MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF MJ Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center
The Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit corporation founded in 1987 in the hamlet of East Durham, New York. Its mission is to promote and preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of the Irish and those of Irish descent.
We are also active in encouraging and promoting the development of younger artists who will carry their heritage with them into the next century.
While dedicated to maintaining the traditional aspects of our past, the Centre will present to the public a variety of Irish cultural programs, both historic and contemporary, in fine arts, language, literature, theater, music, dance and folk arts.
Due to challenges of the global pandemic which is Covid-19 we regretfully had to cancel our 2020 Festival. For 2021 we have commissioned Emerald Isle Media to assemble and produce a Transatlantic Virtual Experience which will be presented by Irish Music Magazine Facebook in association with the East Durham Irish Festival and broadcast Live for 28 Hours over US Memorial Weekend May 29 and 30.
Featured Artists include from the United States : Billy McComiskey & Baltimore Salute, Mick Moloney, Shilelagh Law, Andy Cooney, Young Dubliners, Celtic Cross, The Narrowbacks, The Whelan Master Sessions, The Noble Call & Chicago Reel, The Canny Brothers, Dan Gurney, Christina Dolphin, Dylan Foley, Mary Courtney, Mikey Coleman & The Pride of Moyvane, Poor Mans Gambit plus special guests TBA.
From Ireland we are pleased to welcome Screaming Orphans, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Sean Keane, SiFiddlers from Donegal, Connla, BackWest, Trad on the Prom, Meadhbh Walsh, Dan McCabe, Maca, Elle Marie O’ Dwyer, Na Fianna, Sina Theil, Conor McGinty plus special guests TBA.
Please support each of the performers by Donating to their Concerts and Ordering Merchandise from their Online Stores. All concert details plus starting times in your region are available on the Irish Music Magazine Facebook Page Events @ www.facebook.com/TRADIMM
To receive a Notification on each Concert click going in Events.
The East Durham Irish Festival Virtual 2021 also features over 20 other segments which will celebrate Song, Dance, Poetry, Irish Language, Irish American History in Song with Derek Warfield, The Life of Michael Quill, Food, Gaelic Games and much more……
A huge thank you to each of the performers, venues, theatres and production teams for their support in 2021 and to Emerald Isle Media and Irish Music Magazine for the production and presentation of the Festival.
The MJ Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center is more than just a festival. We also present the Catskills Irish Arts Week one of the largest Irish Summer Schools in the world year on year. By Donating to the MJ Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center your funding will be used to further our mission to promote and preserve all aspects of Irish, Irish American and Celtic Cultures and to hand down the true values of our heritage to current and future generations. Also, given the challenging times we now live in your generosity will ensure that our goals and operational costs can be met and succeeded during 2021 and beyond.
HELP US REACH OUR DONATION GOAL of $40,000 USD and Share to your Friends and Organisations around the World. Every Dollar raised will help continue to Keep Our Traditions Alive.
DONATION are Live from April 1st
We look forward to welcoming all from around the World to our 2021 Virtual Festival and thank you in advance for your support of the MJ Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center & each of the Performers.
Take care and Stay safe!!!
Yours in Music,
The Board of the MJ Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Center