The Craic Fest 2018

Craicfest 2018The 20th Craic Festival of Irish film and music takes place March 3 (music) and March 8-10 (films), 2018.
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”. The music will take place on Saturday, March 3, and the film fest runs from March 8-10.

The Films

All films are at:
Cinépolis Chelsea
260 W. 23rd St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 691-5519

This year’s line-up:

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Opening Night: Rivalry

#CraicFest20 opening night gala w. the World Premier of “Rivalry”
Rivalry is a hockey documentary on the rivalry between the FDNY v NYPD hockey teams

$40 [tickets]
includes Film & After Party ( Stella Artois & Whiskey) & appetizers.
Doors 7pm, film starts 7:30pm

MUST BE 21 +. No kids allowed. No refunds.


Friday, March 9, 2018
NY Premier of George Best – All by Himself
$20 admission [tickets]
includes film & after party
film starts 7:30pm
After-party w/ Stella Artois – 9pm

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Kids Fleadh
– 11am-1pm

the best of award winning short films by Irish and Irish American filmmakers w. Step Dancing as well.
$10 admission [Tickets]

Saturday, March 10th, 2018
– 1pm
NY premier of Irish Trad Documentary
Award winning documentary on the legendary Trad Irish folk band Kila.
Director Anthony White will attend Q&A
Lead singer Ronan O’Snodaigh will be attending the screening and Q&A as well.
$10 admission [Tickets]

Saturday, March 10th, 2018
NY Premier of Cardboard Gansters – 5pm
Starring John Connors (Love/Hate) Directed by Mark O’Connor.
John & Mark will be in attendance for Q&A
$10 admission [Tickets]

Saturday March 10, 2018
Craic Fest 20 Closing Night
7pm -10:30pm
U.S. premier of Apollo House w. Jim Sheridan
Produced and starring Jim Sheridan, Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard and Hozier.
$25 admission [tickets]
The director Zahara Moufid & Jim Sheridan will attend the Q&A after the screening.

Film Starts. 7:30pm.
After party is 9 – 10:30pm (Stella Artois & Whiskey)
No refunds. Must be 21+ to attend.

More info at or via facebook

and previously…


The Music

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Craicfest presents…
Count Vaseline (10:30 pm)
Colin Devlin (9:30 pm)
Natalie Clark (8:30 pm)
Paddy Smith Blues Band (7:30 pm)

$18 / $20 admission [tickets]

21 and over
Doors open 7pm
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. (between Ludlow & Essex St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 260-4700

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