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
Celebration of a Traditional Irish
on concert day
guitar, banjo, vocals
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
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…”