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Friday, October 31 2014 @ 10:51 PM MST
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Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music are now called Phoenix Traditional Music and Dance and they host the fourth Friday,  7:30 - 10:00 pm Contra dance at the Center.  All figures will be taught during the evening; no formal workshop. Non-dancing children must be attended by their parents at all times. Snacks are potluck provided by the participants; water fountain available.  Please bring your soft soled non scuffing dance shoes!  For more information join them on the web at

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Arizona Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

“The bagpipe is much used by the Irish: to its sound this unconquered fierce and warlike people march their armies and encourage each other to deeds of valor. With it they also accompany the dead to the grave making such sorrowful sounds as to invite, nay to compel the bystander to weep.”
Vincenzo Galilei – 1581
A group of like minded individuals from the Arizona Law Enforcement Emerald Society and the Phoenix Fire Fighters Emerald Society are interested in forming a joint Police and Fire Emerald Society pipe and drum band.  Band membership will be open to all active, associate, and honorary members of the societies.  The Band’s mission will be to support fraternity and brotherhood between the Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Emerald Societies, to support all community police and fire departments throughout the valley, to support the activities of the Phoenix Irish Cultural Center, and to support our community as a whole. The Band will be a non-competition band, wear the Irish solid green kilt, and play predominately Irish pipe tunes.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact Ed Collins, 480-216-7748, or email
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EventsIf you know anybody especially those born in Ireland who want to play either Hurling or Gaelic Football with the Gaels this year its important we have them all registered so Please notify Denis at
If your interested in playing please drop me a email  or contact me through our facebook page!/group.php?gid=53110445534.

For those of you interested in learning or dusting off the cobwebs we will have a few pre-league sessions at Palo Verde Park in Mesa, I will forward details to those that are interested. They will begin just after christmas.  If you still know people interested its not too late to join. just an overview of Gaelic Football
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ICLF Board meeting minutes are available at the office of the ICC
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The Phoenix Job Corps Center located in central downtown Phoenix has proudly served   thousands of disadvantaged youth in our community for 43 years. Since its inception in 1970 Phoenix Job Corps  student’s have   increased their educational, career and technical training needed to become successful in careers .Many graduates have been placed in  the military, higher education and working good paying jobs.
Phoenix Job Corps students have acquired much success due to the meaningful partnerships that we have engaged within our communities. The true meaning of partnerships is exemplified by The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation which has extended their friendship, support and opportunities to the students of Phoenix Job Corps. The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation has engaged with Job Corps students providing them opportunities to participate in activities, projects and community events. These events have benefited the community and provided positive public image as well as contributed to our youth’s self confidence and the experience necessary to enter into meaningful careers.
Phoenix Job Corps extends their thanks to The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation for their commitment and partnership to serve the youth in our communities.

Fred Rivera
Business Community Liaison
Phoenix Job Corps
Educational Management Corporation
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A fluent Irish speaker is urgently needed in the Tucson area.  Need not be from the Gaeltacht or have prior language teaching experience.  Please contact Shirley McDowell, Administrator, Critical Languages Department, University of Arizona in Tucson at (520) 621-3387.
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Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesPat McCrossan (Director of Studies) Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, 5 string Banjo, Music theory.  Jane Hilton - Fiddle. John Good - Whistle, Flute and Welsh language.  Vicki Champion - Irish language.  Steve Colby - Clawhammer banjo, Bouzouki, DADGAD guitar. Heidi Will - Step dancing. Shay Veno - Bodhran. Mike Von Seigel - Buntas (Irish book club).  Sandy Voris - Bagpipes.
There are 78 students presently studying with the above mentioned teachers.  The music students love to perform, and have done so at, FIDDLER'S GREEN, BLOOMSDAY FESTIVAL, AZ IRISH FESTIVAL, BEERFEST 2008, ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND FAIRE, and at various functions at the Center.  For information contact Pat at phone 602-254-6094.  Visit the students website at
Picture of some of the students in performance at the 7th Arizona Irish Festival, October 2007.
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The Courtyard and the Cottage

Available for Rent - seven days a week - Parties, Weddings, Meetings.  Fully licensed Bar Hall capacity up to 200.  Courtyard capacity approximately 300.  Hall has a large screen for power-point presentations and computer WI-FI. Contact the office at 602-258-0109 or email for availability.  Regular hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 3PM.  Gift shop hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 - 6PM and Saturday 10 - 3PM and open during all functions at the Center.

Two views inside The Great Hall



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Calling all photographers

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Academy Practice Book and CD

Academy of Irish & Cultural StudiesThe third term has begun but its not too late to sign up.  Private and class lessons are still available.  The Academy Practice Book and CD is also available.  The book covers all the scales, chords and a variety of Irish tunes.  The CD has the scale followed by the tune at slow speed, then medium and finally at proper tempo.  It is a great learning tool. Cost for students of the Academy is $10, and non students $15.