Tag Archives: Féile

Between the Rock and a bard place

IT’S no easy feat to pack in the amount of talent that was on display last Thursday in the upstairs bar of the Rock, but somehow the Féile team manage it every year for the popular Scribes event. Tickets are always scarce for the literary event which draws hundreds of bookworms to park on a […]

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Capacity crowd keep the Faith in Féile

FÉILE25 kicked off in exuberant style on Friday evening as the Big Top Tent welcomed icons of dance Agnelli and Nelson, Chicane, and in a festival coup Faithless. The sounds of the Balearic islands were ringing out of the Falls Park from as early as 8pm as local DJ’s Jamsey Butler and Gareth Woods took […]

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Happy Sundays in the Big Top for Féile music fans

The Happy Mondays and The Charlatans played to a capacity Big Top tent on Sunday night at Féile. There was a real festival atmosphere in the Falls Park as hundreds mingled outside the tent before the main event, eagerly anticipating the night ahead. If the truth be told I came late to the Happy Mondays […]

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Fascinating insight into the Irish who joined British Army

The first of 35 talks and debates at Féile this year, Migrants in Red Coats certainly threw up a myriad  of interesting facts and statistics. It may make for uncomfortable reading but the Irish have always been over-represented in the British Army, to such an extent that in the early 19th century up to 40 […]

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Hollywood legend at ease among his own

Picture the scene. You’re in a small audience with a famous Hollywood actor in front of you and you can ask him anything. He has just completed a talk on his life and career to date and is ready to field another question. So far the audience have wanted to know about how this man […]

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Excitement in tents

THOSE walking or driving up the Falls Road yesterday (Wednesday) couldn’t help but notice the centerpiece of Féile an Phobail taking shape as the massive festival tent is  erected in the Falls Park. The countdown to Féile25 is well and truly under way and a  huge festival tent – a familiar sight at outdoor festivals […]

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