The craic is an essentially Irish form of enjoyment. It embraces friendliness and hospitality, good conversation, music, dancing, the lively telling of jokes and stories, and the recitation of poetry. Above all, it is about people coming together.
The National Museum recorded The Craic Live at The Quiet Man at an Irish pub in Melbourne for the exhibition Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia.
Experience The Craic on YouTube
Click on the links below to visit the Museum’s YouTube channel, where you’ll hear talented musicians playing, and talking with comedian Jimeoin about their instruments and the influence of Irish music in Australia.
Filming at The Quiet Man slideshow
The National Museum filmed and produced a 50-minute program, Live at The Quiet Man, in Melbourne for the exhibition Not Just Ned.
Presented by comedian Jimeoin, it features talented musicians and dancers sharing their passion for Irish music in Australia.
The images below show the Museum’s film director Jeremy Lucas with cast and crew, behind the scenes in late 2010. Visitors experience the film as part of the re-created Irish pub in the exhibition.