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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Sunday, May 03 2015 @ 11:53 AM 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
                                                                    
Summer Public Walk-In Hours
(Tours, Library & Genealogy)
June 1st – August 13th, 2015
10am – 3pm Wednesday & Thursday
3pm – 8pm  Wednesday Evenings (Library only)
Closed:   August 14th – August 31st, 2015
Summer Office Hours
10am – 3pm Tuesday – Friday
Open Other Hours for Scheduled Classes, Meetings & Events


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

Admission is free to the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library

Fees for campus-wide guided tours and exhibits

Adults, General Public – $5 tour, $10 exhibit, $13 combined
Seniors & Students – $3 tour, $8 exhibit, $10 combined
Children 6-17 – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $7 combined
Members – $3 tour, $5 exhibit, $8 combined
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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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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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THE IRISH FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA and ICC ACADEMY BAND ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK

The Irish Foundation and ICC Academy Band Annual Spring Picnic will be held on Sunday, 3 May 2015, at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, from 1-4 p.m.  The IFA will provide the sandwiches and wraps.  We ask that you bring a potluck dish to share.  To simplify this process, we have divided the attendee’s surname list as follows:

A-C desserts
D-L salads
M-O side dishes
P-Z appetizers

In order to insure that we have enough sandwiches and wraps, we ask that you make reservations on or before 29April 2015.  For reservations, contact Anna at either 480-
345-9517 or 602-524-0207 or email o_heaghra@cox.net
 There will be a 50/50 raffle and a raffle ticket auction.
 Monies, peanut butter, and personal hygiene items for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank will be collected at this event. 
 Musicians, bring your instruments as there will be open seisiuns.
 Please join us for an afternoon of music, laughter, and community!
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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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BON VOYAGE TEA FOR THE 2015 YOUNG AMBASSADOR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

The 2nd Annual Hats Off to the 2015 Young Ambassador Tea will be held at the ICC on Sunday, June 7, from 1 -5 PM. The Friends of the Saint Patrick Centre - Arizona Chapter is happy to announce that Ciara Archer has been selected as the 2015 Young Ambassador. Ciara will graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University this month. She will travel to the Saint Patrick Center in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, in July for a two week internship.
Ciara has been involved with the Irish community in Phoenix and has participated in the Arizona Colleen and Rose Section. She has a lovely singing voice. She has visited relatives in Dublin several times and toured parts of Northern Ireland.  Ciara will use her education in mass communication and journalism to spread the word about her experiences as a Young Ambassador. Along with the dessert/cheese and crackers menu there will be a hat decoratng contest and a silent raffle.  Entertainment will be provided by former Young Ambassadors Audrey Sullivan,  Kelsey Keleher and Sarah Hines and others. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They may be purchased at the door.  Men are welcome. Please email reservations to auntguck@gmail.com or call Glenda Walker at 602 277 1376 (After noon).
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OUR MAY ARTIST IS MANDIE BECK

Amanda Beck, better known to her family, friends, and clients as “Mandie,” is the well-known owner of
Your Art Party and is a proven artist in the Arizona market. Mandie is a self-taught artist who
predominately creates with traditional paint on canvas. Inspired by the beauty of the contrasts of
darkness and light, she has primarily focused on the beauty of the female body, but has recently
transitioned into recreating the beauty of nature in her more recent landscape work.
As the owner of Your Art Party, she not only teaches others how to apply the brush to canvas, but has
several other artists working underneath her to maximize the potential of her popular and growing
business. Starting as an instructor for Your Art Party, Mandie purchased the company only after two
short years of employment. Her vision to bring the art of painting to others is a dream that she is making
come to life.
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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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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.