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Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2018 in Photos

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Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 in Video

With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting

In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.


Blue Metropolis Festival

Apr 29, 2017, Hôtel 10, Montréal


Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017

Jun 15, 2017, Atwater Library, Westmount

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Selected Festival Bloomsday Montréal press, interviews, and other media coverage.

*Westmount Magazine by Luc Archambault, July, 2017:

An scéal na hÉireann: Festival Bloomsday Montréal

*Westmount Magazine by Byron Toben, July, 2017:

Joyce’s Ulysses explained by Michael Kenneally

*Bloomsday – posted by Sabrina Marandola with clip and interview of Roy Surette and Colleen Curran by Jeanette Kelly, June 16, 2016:

Bloomsday Celebrations Underway In Montreal

*Article in The Senior Times, June 2016:

The Senior Times (go to June 2016, the article is on page 12)

*Westmount Magazine, Westmount Ici & Là, French events June 12, 2016:

Westmount Magazine English Version

* Radio Canada International interview with Dave by Carmel Kilkenny, June 12, 2016:

Radio Canada International

Montreal Bloomsday a Growing Success

*Tourism-Montreal: Things to do in Montreal June 10-16:


*CBC The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright: ‘Yes I said yes I will Yes’: A celebration of the life and literature of James Joyce, June 12, 2016

CBC The Sunday Edition

*Westmount Magazine by Byron Toben, June 9, 2016:

Byron’s Bloomsday Montreal Quickie List

*Breakfast Television interview with Kathleen Fee by Derick Fage, June 9, 2016:

Breakfast Television Interview

*Seven Days (Vermont), calendar Spotlight and Staff Pick, June 8, 2016:

Seven Days (online)

Seven Days (print, please check page 70)

*Montreal Rampage interview with Dave & Judith (+Andre, Kevin) by T.A. Wellington, June 8, 2016:

Bloomsday Montreal Interview 2016!

*The Suburban interview with Abby Bender by Joel Goldenberg, June 8, 2016:

Bloomsday Montreal: Celebrating a Classic of Irish Culture

*CJAD, The Exchange interview with Dave & Miriam Mokrusa by Toula Drimonis, June 7, 2016:

CJAD Interview (The interview starts at minute 18:24 in the timecode at the bottom left)

*Concordia University News, June 7, 2016:

What Connects James Joyce, Gastronomy and Happy Days?

*Photo of Bloody Irish and Promo for Bloomsday:  Quill & Quire, June 7

Quill & Quire Bloomsday Promo

*Article on Abby Bender in The Suburban, June 7

Bloomsday and Abby Bender

*Article in The Senior Times, June 7, 2016 

Bloomsday: A Joycean Celebration – on Page 12

*Article in The Suburban, May 26, 2016  Montreal Celebrates Irish Culture

Bloomsday in Montreal June 12-16, 2016

*Article in the Montreal Times, May 21, 2016

Bloomsday Celebrates Irish

*In 2013, Bloomsday Montreal participated in the worldwide reading of Ulysses: the “Circe” episode.

WORLDWIDE READING: Readers for the Worldwide Gathering from Dublin 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 16, 2013

The Global Bloomsday Gathering is part of Montreal’s 4 days of celebrations, sponsored by McGill’s Community for Lifelong Learning.  Our reading is from Circe and is coming to you from the Westmount Public Library thanks to Donna Lach.

The Technological expertise is provided by Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School, Westmount  Lauren Aislin, Director of Information Technology and Curriculum Integration, and Douglas Scott, Network Administrator

Our readers today are:

 Christopher Moore Last May, Christopher took a place on the Montreal Mirror’s Top Ten Local Actors List for 2012 and was a named one of Montreal’s Noisemakers that January.   Still making noise this year, he is soon to be named the Artistic Director of Persephone Productions.

Astri Thorvik is pinch-hitting in this production.  She has acted occasionally in the past, but really enjoys the melodrama of Circe as she lives life melodramatically anyway.

Barrie Baldaro who was heard last at Westmount Library reading Dylan Thomas’A Child‘s Christmas in Wales, now looks forward to moving on to Bloom’s day in Ireland.

Pat Machin, a popular teacher of English literature and writing, does have some claim to a vein of Irish blood and the gift of telling a good story.

Kyle Gatehouse was conscripted to join this group of readers.

Louise Chalmers and Susan Gilmore are happily retired teachers who are thoroughly enjoying the time they now have to read, and perform in Circe. Louise has directed this brave group for this production.

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