St. Patrick’s Festival Amsterdam promotes Irish music, arts & culture at Splendor and De Uilenburgersjoel. 2019 programme includes writers Fintan O’Toole & Joris Luyendijk, singer-songwriter Mary Coughlan, and author Louise O’Neill among others. Family programme includes, music, dance and animation workshops with Rory Conway.
Mary Coughlan – March 16th, 8:30pm
Mary Coughlan has been dubbed by The Guardian as Ireland’s Billie Holiday, while the Financial Times calls her “a transfixing performer”. Mary will be joined by Irish pianist Johnny Taylor, Dutch Jazz violinist Jeffrey Bruinsma, improvising violist Oene van Geel, bassist Thomas Pol and saxofonist Mete Erker, for this once-off concert in the heart of Amsterdam.
Fintan O’Toole & Joris Luyendijk – March 16th 1:30pm
Two great minds, Joris Luyendijk and Fintan O’Toole, come together to talk about what Britain’s exit from the EU might mean for Ireland, for the Netherlands and for Europe.
Louise O’Neill – March 17th, 2pm
Irish author Louise O’Neill, who primarily writes for a young adult audience, talks about her latest book, The Surface Breaks, a 21st century re-telling of The Little Mermaid.
Rory Conway, Cartoon Saloon – March 17th 3pm
Animator Rory Conway, from the Oscar nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, will bring you into the world of animation through of drawing with examples from Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated movies Song of the Sea, Book of Kells and The Breadwinner.
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