Our very first Góilín session was held on 14 June 2014 and was a raging success….so good we are already planning another one so keep on the lookout for information and updates!
Over 50 people attended and we had 35 different contributions of song and verse ranging from haunting Irish ballads, verse ‘as gaeilge’, funny songs and verses, personal poetry, Bush verse and a touch of jazz.
As ‘bean on tí’ (woman of the house)I had the traditional muinteorí (teacher’s)bell but there was no ‘reining them in’, everyone embraced the spirit and listened respectfully. One patron said ‘it is a very civilised evening’ of great entertainment. It is a great formula and it worked beautifully.
My thanks to Geraldine O’Reilly for organising the night, and to all who generously contributed songs or verse on the night, we had 35 different contributions from 21 people and the listeners were treated to a great night. There was so much variety and some wonderful surprises. It finished with us wanting to know the date of the next one!
Now is the time to start learning that song or verse you love so you can add to the next Góilín Session, and the best news is that you can have the words beside you for back up, as all contributions are from your table.
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What a wonderful night of music and entertainment by Siobhan Owen, then the Heartstring Quartet.
The combination of Chris Newman on Guitar/Mandolin, Màire Nì Chathasaigh on Irish Harp, Nollaig Casey on Fiddle/Vocals and Arty McGlynn on Guitar worked so well collectively and individually. So many styles and influences came together to take the audience on a sonically beautiful journey through time.
Thank you to ShowPro Touring for bringing this tour to Adelaide and to Siobhan Owen for supporting.
Please visit our Facebook Page to see the fantastic photos from the night.
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The Irish Australian Association congratulates Sarah Harrington, our 2014 South Australian Rose of Tralee.
For further details and a link to the photos, take a look at the SA Rose of Tralee Quest page.
Congratulations Sarah and we wish you the best of luck in Tralee!!
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Once again St Patrick’s Day has been and gone but once again the celebrations were fantastic at the Adelaide Irish Club!
The IAA sincerely thanks all the Irish Dancing Schools, Spectacular Musicians and the Adelaide Irish Pipe Band for keeping the crowd entertained and enthralled all day.
To the amazing group of volunteers that kept the day flowing we offer our most sincere and heartfelt thanks. Once again you all went above and beyond what we could have ever asked of you. If it wasn’t for your generosity the Irish Australian Association would cease to exist!
Special thanks goes to the St Patrick’s Day Committee for their tireless efforts in planning, coordinating, purchasing, booking, arranging….pretty much everything and anything!!
Thanks to Ian Hargreaves, there are lots of photos now on our Facebook page if you want to have a look!
Thanks to everyone for your patronage and continued support - we’ll do it all again next year!!
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Dear Members and Friends
I’m sure you’ll be glad to hear that this year’s membership pins have arrived. They were distributed personally on Friday 20th to those who came in for our ‘Christmas Break-up’ and the remainder will be posted over the weekend.
Thanks to those of you who continue to support the Association, as you know we are a not for profit, volunteer, organisation and without our members and volunteers we would cease to exist.
The Irish Australian Association’s charter is to promote and assist all aspects of Irish Culture and Heritage within the Irish Australian Community here in SA and, where appropriate, interstate and abroad.
Among the groups who benefit from the Association’s input are:
Gasra na nGaeilge (the Irish Language Group)
Comhaltas Ceolteorai Adelaide (The Irish Musicians Group)
Comhaltas Dancers (Set Dance Ensemble)
The Celtic Musician’s Club
The Adelaide Irish Pipe and Drums Band
Various Irish Dance Schools and Academies in SA
The SA Rose of Tralee Quest
The Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of SA
Radio Eireann Adelaide (and thereby EBI)
The Dubliners and Friends Group of SA
The Guinness Appreciation Society of SA
The Association also hosts an annual Mass for the commemoration of deceased members of the community and organises and coordinates the St Patrick’s Day Parade and festivities each year.
Without your support we would cease to be relevant within the community. The Association has now been an effective part of the Irish Australian community in South Australia over 50 years, thanks to the financial and physical support of our members and to the assistance of SAMEAC and grants from the Irish Government and the South Australian and Federal Australian Governments.
So, again, thank you to those who have renewed membership this year, and to those who have joined as new members. Your financial contribution and offer of help is greatly appreciated.
If you can think of anyone whom you believe would like to join us – please let them know about the Association … a personal invitation often means a lot more than flyers or posters.
On behalf of your committee I extend ‘salutations and felicitations’ for Christmas and the New year. Have a safe and happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you throughout 2014.
Slan agus Beannacht diobh go leir
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Are you a new arrival to South Australia from Ireland? If you arrived here from Ireland within the last 12 months and haven’t already received one, you could be eligible for a FREE IAA Honorary Membership!!
Contact our Membership Secretary via email: email@example.com for further information.
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Looking for something to do? Make sure you keep an eye on our “What’s On” page for regular updates on what is happening at the Club.
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