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Fall 2015
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, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m.
The Murphy Beds
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Eamon O’Leary
bouzouki, guitar, vocals
Jefferson Hamer –
guitar, mandolin, vocals 

Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary of the Murphy Beds will bring their traditional and original folk songs, close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements to the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Accompanying their vocals with guitar, bouzouki and mandolin, the duo has received critical acclaim for their choice of unusual and rarely heard songs. Their self-titled first album has a “lovely and unusual repertoire,” according to The Huffington Post, which also praised “the delicacy of the arrangements: two tenor voices...making the most of the harmony and counterpoint.” 

Born in Dublin, Eamon grew up playing music and after moving to New York in the early 1990s, immersed himself in the traditional music scene along with touring extensively with many of the great Irish players. Eamon is also a member of the Celtic music trio ALT with Nuala Kennedy and John Doyle, a band featured in the Scotland Music Showcase during the 2014 Milwaukee Irish Fest. 

Based in Brooklyn, Jefferson is an acclaimed musician about whom Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, “A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies...and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.” In 2013, he and songwriter Anais Mitchell released Child Ballads, a collection of new adaptations of English and Scottish folk songs which won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and was named one of National Public Radio’s 2013 top-ten folk and Americana releases. 

“Their great feat turns out to be taking what’s best of the classic Irish folk revival without falling into any of its clichés.” 
— Huffington Post 

Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Nov 14
7:30 p.m.
Liz Carroll

photo by Suzanne Plunkett
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Liz Carroll

We are delighted to again welcome one of Irish music’s most acclaimed fiddlers and composers to the ICHC. The Chicago native astounded the Celtic music world when she won the Senior All-Ireland Championship at age 18. She continues to amaze audiences around the globe with her dazzling musicianship both as a solo artist and in collaborations with other performers

Liz has toured with guitarist John Doyle and the duo received a Grammy nomination for their album Double Play. In 2009, Liz and John played for President Obama during the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Two years later, Liz was awarded the Cumadóir TG4, becoming the first American-born composer to receive this major traditional music prize.

Liz began composing music as a young child and in 2010, released 185 of her compositions in a book titled Collections. Her newest album, On the Offbeat, was called “ one of the best albums of the decade” by Irish Music Magazine.

“She is one of today’s most celebrated torchbearers of traditional Irish music...her fiddle music bears confidence, precision, no modest level of speed when the occasion calls for it and, above all, a bountiful sense of Celtic abandon.” 
— Fiddler Magazine 

Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m.
Christmas with
Makem and Spain
Tickets: $24 in advance
$28 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Rory Makem
banjo, vocals
Liam Spain –
bouzouki, vocals
 Mickey Spain –
guitar, vocals

The ICHC is pleased to welcome three acclaimed performers who embrace and uphold the legacy of Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers while making the music their own. Rory Makem and the Spain Brothers have taken the international stage with the vocal power of three-part harmonies, superb instrumentals and engaging stage presence. They were featured in this year’s Milwaukee Irish Fest Tribute to Tommy Makem.

Born in County Louth, Rory continues the lineage of an Irish music dynasty begun by his grandmother Sarah Makem and carried on by his father Tommy, an icon of Irish music known as the Bard of Armagh. Mickey and Liam learned Irish songs from their father while growing up in New Hampshire. Mickey’s rich baritone voice and Liam’s mastery of stringed instruments found a home when they met Rory and combined talents.

“Their textures and sounds make them one of the most original traditional groups … on the Irish music scene today.” — Images


Package price for all three 
Fall 2015 Hallamór concerts:  $59
For more information call 414-345-8800.


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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. 

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