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NZ Irish Fest - Irish Trad Session at the Bog

NZ Irish Fest - Irish Trad Session at the Bog

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  • Sun 18 Nov ’18, 12:00pm – 9:00pm


The Bog, 50 Victoria St, Christchurch



Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Bog Irish Bar, Christchurch are putting on a full day of Irish Trad music and entertainment!

8am: All Blacks vs Ireland
12pm: @Willie Mcarthur - One Man Band
3pm: The Jamesons Irish Band Sessions
7pm: The Corks

Kicking off with the All Blacks vs Ireland at 8am, they will be following this with a performance from Willie McArthur. Willie is a Scot living in NZ, and he's been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and is no stranger to Irish Music in Christchurch. A one-man band, you will find him with harmonica, guitar, percussion, bass and vocals all at once!

After this the Jamesons Irish Band will take over the afternoon. A mainstay of the original 'The Bog' before it was destroyed in the Feb 2011 earthquakes, The Jamesons returned to the new Bog Irish Bar at 50 Victoria Street in 2014!

Finally, closing out the night are the one and only... The Corks. The band were formed by chance at a Tuesday Jameson's Irish Session at the Bog Irish Bar, they quick became the top Irish party band in the city. They've been playing the classics and their distinctive brand of foot stomping Irish and Kiwi classics since 2006!

Kiwis love the Irish, and with over 600,000 New Zealanders claiming Irish ancestry, it’s no wonder. Yet there has never been a National Irish Festival in New Zealand, until now.

For the first time, this November, Kiwis and Irish alike, will come together to celebrate everything Irish with a massive four-day celebration, with over sixty events, across three cities, as part of the inaugural NZ Irish Fest.

From the 15th – 18th November, three celebrated songwriters will travel from Ireland to play shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch alongside local musicians. The feature artists are: the iconic Damien Dempsey from Dublin; award winning songwriter Mick Flannery from Cork; songstress Lisa O’Neill from Cavan and Irish comedians Alan McElroy (Dublin) and Darren Jardine (Belfast).

NZ Irish Fest will also see the premiere of four Irish Films in NZ and marks the very first Irish Film Fest. As if musical performances, comedy, film, Irish dancing displays and Gaelic Football showcases weren’t enough of a reason to celebrate, the All Blacks play Ireland in Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road in Dublin the same weekend on Sun the 18th of November at 8am (NZ Time).

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