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Spring 2015
Concert Series
 
Thank you to

for supporting the
Hallamór Concert Series

 
Hallamór Concert
Saturday, Feb. 7
7:30 p.m.
Norah Rendell
 
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
 
Norah Rendell
vocals, flute, whistle, harmonium
Brian Miller –
guitar, bouzouki
Randy Gosa –
guitar, mandola
 

Join us for a wonderful night of rare and moving traditional songs, carefully handpicked from roots in Ireland and Canada. Formerly the lead singer and flute player with The Outside Track, Norah will be joined by outstanding traditional accompanists including Norah’s husband Brian Miller (Bua, Songs of the Northwoods, Two Tap Trio) and Milwaukee musician Randy Gosa (Songs of the Northwoods, Myserk.)

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Norah was named Best Vocalist of the Year by the Live Ireland Awards in 2011 and 2012. She also received a nomination for Canadian Best Traditional Singer of the Year. Now based in Minneapolis- St. Paul, Norah tours across North America and Europe and is the executive director of the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, Minn. Norah met Brian from Bemidji, Minn., in 2005 while both were studying the music they loved in Ireland. Their first concerts as a duo were critically acclaimed with The Munster Express writing “(They) bring sunlight into your heart and set your feet a dancing.” Norah’s newest album, Traditional Songs From Canada, will be released in early 2015.
  

“Her singing left me goose-pimpled all over – a sure sign of a gutsy, emotional delivery laced with meaning and pathos.” – Stornoway Gazette

    

 


 
 

 
Hallamór Concert
Saturday, March 7
7:30 p.m.
Dervish
 
Tickets: $29 in advance
$33 on concert day
$15 students with ID
 
Michael Holmes
bouzouki
Cathy Jordan –
vocals, bodhrán
Liam Kelly  –
flute, whistles
Brian McDonagh –
mandola, mandolin
Shane Mitchell
accordion
Tom Morrow
fiddle, viola
 

The members of this iconic Irish band have wowed audiences in every corner of the world from Brazil to Israel during the past 25 years and shared stages with artists as diverse as Sting, James Brown, and The Buena Vista Social Club. As worldwide ambassadors of Irish music, they accompanied Ireland’s Taoiseach (prime minister) on a historic trade mission to China in 2006. 

Dervish’s exceptional musicianship, groundbreaking songs, and carefully crafted arrangements explore the endless rhythms and complexities that go into making great Irish music. Fronted by Cathy Jordan’s singing and masterful stage presence as well as a core sound built around the tight and intuitive interplay between flute, accordion and fiddle, Dervish is one of traditional music’s most magical and dazzling bands. Their 13th album, The Thrush in the Storm, was released in 2013. 
  

“There’s no substitute for class, and after almost twenty-five years together this Sligo super group is virtually in a class of its own. Dervish’s music impresses immediately, with every member shining.”
– Irish Music Magazine

  

 


 
 

 
Hallamór Concert
Saturday, April 11
7:30 p.m.
Alasdair Fraser and
Natalie Haas 
 
Tickets: $21 in advance
$25 on concert day
$10 students with ID
 
Alasdair Fraser
fiddle
Natalie Haas –
cello
 

The ICHC welcomes back internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and dynamic cello player Natalie Haas. The musical collaboration of Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador and the stunningly talented young instrumentalist is credited with helping return the cello to its role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. 

Referred to as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddle” by The San Francisco Examiner, Fraser’s fiddling has thrilled audiences around the world for more than 30 years including during the 2014 Milwaukee Irish Fest. In addition to a long list of awards and accolades, he has been featured on movie soundtracks including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. 

A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, Natalie was 11 when she first attended Alastair’s Valley of the Moon Scottish fiddling school in California. In her percussive bowing and musical spontaneity, Alasdair found the perfect partner for a musical conversation. 

“While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. … Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter.” – Boston Globe 
  

“While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. … Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter.” – Boston Globe 

    

 


 
Package price for all three 
Spring 2015 Hallamór concerts:  $64
 
For more information call 414-345-8800.

 

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