Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture
The Kennedy Center presents this international festival spanning three weeks and featuring more than 50 performances with the participation of more than 500 artists in venues across the Center. The comprehensive schedule of events highlights Ireland’s rich cultural legacy and its major footprint in the fields of theater, literature, music, and dance. Taking place in the living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the nation’s most well-known Irish-American President and the first sitting President to visit Ireland, the festival is also part of a yearlong celebration at the Center marking the centennial of JFK’s birth.
IRELAND 100 is the centerpiece in the United States of the global commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising, a historic event that led to Ireland’s independence.
Also of interest:
Solas Nua, the Washington, DC based center for contemporary Irish arts and culture, is celebrating Solas Nua Rising throughout the year, including Wild Sky, performing in private homes throughout Washington, DC until May 15, 2016.