|Freda Kelly with Paul McCartney|
The festival will have Beatle gigs, film, theatre, free events, table quiz, public interview, art, memorabilia and merchandise.
Festival director Stephen Kennedy describes some of the highlights of the festival below. It does sound like fun. If any of our members plan to attend, please send us your photos and reviews!
THE ROCKITS (a Cavern Club resident band) are coming over from England – and they are going to play two sets at their show in the Workman’s Club on Saturday, November 7th. The first set will be the ‘Hits of the 1960s’ (The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Small Faces, Elvis Presley) and their second set will focus exclusively on the music of The Beatles. It’s going to be one big party.
And FREDA KELLY is coming over from Liverpool for a public interview with Tom Dunne at the Grand Social on Sunday, November 8th. Freda worked for The Beatles for 11 years and is the subject of the award-winning documentary Good Ol’ Freda. As George Harrison pointed out – “Freda was there at the very beginning and she stayed until the very end.” This lady is wonderful. Pure and simple. The Beatles were lucky to have her.
We also have a wide range of brilliant Irish acts performing at the festival too – including The Newspaper Taxi Men, Vyvienne Long, Biggles Flys Again, Jonathan Ward, Enda Reilly, Duncan Maitland, Pearse McGloughlin, Keith Grogan, The Sex Beasts, and more!
There will also be the ever popular BEATLES TABLE QUIZ – plus FREE EVENTS such as Lennon v McCartney (short film) and Pete Best of The Beatles (stage play performed by Padraic McGinley). You can also meet renowned Beatle artist Georgina Flood – and browse rare Beatle merchandise from England’s Beatle Days.
Tickets have just gone on sale right here:
And the mini-programme for the Festival can be downloaded from here:
Here are some of the other key links: