Events

The Irish Arts Foundation is committed to providing a diverse range of outputs in terms of the events we stage. Although our primary focus is on Irish music and arts, we are proud that our programme represents a number of different themes associated with Ireland and Irish people.

Gaelic Language Conversational Groups

Gaelic Language Conversational Groups

Wed, 27 Sep Thu, 27 Jun

Contribution to room hire (further details on request)

Swarthmore College 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD

We are pleased  to announce the continuation of the Irish language conversation group for the forthcoming academic year. The group, open to new members, is operated in a relaxed environment. The session takes place at Swarthmore Education Centre (6pm-7pm). The mantra is we learn together! It is ideally suited for those who have a little knowledge of the language already. For more information email: info@irisharts.org.uk or tel: 0113 278 7442

The Roscoe Display

The Roscoe Display

Wed, 13 Dec Thu, 13 Dec

free event

Leeds City Museum Millennium Square, LS2 8BH

A recreation of the legendary Leeds pub, The Roscoe (formerly of Sheepscar interchange) is currently on display in Leeds City Museum.

The model is the creation of Dubliner Andy Gibney, a resident of Leeds since the early 1970's and forms part of the 'Story of Leeds' section of the museum.

Read more at: www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Irish Elders Cultural Project

Irish Elders Cultural Project

Wed, 3 Jan Mon, 30 Jul

free events

Venues across Leeds

The Irish Arts Foundation works in collaboration with a range of community based organisations and projects across Leeds including Berkeley Court Residential Home, Richmond Hill Elders Association, Older Wiser Leeds Seniors and Caring Together.  We provide traditional Irish music performances and cultural activities predominantly but not exclusively for its Irish long-term residents or to encourage attendance from older Irish people in particular.
Educational Tour

Educational Tour

Tue, 20 Mar Sat, 28 Jul

see What's On guide

various locations

Throughout the academic year a team of tutors from the Irish Arts Foundation will visit a number of primary schools in Leeds. We deliver workshops on Irish music, dance and arts as well as background on Ireland and the Irish in Britain. If your school would be interested in hosting a workshop, please contact info@irisharts.org.uk
What's On April - September 2018

What's On April - September 2018

Sun, 1 Apr Mon, 1 Oct

see programme

Leeds, City wide

Click here for details of our upcoming programme of events April to September 2018

The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions

Sun, 29 Apr Sun, 26 Aug

free event

Venues across Leeds

On the last Sunday of the month between 5.30pm and 7.30pm the Irish Arts Foundation will be hosting an early evening informal ‘session’ of traditional Irish music.


The next takes place on Sunday 24th of June in The Grove Inn, Back Row, Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds LS11 5PL

The London Lasses with Chris O'Malley

The London Lasses with Chris O'Malley

Sat, 30 Jun 8:00pm

£12.50+booking fee otleycourthouse.co.uk

Otley Courthouse Arts Centre, Courthouse Street Otley LS21 3AN

Over the past seventeen years The London Lasses have been delighted to bring their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season.

www.otleycourthouse.co.uk

Anxo Lorenzo Trio

Anxo Lorenzo Trio

Thu, 5 Jul 7:30pm

£PWYF

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre (HEART) Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN

Celebrating the Musical Crossover Between Ireland, Galicia & Asturias.

Anxo Lorenzo is an internationally acclaimed musician who plays the gaita, the traditional Galician bagpipe: from Moaña, a small village on the Atlantic Coast of Galicia. Lorenzo has played at several festivals, including Piping Live!, the William Kennedy Piping Festival and Féile Iorrais in Northern Ireland

Kirkstall Festival

Kirkstall Festival

Wed, 11 Jul 7:30pm

FREE EVENT

Kirkstall Bridge, 12 Bridge Road, Leeds LS5 3BW

The Irish Arts Foundation host a Traditional Irish Music Evening in conjunction with the Kirkstall Festival

Ruben Bada & Leticia González

Ruben Bada & Leticia González

Sat, 21 Jul 7:00pm

£PWYF

The Inkwell, Potternewton Lane Leeds LS7 3LW

Celebrating the Musical Crossover Between Ireland, Galicia & Asturias

Two of the most exciting and original artists performing in Galicia and Asturias at the moment. Ruben Bada was born in Aviles, on the northern coast of Asturias, and raised in the Cape Peñes area, where the Asturian language and culture are still healthy and alive. 

Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day

Wed, 1 Aug 11:00am

FREE EVENT

Lotherton Hall and Estate Lotherton Lane, Aberford Leeds LS25 3EB

Explore the great community heritage of Yorkshire. There will be a chance to meet local history societies including The Irish Arts Foundation and learn about the rich and varied history of the local area. Local organisations and charities have come together with Lotherton Hall to create a community event reminiscent of the local galas of old. 
An Evening of Irish Literature, Music and Song

An Evening of Irish Literature, Music and Song

Fri, 21 Sep 7:30pm

£PWYF

Chapel FM Old Seacroft Chapel York Road Leeds LS14 6JB

http://www.culturenight.ie

Culture Night 2018 comprises hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone is getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. 

Otley Folk Festival

Otley Folk Festival

Sat, 22 Sep 4:30pm

FREE EVENT

The Manor House, Walkergate Otley LS21 1HB

A traditional Irish Music Afternoon hosted by The Irish Arts Foundation at the Otley Folk Festival