Burlington Irish Heritage Festival: Lecture

Aidan Doyle: ‘An Irish-speaker in 19th-century America: Pádraig Phiarais Cundún, Machaire an Fhia, Nua Dhearc’.

The man in question settled in Deerfield, Utica, NY around 1826. Dr. Doyle’s talk deals with letters and poems he sent home to friends in Ireland, describing his life in the New World. Dr. Aidan Doyle is a lecturer in Irish at University College Cork, Ireland. He has written on various aspects of the Irish language. His latest book is A History of the Irish Language (2015). Recently he has taken an interest in the fate of Irish-speaking emigrants to North America.

Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Burlington Irish Heritage Festival: An Introduction to Irish Music, with Dominique Dodge

An informative exploration of Irish traditional music and song on the harp. Dominique will begin with music from the time of the blind 17th Century harper Turlough O' Carolan, moving forward in time to trace the lineage of modern day dance forms Irish musicians know and love, visiting a song or two along the way. 

Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

AARP Tax Aide Program

By appointment; 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm, drop-ins accepted when time is available.

The AARP tax aides assist with tax preparation.  This is a free service. More Info on the Tax Aide Program can be found here:https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action?cmp=RDRCT-FNDTX_DEC23_010

Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Mar 25 2018.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

German Conversation Group

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice German language in conversation and learn more about German culture.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

German Conversation Group

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?  Meet others in the community who do too.  Join the group and practice German language in conversation and learn more about German culture.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dutch Language Classes

Spreek je Nederlands?  Planning a trip to Amsterdam?  Interested in learning a new language? Learn Dutch from a native speaker.  Class covers basic vocabulary and grammar.  Fluency not required (nor is attendance at every meeting).  For more info, contact: Bob van Heeks at bheeks@yahoo.com

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 31 2018.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Ukulele Mele

(“Mele” - Hawaiian word for song)

Join other Burlington-area Ukulele lovers in a group to learn and play the Ukulele together.  Starting with 2-3 chord songs, simple visual prompts will assist in learning 1 or 2 songs together each session.  A wide range of styles and genres are encouraged, from folk and rock ukulele to jazz, improv, multi-instrument duets, ukulele accompanied poetry, and other wild and wacky ukulele acts still to be created.

Ages: Adults and kids 10 and up.  Bring your own Uke.

Meets 2nd & 4th Sunday each month.

Date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ukulele Mele

(“Mele” - Hawaiian word for song)

Join other Burlington-area Ukulele lovers in a group to learn and play the Ukulele together.  Starting with 2-3 chord songs, simple visual prompts will assist in learning 1 or 2 songs together each session.  A wide range of styles and genres are encouraged, from folk and rock ukulele to jazz, improv, multi-instrument duets, ukulele accompanied poetry, and other wild and wacky ukulele acts still to be created.

Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Poetry Experience

Writing & performance workshops for teens with Rajnii Eddins.  Slam poet, rapper & artistic director for Young Writers Project’s Voices for Change.

Meets 1st & 3rd Saturday each month.

Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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