The Craic Fest 2015

thecraic_logoThe 17th annual Craic Festival of Irish film and music takes place March 5-7, 2015.
Each year, festival founder Terrence Mulligan puts together the best in Irish film and music into a series of nights in NYC, and calls it “The Craic”, which is Irish for good times. This year’s line-up:



The Films:

craic-from-tee-to-greenThursday, March 5, 2015
Opening Night

Tee to Green
Starring & narrated by Aidan Quinn w/ Rory McIlroy
Directed by Andrew Gallimore

Tee to Green is a documentary about the History of Golf in Ireland. Appearances by Rory McElroy, Rick O’Meara & Padraic Harrington

$20 includes film & after party (Tourism Ireland and Stella Artois open bar)

Friday, March 6
U.S. Premier of ROAD
craic-roadStarring Liam Neeson

A Q&A will follow with Liam and the filmmakers and a reception sponsored by Stella Artois.
Written, produced and directed by Michael Hewitt and Dermot Lavery (DoubleBand Films).

$ 25 includes film & after party (Tourism Ireland and Stella Artois open bar)

Saturday, March 7
Retrospective of Animation of Brown Bag Films


Brown Bag Films is the award-winning film company that was nominated for two Oscars for Best Short Animation (Granny O’Grimm and Give Up Yer Aul Sins).
$15 admission [tickets]

Doors open 6:30pm each night.
All films are show at:
Tribeca Cinema
54 Varick St.
New York, NY.

The Music:


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Julie Feeney – 11pm
critically acclaimed composer, singer & producer
Pat McGuire – 10pm
upcoming new CD “Hunger Is Good Sauce Pt II”
The Shackles – 9pm
a new band featuring Colin Smith, Nick Casarino and Noam Dworman
The Narrowbacks – 8pm
fire it up!

patmcguire1Doors open: 7:30 pm
$15 advance / $20 day of show [tickets]


Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
New York, NY

Kids Film Fleadh at the Craicfest
Saturday, March 7, 2015
A fun program of Award-winning shorts such as the award winning short Rockmount and Oscar nominated Short Give Up Yer Aul Sins. Also we have Irish Step Dancing (Niall O’Leary dancers) and Storytelling (John Liam Shea & Honor Molloy). KIDS FLEADH is for kids 4-12 starts at 11am sharp.

Followed by a reception. Goodie bags for the Kids. Free tea/coffee and scones.

$10 for adults and kids.
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St.

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