Nature of event: Exile: Songs and Tales of Irish Australia
Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
When: Saturday 20th February at 8 pm.
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 Kelly, Shane Howard, Pauline 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.