To order tickets by phone call the ICHC at (414) 345-8800
certificates and group pricing available call
the ICHC at (414) 345-8800
The new Tierney Irish Music
supports bringing high-caliber
Irish and Celtic music to the Hallamór Concert Series.
to learn more
Nov. 19 7:30
on concert day
flute, uilleann pipes,
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
New this fall, reasonably
priced food will be available for purchase before each
The well-known Milwaukee
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.
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.”