Songs & Stories of The Easter 1916 Uprising
The first meeting of the year 2016 of the Irish Cultural Society recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916, a rebellion which stunned the world and led to the eventual establishment of Ireland as an independent nation. The meeting will be held at the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh Street, across the street from the Garden City Hotel on February 10th at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.The program was created by and will be presented by Kevin Westley TMFR. Mr. Westley is the well known host of the Irish music show on Hofstra radio, 88.7 FM. Kevin is a teacher of Irish dance and a competitor in song at Irish festivals. Kevin has placed first as an adult male singer in the AOH Nassau Feis in 2011, 2013, and 2014 and competed in the All Ireland Championship finals in 2015 in Sligo. Kevin Westley TMFR is an accomplished entertainer who will bring both history and music to the February 10 meeting.
President Clare Curtin will remind the audience
that on March 6 the Society members will march in the Mineola St. Patrick’s Day
Parade along Mineola Boulevard. She will
also remind members that on the same March 6 the Hofstra Irish Festival
convenes at the Mack Center on the Hofstra North Campus.