Program

Important notice!

The 2012 edition of the Douglastown Irish Week has moved to www.semaineirlandaise-irishweek.com


August 1-7, 2011

Douglas Community Center
28, St. Patrick, Douglastown,
Gaspé, Québec, G4X 2Y2      Tel. : 418 368 0288
sid-diw@hotmail.com

Monday, August 1

 7 : 00 p.m. : Family movie : A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

Director : Vic Sarin

A lonely orphan’s life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself. (In English)

Holy Name Hall / Voluntary contribution

 Tuesday, August 2

7 : 00 p.m. : History of the Irish settlement in the Gaspé Coast

With Pascal Alain, historian (In French)

Room 101 / Voluntary contribution

 Wednesday, August 3

 4 : 00 p.m. : Original Folklore of the Percé area

With Aldo Brochet (In English)

Room 101 / Voluntary contribution

 Wednesday, August 3

7 : 00 p.m.: Erskine Morris and Douglastown’s traditional music                                With Glenn Patterson and relatives and friends (Bilingual) 

Room 101 / Voluntary contribution

 Thursday, August 4

4 : 00 p.m. : Genealogy of the Morris Family

With Aldo Brochet  (In English)

Room 101 / Voluntary contribution

Under the big tent

 8 : 00 p.m. : Fiddlers Evening : A Women’s Stand

With Sarah Desjardins, Stéphanie Lépine, Véronique Plasse, Laura Risk and Marie-Lys Trudel; Georges Boudreault, piano; Madeleine Coulombe, accordeon

 

  

First part : Gaspesian tunes with Glenn Patterson and Brigid Drody  

 

 Entrance fee, free for children under 16

 Friday, August 5

 5 : 30 p.m. : Guinness Irish Beef Stew Supper

Basement  / $12 taxes included, free for children under 12

Under the big tent 

8 : 00 p.m. Salty Dog (Montréal)

Celtic folk music with a distinctively Maritime flavour.

 With Rocky Dalonzo (guitar), Tim Chambers (bass, bodrhàn, vocal), Ron Jenkins (keyboard, vocal) and Alex Kehler (fiddle)

First part : Touch of Green (St-Jules-Cascapédia)

With Jacques Bélanger (accordion), Jimmy Cahill (guitar, vocals), Carl Sexton (guitar), Evan Sexton (double-bass) and Reynold Sexton (mandolin, bouzouki)

 $20 taxes included, free for children under 16

 Saturday, August 6

 5 : 30 p.m. : Pot Luck Supper

Basement  / $10 taxes included,  free for participants and for children under 12

Under the big tent

 8 : 00 p.m. : Kitchen Party (Montréal)

An energic band that transforms a regular night into a devilish party.

With Steve Foisy (drums, percussions), Kevin Fournier (bass, vocal), Irina Mangov (fiddle, vocal) and Sébastien McSween (guitar, mandolin, vocal)

First part : Le Violon Vert, Irish dance (Québec City)

$20 taxes included, free for children under 16

 

 Sunday, August 7

 8 : 00 p.m : Community Breakfast

Cafeteria / voluntary contribution

 11 : 00 a.m. : Mass

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the death of Father Élias Morris, first Douglastown born ordained priest in 1884. 

 Starting at 12 : 00 a.m. : Picnic and Public Market

Under the big tent

Starting at  1 : 00 p.m. : Open Stage for all

Animation by Norma McDonald

First part : Kathy Kennedy and the Douglastown Irish Choir

Voluntary contribution

 August 1 to 7Exhibit

Father Elias Morris, parish priest of St-Martin de Rivière-au-Renard from 1887 to 1930. 

 

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