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Spring 2015
Concert Series
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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

Award winning vocalist Norah Rendell will present an evening of rare and moving traditional songs from Ireland and Canada at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center's Hallamór on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will mark the release of Norah’s new album, Spinning Yarns, a collection of songs from Canadians of Irish, Scottish and English descent.

Formerly the lead singer and flute/whistle player with The Outside Track, Norah will be joined by outstanding traditional accompanists including her husband, Brian Miller (Bua, Songs of the Northwoods, Two Tap Trio) on guitar and bouzouki, and Milwaukee-based Randy Gosa (Songs of the Northwoods, Myserk) on guitar and mandola. 

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Norah met Miller from Bemidji, Minn. in 2005 in Ireland while she was completing a master’s degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick. Their first concerts as a duo were well received with The Munster Express writing “(They) bring sunlight into your heart and set your feet a dancing.” 

The couple’s return to North America saw a critically-acclaimed debut album, Wait There Pretty One, which earned Norah a nomination for Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year. She was also named the Best Vocalist of the Year by  Live Ireland Awards in 2011 and 2012.

Norah is the Executive Director of the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul.

Widely recognized for a number of musical projects, Brian and Randy teamed up to research and perform the Irish-influenced music of men who worked in Great Lakes lumber camps. Their Music of the Northwoods concerts bring to life the rich history and folklore of the region.

“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.
Tickets: $29 in advance
$33 on concert day
$15 students with ID
Michael Holmes
Cathy Jordan –
vocals, bodhrán
Liam Kelly  –
flute, whistles
Brian McDonagh –
mandola, mandolin
Shane Mitchell
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
Natalie Haas –

The concert marks a return visit for the duo after an absence of six years. Area audiences saw Fraser more recently as one of the featured performers at the Scotland Music Showcase during the 2014 Milwaukee Irish Fest. 

The musical collaboration of Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador and the sizzlingly talented young American instrumentalist is credited with helping return the cello to its rhythmic heart in Scottish dance music. From the 18th century into the early 20th century, the combination of “big and wee fiddles,” as Fraser calls them, made up the ideal dance band. 

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. In addition to a long list of awards and accolades, he has been featured on move soundtracks including The Last of the Mohicans and Titanic

A graduate of the Julliard School of Music, Natalie was 11 when she first attended Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School in California. In her percussive bowling and musical spontaneity, he found the perfect partner for a musical conversation and they performed their first show four years later. 

 “She creates a groove and a whole chunky rhythm section” according to Fraser. “It’s inspiring to hear the cello unleashed from its orchestral shackles!” 

Abundance, the latest of four duo albums, is a tribute to those they meet on their musical adventures. 

“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