Felling Irish Association
The Felling Irish Association, founded in 2008,currently has appox. 650 members.
It Aims are:
• To promote an interest in Irish history and Customs.
• To promote social events with an Irish flavour in order to keep members in touch with their ethnic origins.
We also have, as a separate organisation, the South of Tyne Irish Culture Society, its aims are:
• To promote an interest in Irish history and customs.
• To promote Irish Traditional Music in all its forms.
• To promote Irish Traditional Dancing.
• To create a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music.
• To promote Irish culture.
• To work in partnership with other groups to achieve these aims.
• The society promotes no political party.
Membership of both the Felling Irish Association and the South of Tyne Culture Society is open to all irrespective of their age race or creed and every member has a vote. Equal opportunities: We wish to involve everyone in the area and will try to overcome any obstacles to people giving their views or getting involved in meetings or events. We try to make sure that everyone can feel welcome and safe at all events that we organise. We will challenge any remarks or behaviour that could cause offence or make some people feel unwelcome. The society will take positive action for those people under represented at meetings and will ensure that all members have equal opportunities to take part in both these groups and their events.
Recently we created an Intergenerational Music Group, the ‘Geordie Shamrocks’, this is for all ages and abilities and those wishing to take part do not need to be members of the Felling Irish Association or the South of Tyne Irish Culture Society. Two professional tutors are employed who have knowledge of a wide range of instruments and some of the group are or have been members of Ceili Bands. Lessons are Free and Take place in the Concert Room of the Holly Hill Social Club, Felling 7pm – 9pm on Mondays. We do ask that anyone under the age of 18 is accompanied by a responsible adult. Both the Felling Irish Association and the South of Tyne Irish Culture Society are members of Irish In Britain.