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Saturday, April 25 2015 @ 05:27 AM MST
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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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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST AND IRISH TENOR, COLM WILKINSON, PERFORMING JUNE 4 & 5

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The McClelland Library and Irish Cultural Center join together with The Phoenix Symphony to present the most acclaimed musical theater performer of our time.  Best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in both London and New York, Irish Tenor Colm Wilkinson makes his Arizona debut performing live with The Phoenix Symphony.  Recognized as one of the “Five Greatest Singers Ever” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Wilkinson brings his powerful and heartfelt voice to the Mesa Arts Center singing Broadway ballads and popular music favorites from The Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, Les Misérables, and more.

Wilkinson’s versions of both "The Music of the Night" from Phantom and "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables are applauded throughout the world and leave audiences breathless. Don’t miss this magical two-night-only special engagement with Colm Wilkinson.


June 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Symphony Hall
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 Colm Wilkinson 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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SECOND & THIRD FRIDAY CEILIS

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The Center will be presenting Ceilis on the second and third Friday of the month. Enjoy Irish social dancing in a relaxed atmosphere with live music and dance lessons.
Admission is $6.00 with children under 12 Free (2 with each paid admission) Ceilis start at 7:00 pm.  Ceili dance workshops at the Center are on the third Saturday of most months from 1:00-3:00 PM. These are two hour dance intensive for beginning and advanced dancers. Beginners will focus on basic footwork and simpler Ceili dances (Fairy Reel, Siege of Ennis, etc). Advanced dancers will learn more difficult figure dances (Cross Reel, Trip To The Cottage, etc). If you are an experienced Ceili go-er or if you have never danced before, this is the class for you! Make new friends and learn how to dazzle the spectators at the next ICC Ceili. Admission is $16.00 for adults and kids under 12 $2.00 RSVP required (602) 258-0109.
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THE IRISH CURRACH TEAM OF PHOENIX NOW FORMING

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Currach Team Phoenix is looking for rowers! No rowing experience is necessary. We have just started offering opportunities to row the Teams’ two 18’ authentic three-seat currachs. If you are interested, contact me and I will add your email to the Currach Team Phoenix list.  You will then receive an automated invitation to choose rowing slots on Saturdays and Thursdays.  Members of Currach Team Phoenix will have the choice of competitive rowing, recreational rowing, planning and promoting events, learning about the history and culture of the Irish currach, constructing a currach, and helping with the administration of the group.Thank you for your interest in this new ICC program.  Paul
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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ICC & MIL FOR 2015

EventsApril 25th      McClelland Library Book Discussion Group in the Norton Room downstairs in the Library
May 2nd         Family Story Hour in the Castle Keep of the McClelland Library
June 13th       Annual Bloomin' Beerfest
June 20th       Kevin Burke Concert
October 10th    Annual Anam Cara Gala

For more information on Library events, please go to www.azirishlibrary.org

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PHOENIX GAELS NEWS

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If 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 denis.b.kelly@intel.com.
Jason
If your interested in playing please drop me a email jasonryan31@hotmail.com  or contact me through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEAbWrdB9XU just an overview of Gaelic Football
Gaelic football combines the suspense of soccer, the skills and scoring of basketball, and the speed of the fastest sports in the world in a free-flowing action-packed sport. It originated in Ireland centuries ago, but it's taking off in North America. Try it!