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Fall 2014
Concert Series
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Hallamór Concert Series

Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Oct. 25
7:30 p.m.
Tartan Terrors

Tickets: $24 in advance
$28 on concert day
$15 students with ID
llen Wilkes Irmisch
vocals, dance
Ian Irmisch –
vocals, bodhran, 
bass drum
Daniel Pentecost –
bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin
Jake Saenz –
guitar, bass guitar
Jon McCann –
drums, percussion
Phill Hood –
vocals, guitar, 
bass guitar 

Celebrate Oíche Shamhna, the Celtic ancestor of Halloween, with the ICHC return of the dynamic band Tartan Terrors. The six-member group from Canada mixes rock music's energy with traditional folklore, dance and humor, all fueled by an arsenal of pipes, fiddle, driving drum tones and signature guitar styles. 

Formed in 1998, members of Tartan Terrors have performed for festivals, Highland games and performance spaces on four continents and the band was featured on Good Morning America. Each of the members has a long list of impressive individual projects. Ellen is a highly regarded choreographer and dance teacher and has been involved in numerous theatrical and festival productions.  Ian has had a long career in the performing arts including work in film and television. Daniel, Jake Jon and Phill are well-known for work in musical genres ranging from classical to jazz and rock to Celtic.

“[H]eirs apparent to the (Celtic) mayhem.” – Celtic Beat Magazine
Wearing costumes is encouraged!
The popular downtown Milwaukee McGillicuddy’s Bar and Grill will be serving tasty food beginning at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through intermission. 




Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Nov. 22
7:30 p.m.
Hanneke Cassel

Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$15 students with ID
Hanneke Cassel
Mike Block –
Keith Murphy –
guitar, vocals

One of the hottest young fiddle players of Scottish and Cape Breton-style music, Hanneke Cassel, will perform at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Sat., Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

Cassel will be joined by internationally recognized cellist Mike Block and dynamic guitarist Keith Murphy. 

Cassel’s playing has been called “Exuberant and rhythmic…both wild and innocent” by the Boston Globe. A native of Oregon, she has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia with some of the biggest names in Celtic music including Cherish the Ladies and Alasdair Fraser. The 2007 United States National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she earned a bachelor of music in violin performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her critically acclaimed eighth CD, Dot the Dragon’s Eyes, was released in 2013. 

Block is perhaps best known for playing second cello alongside celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma in the Silk Road Ensemble, most recently on a European and Asian tour this fall. He has performed with many artists including Allison Krauss, Bon Iver, Tim O’Brien and, and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and in an episode of 30 Rock. Block, who often plays cello while standing up, is the founder of the prestigious Mike Block Music Camp and an associate professor at Berklee College of Music. 

Originally from Newfoundland, Murphy is known for his rhythmic and percussive finger-style guitar playing as well as expressive singing in English and French. He was a member of the trio Nightingale, which presented a sophisticated approach to traditional music. A composer and music arranger who has worked in theater and film, Murphy is the founder and artistic director of the Brattleboro Music Center in Vermont. 

“Elegant … graceful… Cassel’s tunes capture the mixture of sadness and hope found in much Scottish and Irish music and give it a fresh West Coast spin.” — Dirty Linen Magazine



Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Dec. 6
7:30 p.m.
Nollaig Shona:
A Celtic Christmas Show

Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
Andrea Beaton
fiddle, keyboard, dance
Nuala Kennedy –
flute, whistle, vocals
Troy MacGillivray –
fiddle, keyboard

Three of the top names in traditional Celtic music return to the ICHC to share their Nova Scotian and Irish holiday traditions in a magical evening of music, song, dance and stories. Accompanied by a guest guitarist, the performers will bring their audience into the relaxed atmosphere of friends and family gathered around the fire during Christmas. 

Coming from a long line of Cape Breton musicians (acclaimed fiddler Natalie MacMaster is a cousin), Andrea has established herself through the power, drive and crispness of her bow as well her percussive dancing.

Nuala’s hauntingly beautiful vocals and adventurous instrumentation on flute spring from traditional Irish and Scottish music as well as from the fathomless realms of her own imagination. She has a “voice as luminous as her flute,” according to Rhythms Magazine. 

Troy is an award-winning and internationally recognized virtuoso of Cape Breton-style fiddle and piano. In 2012 he was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to culture in Canada.
The annual Celtic Christmas Boutique and bake sale will take place in the ICHC Parlour starting at 6 p.m.



Package price for all three 
Fall 2014 Hallamór concerts:  $64
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. 

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