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Spring 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
Friday, March 18
7:30 p.m.
We Banjo 3

 
Tickets: $25 in advance
$28 on concert day
$10 students with ID
David Howley
vocals, guitar
Martin Howley –
banjo, mandolin
Enda Scahill –
banjo
Fergal Scahill –
fiddle, bodhrán
 

Continue the St. Patrick’s Day glow with the high-octane Galway, Ireland band We Banjo 3 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. 

Composed of two sets of brothers, David and Martin Howley and Enda and Fergal Scahill have electrified concert halls and festivals across Europe and North America. The band toured Japan in late 2015. They’re an Irish Fest favorite described by LiveIreland as the fest’s “hottest show” following their first Milwaukee performance in 2012. 

Effortlessly combining the best of traditional Irish and bluegrass music along with American old-time traditional in a style the award-winning band calls Celt Grass, We Banjo 3 is “the Irish version of Chris Thile and Punch Brothers,” according to Michael Jonathon of NPR’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. 

Each member began playing music at a young age and went on to win multiple All-Ireland titles. Tenor banjo/mandolin player Martin was awarded the All-Ireland title seven times on the banjo, and was the first Irish banjo player to perform at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. His younger brother David, the band’s guitarist and charismatic lead vocalist, is known for virtuoso technical ability as well as creativity and passion. 

A banjo wizard, Enda is a leading author on Irish banjo techniques and has guested with the Chieftains and recorded with Ricky Skaggs. Music journalist Bill Margeson wrote that, “Enda does things with the banjo that should be impossible.” Fergal is recognized as one of the most renowned Irish fiddlers and a superb bodhrán player whose extended solos and playful onstage presence reflect his enthusiastic personality.  

“You are about to hear something new...fresh...daring, something that befits the bright, flamboyant spirit of the banjo itself.”
Paul F Wells, Tennessee State University
 
Special $99 rate for We Banjo 3 concert-goers
at the elegant 1920s Art Deco Ambassador Hotel 
near the heart of downtown Milwaukee
and across from the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center
subject to availability. 

Mention March 18 ICHC concert when calling 888 322-3326. www.ambassadormilwaukee.com.
 

 


 

 
Hallamór Concert
Saturday, April 2
7:30 p.m.
Old Blind Dogs
 
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Aaron Jones –
vocals, bouzouki, guitar, electric bass
Jonny Hardie –
fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals
 Donald Hay –
drums, percussion
Ali Hutton
pipes, whistles, guitar

Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival since the early 1990s. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes fueled by dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stir¬ring pipes.

Vocalist and bouzouki player Aaron Jones was the featured guest at the ICHC’s Irish Christmas in America performance in 2012. Fiddle player Jonny Hardie is a founding member of the band and has been a regular guest of the Chieftains. Calling the band’s instrumentals “jaw-dropping,” ThreeWeeks Festival described Ali Hutton as “an athlete on the pipes.” A top rated percussionist and composer, Donald Hay is known for an exceptional ability to play with power, empathy, delicacy and drama. 

The Dogs have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2004 and 2007. The latest of their 10 albums, Wherever Yet May Be, reflects the heritage of their forefathers and also comes across as resoundingly fresh and immediate. 
  

“What makes Old Blind Dogs special, however, is their power to evoke the wild, historic Scottish landscape and bring it to life in the contemporary world, even when they cover AC/DC. “ – Three-Weeks Festival 

    

 


 
 
Package price for the two 
Spring 2016 Hallamór concerts:  $41
 
For more information call 414-345-8800.

 


 
Hallamór concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. 
unless otherwise stated

Doors open at 6:30 p.m

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