Events Calendar

17 - 23 March, 2019
17 March
18 March
19 March
  • 07:00pm - 10:00pm  Comhaltas

    Location: Saint John, NB

    Description:

    At O'Leary's Pub, 46 Princess St. on Tuesdays, Sept. to June. Our slow, "learning" sessions start at 7 pm, then we transition to our regular sessions around 7:30 pm.

    Comhaltas is Saint John's only traditional Irish music group. 

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20 March
  • 07:00pm - 08:30pm  Storytelling

    Location: Fredericton, NB

    Description:

    If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it. The first session will be taking place on Wed., Sept. 26 and subsequently on the 3rd Wed. of every month after that. Who are we? We are individuals who get together for the pure enjoyment of listening and/or telling stories. A story is a gift that can be given by the storyteller and each telling is a unique experience for the listener and the teller. No registration, just drop in! At the Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/265911584229558/?event_time_id=265911597562890

21 March
  • 07:00pm  Film Showing at Library

    Location: Saint John, NB

    Description:

    Film showing at Saint John Free Public Library, for mature viewers, 1 Market Square – Some Mother's Son (1996, 1h 51m): Dame Helen Mirren stars in this true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers & their struggle to save the lives of their sons - also stars Fionnula Flanagan (James Joyce’s Women – see below) & Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones);more information available at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117690/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Mother%27s_Son see a preview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0aYvlQbZz4

    If the copy doesn't arrive in time there is a backup film: Veronica Guerin (2003, 1h 38m), starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of the courageous Dublin journalist whose brutal 1996 murder forced a dramatic revision of Ireland's laws and led to the arrests of the nation's top criminals (see https://acf-film.com/en/fiche.php?film=29763 for more information); and The General (1998, 2h 4m), starring Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart) in the real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off daring robberies in Ireland (including the burglary of the home of the film’s writer/producer/director John Boorman, of Deliverance and Excalibur fame) with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team, leading to his 1994 assassination (see https://acf-film.com/en/fiche.php?film=38782 for more information).