celebration of Irish influence in Australia.  Paul KellyShane HowardPauline Scanlon and many more create a rich tapestry of stories, imagery and music in honour of the Irish exiles.

There is no denying the impact of the Irish looms large in Australia; the convicts and political prisoners, the rebels of the Eureka Stockade, the Fenian Catalpa rescue, Ned Kelly, Daniel Mannix’s anti-conscription campaign and Paul Keating’s Redfern speech.

Through abundant literature, poetry, art, music, dance, and a keen hunger for justice, the Irish spirit has stamped itself on the evolving culture of Australia, where a quarter of the Australian population claim Irish descent.

Celebrate the rich and enduring culture of the Irish in this stirring concert event.


Australian Artists

Shane Howard
Paul Kelly
Leah Flanagan
Ewen Baker
Aine Tyrrell
Lynnelle Moran

Irish Artists

Declan O’Rourke
Pauline Scanlon
John Spillane
Sean Tyrrell

Additional musicians

Paddy Fitzgerald
Greg Sheehan
Michelle Burton
Nick Martin

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