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2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 345-8800
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The ICHC puts on plays and concerts, hosts parties and other events and celebrates all things Irish. Embrace the Celtic tradition in Milwaukee by checking out their site or calling for a complete listing of events and other information.
 
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Nov. 16, 2018
Jimmy Keane and Dennis Cahill at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center Nov. 16

Two of  Irish music’s most inventive and highly regarded musicians, Jimmy Keane and special guest Dennis Cahill, will bring  their show Reelin’ in the Years to the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Accordionist Keane and guitarist/vocalist Cahill perform music ranging from ancient airs to newly composed tunes. The two have been friends and musical companions since first meeting in Chicago in the early 1980s. Born in London to Irish speaking parents from Connemara and County Kerry, Keane’s accomplishments are far-reaching and include winning five consecutive All-Ireland titles on the piano accordion. He is an avid collector and arranger of old tunes and is increasingly known for original compositions, many of which have become part of mainstream traditional music. He has produced and recorded a number of albums and is associated with numerous groups including behola and Green Fields of America. Online music source DMusic described him as “one of the true giants of Irish traditional music of the past fifty years” and singer-songwriter Christy Moore called his playing “wild and beautiful.”  Cahill is considered one of the world’s finest guitarists in traditional Irish music. His unique playing, accompaniment and arranging are acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar. “Brilliant” (National Public Radio) and “crucial” (Folk Roots UK) are two of the descriptions of his spare, essential playing. Cahill is perhaps best known for his long musical partnership with fiddler Martin Hayes and is a founding member of new super group The Gloaming.  Concert tickets are $25 in advance, $29 on concert day, $10 for students with ID and free for ages 12 and younger.  For more information and to order tickets online, go to www.ichc.net or call (414) 345-8800.  Irish Cultural and Heritage programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. The ICHC supports the Irish community by serving as a venue dedicated to enhancing, promoting and preserving Irish culture and heritage along with serving the community at large. The center, housed in the landmark 1880s former Grand Avenue Congregational Church, is the site for concerts, art exhibits, Irish dances and genealogical research. 

 
 


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