TONIGHT Tix at the door – Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely Salon Concert 8pm – Irish American Heritage Center TONIGHT!

Lúnasa​ – Ciara’s Dance / Burning Snowball – Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely Salon Concert​ coming up Friday!

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Won’t you join us later for Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely – Irish American Heritage Center #irishmusic

Won’t you join us later for Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely – Irish American Heritage Center #irishmusic

Don’t Miss Show! @lunasaband ‘s Kevin Crawford (flute) Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) in Chicago! #iahc

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely this spring.

A virtuoso flute player, Kevin Crawford has recorded two solo albums, ‘’D’Flute Album’ and ‘In Good Company’ and “On Common Ground” with Lunasa bandmate, Cillian Vallely. Crawford also tours with Martin Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotalers.

A gifted uilleann piper and low whistle player from Armagh, Northern Ireland, Cillian Vallely comes from a well-known, highly respected and talented musical family. In addition to his many years of performing, touring, and recording with Lunasa, Vallely was featured as uilleann pipes soloist in the Broadway production of “Riverdance”.

Local pipes and fiddle duet, Patrick and Karen Cannady will open the concert.

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely perform on Friday, May 5 at 8pm in Room109. Tickets are $25 for Adults and children under 18 are free!

http://irish-american.org/event/cillian-vallely-and-kevin-crawford-salon-concert/

 

 

Don’t Miss Show! @lunasaband ‘s Kevin Crawford (flute) Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) in Chicago! #iahc

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely this spring.

A virtuoso flute player, Kevin Crawford has recorded two solo albums, ‘’D’Flute Album’ and ‘In Good Company’ and “On Common Ground” with Lunasa bandmate, Cillian Vallely. Crawford also tours with Martin Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotalers.

A gifted uilleann piper and low whistle player from Armagh, Northern Ireland, Cillian Vallely comes from a well-known, highly respected and talented musical family. In addition to his many years of performing, touring, and recording with Lunasa, Vallely was featured as uilleann pipes soloist in the Broadway production of “Riverdance”.

Local pipes and fiddle duet, Patrick and Karen Cannady will open the concert.

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely perform on Friday, May 5 at 8pm in Room109. Tickets are $25 for Adults and children under 18 are free!

http://irish-american.org/event/cillian-vallely-and-kevin-crawford-salon-concert/

 

 

Don’t Miss Show! @lunasaband ‘s Kevin Crawford (flute) Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes) in Chicago! #iahc

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely this spring.

A virtuoso flute player, Kevin Crawford has recorded two solo albums, ‘’D’Flute Album’ and ‘In Good Company’ and “On Common Ground” with Lunasa bandmate, Cillian Vallely. Crawford also tours with Martin Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotalers.

A gifted uilleann piper and low whistle player from Armagh, Northern Ireland, Cillian Vallely comes from a well-known, highly respected and talented musical family. In addition to his many years of performing, touring, and recording with Lunasa, Vallely was featured as uilleann pipes soloist in the Broadway production of “Riverdance”.

Local pipes and fiddle duet, Patrick and Karen Cannady will open the concert.

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely perform on Friday, May 5 at 8pm in Room109. Tickets are $25 for Adults and children under 18 are free!

http://irish-american.org/event/cillian-vallely-and-kevin-crawford-salon-concert/

 

 

Salon Concerts Chicago presents Trian: Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule – Thursday, April 20

 

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Salon Concerts Chicago presents Trian, featuring Liz Carroll on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion and Dáithí Sproule on guitar and vocals on Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province.

Three of Celtic music’s most acclaimed and award-winning musicians; Carroll, McComiskey and Sproule perform as Trian, a band originally formed in the 1980s. While tied to traditional music, the trio uses exquisite musicianship to take the traditions a step further.

Carroll’s playful and expressive fiddling, along with her massive original repertoire, have made her a worldwide legend. She is a 1994 recipient of this country’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts; the National Heritage Fellowship.

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Also a National Heritage Fellowship recipient (2016), McComiskey is revered as player and composer and is credited with raising the profile and stature of the button accordion.

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A member of the internationally celebrated band Altan, Sproule is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists and singers in English and Irish, and one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music.

Trian, featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule is Thursday, April 20 at 8pm in the Fifth Province. The Academy of Irish Music Performing Group will be the opening act.

Tickets are $20 for adults and children 18 and under are free and can be purchased by clicking below, calling 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or at the door.

http://irish-american.org/event/salon-concerts-chicago-presents-trian/

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From @cathieryan: US Christmas Tour has begun! The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas! #irishmusic

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Our US Christmas tour has begun! The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas! I hope you can join us at one of the shows. Here are the dates and thanks to Kerry Dexter for this lovely interview about the tour. Please share!
Kerry Dexter’s interview with Cathie Ryan:
 

Nov 30, 2016 Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens Exhibition Hall at 8:00pm
www.longwoodgardens.org/even…/music-performances-and-theater
Sold out show, but they have just released some seats!

Dec 1, 2016 Germantown, MD
Blackrock Center for the Arts at 7:30pm
www.blackrockcenter.org/

Dec 2, 2016 Lawrence Township, NJ
Notre Dame High School Theatre at 7:30pm
www.ndnj.org
For tickets: Colette Breen 202 577 3998

Dec 8, 2016 Chicago IL
The Irish American Heritage Center at 8:00pm
http://irish-american.org/event/the-winters-heart-an-irish-american-christmas/

Dec 9, 2016 East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University Community Music School 7:30pm
www.tenpoundfiddle.org/tickets/

Dec 10, 2016 Milwaukee, WI
The Irish Culture & Heritage Center of Wisconsin at 7:30pm
www.ichc.net/

Dec 14, 2016 Miamisburg, OH (near Dayton)
The Historic Plaza Theatre at 8pm
www.facebook.com/events/512864632246286/
for tickets: https://sunnyskies.ticketleap.com/cathie-ryan/
For more info: 937-979-0920 or cathieryantickets@gmail.com

Dec 15, 2016 Muncie, IN
Emens Auditorium at Pruis Hall, Ball State University at 7:30pm
www.cms.bsu.edu/Web/Emens

Dec 16, 2016 Marietta, Ohio
People’s Bank Theater 8:00pm
www.peoplesbanktheater.com

Dec 17, 2016 Minneapolis, MN
The Cedar Cultural Center at 8:00pm
http://www.thecedar.org/

Dec 18, 2016 St Cloud, MN
The Paramount Center for the Arts at 3:00pm
http://www.paramountarts.org/

More info about the show at: http://www.cathieryan.com/christmas/

Chicago show, Cathie Ryan’s The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas, tickets available here:

RECAP: Salon Concerts Chicago Presents #irishmusic #irishculture @IAHF @iahcchicago

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RECAP – Salon Concerts Chicago Presents – Words, Music and Song in the Library of the Irish American Heritage Center

 

The Salon Concerts Chicago presented a series of lectures, readings, musical performances, and introductory classes as part of the cultural content of the July 9-10, 2016 Irish American Heritage Fest at the IAHC.  The programs were held in the south room of the Library on the Center’s second floor, opposite the Tea Room.  Both days featured a full lineup of presenters starting at 1PM and continuing until 6PM.  The south room was arranged in a classroom format, with seats facing the south wall, with enough space in the southernmost end to accommodate a sound system, a lectern, and several chairs used by the various presenters.

Both days commenced with readings of short stories and excerpts penned by members of Anam Cara, the Center’s creative writing circle. Their writings were full of life, humor, and touching moments, displaying a great deal of craft and sensitivity.

Saturday featured musical performances by two groups from the Academy of Irish Music, which teaches young people to create arranged pieces out of traditional melodies, employing harmony, dynamics, and rhythm in a manner akin to orchestral music.  The early group included young performers while the later group consisted of its most senior members. The young group brought zest and energy to their performances, while the older performing group displayed their maturity with a gentle, almost tender sound at times before launching into dance melodies.  The younger group performed on Sunday at the conclusion of the program as well.

Saturday also included popular songs of the early 1900s performed ably by Eamonn McDonagh accompanied by Joe Cullen. Their material was chosen in particular with a mind to the 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath, and contained many songs that would have been in popular circulation at the time. Eamonn sang with power and great feeling over Joe’s expert piano accordion accompaniment. Eamonn also gave a stirring reading of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish Freedom on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, there was a performance of traditional Irish dance music on the uilleann pipes and fiddle by Patrick and Karen Cannady accompanied, by Steve Ponisciak on piano. Their performance included material collected from Chicago’s community of immigrant traditional musicians. The performance featured strong rhythms, “lift,” moments of lyricism, and sweetness, all enabled by the interplay between the chanter, fiddle, and piano. On Sunday, Patrick also gave a presentation on the workings and history of the uilleann pipes with a demonstration of some of its repertoire.  The audience was keenly interested, as most had never seen the instrument in person.

Both days featured the imaginative and dramatic storytelling of local Seanach Tim O’ Sullivan, of Killarney.  Tim regaled his audience with larger than life stories of Saint Patrick and pre-Christian Ireland, recitations of W.B. Yeats poems, and songs.

Novelist Arthur Cola also gave readings of his work and presented on his latest project, a complex novel with interwoven plot lines about 19th century life around Doonagore, Clare.

The program for both days also included a short introductory class to modern Irish Gaelic presented by teachers from Na Gael, the Center’s Irish Language program.

Also on both days, a group of thespians gave dramatic readings of letters and speeches contemporary to the 1916 Rising, including writings from many of the Rebellion’s ringleaders. Highlights included orations from James Connolly and a letter from Countess Markiewicz.

Sunday featured a fascinating demonstration of Irish harp music and a presentation on its history and traditions by Marta Cook. Marta performed several pieces from famous Irish harpists and composers of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The various presentations, performances, classes, and recitations kept an audience throughout the day, with people coming and going, and the Library was never empty.  The audiences would come in, linger a while, leave, return, and the schedule was varied and paced in a manner to encourage this.  In conjunction with a book sale and ongoing genealogy activity with Brian Donovan in the Library’s other room, this kept the Library very busy throughout the festival weekend.

Many thanks to:  Leah Joyce Steele, Noel Rice, Mary Moore, Theresa Choske, Kathy O’Neill, Karen and Patrick Cannady, John Halliburton, Elizabeth Ellis, Virginia Gibbons, Na Gael, Meg Buchanan, and Gene Cooney for their support, time, and dedication in making this event happen.

 

 

Sunday: Salon Concerts Chicago Presents Music + Instrument Demos #irishmusic

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Salon Concerts Chicago presents – Words, Music & Song – In The Library
Featuring
Storytelling
Poetry
Drama
Traditional Music
Traditional Singing
Presentations on Irish Language, History, and Folklore
2:00 – 2:30
Marta Cook – Irish Harp – Talk and Demo
3:00 – 3:30
Patrick Cannady – Uilleann Pipes – Talk and Demo
5:00 Arthur Cola presents his Doonagore Theft Trilogy
 
After Arthur Cola presents his Doonagore Theft Trilogy
Academy – Young Group – Traditional Irish Music –
Harp Pieces – Song Tunes – Dance Tunes
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Also featured on the 2nd Floor:
Art Gallery: Frank Crowley with a presentation about the Book of Kells 3pm
Library Main Room: Brian Donovan discussing Genealogy 1- 4pm
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Sunday: Art Gallery and Museum will be open 1-5 pm.
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More about IrishFest:
Celebrate all things Irish at the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival.
Irish Fest is July 8, 9 and 10 and showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival directly supports and is held on the grounds of the Center and is one of its largest fundraisers.
A free shuttle runs from the Center to a remote lot at Wilson and Lamon.
Friday: 5pm-1:30am
Saturday: 11am-1:30am
Sunday: 9:30am-12:30am
Fest hours are: 6pm to 1am on July 8, noon to 1am on July 9, and 11am to midnight on July 10.
Tickets:
Adults
Friday, 7/8-$8
Saturday, 7/9-$15
Sunday, 7/10-$15
Children 4-12-$5 each day
Under 4-Free
To purchase tickets, click below or buy at the door.

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