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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Monday, May 25 2015 @ 02:10 PM MST
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WELCOME TO THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER AND MCCLELLAND LIBRARY

McClelland Irish Library                        The Irish Cultural Center Academy Website



 
Photo Mike Baxter Photo Bob Rink
                                                                    
Summer Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library & Genealogy)
June 1st – August 13th, 2015
10am – 3pm Wednesday & Thursday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings (Library only)
Closed:   August 14th – August 31st, 2015
Summer Office Hours
10am – 3pm Tuesday – Friday
Open Other Hours for Scheduled Classes, Meetings & Events


HOURS for the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library
Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library, Exhibits & Genealogy)
10am – 3pm  Tuesday - Saturday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings
(Library, Exhibits & Genealogy only, no tours)
Open other times for Scheduled Events, Classes, Meetings & Rentals

Admission is free to the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library

Fees for campus-wide guided tours and exhibits

Adults, General Public – $5 tour, $10 exhibit, $13 combined
Seniors & Students – $3 tour, $8 exhibit, $10 combined
Children 6-17 – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $7 combined
Members – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $8 combined
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MUSIC LEGEND, ALFIE BOE, PERFORMS IN PHOENIX ON JUNE 4TH AND 5TH

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Due to illness, Colm Wilkinson will not be able to perform on June 4th and 5th. He is being replaced by Alfie Boe. The McClelland Library and Irish Cultural Center join together with The Phoenix Symphony to present the talented Tony Award winner. Alfie Boe will be performing live for the first time ever with our world-class Phoenix Symphony.

Don’t miss incredible English tenor and Tony Award-winner Alfie Boe, fresh off the success of his performance as Jean Valjean in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary concert and the 2013 PBS special Alfie Boe: Storyteller at The Royal Albert Hall. Performing for the first time with The Phoenix Symphony, Alfie Boe comes to Symphony Hall with his diverse collection of classical, folk and Broadway hits from Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and more… leaving audiences around the world wanting more! See Alfie Boe live in Phoenix before he returns to Broadway as Jean Valjean this fall in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables at New York’s Imperial Theatre.


Thurs, June 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Symphony Hall
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Symphony Hall

The Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation benefits from this first of its kind collaboration with The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona’s most preeminent performing arts organization.  Robust ticket sales and sponsor fundraising translate into a percentage of sales back to our nonprofit.  Please plan to support and attend this extraordinary event.

Tickets begin as low as $29 and can be purchased at phoenixsymphony.org or by calling 602-495-1999. 

VIP ticket packages are available starting at $250 including an exclusive meet and greet reception with Alfie Boe following the 6/5/15 concert.  Please contact ICLF Board of Trustee member, Blythe Sweeney, at 602-793-8811 to reserve your VIP seats now!
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - GENERAL MANAGER

If you’re passionate about Irish Culture and Heritage and are looking for a great opportunity,
this may be your calling!

Govig & Associates Your #1 full-service recruiting firm and your access to the best opportunities available, has been exclusively retained by the IRISH CULTURAL & LEARNING FOUNDATION (ICLF) at the IRISH CULTURAL CENTER & McCLELLAND LIBRARY to identify their next GENERAL MANAGER.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:   The ICLF’s mission is to provide a link between the people of Arizona and the people of Ireland and other Celtic cultures.  ICLF’s programs, classes, festivals, exhibits and special events include history, music, art, dance, literature, drama, crafts, language, travel, sports and other traditional cultural activities.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:   The GENERAL MANAGER of the ICLF will provide leadership for the efficient operation and day-to-day delivery of all Foundation programs, facilities, and business systems.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO O'CONNOR'S PUB AND THE JIMMY O'CONNOR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Irish Cultural Center would like to sincerely thank O'Connor's Pub and everyone involved with the Jimmy O'Connor Memorial Golf Tournament for their most generous donation of almost $3,000.00.
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2ND ANNUAL AZ CELTIC WOMEN ON MAY 30TH

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ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTICS STUDIES TERM 2 2015 STARTS APRIL 6TH

Academy of Irish & Cultural Studies


The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies begins its second term of 2015 on April 6th. The cost for dance or language classes is $125.00 for the 10 week term (minimum 3 person class).  The cost for Reader's Theater/Drama is $100 (Minimum 6 person class). Music lessons are all private lessons and are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. Private classes may be adjusted to fit your schedule. The cost for private lessons is $200.00 per ten-weeks of 30 minute classes.  60 minute private classes are available at $400 for the ten-weeks.  Tuition may be pro-rated for late starters. NOTE: Private tuition is available in all subjects. A number of scholarships may also be available.
If a teacher has two students at the same level, that teacher may decide to have both in the same class for an hour as long as both students and teacher are in agreement with the arrangement.

For further information, please call Pat McCrossan at the Academy office (602) 864 2357 or main number at 602-258-0109 Email: academy@azirish.org  Visit the academy website at www.iccacademy.com

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Call Mary at 602-258-0109. RSVP requested.

 
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KEVIN BURKE IN CONCERT - SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH

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The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library is proud to present Kevin Burke in concert on Saturday, June 20, 2015 starting at 8:00 pm.  The concert will be held in the Exhibit Room in the McClelland Library.  Tickets are $25.00 pre-sale (please call the ICC at 602-258-0109) and $30.00 at the door.  Seating is limited so please call for tickets ASAP.
Kevin will be doing a 90 minute fiddle workshop on Sunday, June 21st at 11:30am at the ICC.  Fee is $40.00.  Please call the ICC to reserve your spot.
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9TH ANNUAL BLOOMIN' BEERFEST ON JUNE 13TH

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On Saturday, June 13, 2015, The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Irish Library will be presenting:
THE 9TH ANNUAL BLOOMIN’ BEERFEST
A unique Bloomsday Celebration which commemorates Irish author James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel, Ulysses, with beer-tasting, wine & spirits and food also available, readings from the novel, live Irish music by Seanachie, SHEELA-na-Gig and the Irish Cultural Center Academy Band.
DATE: Saturday June 13, 2015, 7pm—11pm (Gates open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: The Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85004
INFO LINE: 602-258-0109
WEBSITE:www.azirish.org
CONTACT: Mary Moriarty  mary.moriarty@azirish.org

Sales for this event will begin at midnight April 29, 2015 12:00 AM PST  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1559474

DESCRIPTION: The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation presents The Ninth Annual Bloomin' Beerfest Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix.
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BON VOYAGE TEA FOR THE 2015 YOUNG AMBASSADOR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

The 2nd Annual Hats Off to the 2015 Young Ambassador Tea will be held at the ICC on Sunday, June 7, from 1 -5 PM. The Friends of the Saint Patrick Centre - Arizona Chapter is happy to announce that Ciara Archer has been selected as the 2015 Young Ambassador. Ciara will graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University this month. She will travel to the Saint Patrick Center in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, in July for a two week internship.
Ciara has been involved with the Irish community in Phoenix and has participated in the Arizona Colleen and Rose Section. She has a lovely singing voice. She has visited relatives in Dublin several times and toured parts of Northern Ireland.  Ciara will use her education in mass communication and journalism to spread the word about her experiences as a Young Ambassador. Along with the dessert/cheese and crackers menu there will be a hat decoratng contest and a silent raffle.  Entertainment will be provided by former Young Ambassadors Audrey Sullivan,  Kelsey Keleher and Sarah Hines and others. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased at the door.  Men are welcome. Please email reservations to auntguck@gmail.com or call Glenda Walker at 602 277 1376 (After noon).
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OUR MAY ARTIST IS MANDIE BECK

Amanda Beck, better known to her family, friends, and clients as “Mandie,” is the well-known owner of
Your Art Party and is a proven artist in the Arizona market. Mandie is a self-taught artist who
predominately creates with traditional paint on canvas. Inspired by the beauty of the contrasts of
darkness and light, she has primarily focused on the beauty of the female body, but has recently
transitioned into recreating the beauty of nature in her more recent landscape work.
As the owner of Your Art Party, she not only teaches others how to apply the brush to canvas, but has
several other artists working underneath her to maximize the potential of her popular and growing
business. Starting as an instructor for Your Art Party, Mandie purchased the company only after two
short years of employment. Her vision to bring the art of painting to others is a dream that she is making
come to life.