Here is the information on the October activites of Irish Heritage Quebec. These events will be held in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City. We hope to see members and guests in great numbers. All are welcome to these events. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.
1.- *** NEW DATE *** On Tuesday October 14 at 19:30, Steve Cameron of Coirneal Cealteach of Sainte Agathe will give a conference on John O’Farrell (1826-1892), the 19th century Quebec City lawyer, politician, Irish nationalist and more. From success on the legal front and in politics to questionable tactics and dirty tricks, he remains ever the mystery to us today, despite his profile at the time. Never far from controversy, it is perhaps his Irish nationalism that lends the clue to some comprehension. Join us to hear Steve Cameron tell this story of ‘one of our own’, who lived and died here, but whose presence was felt across the country.
2.- On Saturday October 18 at 19:30, Irish Heritage Quebec will honor International Uilleann Piping Day. Come and enjoy Irish entertainment featuring the uilleann pipes. Christophe Garenc (pipes), Nicolas Gerardin (uilleann pipes & French bagpipes), Michel Grant (uilleann pipes & other instruments), Patrick McSweeney (uilleann pipes), Eva McSweeney (violin) and Joe Lonergan (harp) will entertain you.
Comhaltas Tour of Canada – Echoes of Erin
On Wednesday October 15 at 19:30, the Comhaltas Tour of Canada – Echoes of Erin will offer a performance at the Shannon Community Centre, 75 Gosford Road in Shannon. The Echoes of Erin Tour provides a fantastic showcase for all that is best in Irish traditional music, song and dance. Top class performers in all fields display the highest standards and regional styles of music, song and dance. These are the same performers who have already thrilled audiences throughout the length and breadth of Ireland during the Comhaltas Irish Tour 2013 and the UK in early 2014 during Echoes of Erin Tour of Britain.
Tickets cost $15 and are available by calling the office at (418) 704-3404 or Joe Lonergan at (418) 527-2238. Voice of English-speaking Quebec has chartered a bus that will leave the Jeffrey Hale Parking Lot at 18:30. Anyone who wishes to embark on the bus is requested to reserve a seat by calling VEQ at 418 683-2366, extension 221.
The following items are on sale at our conferences and at the Irish Heritage Quebec office.