Thursday, February 27, 2020

Come Home Café: Celebrating St. Paddy's Day - Tilting Style

Come Home Café: Celebrating St. Paddy's Day - Tilting Style
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM

The Rooms, St. John's

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Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Tilting fashion. Tilting was originally founded by the French in the 17th century as a base for their transatlantic fishery, and eventually became a station for the English and Irish migratory fishery sometime after 1713.

By the 1770s, Tilting had become a predominantly Irish community, and the cultural milieu in which those early Irish thrived is seen today both in the material culture and vibrant oral traditions for which Tilting is so well known. Today, Tilting is registered as both a National Historic Site and Provincial Registered Heritage District.

Folklorist Dale Jarvis will interview community members as they share stories, music, and much more from their beloved town.

What is a Come Home Café?
A Come Home Café is a celebration of rural community life, culture, and history. You can think of it as a return, in spirit, to a home town. It is both a mini-reunion, and a way to share a taste of the unique culture of our local places with those who grew up elsewhere. Each Come Home Café will focus on a different, special Newfoundland and Labrador town, and includes stories, memories, music, and more. Whether you are returning home or coming from away, the Come Home Café has a spot saved for you!

This event is a partnership between Heritage NL, The Rooms, and the Tilting Expatriates Association.

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