The Craic Festival 2017

Craic Fest NYCThe 18th annual Craic Festival of Irish film and music takes place March 3, 4, and March 11, 2017.
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 film fest runs March 3 and 4, with the music on March 11.

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:

Friday, March 2:
Opening Night Gala
premier of Fanatic Heart: Black 47 documentary
$30 [tickets]
includes pre party & film
Complimentary Stella Artois & Clontarf Whiskey
Pre party 6pm – 7:30pm
Film: 7:30pm
Black 47 band members to attend & Q&A after the film

Friday, March 3: 7:30pm
Opening Gala
NY premier of Rebel Rossa
$20 [tickets]
includes pre-film reception 6pm -7:30pm with complimentary Stella Artois and Clontarf Irish Whiskey. Q & A to follow with the director Williams Cole.

Saturday, March 4: 11:30am
Kids Fleadh
$10 [tickets]
annual kids and family event featuring the best of Irish short films, story telling and the Niall O’Leary Irish Step Dancers

Saturday, March 4 1pm
Crash and Burn
$10 [tickets]
NY premier of award winning documentary of legendary Formula 1 race car champion Tommy Byrne. Directed by Sean O’Cualain. Sean will be in attendance for Q & A after the screening. Crash and Burn is an

Saturday, March 4 3:30 – 5pm
Puck O’ The Irish
$10 [tickets]
documentary into how the Irish integratred into Canadian society through Canada’s national game. The film explores an incredible impact that the Irish have made on hockey and is presented by Irish sporting legend Ger Loughnane. NHL players scheduled to attend. Q&A after the screening.

Saturday, March 4 5pm – 6pm
I Am Traveller
$10 [tickets]
NY premier, starring Love/Hate star John Connors. Directed by Kim Bartley. John & Kim will attend and introduce the film

Saturday, March 4 7:30pm
Closing Gala:
66 Days

A special screening of award winning documentary about the hunger strike of Bobby Sands for 66 days in Northern Ireland in 1981. Directed by Brenda Byrne. Q&A after the screening. $20 includes pre reception 6-730pm with Stella Artois, Clontarf Irish Whiskey.

The Music

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Craicfest presents…
Samsonite Gypsies – 10:30pm
Pat McGuire – guitar/vocals
Dany Delepiere – guitar
Mem Nahadr – keyboard/vocals
Geoff Blythe – saxophone

Also appearing:
Mick Hargan – 9:30pm
Nathalie Clark – 8:30pm

$18 / $25 admission [tickets]
RSVP via facebook
doors 7:30pm
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. (between Ludlow & Essex St.)
New York, NY.
(212) 260-4700

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