Crawley Fleadh Night
The highlight of the Celtic and Irish Cultural Society’s year is their Crawley Irish Festival held on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday. Here John and Noreen Nolan and committee attracted over 6,000 people featuring a number of Irish arts workshops, Irish dancing demonstrations, three music stages featuring traditional and modern Irish music, All Ireland Gaelic Football Semi- Final ‘beamed’ from Croke Park, children’s entertainment and storytelling, craft stalls and shops selling traditional Irish produce etc. This year’s festival proved a great success with a Sky TV crew down to record the happenings for the ‘Irish in the UK’ Tv show. The programme can be viewed on youtube at
Throughout the year as part of Crawley Fleadh with support from Crawley Council and the Hawth Theatre they endeavour to host other activities such as educational and performance events to showcase further our rich and varied Culture. Following on from our very successful and well received ‘One Easter Morn’ (2016 Commemoration ) held last year we are hosting a night of Irish Drama, Music, Story and Song on Friday 3rd November at 7. 45 at the Hawth Theatre.
They are especially pleased to be bringing over from Co. Kildare, The Hy- Breasal Theatre Company as the highlight of the night as they present ‘Backwater’, Classic Irish Drama by John B Keane . ‘Backwater’ is a rarely seen John B. Keane one-act play which was first performed in 1973. It tells the story of Jimmy Swan, an only son who arrives home to Ireland from London to visit his mother after a nine year absence. His visit coincides with the annual carnival in the village and he brings his two friends, Sammy and Eddie to stay for the ten days of the carnival. Jimmy’s arrival triggers a series of events that neither he nor his mother could have foreseen.
Backwater by John B Keane
The rest of the evening will be a showcase of Irish Dancing from the Ace Academy and traditional music from the local band Strawdogs. This is being produced in collaboration with Gerry Molumby from Triskellion Theatre who will also perform part of his one man show ‘Tar Isteach’.
Triskellion Gala Irish Concert staring Niall Toibin ~ now available to view on line.
Over the years we have on occasion professionally filmed some of our plays and concerts. The plays are still on video and need to be transposed.
But I do hope you enjoy the following uploads I have done to you tube. One is of our good friend the great Irish actor and comedian Niall Toibin who headlined many of our fundraising concerts in Harrow and throughout the UK. Here he is in 2006 in St Albans Enjoy ~ Gerry ps watch out for the interview Patrick did with Niall after the concert when he reminisces fondly on his time acting in film and stage in the UK
Irish Cabaret Night returned to London’s Grims Dyke Hotel on February 10th staring Seán Cannon from the Dubliners with full supporting cast of Irish in Britain entertainment.
When I founded Triskellion Irish Theatre and Concert Productions in 1994 I used the mission statement of ‘Ireland and its diaspora’, it was incorporated into our logo with the harp of Ireland being pages of a script and the TTC forming the strings in the Irish harp.
Seán Cannon and the Dubliners ‘sound check’ at the Albert Hall March 13th 2012. Gerry Molumby Photographer
PICTURE: MARTIN BURTON
Gerry Molumby (Artistic Director of Triskellion Theatre) with Charles Flanagan T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and John Nolan (Director of Crawley Celtic and Irish Society. Embassy of Ireland London Wednesday December 7th 2017.
The occasion was a reception to mark the conclusion of the Easter Rising commemoration programme in Britain .
One Easter Morn comes from the first hand experience of Dublin based barrister James Stephen’s notes of the days and nights of Easter Week leading up to the capture and execution of the leaders.
With the use of slide projections compare Gerry Molumby of Triskellion Irish Theatre (aka the Master of Ceremonies on the Mainstage at our Crawley Irish Festivals) set the scene and narrated the show telling the story of Easter Week with live music from Irish Mist with Joe Giltrap on guitar and bodhran and Malcolm Rodgers on fiddle singing the famous ballads now enshrined in Ireland’s music culture of ‘Rebellion’.
One Easter Morn at Hawth Theatre , Crawley Friday November 4th 2016
Triskellion Theatre with Crawley ~
One Easter Morn tells the story (prose , poetry ) of the most significant week in recent Irish History; where an ill-fated , poorly planned but determined Insurrection started Ireland’s final push to claim Independence amongst the nations of the world. The story is based on one man’s first-hand experience of the days and nights leading up to the capture and execution of the leaders.
Narrated by Gerry Molumby with slides to set the scene, this if further enhance with the live music of Irish Mist (Joe Giltrap/guitar/bodhran and Malcolm Rodgers/fiddle) singing all the famous ballade now enshrined in Ireland’s music culture of ‘Rebellion’
For more details contact John Nolan 07956317492
Irish Cabaret, Buffet and Dance
~ at London’s famous Gilbert (as in Sullivan) hotel ~
Centenary of 1916
Harrow Whisky Festival
Harrow (London) Whisky Festival 2016
January 15th 2016 (Friday) and 16th (Saturday)
BEST WESTERN PLUS Grim’s Dyke www.grimsdyke.com has an acclaimed whisky bar stock where we increase numbers significantly for tastings and festivals. We then invite a number of distillers and bottlers to the festival (see rest of website) including Arran, Bowmore, Benromach, Glasgow, Gordon & MacPhail, Hazelburn, Kilkerran, Laphroaig, Longrow, Macallan, Springbank, Teeling and overseas distillers.
Gerry Molumby and Joe Giltrap took the tipplers on a musical and comical trip to Ireland and Scotland.