2019 Festival Bloomsday Montréal – June 12 to June 16

May 30, Pre Festival lecture

“Hyphenated Identity: Irish-Jewish Autobiographies”, $15

Lecture by Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh from the NUI Galway, with exhibition “Jews in Irish Literature” in the Lobby of the JPL from May 30 – June 17th. Tickets via JPL.

Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M6.

Wednesday, June 12, 12:30-2:00

Festival Opener: “The Music of Mrs. Joyce”, Free

Exploring Nora Barnacle’s Traditional Soundscape. Gearoid O hAllmjhurain  – concertina and pipes, Kate Bevan-Baker – violin and vocals, Martine Billette  – keyboard.

Atwater Library and Computer Center, 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount, Québec H3Z 1X4.

Thursday June 13th: 5:30 to 10 p.m.

A fun evening of Poetry, Storytelling and Song, $10

With local poet Larissa Andrusyshyn and musicians Patrick Hutchinson and Belfast Andi.

Venue TBA

Friday June 14th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Academic Panel. Theme is “Joyce and Music”, Free

Details TBA Note: A light lunch will be available. Featuring students from the School of Irish Studies, Concordia University.

Saturday, June 15, 10 to noon

The Irish in Canada, $15

Montréal’s Hidden Histories: A Postcolonial Walking Tour. Meet at McGill  – Donovan King will lead the tour.

Meeting point : Milton Gates (corner Milton and University).

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $15

Chamber Opera – “Riders from the Sea”

Chamber Opera – “Riders from the Sea” by John Millington Synge; music by Vaughan Williams. An Introduction will be given by John Donohue. Light refreshments will be available.

  1. C. Smith Auditorium, Concordia University, Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, H4B 1R6.

Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free

Dramatization of selections from “Ulysses”

Dramatization of selections from “Ulysses”. Thirteen local actors and readers perform in scenes both sublime and ridiculous.

Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St W, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1. (?? last year)

Sunday, June 16, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Free

Molly Bloom Soliloquy & Irish Literature/Culture

Join us for an afternoon of Irish literature readings, tea and goodies.  Actress Kathleen Fee is Molly Bloom in a dramatic reading from Ulysses. Exhibits by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and other Irish groups.

Gallery at Victoria Hall, Victoria Hall Community Centre, 4626 Sherbrooke Street W, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1

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