The 20th Annual South Buffalo Irish Festival
presents its inaugural cultural program:
SEPT 3 2021
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Festival, we are launching the inaugural SBIF cultural initiative called Culture Circle - Fáinne Cultúrtha. For this first year, Culture Circle will be made up of a singers Workshop, an open panel Conversation and a Festival Club.
The classes/concert are absolutely FREE and there is no space limitation especially for the classes. For planning purposes, please fill out the registration form below.
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 3:30-5pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Sean Nós Singing Circle
Come and learn to sing a song in the Sean Nós style of Irish traditional music with Owen Ó Súilleabháin. Open to singers of all ages and of any style. In the Irish language Sean Nós means ‘Old Style’. This is the oldest style of singing from Ireland stretching back to at least the pre-Christian times, 1,500 years ago. When the young boy Saint Patrick was taken as a slave by Irish pirates, the people he encountered in Ireland may have been singing their songs in this style.
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5-6pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Meet and Greet
Join us at the BIC Pub to share some drinks and conversation!
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 6-8pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Conversation Circle: What Does ‘South Buffalo Irish’ Really Mean?
What it means to be Irish American has dramatically changed over the centuries that people from that island have migrated to the USA. And being Irish American can be quite a different experience in different parts of the country. Join in on this conversation, led by a panel of people from South Buffalo, as we ask some searching questions about what it has means to be Irish in this part of the world. What is being lost that must be preserved and archived, what needs to be let go, and what are some of the dreams and promises that the future may hold?
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8-9pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Performance by The Spain Brothers
Come enjoy a sneak peek of The Spain Brothers from the SBIF lineup!
Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9-?pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Festival Club Circle
Bring your instrument or your listening ear and join in on the session at the SBIF Festival Club!