Karan Casey with Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham
November 5, 2023. Doors at 3:30pm.
Irish folk singer Karan Casey has released 11 albums to date. She has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, collaborating with artists such as Boston Pops Orchestra, Liam Clancy,
Maura O’Connell, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, Solas and Lúnasa, singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years.
Karan is joined by Niamh Dunne on fiddle and vocals, and guitarist and accordionist Sean Óg Graham (both of the Irish folk band Beoga). The evocative trio have toured together for several years and this show premieres new material developed and recorded since the start of the pandemic as well as favorites’ from Karan’s back repertoire. The songs draw inspiration from a wide range of sources from the personal to the historical and political, touching on themes of family, loss, love, the empowerment of women and Irish revolutionary struggle.
$35 – Premium seating ICLF non-member
$30 – Premium seating ICLF member
$25 – General seating ICLF non-member
$20 – General seating ICLF member
An evening with Téada
March 22nd, 2023
A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, Israel and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Rainforest World Music Festival & Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe and World Music Festival Taiwan. In 2014 the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan / Taiwan.
Spring 2022 brought the release of Téada’s sixth album on the Gael Linn label, featuring the brilliant vocals of Séamus Begley along with the band’s customary re-energising of rare tunes from the tradition.
Chloe Agnew – “Reimagined” Tour
March 19th, 2023
Chloë Agnew is a singer, songwriter and actress from Dublin, Ireland. From the age of 14, Chloë gained fame for her integral part as one of the original (and youngest) members of the internationally acclaimed music group Celtic Woman. Ten years later, Chloë held the dual title of being both one of the original members and the youngest performer of the group. At the age of 24, she was already a musical veteran and after an illustrious career with the famous ensemble; she embarked on a solo career that has seen her perform all over the world.
The Celtic Woman PBS Special first aired in March 2005 and within weeks the group’s eponymous debut album reached #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart. It eventually toppled Andrea Bocelli’s 68- week run at the #1 spot on 22 July 2006. The album ultimately held the top position on the Billboard World Music chart for 81 weeks. Their second album, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration knocked their first album to the #2 spot on the World Music chart when released in October 2006.
An evening with Dublin born, acclaimed violinist, Gregory Harrington
September 24th 2022
Join Dublin-born, Internationally acclaimed, violinist, Gregory Harrington, as he performs an intimate evening of Irish and popular music with his string group at the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library. From his arrangements of Irish and Irish American ballads “Shenandoah” and “The Parting Glass” to the glorious sounds of Puccini’s “O mio babbino Caro”, Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye”, to iconic hits U2’s “With or with you”, Glan Hansard’s “Falling Slowly”, Hendrix “Purple Haze” Django Reinhardt “Minor Swing” and many more. He has performed across 4 continents with leading orchestras and conductors, for Presidents, Vice Presidents, the UN and on broadcast TV and radio. His latest album Glass Hour recorded with the Janacek Philharmonic and Mark Shapiro which debuted at #3 in the Classical Billboard charts.