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Buzz around the Mill as excitement builds

THE Mill on Conway Street was buzzing on Monday as crowds packed in for the official Féile an Phobail launch. Féile 25 is set to be Ireland’s biggest and most vibrant community festival ever with a stellar line-up of musicians including The Coronas, Happy Mondays, Charlatans, The Priests and ska legends The Beat. Comedy, debate, […]

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Those Féile colours mean the big day is getting closer

WITH just three weeks to go until Féile an Phobail presses the start button for the city’s biggest party this summer, a dash of colour has been added to the festival’s nerve centre, the Falls Park. Colourful Féile flags and festival bunting have been erected to mark out the park as the heart of the festival […]

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Féile’s Golden Ticket

FÉILE25 organisers have turned up the party setting to ‘11’ with a special new ticket for people who want to enjoy the final weekend’s celebrations in style. Festivalgoers can now enjoy Coronas and Walking on Cars on Friday, August 9, Damien Dempsey and Joby Fox on Saturday, August 10 and the closing night’s  August 11 […]

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In tune for Féile as St Agnes’ is filled with sacred song

AN invitation to ‘Come On and Celebrate’ has gone out to the community to take part in an evening of music worship and praise at St Agnes’ Church as part of Féile an Phobail. Local singer songwriter Olive Keys, the Belfast Choir Assembly and St Agnes’ Vigil Choir will perform on Sunday August 11 at […]

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Mad for it: Happy Mondays and Charlatans are Féile-bound

It’s shaping up to be the best Féile ever with the news that two titans of the massive Madchester indie rock scene – The Charlatans and Happy Mondays – are to play the West Belfast festival. The Falls Park will play host to the joint headliners who will perform on Sunday, August 4 in what […]

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DUMPING HINDERING SEARCH FOR GRAVES

HEARTLESS dumpers who are illegally depositing waste over the location of Milltown Cemetery burial grounds are badly hampering the search for the grave sites of the poor – including babies. In a special feature for the Andersonstown News today ahead of Milltown Cemetery Sunday which is due to take place at the weekend, an archaeologist […]

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