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Welcome to The Irish Cultural Center
Tuesday, March 31 2015 @ 04:19 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
                                                                    
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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ANNUAL EASTER RISING REMEMBRANCE

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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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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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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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ST. PATRICK EXHIBIT IN THE COTTAGE STARTING MARCH 6TH

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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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THE CELTIC CRAFTERS AT THE ICC


The Celtic Crafters at the ICC. For dates and further information call Patricia Prior at 480-242-3500 or padraigin66@gmail.com
New members always welcome.
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IRISH CULTURAL CENTER DOCENTS NEEDED

The Irish Cultural Center needs enthusiastic volunteers willing to share their knowledge
of all things Irish with our visitors. No previous Docent experience is required. Docents
are needed for one 5-hour shift each week from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Center is open
Tuesday thru Saturday.
Duties: Leading tours of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Irish Library and
providing information regarding the Irish Cultural Center. If you are interested in
becoming a Docent, please call Anna at 602-524-0207.