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Spring 2014
Concert Series

Thank you to
Milwaukee Irish Fest
for supporting the
Hallamór Concert Series
 
 
Thank you to WMSE
for supporting the
Hallamór Concert Series
 

 

 
Hallamór Concert
Friday, Feb. 28
7:30 p.m.
Goitse

 
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Áine McGeeney
fiddle, vocals 
Colm Phelan –
bodhrán, percussion
Conal O’Kane –
guitar, banjo
James Harvey –
banjo, mandolin
Tadhg Ó Meachair –
piano, 
piano accordion 

Goitse, one of Ireland’s most celebrated and exciting new bands, will kick-off the Spring Hallamor Concert Series at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

Pronounced gwi-cha meaning “come here” in Gaelic, Goitse is a five-piece band forged in the white-hot creative crucible of the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. The internationally recognized young group melds their own compositions and modern rhythms with traditional melodies and synthesizes them into a style of music uniquely their own. In concert, singer/fiddle player Áine McGeeney’s sweet and charismatic voice draws audiences into the music while Colm Phelan’s rhythmic bodhrán sets a breathtaking pace. They are joined by guitarist Conal O’Kane, banjo/mandolin player James Harvey and Tadhg Ó Meachair on piano and piano accordion.

One of Irish music busiest bands, Goitse performs extensively across North American and Europe and will complete a seven-week tour of China shortly before their Milwaukee show. A previous tour brought them to Malawi in Africa where they swapped music with local performers. 

They are working on a third album scheduled for a spring release. Irish American News  called their Dónal Lunny-produced second album, Transformed, “seamless, flawless and powerful, full of the humor and energy...(they) are famous for.”

Goitse made a return visit to Milwaukee Irish Fest in 2013 and was chosen to lead the fest’s finale known as the Scattering
  

 “Simply Terrific” – The Irish Post 
Visit Goitse web site at www.goitse.ie
 

 


 

 
Hallamór Concert
Friday, March 21
7:30 p.m.
Solas
 
Tickets: $29 in advance
$33 on concert day
$10 students with ID
 
Seamus Egan
flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitar, bodhrán
Winifred Horan –
fiddle, vocals
Mick McAuley –
accordion, concertina, low whistle, vocals
 
James Harvey –
banjo, mandolin
Eamon McElholm –
guitar, keyboard, vocals
Niamh Varian-Barry –
vocals
 
Solas, recognized as the quintessential Irish-American band, presents Shamrock City, a multimedia show using original songs, music, photos and narrative to tap into the rough-and-tumble story of one immigrant’s Irish experience in America. The audience travels along on a remarkable journey inspired by bandleader Seamus Eagan’s great-great uncle Michael Con¬way, who settled in Butte, Montana, in the early 1900s.

Gaelic for “light,” Solas burst onto the music scene in the mid-1990s. The incandescent ensemble found contemporary relevance in timeless tradi¬tions through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling topical originals, and unparalleled musicianship. Often drawn to musical social commentary, the band’s Shamrock City depicts universal themes of displacement, the struggle for dignity, and the resilience of the human spirit. It has been called the band’s most ambitious project to date.  

“Solas populates their newly minted landscape with gamblers drinkers and women…a richly-textured music backdrop that could be a first-cousin-once-removed of Springsteen’s The Seeger Sessions” 
The Irish Times 
 

 


 

 

 


 
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. 

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