Aidan came from Ireland to study folklore and cultural geography at MUN. He did major fieldwork in the Irish communities of Freshwater Valley, St. John’s and on the Cape Shore. Aidan subsequently formed the Irish Newfoundland Association in 1976, and the same year was a leading organizer of the first Newfoundland Folk Festival, held in Bannerman Park.
Since returning to Ireland in 1978 he has had a very successful career in broadcasting and writing and has continued to promote the Irish-Newfoundland connection with acclaimed internationally recognized television and radio programmes. He’s also written a book in Irish about the Newfoundland Irish. Above all, he loves to make music with friends.
Join the Folk Arts Society on Wednesday, May 30 for an evening of music and song with the likes of Joe Byrne, Deborah Clarke, Pamela Morgan, Fergus O’Byrne, Aidan & Joyce O’Hara, Jim Payne, Len Penton, Neil Rosenberg, Linda Slade, Terri Thomson, Gerry Strong, and other special guests.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society is responsible for the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.
The two longest running events sponsored by the Folk Arts Society is the Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival.
Subject: Céad Míle Fáilte roimh Aidan agus Joyce O’Hara A Gathering of Friends (Old and New)
Date: Wednesday May 30th
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
This article was written by Larry Dohey