Leeds Irish Centre

York Road | Leeds LS9 9NT
Phone: 0113 248 0887

Situated towards the outskirts of the city, Leeds Irish Centre was originally set up to provide a community hub for the Irish population arriving in the city in the 1960s. Now, the centre has over 1000 members and offers a number of function rooms, bar space and changing room facilities. While this is useful to know, what’s more important is that it welcomes a surprising range of indie acts from around the world. Of Montreal and Jens Lekman are just a couple of the acts, previously, to get Celtic in the performance spaces.

Like many of the best loved landmarks of Leeds, the Irish Centre is a strange mix of traditional northern customs with high profile indie showcases. For instance, in the same venue as a Rod Stewart tribute act and weekly quiz and bingo nights, Sleaford Mods make their way over to perform. As you’d expect, while this cultural clash sounds unusual, once witnessed it’s hard to think of it any other way. [Edy Hurst]

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Leeds Irish Centre
York Road
Leeds LS9 9NT

Leeds Irish Centre

Phone: 0113 248 0887
Web: http://www.theleedsirishcentre.co.uk/
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