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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.
Bua
 
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 –
fiddle 
 
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.”
 
 

 
Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Dec 10
7:30 p.m.
Cathie Ryan
A Winter’s Heart: A Celebration of a Traditional 
Irish American Christmas
 
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Tickets: $29 in advance
$33 on concert day
$10 students with ID
 
Cathie Ryan
vocals, bodhrán
Patsy O’Brien –
guitar, banjo, vocals
Patrick Mangan –
fiddle
Brian Melick –
percussion
 

An acclaimed singer noted around the world for heart-stirring vocals, Cathie and her award-winning band will kindle the warmth and joy of an Irish Christmas as well as celebrate the ancient rituals of the Winter Solstice during this beautiful musical event. From ethereal hymns to exuberant reels, along with step dancing and beloved stories, The Winter’s Heart revels in the wealth of tradition during the holiday season.
A captivating performer, Cathie has been in the vanguard of Irish music for more than 25 years and was twice named Irish Female Vocalist of the Decade by Live Ireland as well as honored as one of the Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish Music Magazine.

Joining Cathie will be songwriter/guitarist Patsy O’Brien, who was called “Ireland’s best kept musical secret” by the Irish Examiner. Patrick Mangan is currently on break from Riverdance where he is a featured fiddle soloist. Percussionist Brian Melick has performed with ensembles ranging from Celtic, to jazz, bluegrass, Latin and classical.
 

"Cathie Ryan is a thrilling traditional vocalist … Her singing is simply sublime…”
The Boston Globe
 


 

 
 
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