VICA Celebration of Song Weekend, 4th-6th November

VICA Celebration of Song Weekend, 4th-6th November

The VICA Singer’s Club are delighted to welcome to Valencia the members of our extended online singer’s Circle. Since March 2020, singers from across Ireland and the UK have joined our local and Spanish members in a weekly online gathering, which has been an endless source of new and old songs. Now for the first time we are able to welcome them to Valencia and sing together in person!

On Friday at 18.30 there is an open singing session in St. Patrick’s Scholar’s Irish Bar on C. Ramon Llull. All are welcome to join, or simply to listen.

Saturday afternoon will see the main event, with a concert featuring more than ten singers and a variety of languages. The concert takes place from 19.00 in Sankofa Espai Cultural, C. Beata Ines 10, close to Plaza Patraix.

Sunday morning will see our weekly riverbed session from 11-13.00 transform into an open singing session, with all welcome to join. A final farewell sing-song will take place from 18.30 in Max Max Pub Celta, C/ Vinalopó

Entry to all events is free, and we hope to see you at one or all of them!

Recital of Songs from Ireland and Beyond!

Vica’s Singer’s Circle invite you to join us for an intimate recital on Saturday 14th May at 7pm in Sankofa Espai Cultural – C/ Beata Inés 10, Patraix (Valencia)

The programme includes songs and singers from Ireland and beyond, as far afield as England, Scotland the United States and even Valencia! The evening will reflect our usual format, with singers taking turns to perform a song of their choice, accompanied by ad hoc contributions from the other members. The atmosphere is relaxed and the songs cover the spectrum of human experience, with emotion, tragedy and hilarious tales. Some songs also have a chorus which we invite everyone present to join in!

We hope to see you there!

Canciones de Irlanda y de otros lugares con encanto

El sábado 14 de mayo de 2022 a las 19:00 en Centro Cultural Sankofa, c/ Beata Inés 10, Patraix Hay un recital de canciones por miembros del grupo de cantores de la Asociación por la Cultura Irlandesa de Valencia (VICA).

El programa incluye una mayoría de canciones irlandesas con otras de Inglaterra, Escocia, Estados Unidos… incluso de Valencia. El concierto refleja el formato habitual de las sesiones del grupo, donde cada uno toma su turno y canta una canción de su elección con aportaciones ad hoc de los demás. El ambiente es relajado y las canciones cubren toda la gama de actividades y emociones humanas, tragedias e historias hilarantes. Hay canciones con estribillo en las que el público está invitado a participar.

¡Os esperamos el 14 de mayo!

St. Patrick’s Day festival 2022

St Patrick's Day festival 2022 in Valencia

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our St. Patrick’s Day festival 2022. This was a smaller event than in previous years, as due to Covid we did not receive a permit to have an official event this year.

The VICA musicians were joined by members of the Singers’ Circle and the Irish Dancing group, and a great time was had by all. We saw some old friends and welcomed new members of the Irish community and friends of Ireland to the festival.

Well done to everyone on a most enjoyable afternoon!

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St. Patrick’s Festival 2022 Update

VICA will meet for a smaller St. Patrick’s Day festival this year on Sunday the 13th of March. Our regular Sunday traditional session in the Túria gardens park will be joined by members of our Singer’s Club, members of the Irish dancing classes, and the Irish language conversation circle. Everyone welcome!

The location is at the Jardin del Turia, at the altura of Jardin Botánico (there is a ramp which goes down into the riverbed on that side of the river) and the closest metro is Turia (5 mins walk).

Bring a picnic and make sure you are dressed in green!

On Thursday 17th there will be live music and sports in Max Max Pub Celta, St. Patrick’s Irish Pub, and many other venues throughout the city.

International Uilleann Piping Day events.

International Uilleann Piping Day events.

Following the success of our 2019 event, we here at VICA are once again promoting International Uilleann Piping Day, the annual celebration of Ireland’s native instrument which is organised by Na Píobairí Uilleann in Dublin.

Uilleann piper and flute player Ciarán Ó Donghaile from Co. Derry will give a concert for International Uilleann Piping Day in St. Patrick’s Scholars Irish Pub, C. Ramon Llull On Friday November 5th from 20.00-21.00.

Accompanied by VICA director Dermot Hurley, Ciarán will bring the iconic sound of Ireland to Valencia’s newest Irish bar. Local VICA musicians will join afterwards for an open trad session until the small hours! Admission is €5 or €3 for VICA members. Come along for what is sure to be a fantastic night of music!

On Saturday 6th of November, between 11-14h, Ciarán will lead a workshop for the Colla de Uilleann Valencia in Espai Sankofa, C. Beata Inés 10, Patraix. For more information, contact us!

We hope to welcome you to one of these exciting events!

Annual General Meeting Saturday 16th October

Valencia Irish Cultural Association (VICA) invites you to join us at our Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Taberna Jaizkibel, C. Guardia Civil 2 at 12.00 on Saturday October 16th. All are welcome to attend and help us promote Irish culture in the Valencia region during the next year. A €20 annual subscription can be paid on the day or by bank transfer. We look forward to meeting you!

VICA (Asociación Cultural Irlandesa de Valencia) os invita a reunir con nosotros en nuestra Asamblea General. La reunión será en Taberna Jaizkibel, C. Guardia Civil, 2 a las 12.00 el sábado 16 Octubre. Hay bienvenido ante todos que quiere participar y ayudarnos promover la cultura irlandesa en la región de Valencia. Hay una cuota anual de €20 que se puede pagar en efectivo o por transferencia. Os Esperamos!

VICA Ciorcal Comhrá ar ais arís!

A Chairde,

Filleann muid ar an bhfód leis an gcéad ciorcal comhrá i bhValencia sa bhliain 2021! má tá cúpla focal agat nó an Gaeilgeoir dúchais thú, bí linn i dTaberna Jaizkibel, C/ Guardia Civil 2 an tSatharn seo, 4ú Meán Fómhar ag 11.00r.n. Bí linn!

Friends, After a long absence, the VICA Ciorcal Comhrá will finally meet again this Saturday morning at 11 in the terrace of Taberna Jaizkibel in Benimaclet (C. Guardia Civil, 2) anyone with a cúpla focal is welcome to join us for a drink and to enjoy the festive atmosphere! Bí linn!

Tras una ausencia larga, vuelve el ‘Ciorcal Comhrá’ (círculo de conversación en Gaélico) este sábado 4 en la Terrassa de Taberna Jaizkibel, C. Guardia Civil en Benimaclet. Alguien con gaélico o que tiene interés en conocer la nuestra lengua está bienvenida! Fáilte roimh gach éinne!

L’Eliana summer sessions return

This Sunday the sounds of Irish traditional music return to Parc de la Pinada in L’Eliana. From 11am VICA members and friends of Ireland will be playing music in the grassy esplanade of Paseo Secondo Baldín. Bring the family, stools, picnic blankets or simply your enjoyment for the music. To meet safely we ask that all atttendees follow covid recommendations. 

Este domingo vuelve a sonar la música irlandesa en l’Eliana. Miembros de VICA y amigos de Irlanda estarán desde las 11 en Parc de la Pinada. Ven a disfrutar de la sonido de Irlanda con nosotros!Llevate la familia, sillitas, manta de picnic o simplemente ganas de la música en vivo. Para que podamos reunirnos con seguridad, agradeceríamos que todos los asistentes sigan las recomendaciones covid