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Book Launch: Milltown Cemetery by Tom Hartley

Date: Thursday 31st July, Time: 6.30pm

Venue: St Dominic’s Grammar School, Falls Road

Milltown Cemetery, the burying ground for the Catholic community in Belfast for almost 150 years, is one of Belfast’s most significant landmarks. Thousands of people come to the cemetery every year, some to reconnect with their family history, others drawn to the extraordinary stories of the people buried there. Mill workers, labourers, clergy, Italian immigrants, victims of the Blitz, soldiers of the First and Second World Wars, political activists, IRA volunteers, republicans, victims of the Troubles – Milltown’s graves are a historical record of the social, religious and political life of Belfast over two centuries.  

Tom Hartley, guides the reader around Milltown. With over 100 photographs and detailed entries on over 300 noteworthy graves, this is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to know more about Belfast and its people.

Boyzone

Boyzone in Concert

Date: Saturday 2nd August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £25

Comprised of five young Irish vocalists who all grew up in the North side of Dublin, Ronan, Keith, Stephen, Mikey and Shane – better known as Boyzone – embraced the second half of the 1990s in true classic pop style. Combining reservoirs of boyish charm with slick song-writing (much of which was co-written by the band themselves) they found enormous success throughout Ireland and U.K., where 16 of their first 17 singles became Top 5 hits. Six of those songs made it to number one, establishing Boyzone as the first ever Irish pop group to top the British charts so regularly. After a six year break, Boyzone re-formed in 2008 and released of ‘Back Again…No Matter What’, scoring another Top 5 hit with the new song ‘Love You Anyway.’ The band dedicated their 2010 album ‘Brother’ to Stephen Gately. In 2013 they marked their 20th anniversary with a new studio album, ‘BZ20′

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Kaiser Chiefs

Date: Saturday 9th August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £25

One of the biggest rock bands in recent history, the Kaiser Chiefs have released 4 hit albums, umpteen hit singles and accumulated 3 Brit Awards since they first burst onto the music scene in 2005 with platinum-selling debut album ‘Employment’.

Since then they’ve enjoyed top ten singles success with the likes of ‘I Predict a Riot’, ‘Oh My God’ and ‘Never Miss a Beat’, plus a number one smash in 2007 with ‘Ruby’.

New album ‘Education, Education, Education & War’recently released and is one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2014. One of the best is this Coming Home

Singer and The Voice Judge Ricky Wilson, returns to his day job as front-man for one the most popular bands around today.

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Frances Black (with support from Brigid O’Neill)

Date: Saturday 5th August,

Venue: Clonard Monastery Clonard Gardens, Belfast BT13 2RL

Cost: Tickets £15

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.Intelligent and articulate, with a keenly developed social conscience, Frances is very politically aware and has strong opinions on many issues. She is renowned for her rendition of “Legal Illegal,” a song by Ewan McColl that powerfully rails against injustice.

Frances will be supported by marvellous Co. Down singer-songwriter Brigid O’Neill and her band. They blend great country blues with folk, jazz and a dash of bluegrass, to produce a sound that delights the audience. 

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Jason Manford (compered by Paddy McDonnell)

Date: Thursday 7th August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £15

This year’s Féile comedy night doesn’t disappoint, with one of the very biggest stand-up names in the business. Jason Manford has become a household name in the past decade and is currently the host of the BBC’s brand new A Question of Sport Super Saturday. A northern English writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter of Irish descent, Jason began his career in 1999, while working at the Buzz Comedy Club in Manchester. He was collecting glasses when a performer didn’t arrive for an evening set, Jason, who was 17 at the time stepped in to fill the gap, an event which marked the beginning of his glittering comedy career. Six gigs later he was crowned The City Life North West Comedian of the Year and the rest is history! Féile is delighted to welcome Jason To Belfast. Your compère for the evening will be West Belfast’s own, the incomparable Mr Paddy McDonnell.

The Selecter Edited Film Look

The Selecter – featuring Pauline Black & Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson

Date: Sunday 10th August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £10

The one and only Ska legends THE SELECTER will be playing Falls Park on Sunday 10 Aug, as part of the August Féile! You’ll be able to hear their stone cold amazing debut album “Too Much pressure” in its entirety and many more ska classics! Mixing Punk, Ska & Reggae “Too Much Pressure” contains the irresistible hits “On My Radio”, “Three Minute Hero” & “Missing Words”. It successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide. 

2014 is The Selecter’s 35th Anniversary and this dynamic and impeccable duo take centre stage in what is arguably the band’s best line-up since the original one!

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Soul II Soul (with Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler) / Paul Young

Date: Sunday 3rd August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £20

80s legends Soul II Soul and Paul Young will be performing in a double-bill of live music that’ll bring the old school disco dancefloor right to the heart of Falls Park. Soul II Soul had a string of hits in the 80s and 90s including the number one smash Back to Life and other classics such as Keep on Movin’ and Get a Life. Their album Club Classics Volume One went multi-platinum in the American and UK charts and is generally considered to be one of the greatest debuts of all time.

Paul Young needs no introduction to a generation of Top of the Pops fans. His hit singles included Love of The Common People, Come Back and Stay and of course the number one, Wherever I Lay my Hat (That’s my Home).

Sponsored by Tennent’s and Translink Metro.

The Wolftones 2014

Féile – The Wolf Tones in Concert, The Wolf Tones Ag Taibhiú

Date: Friday 8th August, Déardaoin 8 Lúnasa,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál 

Cost: Tickets £10

Féile an Phobail in association with Gort na Mona Historical Society present The Wolfe Tones. They have been at the top of the Irish music scene for almost five decades and continue to make the rafters ring at venues internationally in their inimitable style. They are unabashedly proud of their love songs and ballads which reflect not just tradition but the times we lived and live in. Always creative, the group continue to release brand new material even after 49 years on the road and remain one of the world’s most popular live acts.  Féile an Phobail i gcomhar le Cumann Staire Ghort na Móna.   Urraithe ag Tennent’s agus tacaíocht ag West Belfast Policing & Community Safety Partnership. Find Tickets Here - www.ticketmaster.com

dance nite 2014

Féile Dance Night – Laidback Luke, Blasterjaxx, Juicy M, D.O.D.

Date: Friday 1st August,

Venue: Falls Park, Páirc na bhFál

Cost: Tickets £15 – TicketMaster

Laidback Luke made his name as a graffiti artist before turning to music. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Steve Angello, the percussionist Nebat Drums, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Example & Junior Sanchez, and played throughout Europe, North America & Asia. Blasterjaxx are Thomas Jongkind & Idir Makhlaf, DJ Mag listed Blasterjaxx in its Top 100 best DJs!  Juicy M has been described by DJ Storm as one of the most successful and sexiest female DJs in the world. She has opened for Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Jay Sean, Willow Smith, Afrojack, and Skrillex. D.O.D. With a DJ style that can only be deemed as inimitable, in-your-face turntable wizardry, D.O.D has managed to secure a wide cross section of fans with his music.

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Belfast Hills Heritage Festival

Woodland wander @ Colin Glen

Date: Tuesday 29 July, 2pm – 4pm

Cost: FREE

Join ranger and nature enthusiast Paul Bennett as he presents the wonder of Colin Glen Forest Park on a woodland wander. Take a guided walk along the river valley and learn about our native birds, plants and mammals. Booking required.

Bog Meadows to Divis Mountain walk

Date: Saturday 2 August, 9.30am – 3pm

Cost: £2

Join the annual meadows to mountain walk organised by Cairde Páirc na bhFál (Friends of Falls Park). Meet at St Gall’s GAC where there will be refreshments in the clubhouse.

Contact: Ulster Wildlife on 028 44830282 or events@ulsterwildlife.orgwww.ulsterwidlife.org

Romancing Ireland

Romancing Ireland: Remembering Richard Hayward

Date: Friday 8 August,

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

On the 50th anniversary of his death, we look back on the life and times of Richard Hayward, one of Ireland’s best loved celebrities from the mid-20th century. Hayward was a writer, actor and singer who travelled all over Ireland. He appeared in the first black-and-white Irish films in the 1930s and drove around the country recording folklore, heritage and stories for his travel books. 

The evening includes a slideshow and rare footage of the St. Gall’s Boys’ Choir from the film In the Footsteps of St. Patrick. We will also hear some of Hayward’s most celebrated traditional Irish songs such as  ‘Master MacGrath’ and ‘The Coolin’ which he recorded with the legendary Seán Maguire. Journalist and broadcaster Paul Clements is the author of Romancing Ireland, Richard Hayward, 1892-1964, published by Lilliput
Press. 

Free event.
An English language event

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Fadgies

Date: Thursday 7, Friday 8 & Saturday 9 August, Déardaoin 7, Dé hAoine 8 & Dé Sathairn 9 Lúnasa

Time: 1pm, 1in

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road,  Tickets £5

Step into the world of the ‘Fadgies’ in Belfast. ‘Fadgies’ were native Irish speakers from Omeath who moved to Belfast in the 19th Century working as fish and fruit sellers. They settled in Smithfield and created Belfast’s first urban Gaeltacht, later moving to the Falls area. Many of their descendants settled in what is now the Gaeltacht Quarter. Come in for a cupán tae and let them tell you a story or two. Site specific performance at Nansen Street in Irish and English. Meeting point @Cultúrlann. 

Glac coiscéim isteach i ndomhan na ‘Fadgies’ i mBéal Feirste. Cainteoirí dúchasacha Gaeilge as Ó Méith a bhí sna Pháidithe, a bhog go Béal Feirste sa 19ú haois áit ar oibrigh siad mar dhíoltóirí iasc agus torthaí. Lonnaigh siad i Margadh na Feirme – áit ar chruthaigh siad an chéad Ghaeltacht uirbeach i mBéal Feirste – sular bhog siad ar aghaidh go ceantar na bhFál. Chuir roinnt mhaith dá sliocht fúthu san áit a bhfuil aithne anois uirthi mar ‘An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta’. Bí linn fá choinne cupán tae agus lig do na Fadgies scéal nó dhó a insint duit! Léiriú suíomhoiriúnaithe ar Shraid Nansen, i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla. Teacht le chéile ag an Chultúrlann. 

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