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Nights at LIF

Every year the Liverpool Irish Festival works with tens -if not hundreds- of artists, musicians and performers to bring audiences from Liverpool, the northwest, nationally and internationally a flavour of what Irish creativity like like and considers.

With work from across art forms, generations, class-systems and the diaspora, it entertains, enthralls, moves and challenges us.…

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Behind the scenes at ‘Rebels and Friends’

During #LIF2018 Liverpool Hope University Associate Professor Sonja Tiernan presented a brilliantly received talk at the International Slavery Museum about the life and activism of Countess Markievicz, one of the better-understood Irish suffragists, though still widely unrecognised in Great Britain today.

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Gradam Ceoil TG4 at LIF

Last year TG4 joined us as a sponsor. We had so much fun with them that this year we decided to amp up the work and collaborate on two specific music events: Visible Women and Gradam Ceoil (Music Awards), both taking place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room.

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A Day in the Life of the Liverpool Irish Centre

Each year the Liverpool Irish Festival takes work to the Liverpool Irish Centre; which we believe should be the spiritual home Liverpool’s Irish community. They are –and have always been- a significant partner of the Festival, providing a valuable social and civic centre and making people welcome year-round.

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The history of the Ferguson School of Irish Dance

George Ferguson is a linchpin of the Liverpool Irish community, known to many Liverpool Irish families -across recent decades- for his work with hundreds (maybe thousands) of dancers. His school turns 40 years old in 2019 and in honour of this, we asked George to think about his journey to founding the dance school and what it has meant to him.

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Irish roots – a daughter’s tale

Eithne Browne is a Liverpool success story; star of stage and screen. Who better then, as a Liverpool-Irish orator, to act as an ambassador for the Liverpool Irish Festival? When we approached Eithne earlier this year, we were thrilled when she accepted the title of ‘Patron’ and came on board to offer her services to support the Festival.

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Philosophy by postcard

Philosophy by Postcard is a project that marks the centenary of the birth of Iris Murdoch. It is an international public philosophy event to mark Iris Murdoch’s centenary. Irish postal services An Post have issued a commemorative stamp to honour the Dublin-born, Booker Prize winning writer and philosopher.…

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Place your advert with the Liverpool Irish Festival

The Liverpool Irish Festival brings Liverpool and Ireland closer together using arts and culture.

You can use this creative outlet to place your company advert.

We print and place 14,000 newspapers in communities who are interested in Liverpool, Liverpool Irish and Irish people, business, history, tourism, and culture.…

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Join us for Quirky Cabaret: Celtic Crossings

To mark her unveiling as the new Liverpool Irish Festival patron, Liverpool Irish Actor, Eithne Browne launches Quirky Cabaret: Celtic Crossings, a night of music, song and laughter. 

Celebrating her paternal Irish connection -with songs and stories inspired by Ireland- Quirky Cabaret will take place at Sefton Park Palm House on Sun 18 Aug at 7pm (doors 6.30pm).

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Fly The Flag

Fly The Flag is a global project running 24-30 June 2019 to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Why and how are we involved?

Liverpool Irish Festival is flying the flag in the hope of celebrating universal human rights and positively connecting with Irish diaspora audiences, globally, as well as sister communities across the world.…

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Irish government consults on Diaspora Policy review

The Irish Government released a ground-breaking, world-leading Diaspora Policy (read it here) in 2015.

In short, the Government laid out a strategy to involve Irish diaspora groups in the life of the island of Ireland. It aims to make welcome groups and individuals who have been -or felt- excluded.…

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River Festival 2019

The River Festival returns this summer with a bounty of treasures for landlubbers and seafarers alike.

Liverpool Irish Festival are proud to have been recommissioned by Culture Liverpool to produce events for this showcase. We have a raft of music on board La Malouine, a series of dance delights for the Martin Luther King Jnr stage and other sessions for Salthouse Quays.…

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