News for 2015

  • 28-8-2015: I’ll be playing concertina at Poems from a Pulpit, as part of the Eastside Arts Festival in St. Martin’s Church, Newtownards Road. Details here.
  • 12-9-2015: Launch of The Northern Concertina in An Droichead cultural centre, Ormeau Road @ 8 p.m. Free concert. Bar (not free).
Jason O'Rourke The Northern Concertina news

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  • 17-9-2015: Interview and competition as Gaeilge in Nós Magazine.
  • 27-9-2015: Myself and my daughter will be reading our piece ‘Everything is Possible: the Quantum Bedroom’ at the Belfast Baby Day event We Remember Bedrooms. The free event will take place at Redeemer (an old converted church), 101 Donegal Street, BT1 2FJ at 7:30 p.m.
  • 9-10-2015: I’ll be giving a talk, with some concertina music, about the concept behind The Northern Concertina at the Turn Down the Lamp session at the Turas Suite, Skainos Centre, Newtownards Road. Free event, 7.30 p.m. till late.
  • 11-10-2015: Live interview and tunes on Colum Sands’ show, Folk Club, BBC Radio Ulster, with Grainne Holland.
  • 11-10-2015: My Children’s story An Unusual Conversation will be appearing in Issue 1 of The Launchpad, a new online journal for children. Check it out here.
  • 7-11-2015: Launch of The Northern Concertina, Ennis Trad Fest, Lucas’ Bar, Parnell St. 3 p. m. Free event. With Stevie Dunne (guitar), Teresa Clarke (fiddle) and Seonaid Murray (sax).

Jason O'Rourke info Northern Concertina launch

  • 10-11-2015: Interview in Irish Music Magazine by Josephine Mulvenna. Can only be read in hard copy.
  • 12-12-2015: Maria McManus and I will be doing a walk with readings around the Ormeau Road, Belfast. Meet at the Ormeau Library 11.30 a.m. Tour finishes at 1 p.m., in the Oak Lounge, Errigle Inn. Free drink with lunch at the Errigle for tour participants. Ormeau walking tours
  • 15-12-2015: My poem ‘Surface Tension’ will be published in Poetry NI’s Panning for Poems series of micropoetry broadsides.