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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Tuesday, September 02 2014 @ 09:31 PM MST
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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.