- 07 Apr 04
The Walls and The Jimmy Cake do their bit for European unity by bringing their music – and an insatiable appetite for the craic – to Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Our reporter Danielle Brigham survives to tell the tale.
Every year for one week in March, the Irish Parliament adjourns and various Ministers are deployed abroad for what is commonly referred to as the St. Patrick’s Day Junkets. How our elected representatives go about ‘fostering foreign relations’ often remains a mystery, but this year there was one diplomatic party with a very specific objective: Government-sanctioned Rock and/or Roll.
The Jimmy Cake play The Village, Dublin on April 17
Further details of the Cultural Programme for Ireland’s Presidency of the EU can be found at www.eu2004.ie