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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Wednesday, March 04 2015 @ 03:39 PM MST
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WELCOME TO THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER AND MCCLELLAND LIBRARY

McClelland Irish Library                        The Irish Cultural Center Academy Website



 
Photo Mike Baxter Photo Bob Rink
                                                                    
HOURS for the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library
Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library, Exhibits & Genealogy)
10am – 3pm  Tuesday - Saturday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings
(Library, Exhibits & Genealogy only,
no tours)
Open other times for Scheduled Events, Classes, Meetings & Rentals
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FROM ARIZONA TO IRELAND - ICLF RAFFLE - DRAWING MARCH 17TH

 

To purchase tickets on line, please go to McClelland Irish Library 

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ACADEMY OF IRISH & CELTICS STUDIES TERM 2 2015 STARTS APRIL 6TH

Academy of Irish & Cultural Studies


The Academy of Irish and Celtic Studies begins its second term of 2015 on April 6th. The cost for dance or language classes is $125.00 for the 10 week term (minimum 3 person class).  The cost for Reader's Theater/Drama is $100 (Minimum 6 person class). Music lessons are all private lessons and are available in 30 or 60 minute time slots. Private classes may be adjusted to fit your schedule. The cost for private lessons is $200.00 per ten-weeks of 30 minute classes.  60 minute private classes are available at $400 for the ten-weeks.  Tuition may be pro-rated for late starters. NOTE: Private tuition is available in all subjects. A number of scholarships may also be available.
If a teacher has two students at the same level, that teacher may decide to have both in the same class for an hour as long as both students and teacher are in agreement with the arrangement.

For further information, please call Pat McCrossan at the Academy office (602) 864 2357 or main number at 602-258-0109 Email: academy@azirish.org  Visit the academy website at www.iccacademy.com

The 3rd Saturday of most months, we offer Ceili dance lessons. This is a 2 hour dance-intensive workshop, geared towards both beginning and advanced dancers of all ages. Cost is $16.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Call Mary at 602-258-0109. RSVP requested.

 
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BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER BY PURCHASING AN ENGRAVED BRICK IN OUR HERITAGE CLOS

Your donation of $100.00 for a brick helps the Irish Cultural Center continue it's endeavors of spreading Irish and Celtic culture with the Valley of the Sun through it's many programs and events.  Each brick has 2 lines and 14 spaces per line.  We will then place it in the County of your choice.  This is a great way to honor your loved ones past and present!  Please contact the ICC at 602-258-0109 for information and orders.
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MARCH ARTIST OF THE MONTH - BEVERLY FIZZELL

EventsBeverly Fizzell is our artist for February and March. She has exhibited her work at the ICC in the past and has some new pieces to display. She is a fabric artist, her work is done entirely by hand and the subjects are from her amazing imagination Pieces take from six months to two years to complete. She says a sewing machine is a power tool and she doesn't go there. Stop in and check out her new work,
which includes among others - Fly Me To The Moon and an unusual underwater piece - Shipwreck - which is complete with mermaids. She will be at the Irish Cultural Center on First Friday to discuss her work.
Beverly said: "When I put this 42 inch fabric pizza on the table in Fibber McGee's restaurant, a young dude took one look at it and said that's one bad ass pizza,  will you marry me!  That means good, right?" 

    
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TARTANIC IS COMING - MARCH 20TH WITH OUR CEILI

Events


Tartanic is Coming on March 20th to include Our Ceili

Tartanic, the nationally-touring bagpipe/drum/dance and comedy ensemble, return to the Irish Cultural Center of Phoenix with a FULL-BLOWN (pun intended) Concert and Ceili celebration on Friday, March 20th, the first day of Spring.  Voted Best Musical Group in Renaissance Magazine and Podcast Awards since 2010, Tartanic rocks audiences with amazingly accomplished musical performance and visual showmanship.

Experience the power, magic and humor that has sold out the Great Hall for three years!  Also featuring ceili musicians DeMairtCeol and dancers from the Bracken School of Irish Dance.  Come Early!  Doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 7:30pm.  Tickets: $15.  Free Parking. Full Bar. For more information, call 602-258-0109
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SECOND & THIRD FRIDAY CEILIS

Events

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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ANNUAL EASTER RISING REMEMBRANCE

Events


On Saturday, April 4, 2015, The Irish Cultural Center located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 will be presenting:
Ireland: The 1916 Easter Monday Rising, A Historical Perspective.: Causes and Outcomes.

An annual work of love. Presented by Jane Hilton, Shay Veno, Michael Littwin, Coleen Van Slyke and Jim Daugherty
Easter Saturday, April 4, 2015 starting at 10:00 am
Admission: Free, donations of course accepted. Tea, Soda Bread and Cash Bar

A moving multimedia journey featuring live ballads, music, readings and poetry presented in historical context . Part 1 starts in ancient Ireland and is focused on the causes and events leading up to the 1916 Easter Monday Rising/Rebellion. Part 2 begins with a reading of Poblacht na H Eireann, the proclamation of the Irish Republic, follows the rising through Dublin and the rest of Ireland as it unfolded, and ends by examining the legacy of the Rising.

For further information, please call (602) 258-0109
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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"

Parade starts at 10 am. Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Sheridan south to McDowell.  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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & FAIRE MARCH 14, 2015



The St. Patrick's Day Parade and Faire is in need of volunteers to help us make this great event a success. If you would like to help, please click on one of the following links to sign up for a spot.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aeae23a7f49-stpatricks for Adult Volunteer opportunities

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aeae23a7f49-calling for Student Volunteer opportunities

If you have any questions, please email Sean Sweeney, Volunteer Chair at
pats.parade.faire@gmail.com


Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and Irish Society of Arizona

www.stpatricksdayphoenix.org

602-280-9221

2015 Parade & Faire on Saturday, March 14, 2015