Our events team has put together an exciting programme of music, art, literature and educational activities to lift our spirits on the journey from the dark, cold winter into spring.
We greet the return of the Sun after the long, dark winter and look forward to better times ahead. Time to put those resolutions into practice, whether that’s returning to Irish classes after a long absence or beginning something new like yoga. Our drama school, Aisling Óg will return welcoming budding young actors along with a musical Airneál na nÓg along with Na Bopóga with plenty of rhymes and singing for young children and toddlers. We are proud to celebrate the Celtic calendar here. We have St. Brigid’s Cross workshops to officially welcome the spring and we are extremely excited about upcoming musical events including Clann Mhic Corraidh and the EP launch of the innovative Miadhachlughain O’Donnell along with the best of traditional music as curated by Belfast TradFest encompassing Séamús and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, The Friel Sisters and more. For those with a love for the visual arts, we will have four new thought provoking exhibitions adorning both the Dillon Gallery and Ballaí Bána space. Whether young or old, there is something for everyone. Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland stated:
As a champion of Irish language arts and culture, here at the heart of the city’s Gaeltacht Quarter, Cultúrlann ensures that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the full range of creative experiences. The Imbolc programme ushers in the Spring in the best possible way: with new classes and workshops, live music events and traditional music sessions, exhibitions by exciting young artists, Belfast Tradfest’s Winter Weekend and, courtesy of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival, the delightful Branar Téatar do Pháistí. Everything you could ask for to get those creative juices flowing! Director of the Cultúrlann, Gráinne Ní Ghilín, further stated:
2023 is a huge year for An Ceathrú Póilí bookshop, which is celebrating its 40 year anniversary. These stalwarts of the Cultúrlann nurture so many of us, including the Reading Circle, which meets once a month. This year’s Leabhra Feabhra events include a showcase of the Ó Snodaigh family, who have released history, fiction, poetry and children’s books over the last two years. Join Pádraig Ó Snodaigh from Coiscéim and his musical sons from the superb band Kíla on 4th February. Notes:
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is an Irish language and arts centre situated on Falls Road, Belfast. We have a lively programme of events each season, which includes drama, music, youth and community and family events.
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is funded by Foras na Gaeilge, the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Our programme is available across our social media platforms. You can find more information about Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich at www.culturlann.ie