New York, NY) — Manhattan Music & Film Festival ‘Craic Fest’ Gets Oscar Lineup for New York.
March 2nd-9th, 2019 ‘Craic Fest’ hosts 1 play, 2 Singers, 3 Film Premiers and 4 After Parties with comped drinks’ over one week. The festival event which showcases the best of modern Irish-American culture takes place across Mercury Lounge, Village East Cinema, Bar 13 and Fitzpatrick Hotel, New York, NY.
The 21st annual Craic Fest (Est. 1998) which will also features Oscar Winner Glen Hansard’s new film CAMINO VOYAGE opens this Saturday, March 2nd. Opening night kicks-off with music & arts from LOAH, JULIE FEENY and one-man play ‘Ireland’s Call’ by John Connors at Mercury Lounge. Attracting music and films fans from all over the city.
“We are thrilled this year to be able to import such talented acts into town to entertain us and deepening the bridge between Ireland & NYC. Over the years we’ve entertained tens of thousands at our festival and hosted stars such as Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy ” says Terence Mulligan, Founding Director of Craic Fest.
The festival rolls on for 3 more nights from March Thurs 7th, 8th and 9th offering a Film Premier with DJ Afterparty format, with comped drinks from Stella Artois & Whiskey, also hosts headline cast members for Q&A on both Thurs 7th and 9th nights. ‘Dublin Old School’ – March 7th – tells the story of Jason,a wannabe DJ (Emmet Kirwan), somewhere between the DJs, decks, and drug busts he stumbles across a familiar face from the past, his brother Daniel. Daniel, an educated heroin addict, is living on the streets.
‘Camino Voyage’ – March 8th is award winning documentary Camino Voyage starring Oscar winner Glen Hansard.
“The festival is delighted to welcome everyone in New York to be part of this magical cultural event filled with the music, film and a fun filled crowd of attendees” adds Mulligan.
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This year’s Craic Fest, funded in part by Culture Ireland and the DCA, is a premier Irish music and film festival in New York City since 1999. ‘Craic’ is an Irish word for ‘Having a good time’. CraicFest introduces new Irish Cinema as well the new generation of Irish bands and filmmakers to the US public. The festival is Presented by Stella Artois and Whiskey and the Fitzpatrick Hotel. Craic Fest has had numerous award winning films over the past 20 years in NYC. Such films as The Wind That Shakes the Barley, In Brugges, Intermission and Apollo House. A-list celebrities who have attended the Craic Fest over the years are a who’s who in the entertainment such as Liam Neeson, Ed Burns, Denis Leary, Colin Farrell, Jim Sheridan, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson to name a few.
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