Promoting Irish-American Culture
and Preserving Local Histories
Through Year-Round Programs

2004 1st Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival

March 6 – 13, 2004

CROSSROADS 2004 showcased San Francisco as a cultural crossroads of Ireland and America. Audiences joined us for a weeklong gathering to uncover the strands of the Irish American story. Through poetry, song, story and film, we celebrated this community.

MARCH 6th, 2004

Irish History Through Poetry Music & Song

Narrated by Sue Jean Halvorsen with performances by The Gasmen, Irish musical ensemble, along with Colm O’Riain and Pireeni Sundaraligam

Hybrid Irish Histories

Moderator: Margaret McPeake, Co-Director, Irish Studies Program, New College of California

MARCH 7th, 2004

A Literary & Musical Variety Show

Interlocutors: Conor Howard, IAF and Sedge Thompson, West Coast Live

AND FEATURING: Daniel Cassidy, The Gasmen, Emer Martin, Melanie O’Reilly, Colm O’Riain and Pireeni Sundaraligam and other surprise guests!

MARCH 8th, 2004

The Irish Language in America / An Gaeilge sa Mheiricea

Co-sponsored by Seachtain na Gaeilge (

MARCH 10th & 11th, 2004

Award-Winning Irish Films


Thursday — Contemporary Irish Classics:

MARCH 12th, 2004

Irish Americans in the Labor Movement

Moderator: Daniel Cassidy, New College Irish Studies