Maidin Chaifé – Irish language group

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? Do you have a little bit of Irish? Estás interesado en coger un poco del idioma irlandés?

If so, come along to our VICA ´Maidin Chaifé´ in Rivendel Restobar, Carrer de l’Hospital, 18, 46001 Valencia, Saturday February 1st at 10.30am. Chat with the VICA team in Irish, even if it´s simply a “cúpla focal”.

We hope that this will become a regular event – please check the “Calendar of Events” link for updated information on the next Maidin Chaifé.

THE LAST PINT in concert at MAX MAX

Next Saturday 23 November at 11 p.m “The Last Pint” musicians together with “Mediterrània dancers” will be playing, singing and dancing some traditional tunes at Max Max Celtic Pub. Nothing better than some Irish music and beers for these cold evenings. Come and join us!

El próximo sábado 23 de noviembre a las 23 h, los músicos de “The Last Pint” junto con las bailarinas de “Mediterrània” interpretarán, cantarán y bailarán temas tradicionales en el Pub Celta Max Max. Nada mejor que algo de música irlandesa y unas cervezas para estas noches frías. Os esperamos!

Irish Literary event – November 30th

Our next event will be an evening of Irish literature, which will take place in Mulligan’s pub on Calle Yecla on Saturday, November 30th at 1900. Titled “Irish Poems and Stories: Ancient and Modern” we will have a variety of speakers bringing to life the old tradition of Irish poetry and storytelling. The event will include readings of original work, as well as some well known pieces of Irish literature. We expect a big crowd in on the night, so get in early! Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

poems and stories

Irish dance and music at VI ConFusion Festival (Benimaclet)

Mediterrània school dancers together with The Last Pint Irish Music Folk group will participate next October 20 in the 6th ConFusion Arts Festival in Benimaclet. The show will start at 19:00 with a concert in which the audience will be able to enjoy well-known Irish traditional tunes, songs and Irish dance.

You can find us in the conFusion program and on the site of the official event

The concert will be followed by a Céilí workshop where people will be invited to dance some steps along with the music of The Last Pint musicians. Come and join us!

VICA AGM agrees calendar of upcoming cultural events

The 2019 Valencia Irish Cultural Association AGM took place at in Sankofa Espai Cultural last Saturday, September 21st. The following officers were elected for the upcoming year:

Chairperson: Dermot Hurley
Secretary: Fionn O´Reilly
Treasurer: Edel Byrne
Public Relations Officer: Philip Jones
Co-ordinator for traditional music sessions: Nick Skelton
Co-ordinator for dancing events: Cynthia Couriel
St. Patrick’s Day funding: Karen O’Reilly

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Irish dancer Charlene Morrison confirmed for July workshops

Hailing from Louisburgh, County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, Charlene has been an avid Irish dancer from a young age, dancing competitively and performing throughout Europe and North America during her dance career. She performed as lead dancer on the PBS production Celtic Crossroads: World Fusion which toured USA and Canada from 2010-2013. In 2012, she starred as lead dancer with Altan during their tour of Norway and UK.

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Irish food and drink companies help ensure success of 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Valencia

Thanks to the support of a variety of Irish food and drink companies, we were able to offer a great selection of treats to the more than 500 people who came to the Valencia Irish Cultural Association’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

Thanks to Ray and Ros Coyle from Tayto Park for an extremely generous donation – Tayto crisps are always a hit with Irish people, but plenty of locals also enjoyed them! Tayto goodie packs were also included in our raffle prizes.

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Over 500 people attend 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Valencia

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Tinglado 2, Valencia, was a great success. Over 500 people attended the event, which showcased the best of Irish music, dancing, food and drink. There was also a dedicated kids area with a bouncing castle, face-painting and arts and crafts.

The event started at 1130 with VICA musicians and friends providing entertainment on the main stage until 1400. The céilí dancing was led by Cynthia from Mediterrània Escola de Dansa Irlandesa with everyone having great fun.

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