Friday, 4 June 2010

Irish Festival in Miramichi, New Brunswick




Immerse yourself in Irish culture by signing up for a workshop or cultural activity while you attend the festival. Learn to play the Irish whistle, do research into your family's history, or enter a contest to display your Irish heritage.

Noted scholars, authors, genealogists and musicians make our workshops an unforgettable part of the week's festivities.

For complete details visit this link: Canada's Irish Festival in Miramichi

Vendor Booths
Outstanding merchandise will be found in the booths in the Lord Beaverbrook Arena throughout the weekend. Displays include; Celtic crafts and jewelry, Atlantic Pewter - jewelry with their Celtic designs and glass with pewter designs, Irish Family crested garments, Irish Family pins; Imported cheeses; Airbrush Tattoo artists; Irish paintings; Celtic gold & silver jewellery, home sewing crafts, quilts, pillows, bibs, placemats and more!
Miramichi Irish Festival St. Thomas University Alumni Gathering
To be announced.


Please r.s.v.p. at alumni@stu.ca or 506-452-0521
Cultural Events
Irish Fiddle Competition
Winner of 2008 Irish Fiddle Competition, Kathleen Gorley-McSorley, Frederiction.
At the 24th Irish festival, an Irish-made fiddle, a gift from the Inishowen Traditional Music Project, County Donnegal, Ireland was presented to both the Miramichi Irish Festival and the New Brunswick Irish Canadian Cultural Association. An annual competition to have the use of this fiddle will be held during the Irish festival.The winner of the competition will have the privilege of having the use of the fiddle for a period of one year. Competition for the use of the Inishowen-New Brunswick fiddle is intended to encourage young promising New Brunswick musicians aged 13-19 to continue to play traditional Irish music in New Brunswick. Competition forms are available at the Irish Festival Office 778-8810.

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick will continue its annual tradition, inaugurated by Marian Beyea, the Provincial Archivist, and staff members, Denis Noel and Allen Doiron, in assisting the attendees who wish to research their Irish roots and New Brunswick heritage. The Archives will have census records, land grants information, historical photos and other research documents, which will be of interest to both the novice and experienced researcher.

A special digital film archive will be launched as part of the Provincial Archives exhibit. The North West Digital Film Archive created by Derry City Council’s Heritage & Museum Service, the Donegal Regional Cultural Center, Donegal County Museum & Archives and the Nerve Center will be available.

The EU Program funded the project for Peace and Reconciliation. It is a unique digital collection of materials from Counties Derry and Donegal. It is a collection of almost 100 hours of searchable material.

An on-line presentation by The Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick of everything Irish in New Brunswick “ The Virtual Trail of New Brunswick “ will also be available for viewing.

For more information on their services, visit the website at: http://archives.gnb.ca/archives/default.aspx

Miramichi Branch of New Brunswick Genealogical Society
Miramichi Branch of New Brunswick Genealogical Society will be on hand to help you search your family tree. Focussing on Northumberland County using the Census for the years 1851, 1861, & 1871. We have complete cemetery transcriptions for most parishes in the County. Visit us at NBCC.

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