Highlights Coming Up

Irish Echo Campfire • August 28

“Irish America Coming Together to Survive the Pandemic and To Emerge Stronger and Better (while ensuring the bridge to Ireland remains open).” Speakers covering major sectors including Business, Labor, Pandemic Lessons from the Great Hunger, Theatre, Arts, Politics, Literature, Sport, Heritage Museums, Irish Centers, Irish American Community Organisations, Film, Start-Ups, Travel & Tourism, Media, College Partnerships, Irish Studies, Philanthropy and Irish Peace Process. more

Happy Birthday, Van. Rave on… • Aug. 31

Van Morrison is turning 75. To mark this occasion 75 Irish artists including Sinead O’Connor, Hozier and Glen Hansard will pay tribute to him in the run up to his special day. Celebrate Irish arts and its impact globally. You gotta check out Damien Dempsey’s Tupelo Honey and Martin Hayes’s Moondance on fiddle! Strange days indeed! more

Irish Consulate Speaker Series • Sep. 3

The San Francisco Irish Consulate’s Speaker Series returns this month with a virtual event featuring Seattle-based artist and glassblower Paula Stokes in conversation with Portland-based journalist Fiona McCann. more

Career Changes & Job Searches during The Pandemic • Sep. 16

This discussion will be an exploration of the new hiring environment we find ourselves experiencing. Whether you are currently employed and considering a change or newly laid off and starting a job search you will want to hear what our experts have to say. Fidelma Butler, Vice President of Talent and Organization at Zen Desk and Wendy Chin, Director of Pinnacle Hr will share their insights and advice. more

Irish in the USSR • Sep. 17

Join Dr Maurice Casey, Historian-in-Residence for EPIC and DFAT for the first in a series of talks looking at the hidden histories of the Irish abroad, and as part of the Dublin Festival of History 2020.
This first talk explores the lives of Irish emigrants and Russo-Irish families in the USSR.
Irish emigrants could be found in the Soviet Union from the early years after the fall of Tsarist rule to the collapse of the Soviet project which succeeded it. One of the earliest Irish emigrants to appear in the archives was Rosa Arnold, the Irish wife of a Latvian translator working at a 1922 congress on the future direction of international communism. Rosa was the first of a small trickle of Irish revolutionaries, translators, literary types and diplomats who made the world’s first socialist state their home. more

DIY Gaeilge: Best online Irish language resourcesSep. 18

Join Úna-Minh Kavanagh to learn about the many resources out there that you can use to relearn, upskill and enjoy the Irish language. Kavanagh is a journalist, author and multimedia content creator from Co. Kerry. Her book, ‘Anseo’ is about growing up in Kerry, the Irish language, identity and racism in 2019.

Christy Moore Live Online • Sep. 19

Join Christy Moore for this one-off exclusive livestream solo concert from the National Concert Hall in Dublin.  Shot in HD on seven cameras, this promises to be an intimate evening with a musical legend. 
One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain, cementing him as an Irish icon.  It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs he sings that has endeared him to audiences of all ages. Christy has released more than 30 solo albums, from Paddy on the Road in 1969 to Magic Nights in 2019. more

Gotta Tell You: Irish Pop in a Pandemic • Sep. 25

A special online event celebrating Irish pop music, featuring performances and interviews with some of the genre’s rising stars.
Join some of Irish pop’s leading lights, CMAT, Pure Grand, Jack Rua and Gold Blooded Woman for a special online event as part of the reimagined MusicTown 2020. more

Irish Literary & Historical Society • Sep. 27

The ILHS Speaker Series returns on Sunday September 27 at 5pm via Zoom. This month’s speaker is author Elgy Gillespie who will speak about her recent book “A Friar’s Tale,” the story of Father Pat Hudson and his work in Latin America and Siberia. more