Looking back – 3rd – Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn #irishmusic #IAHC


The 3rd Concert featured Sheila Doorley, Patrick Quinn and Frank Quinn who did did a stellar job in 2014 and again in 2015! Here is their poster from January 2015! They are very active session leaders all over town, including (but not limited to) The Corrib Irish Pub, O’Shaughnessy’s Public House, Galway Arms, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro and the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center


Looking Back – 2nd – Ceoltoiri Chicago – @iahcchicago 1st Friday Ceili Room #irishmusic

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The 2nd Concert featured Ceoltoiri Chicago, who did a great, lively concert complete with a Set Dance Demo!

The next time they are playing is in March!

Céilí Mor  – IAHC Fifth Province – Friday, March 4
IAHC – Ceili Room – Due to Fish Fry

Live Music by:  Ceoltoiri Chicago

8:30 – 11:30 PM
Donation:  $15 – Pay at the Door
Come to the Pre- Céilí Mor  Activity:
Free  Céilí  /Set Dance Lessons – Ceili Room –   7:30-8:30 PM
Lessons will help new or experienced dancers that want to work on basic jig, reel, polka, or hornpipe steps.
Instructor: Dan Cahill and Friends
We will have Tea Time.  You are invited to bring a treat.



Looking back #TBT – 1st – Chicago Reel #irishmusic December 2013

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Looking back on the Salon Concerts Chicago … The first one in December 2013 was with Chicago Reel

Quotes from the night: “We did a quick set dance demo at the concert tonight. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

The band was wonderful as always. And Kudos to the young musicians who were awesome!!!”

“The band was so lively, some stepdancing broke out to a hornpipe set!”

One of the inspirations for @SalonConcertChi is @TunesInChurch in Ireland #irishmusic


One of the inspirations for the Salon Concerts Chicago series is the very successful Tunes in the Church series in Ireland.. This video illustrates what they are after in presenting the music in this way, a listening room environment.. We endeavor to do the same at the Irish American Heritage Center whether it be in the Fifth Province at the Irish American Heritage Center or in another room such as 109! Watch this space as we review our concerts in advance of our next Concert announcement. Thanks to Paul Groff for sharing this excellent video!