Join Us For Authentic Irish Fun On St Patrick's Day 10am 10pm

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EVERYTHING Irish on St Patrick’s Day!
Thursday March 17th 2016
10.00am – 10.00pm
Join us at the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library for a FUN and FULL day of Irish activities:
Chili Dancing
Campus Tours
Scavenger Hunts
Cooking Demos
Language Lessons
Fiddle, Piano, Harp Performances by Diane Sullivan, Sarah Faith Busk and Jocelyn Obermeyer
The Easter Rising Exhibit
The Curragh Rowing Team
Demos by the Crofters
Vendors, including the Celtic Crafters
We also have food & spirits ALL day long!

Enjoy an Evening Concert by Songs of Ireland.
Áine Mulvey (Mezzo-Soprano) and Anne-Marie O’Farrell (harp) present “Songs of Ireland” at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the “I am Ireland” cultural event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
The programme explores both traditional repertoire and Art Songs that grew out of a attempt to define a Nationalist culture that was uniquely Irish. The concerts will include music by the early Irish blind harper, Turlough O’Carolan; folk songs collected by Thomas Moore; and more recent Art Songs and contemporary music which explore different aspects of Ireland’s national identity.
The programme includes a number of pieces which particularly reference the 1916 Rising, including settings of poems by the revolutionary Joseph Mary Plunkett, executed by firing squad just 7 hours after marrying his sweetheart; the very moving setting of Padraig Pearse’s poem “The Mother”, by T.C. Kelly, and the traditional air “Róisín Dubh” (or “Dark Rose”, an appellation used for Ireland), which inspired Sean O’Riada’s “Mise Éire” (I am Ireland) score for a 1960s film commemorating the Rising.
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

Followed by and old-fashioned sing-a-long!

One lucky winner will get to change the page in the Book of Kells which is on display in the library. The winner will be determined from buyers of raffle tickets that day. March 17th

Family fun starting at just $5
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By: Irish Cultural Center

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