What’s On in October and later

Catch up Online, A Film Festival, A Joyce Concert, A Family History event, an Irish language summer school….

Important Dates

30 September – 16 October 2022: Irish Film Festival extends and goes Online

October 10 early bird registration for discount accommodation and course fees for the Irish language summer school in Bungendore, New South Wales

The Irish Film Festival Australia launches its Online Festival program

Stream online from 30 September – 16 October.

Following a successful festival in cinemas finishing up in Canberra, the Irish Film Festival will launch online from 30th September – 16th October.

The online program includes 6 films that were part of the cinema festival – Love Yourself Today, Steps of Freedom, The Cry of Granuaile, Who We Love, You Are Not My Mother and Young Plato. There will be 6 additional titles. They are, Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up, Breaking Out, How To Tell A Secret, Keep It A Secret, Untold Secrets and Ulysses.

More Information:

Where: Available via online streaming. The watch window is 72 hours once playback has commenced.

Tickets: Tickets for the online festival go on sale Friday 16th September at 09:00

Single ticket: $11

Full Festival Bundle – 12 films – $79

Documentary Film Bundle – 7 films – $45

Online Exclusive Film Bundle – 6 films – $39

Women’s Voices Bundle – 4 films – $25

Buy Tickets: www.irishfilmfestival.com.au

Comhaltas Halloween

There are three events:

It starts with the Comhaltas Halloween party on Saturday 29th October. Although the Zoom Halloween parties of the past two years were great fun, Comhaltas is excited to be back in our usual “haunt” of St. Philip’s. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and features a great mix of set, ceili, bush and old-time dancing. Thanks to the generous support of the City of Yarra and the Victoria State Department, the event is FREE. All are welcome, but for catering purposes, please let us know that you’re coming.

 Mary:  9435 4435    Johanna: 0428 564 266 melbourne@comhaltas.net

The fun continues on the following day, Saturday 30th October, when our friends at the Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau are hosting their Home from Home Parents’ Group Halloween Party. This event will be held at the Clifton Hill Brewpub at 89 Queens Parade from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and includes a FREE kids’ lunch. For bookings and further details, contact the Bureau at 9482 3865.

The third event of this 3-day Halloween Festival is a collaborative event brought to you by the same committee that organised the Christmas in July event. Comhaltas, the Bureau, the Celtic Club and Gaelic Park are excited to host a Kids Halloween Disco on Halloween itself, Monday 31st October. (The following day is the Melbourne Cup public holiday.) There will be a DJ, spot prizes, face painter Tina Sparkle, an Irish dance display, a scavenger hunt and food trucks. Music in the bar area for the adults. Even more details to be announced! All of this for just $11 per person with kids under 4 FREE. The event is being held at Gaelic Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bookings can be made via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/halloween-kids-disco-tickets-424985522137?aff=Comhaltas

11 October and ongoing : Melbourne Irish Seminar Series

Tuesday 11th October, 4.30pm Jabiru Room Newman College, and streamed via Zoom. 
Rhys Ryan, 2022 Russell Beedles Performing Arts Fellow SLV. “Na Trí Céilithe: Revisiting the dances of Melbourne’s Gaelic concerts in the early twentieth century”

December TBC. Dr Síobhra Atkin, Queen’s University, Belfast. 2022 O’Donnell Fellow.

Full abstracts and further details of each seminar, including zoom links,  will be circulated closer to the time. We look forward to you joining us, either in person or on zoom. 

MISS co-convenors: Philip Bull (La Trobe University)
Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University)
Dianne Hall (Victoria University) 
Ronan McDonald, (University of Melbourne)Eliz

MISS website is 

24 or 25 November 2022 (TBC)

Rethinking Transnational Ireland:
A one-day symposium and roundtable

24 or 25 November 2022

The node of multi-disciplinary activities known as ‘Irish studies’ has been transformed over the last generation and not just by the social and cultural revolution that has taken place in Ireland itself over the last 30 years. Any contemporary scholarly reckoning with the state of the field needs to engage with the so-called ‘transnational turn’ in historical studies, with the rise of global frames for understanding national culture (as in ‘world literature’), with the sheer size, cultural impact and diffuse nature of the Irish diaspora, with the impact of new technologies on the sorts of questions that can be asked and answered. This symposium will take stock and reflect on how a field of study with a national identifier might think beyond the nation, with an emphasis on the Australasian and Pacific regions:

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Katherine Bode, ARC Future Fellow, ANU

Professor Malcolm Campbell, University of Auckland

Professor Ronan McDonald, GH Chair of Irish Studies, University of Melbourne

Professor Chris Morash, Seamus Heaney Chair of Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Maggie Nolan, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane

Dr Chris Murray, Monash University

2-7 January 2023 Lake School in Koroit

Lake School 2022

Join the Lake School of Celtic Music Song and Dance in Koroit VIC January 2-7 2023. You can learn fiddle, whistle, bodhran (irish drum), harp, concertina , guitar, ukulele to mention but a few of over 100 classes, workshops, sessions, dances and concerts. Extensive program for Kids and Youth as well. You can view the program and book tickets on www.trybooking.com/CAHRP For all enquires email Felix on felix@bushwahzee.com Pictured is The Lake School photo from January 2022

Bungendore, New South Wales, Irish Language Summer School

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January 7-14, 2023. A week of Craic, Ceol, Damhsa agus Ranganna Gaeilge !

A week of Irish language classes and cultural activities for all levels, from beginners to fluent speakers. Cost $195 ($185 if paid by October 10). Special discounted accommodation is available: $1050 single person, single room; $577.50 per person sharing. For further information and application form contact
Eagarthóirí/ Organisors : John & Mary-Anne Curran
Ríomhphoist : (email) : blackbord29@gmail.com
Fón : (Phone) : 0402 789 636

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