Past Events:

 
 


2015 R.I. Irish Famine Memorial Fundraiser

Please join us for an evening of fun, friendship, and music by Phil Edmonds and Mary King!
All money raised will go towards the upkeep and preservation of the Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial.

  • Where:
    • Gilbane Incorporated
    • 7 Jackson Walkway, Providence, RI
  • When:
    • Saturday, November 14, 2015
    • Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m
  • Irish Pub Food Tasting, Irish Music and Cash Bar
  • Donation: $50.00 per person
  • Tickets purchased in advance only
  • For tickets, please call 323-7623
  • Free Parking Available at Gilbane and Cathedral Square
  • Click here for a printable poster: A Taste of Ireland - Poster
Check this link for information about Phil Edmonds and Mary King including a sample of their music.
 
 

Fifth Anniversary Fundraiser

On Sunday, November 11, 2012, McBride's Pub, 161 Wayland Avenue, Providence , RI was the scene of a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the RI Irish Famine Memorial's dedication. Entertainment was provided by The Tom Lanigan Band, with guest appearance by Peter Martin on the harmonica. A donation of $20 included one drink ticket, and the first 50 people were given a John Gordon commemorative glass. Free parking was available in the Wayland Square Parking lot.

We were happy to see our supporters have an enjoyable afternoon at McBride's Pub. The RI Irish Famine Memorial site has grown even more beautiful in the last five years, but your support is needed ensure its perpetual maintenance.


A State of Hope, an evening at Trinity Repertory

A staged reading of "A State of Hope", Tom Roberts' powerful and moving play about the Great Famine (1845-1851), was performed on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM in the downstairs theater at Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence.

The following is excerpted from the program for this stirring and informative event.

' A STATE OF HOPE '
Written and Revised by Tom Roberts
Directed by Pat Hegnauer
Produced By Don Deignan & Jeanne Chapman
Presented May 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM
In the Dowling Theater at the Trinity Repertory Company
Director: Pat Hegnauer

(Four Actors, collectively, assume 45 different roles. Most of the characters portrayed are composites but several are actual historical figures. The words of all of them are taken directly from various documents dating from the period of the Great Famine.)
 
THE CAST

GERRY CAMPBELL ................................ (VARIOUS MALE ROLES)
DONNA LUBRANO ................................... (VARIOUS FEMALE ROLES)  
MARILYN MEARDON ............................. (VARIOUS FEMALE ROLES)
TOM O’DONNELL.................................... (VARIOUS MALE ROLES)

THE MUSICIANS

PHIL EDMONDS.......................................... (TIN WHISTLE &  BUTTON & ACCORDION)
MANCE GRADY.......................................... (BODHRAN)
TOM PERROTTI.......................................... (GUITAR)  
JACK WRIGHT............................................. (FIDDLE & BUTTON & ACCORDION)