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Fall 2016
Concert Series

The new Tierney Irish Music Fund
supports bringing high-caliber Irish and Celtic music to the Hallamór Concert Series.
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Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Nov. 19
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Brian Ó hAirt
vocals, sean-nós dance, concertina
Sean Gavin –
flute, uilleann pipes, whistle
 Brian Miller –
guitar, bouzouki
Devin Shepherd –
The Chicago-based quartet comprised of some of American’s most talented young musicians, Bua brings the beauty and power of  their critically acclaimed traditional Irish music in a return visit to the ICHC. 
Brian’s evocative, award-winning singing, often in Irish Gaelic, is central to Bua’s unique sound. He is the only American to have won the traditional senior title at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in 2002 and is also an award-winning sean-nós dancer. Bua’s instrumental “heart,” Sean became the first American to win the prestigious Seán O’Riada Gold Medal competition in County Cork in 2016.

Known for a sophisticated and exciting fiddle style, Devin began Suzuki violin lessons at age 4, and at age 12, received an Illinois Arts Council Master Grant to study with famed Irish fiddler Liz Carroll. One of North American’s most sought after guitarists, Brian was recently awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to continue the Lost Forty Project which celebrates and makes accessible century old field recordings of Minnesotan traditional songs. 
“(Bua) can… raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”
New this fall, reasonably priced food will be available for purchase before each
Hallamór concert. 
The well-known Milwaukee restaurant
Miss Katie’s Diner
will begin serving at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 prior to the performance by traditional Irish music band Bua.

Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Dec 10
7:30 p.m.
Cathie Ryan
Cathie Ryan
vocals, bodhrán
Patsy O’Brien –
guitar, banjo, vocals
Patrick Mangan –
Brian Melick –
Kieran O’Hare –
uilleann pipes, flute,
tin whistle
Tickets: $29 in advance
$33 on concert day
$10 students with ID

Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band will celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center's Hallamór.

From ethereal hymns to exuberant jigs and reels, The Winter’s Heart revels in the wealth of the holiday traditions such as leaving a candle in the window to light loved ones home, hunting for the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, Nollaig na mBan or the Woman’s Christmas, and much more. 

The ritual of the Winter Solstice, for centuries considered a sacred time in Ireland, will also be honored.
A captivating performer, Ryan has been in the vanguard of Irish music for more than 25 years and was twice named Irish Female Vocalist of the Decade by LiveIreland as well as honored as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish Music Magazine. Her shows are renowned for their intimacy and power as well as her witty banter. 

Joining Ryan will be Cork-born, award-winning songwriter Patsy O’Brien. He is one of Irish music’s most respected guitarists, known for both a driving rhythm as well as a delicate and melodic finger picking style. He has worked with fiddle player Eileen Ivers and piping legend Paddy Keenan, among others. 

Patrick Mangan is currently on break as the featured fiddle soloist from Riverdance, where he was initially invited to perform when he was just 16-years-old. His respect for traditional music – along with the gift of playing with fluidity and fire – twice earned him the coveted All-Ireland fiddle championship. 

Kieran O’Hare is an internationally respected and sought-after musician on uilleann pipes, concert flute and tin whistle. He had a role in the film Road to Perdition and was the piper in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and with artists in many musical genres including Mick Moloney, Liz Carroll, Josh Groban and Don Henley.

“Cathie Ryan has the soul of a true folksinger and a crystalline voice that turns even simple songs into gems…One hears in Ryan the sounds of old and new worlds.”
Hartford Courant


Ambassador Hotel Offers Special Hallamor Concert Rates

The beautiful Art Deco style Ambassador Hotel, 
2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., 
is offering a special rate – subject to availability – for Hallamor concert-goers.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m

Food service will be offered
by guest restaurants
beginning at 6:00 p.m.
and will run through 

The bars will remain open during the concerts.

Thank you to

for supporting the
Hallamór Concert Series
To order tickets by phone
call the ICHC at (414) 345-8800