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Thursday, January 29 2015 @ 03:15 AM MST
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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST AND IRISH TENOR, COLM WILKINSON, PERFORMING FEBRUARY 27-28



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.


February 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Mesa Arts Center
February 28, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Mesa Arts Center



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 2/28/15 concert.  Please contact ICLF Board of Trustee member, Blythe Sweeney, at 602-793-8811 to reserve your VIP seats now!
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IRISH WISH LIST... CAN ANYONE HELP?

We could use a USED Flat Screen Color TV 35-50".  In good working order. To be used in the Cottage for video tours.
Please call Mary 602-258-0109
Thank you!
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FIFTH ANNUAL JIMMY O'CONNOR MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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32ND ANNUAL COLLEEN AND ROSE OF TRALEE SELECTION





Arizona Colleen and Rose Program
Please join us on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Phoenix Lodge as we crown our Colleen and Rose.  Tickets are available for purchase on the website http://www.azcolleen.org/events.html.  If you have any questions, you can contact the committee at info@azcolleen.org.
Sincerely,
Arizona Colleen & Rose Programs
Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade & Faire
Arizona Colleen and Rose  An Irish heritage competition for single women 18 to 27 years of age
After Party will be at the Dubliner Irish Pub, 3841 East Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
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IRISH FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA NEWS

FEBRUARY MEETING
The Irish Foundation of Arizona will meet on Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015, at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ.  We have moved our Board meeting to 6:30 p.m.  An episode of "New Tricks.” will begin at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there
REMINDER

It is time to renew our IFA memberships, they expire on 31 Dec 14.  

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ORDER YOUR CERTIFICATE OF IRISH HERITAGE AND HELP BENEFIT THE COLLEEN PROGRAMS




The Certificate of Irish Heritage makes a wonderful personalized gift for your family.  Anyone of Irish descent and born outside of Ireland is eligible.  Buy one Certificate for €40.
New E-Gift Card 
The Certificate of Irish Heritage e-gift card is a unique gift that can be e-mailed instantly to your loved ones. It costs €45 and entitles you to one unframed Certificate and includes shipping worldwide. All you need is:
•    Name of the Recipient
•    Gift message eg:’Happy Birthday Jane, Love from the O Reillys in New York'.
•    Your e-mail address
E-gift cards can be e-mailed immediately making it an easy but thoughtful gift.  The recipient can redeem the e-gift card on-line, once they have their ancestor’s details.   A unique gift for those proud of their Irish Heritage that will be passed onto future generations
Background to Certificate of Irish Heritag
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32ND ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & FAIRE - MARCH 14TH


32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire
Saturday, March 14th 2015
This Year's Theme is "Celebrating 32" - 32 Years of Parades and 32 Counties of Ireland"
32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire Saturday, March 14, 2015. Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Sheridan south to McDowell.  Starts at 10 am.  The Faire starts at 10 am at Hance Park West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center. Admission $10.00 Adults 13 & older.  Kids 12 & under FREE. Senior (55 & over) and Military $8.00.  3 Stages of Irish Music and Dancers, Kids Area, Food and Beverages, Crafters and the Sandra Day O'Connor "Cowgirl Who Became a Justice" exhibition at the McClelland Library.  Free Shuttle from 1850 North Central Avenue (West side of Central Ave & Palm Lane) to the Faire. TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL TO THE ROOSEVELT STREET STATION.  Free parking at the garage at 1850 North Central Ave.
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THE CHIEFTAINS AT SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON MARCH 17TH

The Chieftains
With Paddy Moloney and Special Guests
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Tickets: $79, $59, $49

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51ST ANNUAL HIGHLAND GAMES - MARCH 21ST & 22ND

Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

March 21 and 22, 2015

Steele Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Road in Phoenix

The Caledonian Society of Arizona is proud to host the 51st Annual Arizona Scottish Gathering & Highland Games 
You don’t have to be Scottish to attend our Games. We welcome everyone and hope you’ll share with us about your cultural background too! Visit the Genealogy tent and trace your own family roots. There will be so much to see and do!
Artists will entertain throughout the day with their traditional and modern Scottish tunes. The wee lads & lassies area will entertain our younger visitors.

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CHANDLER TULLAMORE DESERT FARE COOKBOOK ON SALE



We are pleased to announce the release of our "Desert Fare Cookbook" - a wonderful gift suggestion for family and friends - and one for yourself  Students from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler and Sacred Heart School in Tullamore, Ireland have created a cross-cultural cookbook as part of a Sister Cities relationship between Chandler, AZ and Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.  Make popular Irish dishes from recipes straight from the Emerald Isle along with Southwestern flavored family favorites from Chandler!  Chandler's rich history is reflected in the culinary contributions and stories from our residents, both present and past.  Tullamore students photographed their authentic dishes and supplied a history of Tullamore.  Over 100 recipes have been published - definitely a cookbook of diverse culinary delights!