Sarajevo Irish Festival, with a rich cultural and entertaining programme is running around St. Patrick's Day (March 15th and 16th).
The fourth Sarajevo Irish Festival will again be offering a diverse program at various locations around town.
Sarajevo Irish Festival 2019 represents a broadening in the profile of our guests and new cooperation with the Embassy of Canada. We will present a compact quatro-location festival with a melting pot of live music, film and new addition of a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Family Fun Day – focusing on work that links the home country to Sarajevo through artistic and sporting cooperation, shared insight and celebration.
The Festival will kick off with Gala Night at Klub 1 on Friday 15th of March, hosted by SIF with the support of the Embassy of Ireland and in the presence of representation on behalf of the Embassy accredited to Bosnia and Herzegovina and supported by our many sponsors. Expect a surprise happening as the night gets into swing!
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…”.
Saturday 16th of March will start bright and early at Kino Meeting Point with a regional premier screening of the award winning The Breadwinner, executive produced by Angelina Jolie. The film is set in 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. This will be followed by a discussion co-hosted with our partner The Embassy of Canada wand featuring our guests of honour the young star of The Breadwinner Saara Chaudry and screenwriter Anita Doron.
Meanwhile, over at location number 4 – Imperial, on the evening of the 16th of March, the Broken House Band will be whooping it up at an Irish American Patrick’s Day Party and all are welcome.
In the Irish House in Camp Butmir will be held a screening of Ireland vs Wales rugby match on the March 16 also.
The fourth Sarajevo Irish Festival has been made possible by the entirely voluntary work Niamh Mercer, Liam Alford, Sean Tankosić-Kelly, Oggi Tomic and supported by Nerma Sofić, Vesna Kenjić, Ahmed Ananda and Lisa Stewart.