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Hamburg Irish Festival

A day-long celebration of Irish contemporary culture organised by the Hamburg-Irish community

23 March


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Image courtesy HIKK

Image courtesy HIKK

Hamburg Irish Festival is an exciting day-long celebration of Irish music, song, dance and poetry happening on the 23rd of March in two concert locations at Goldbekhaus venue in Hamburg.

The day will kick off  at 4pm in the pop-up space “The Pub” – especially created for the Festival – with performances  by Hamburg-based singers and musicians Steve Casey, Steve Kavanagh, Martin Burns, Aidan O’Driscoll, Declan O’Connell, and Larry Donlon.

At 8pm the musical activities move to Goldbekhaus’ auditorium, for a concert and  visual trip around the island of Ireland with songs, music and dancing from various locations around the coast. Steve Casey, Steve Kavanagh, Martin Burns, Aidan O’Driscoll, Declan O’Connell will play again while Larry Donlon (banjo), Clara-Doose Grünefeld (flute) and Ulli Buth (fiddle) will play for dancers from The Gabriell School of Dancing, complimented on stage by poetry renditions and historical anecdotes. When the trip come’s full circle, the concert will conclude with songs and dances on the theme of  “The American Wake.”

The night continues back in “The Pub” with a free-form and impromptu Seisiún Ceoil in “The Pub.” from 11pm until the early hours!

Hamburg Irish Festival is organised by Hamburg Irish Kunst und Kultur, a community-based body with board members from Germany, Ireland and Chile. The goal of HIKK is to provide for quality Irish cultural events that promote Irish culture in Hamburg, and to consolidate and give expression to existing networks in the Hamburg-Irish community.


Moorfuhrtweg 9
22301 Hamburg

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