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The Craic

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The 15th annual Craic Festival of Irish film and music takes place this week March 6 – 9, 2013
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:
Wednesday, March 6
Opening Night:  “Broken”
Broken is a 2012 British coming-of-age drama film directed by Rufus Norris starring Eloise Laurence and Tim Roth. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.
$20 for film & opening night party, featuring a Tullamore Dew & Heineken open bar from 9pm-11pm.  [tickets]

Thursday, March 7
Men at Lunch-Lón sa Spéir
Men at Lunch, narrated by Fionnual Flannigan, is the untold story of New York’s greatest legend and one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – Lunch atop a Skyscraper – taken on the 69th floor of the Rockefeller Building in the autumn of 1932. The producer/director will be in attendance for Q & A.
$20 includes film & after-party featuring a Heinken & Tullamore Dew open bar 9pm-11pm [tickets]

Friday, March 8
Gentlemen Prizefighter
Before James J Corbett, sport, stage and screen were seen as unworthy for the better classes; but this Irishman changed the social values of a nation, and his rags-to-riches story and widespread fame helped create America’s first national hero.  This documentary is narrated by Liam Neeson. Director Andrew Gallimore will be in attendance for Q&A.
$ 20 includes film & party with Tullamore Dew & Heineken open bar from 9pm-11pm [tickets]

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


The Music:
tossersFriday, March 8
The Tossers
After touring alongside groups like Shane MacGowan, Stiff Little Fingers, Clutch, Dropkick Murphys, The Reverend Horton Heat & Murphy’s Law, The Tossers showcased their own energetic live act with 2008′s Live on St. Patrick’s Day. The Tossers have continued to deliver for almost 20 years and are showing no signs of stopping.
Also appearing: The Lost Brothers, Continental
$15 in advance. $ 20 at the door
9pm
at:
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
New York, NY
mercuryloungenyc.com

 

Saturday, March 9th
julie-feeneyJulie Feeney
Hailed by the New York Times as “charming, urbane and dreamy…theatrical on the shell, intricate at the core”, Julie’s sound is unquestionably original, rooted in classical whilst comfortably straddling pop and theatre. Julie Feeney is a genuine artist and a hugely enjoyable performer. Julie will return to Ireland to perform at this year’s Choice Music Prize before going back to New York, where she is preparing to preview ’Clocks’ live in the U.S. this spring.
Also appearing: Mark Geary, Delorentos
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
7:30pm
at:
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St.
New York, NY
mercuryloungenyc.com

and for the kids…

Saturday, March 9
Kids Fleadh

Kids Fleadh is an afternoon program of the best of short films, Irish Step Dancing and storytelling. It is a fun filled event for both the kids and their families. The KidsFilm Fleadh features storytelling with special guests Honor Molloy and John Liam Shea; brings the best of award-winning children’s short films, including Pet Hate, Bird Food, Thin Ice and more; and concludes with an Irish step dancing performanceby the Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance
10:30am – 1:00pm
at:
Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51 St. (11th Ave.)
New York, NY

More info at Thecraicfest.com

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