Statement published on the official web-site reads that Sarajevo Irish Festival 2019 will be a “compact quatro-location festival with a melting pot of live music, film and new addition of a Gaelic Athletic Association Family Fun Day - focusing on work that links Ireland to Sarajevo through artistic and sporting cooperation, shared insight and celebration”.
The Festival will kick off with Gala Night at ‘Klub 1’ on Friday, March 15.
The evening will include a performance by NOTIFY described by the New York Echo as ‘forward looking, stylistically adventuresome and musically well executed, it challenges received notions of Irish traditional music purity’. “Expect a surprise happening as the night gets into swing”, the organizers announced.
Saturday, March 16, will start at the Meeting Point Cinema with a regional premier screening of the award winning ‘The Breadwinner’, executive produced by Angelina Jolie. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring the young star of movie Saara Chaudry and screenwriter Anita Doron.
“No Sarajevo Irish Festival would be complete without the rapidly-becoming-traditional live showing from the 6 Nations Rugby Championship - sponsored by Guinness. This year’s screening will be the Ireland vs Wales rugby match, where refreshments with an Irish flavor will be provided and traditional Irish music with a contemporary twist provided by Broken House Band”, reads the statement published on Festival’s official web-site.
Rugby match between Ireland and Wales will be screened at the Meeting Point Cinema.
Furthermore, the Broken House Band “will be whooping it up at an Irish American Patrick’s Day Party” in the Brew Imperial Society, Marsala Tita 56.
“Last but not least, and new addition to the themes of our program, we look forward in cooperation with the Irish Defense Forces to hosting a skills session introducing families to basic skills of both Gaelic football and hurling & camogie and, of course, in a fun way explain the rules and the idea of both the ladies and men’s disciplines. Finishing up with a reception for everyone to include Irish food, drinks and music in the Irish House in Camp Butmir”, the organizers conclude.