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Desert Lass Posted on: 28-Oct-2007, 01:37 PM

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Arizona Scots Kick Up Their Heels!

NEW VENUE! BEER GARDEN!

Phoenix, Arizona – On Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2008 the Arizona Scottish community and about 15,000 of their closest friends from the four corners of the world will gather at their NEW HOME, Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix to celebrate their culture.

The event is comprised of many things: World-class athletic competitions, Highland Dance, Re-enactment presentations, Clans, Food, Live music, Bagpipe & Drum bands from all over the globe and lots of fun for the wee lads & lassies.

Have you ever seen a big burley man in a kilt toss a telephone-pole-like caber? Did you know that the origination of pipe bands comprised of pipers, side drummers, a bass drummer and occasionally a tenor drummer occurred sometime after the battle of Waterloo in 1815? How about that right along with the ancient stories of daring warriors and master pipers you will find dance as a crucial part of celebrations and ceremonies of the Highlands?

Join the Caledonian Society of Arizona on Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2008 and enjoy a day about Scottish Culture – Eat, sing, dance, visit the clans, learn about your own Celtic Roots and enjoy a weekend of Scottish merriment!

Admissions: One Day: General Admission - $12, Seniors - $11, Children 6-12 $5

Proceeds: Benefit the educational efforts of the Caledonian Society of Arizona and other non-profit organizations for children here in the Valley.

For Information: Call the Caledonian Society of Arizona (602) 431-0095 or check

Our Web Site at www.arizonascots.com
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Desert Lass Posted on: 28-Oct-2007, 01:35 PM

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Phoenix, Arizona – On Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2008 the Arizona Scottish community and about 15,000 of their closest friends from the four corners of the world will gather at their NEW HOME, Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix to celebrate their culture.

The event is comprised of many things: World-class athletic competitions, Highland Dance, Re-enactment presentations, Clans, Food, Live music, Bagpipe & Drum bands from all over the globe and lots of fun for the wee lads & lassies.

Have you ever seen a big burley man in a kilt toss a telephone-pole-like caber? Did you know that the origination of pipe bands comprised of pipers, side drummers, a bass drummer and occasionally a tenor drummer occurred sometime after the battle of Waterloo in 1815? How about that right along with the ancient stories of daring warriors and master pipers you will find dance as a crucial part of celebrations and ceremonies of the Highlands!

Join the Caledonian Society of Arizona on Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2008 and enjoy a day about Scottish Culture – Eat, sing, dance, visit the clans, learn about your own Celtic Roots and enjoy a weekend of Scottish merriment!

Admissions: One Day: General Admission - $12, Seniors - $11, Children 6-12 $5

Proceeds: Benefit the educational efforts of the Caledonian Society of Arizona and other non-profit organizations for children here in the Valley.

For Information: Call the Caledonian Society of Arizona (602) 431-0095 or check Our Web Site at www.arizonascots.com
  Forum: Festival & Games  ·  Post Preview: #213732

Desert Lass Posted on: 29-May-2007, 11:21 PM

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Arizona Celtic Cultural Association
P.O. Box 5818
Glendale AZ 85312
623-561-2721
www.azcelts.org


PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Campbell, Facilitator
Telephone: 623-561-2721
Email address:
Date: May 29, 2007

For Immediate Release

Phoenix Arizona. Attention Outlander fans! The Arizona Celtic Cultural Association is proud to bring Diana Gabaldon to the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix Arizona. June is literary month at the Irish Cultural Center with the celebration of Bloomsday and the welcoming of best selling novelist, Diana Gabaldon. The presentation is scheduled for June 30 at 7:30 PM at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix Arizona. Admission is free; donations are being accepted to help fill the Library building fund. The Irish Cultural Center library will be Arizona’s only comprehensive learning annex of Celtic studies and Celtic literature.

Ms. Gabaldon will be speaking about her favored Outlander and Lord John series and the inspirations for which these best sellers have come. The Outlander and Lord John series, popular with the Celtic crowd, tells the story of Jamie Fraser, a Scottish Highlander from the 18th century, and his time-traveling wife, Claire. The latest book in the series is A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The Poisoned Pen will be on hand providing those missing editions for your collection.

For additional information, please contact the Irish Cultural Center at 602-258-0109 or the ACCA at 623-561-2721.

The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation is a not for profit 501 © 3. The Irish Cultural Center enjoys a private-public partnership with the City of Phoenix, Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Sisters Cities.
  Forum: The Celts  ·  Post Preview: #196070

Desert Lass Posted on: 17-Apr-2007, 09:47 PM

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Master of the Welsh Gypsy Harp to appear at the Irish Cultural Center on May 3rd, 2007. at 7PM. Tickets available at the door, from the Center (602-258-0109), and The Welsh League of Arizona, http://www.welshleagueofarizona.org/

General Admission is $15.00, $12:00 seniors, students, children 12 – 16, Under 12 free.

Robin Huw Bowen's influence on the world of Welsh folk music and harping has been far-reaching. Of the few harpists worldwide who can play the triple harp, he is the foremost professional now specializing solely in this particular field. He is recognized internationally as the leading exponent of the Welsh national instrument and ranks among the most important figures that Welsh traditional music has produced. At the Machynlleth Festival 2000 Robin was awarded the Glyndwr Award for "an outstanding contribution to the arts in Wales".

Although Robin's repertoire closely reflects that of the Welsh harp in its heyday (mid-17th to the end of the 19th Century) his playing and interpretation of the music continue the unbroken tradition. Whether it is a fiery tune from the repertoire of the Welsh Gypsies, a long forgotten hornpipe or a slow air showing off the intricacies of his harp's three sets of strings and the unique style of variations on the melody, Robin Huw Bowen is a master musician.

The Press Are Saying...Robin's style reminisces the carefree, Welsh gypsy harpists of the last century, who clung to the tradition of the triple harp even as the respectable London soiree crowd were trading theirs for fashionable new pedal harps. His infectious, always sensitive, sometimes irreverent, arrangements delight in taking the triple harp out of the parlor and into the public house for a bit of fun.

Y DELYN Robin is a stunningly good harpist...the notes trip off the strings with rhythmic precision and melodic empathy.
Lawrence Heath, FOLK ROOTS
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #193583

Desert Lass Posted on: 27-Mar-2007, 06:06 PM

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BLOOMSDAY MEETS BEERFEST!
Join them on the web at www.azirish.org

On Saturday, June 16, at 5pm, the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central in downtown Phoenix, will open its gates for Arizona’s First Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest, a unique event that combines the fine old Irish tradition of Bloomsday with the fine new American tradition of a beer tasting. Co-sponsored by the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, the event will mark the 103rd anniversary of Leopold Bloom's fictional journey through the streets of Dublin in the James Joyce novel novel, Ulysses. Bloom’s journey included stops at more than a few pubs. At Arizona’s first Bloomin’ Beerfest the available brews will originate with twenty of Arizona’s top craft brewers, rather than with the brewers of Irish beers and ales.

Bloomsday is celebrated in Ireland and throughout the world by Irish people and Joyce fans alike. The name “Bloomsday” derives from Leopold Bloom, the novel’s protagonist; June 16 was the day in 1904 on which the events in Ulysses were set. In the novel, Bloom travels around Dublin meeting fascinating characters and making full use of the city’s pubs. To literary and Joyce lovers around the world, Bloom represents both the Everyman of modern society and the heroic Ulysses of Homer’s great epic poem, The Odyssey.

Arizona’s 2007 Bloomsday celebration will feature the talents of the Arizona Readers Theater who will perform traditional readings from Ulysses, such as “Molly’s Lament,” throughout the evening. Expect to see Molly’s coffin enshrined in the stone cottage at the heart of the Irish Cultural Center. Live music will lighten the mood and traditional Irish and festival food will be available for purchase.

The price of Bloomin’ Beerfest tickets includes admission to the event, 16 tickets which can be presented to taste the wares of participating craft brewers, and a souvenir beer mug. Presale tickets can be purchased online for $25 from May 24 through June 14 at www.azbrewguild.com ($35 at the door). Beer tasting ticket sales are limited to 750 persons. “Designated Driver” tickets for $5 and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. “Readings only” tickets are offered at $15 and can be purchased at the Irish Cultural Center and at the gate. The Proceeds of this event benefit the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation (ICLF), the 501©3 corporation that operates the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix in partnership with the City of Phoenix. The ICLF operates the Center and its educational and cultural programs to preserve and showcase Irish culture for the education and enjoyment of the people of Arizona.

ICLF’s partner in this event, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, is a statewide organization of small brewers dedicated to producing quality ales and lagers. They also produce events to familiarize the public with the fine brews produced by their members.

The Irish Cultural Center and Learning Foundation is a 501(c ) 3 Non-profit organization.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #191420

Desert Lass Posted on: 27-Mar-2007, 06:04 PM

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BLOOMSDAY MEETS BEERFEST!
Join them on the web at www.azirish.org

On Saturday, June 16, at 5pm, the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central in downtown Phoenix, will open its gates for Arizona’s First Annual Bloomin’ Beerfest, a unique event that combines the fine old Irish tradition of Bloomsday with the fine new American tradition of a beer tasting. Co-sponsored by the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, the event will mark the 103rd anniversary of Leopold Bloom's fictional journey through the streets of Dublin in the James Joyce novel novel, Ulysses. Bloom’s journey included stops at more than a few pubs. At Arizona’s first Bloomin’ Beerfest the available brews will originate with twenty of Arizona’s top craft brewers, rather than with the brewers of Irish beers and ales.

Bloomsday is celebrated in Ireland and throughout the world by Irish people and Joyce fans alike. The name “Bloomsday” derives from Leopold Bloom, the novel’s protagonist; June 16 was the day in 1904 on which the events in Ulysses were set. In the novel, Bloom travels around Dublin meeting fascinating characters and making full use of the city’s pubs. To literary and Joyce lovers around the world, Bloom represents both the Everyman of modern society and the heroic Ulysses of Homer’s great epic poem, The Odyssey.

Arizona’s 2007 Bloomsday celebration will feature the talents of the Arizona Readers Theater who will perform traditional readings from Ulysses, such as “Molly’s Lament,” throughout the evening. Expect to see Molly’s coffin enshrined in the stone cottage at the heart of the Irish Cultural Center. Live music will lighten the mood and traditional Irish and festival food will be available for purchase.

The price of Bloomin’ Beerfest tickets includes admission to the event, 16 tickets which can be presented to taste the wares of participating craft brewers, and a souvenir beer mug. Presale tickets can be purchased online for $25 from May 24 through June 14 at www.azbrewguild.com ($35 at the door). Beer tasting ticket sales are limited to 750 persons. “Designated Driver” tickets for $5 and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. “Readings only” tickets are offered at $15 and can be purchased at the Irish Cultural Center and at the gate. The Proceeds of this event benefit the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation (ICLF), the 501©3 corporation that operates the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix in partnership with the City of Phoenix. The ICLF operates the Center and its educational and cultural programs to preserve and showcase Irish culture for the education and enjoyment of the people of Arizona.

ICLF’s partner in this event, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, is a statewide organization of small brewers dedicated to producing quality ales and lagers. They also produce events to familiarize the public with the fine brews produced by their members.

The Irish Cultural Center and Learning Foundation is a 501(c ) 3 Non-profit organization.
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #191419

Desert Lass Posted on: 09-Mar-2007, 06:16 PM

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Join them on the web at www.azirish.org

On Friday, March 23, 2007, The Irish Cultural Center located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 will be presenting Sarah & Michi, harp & fiddle duo:- Slavic and Celtic madness - one night only.

March 23, 2007
7:30pm
$5.00 cover

Sarah and Michi met at a hot springs in Colorado - the talk flowed, and finally so did the music. When they played at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, traffic stopped. When
they played in bars, bikers bought folk CD's. The girls even made it onto Chicago TV this summer. Sarah and Michi are ready for a desert debut. They play Celtic music from Sarah's albums and Slavic tunes from Michi's, but also throw in some covers and try out original compositions. Even if you know one, you're guaranteed to hear something new when the two are together!

About Sarah Marie Mullen: It took seven years, and the organization of a neighborhood garage sale, for Sarah to obtain her first nineteen string lap harp. She studied with Karen Stern, Diane Michaels, and later Yolanda Kondonassis at Oberlin College.
She can now be found performing at festivals around the United States and passing on her love of the harp.

About Michi Regier: "Michi Regier joined me, Gypsy bluegrass celtic classical-style fiddler...You don't get a whole lot of Gypsy bluegrass celtic classical-style fiddlers
anymore... She lives in the Chicago area now. She's more fun than a watermelon...I wanted about four more hours of it." (written by Jonathan Byrd in April 2006 - used by permission)

Check out Sarah at www.sarahmariemullen.com and Michi at www.michimusic.com. Need more information, join the Irish Cultural Center on the web at www.azirish.org or call at 602-258-0109.
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #188659

Desert Lass Posted on: 09-Mar-2007, 06:14 PM

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ANTHOLOGY, INC. PARTNERS WITH THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE 1ST EVER LIMERICK CHALLENGE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2007.


Anthology, Inc., the leading literary arts organization in Phoenix, has partnered with the Irish Cultural Center to present a raucous competition where poets will present their best Limericks on the night of March 14th, 2007. Doors open at 7:00 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm. The public is invited to come and indulge in the hilariously funny poetry form we have all enjoyed since childhood.
Anthology is offering ten poets the chance to win a $100 prize in a head-to-head Limerick competition. Prizes will also be awarded for the best Nantucket limerick, funniest limerick, and other creative categories.

Wikipedia describes a limerick is a five-line poem with a strict meter, popularized by Edward Lear. The first line traditionally introduces a person and a location, and usually ends with the name of the location, though sometimes with that of the person. A true limerick is supposed to have a kind of twist to it. This may lie in the final line, or it may lie in the way the rhymes are often intentionally tortured, or in both.

The show has a $7 cover, and takes place the same week as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire. One of the year’s most celebrated cultural events, the Faire runs from 11:00am to 5pm on March 17, 2007 and features Irish Music, Step dancing, Bagpipers, Food & Beverages, and much more.

More information on the Limerick Slam is available at ttp://www.anthology.org/Event_Limerick.html
For more on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire visit: http://www.phxirish.org/

The mission of the Irish Cultural Center is to provide a link between the people of Arizona and the people of Ireland and other Celtic cultures. Programs, classes, festivals, exhibits and special events include history, music, art, dance, literature, drama, crafts, language, travel, sports and traditional activities.

Anthology's mission is to promote performance poetry and associated literary arts in the greater Phoenix community by providing opportunities for artists to perform their work and by making spokenword arts accessible to a diverse audience.

For further information, please call (602) 258-0109 or check http://www.azirish.org/newsletter.

(The Irish Cultural Center, The Heart Of The Celtic Community, is a Division of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation a 501 c (3) Not For Profit Corporation, and is owned and maintained by the City Of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.)
  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #188658

Desert Lass Posted on: 09-Mar-2007, 06:13 PM

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Friday, March 30, 2007, 7 PM, Mr. Caimin O'Brien, an archeologist with the Irish Government (Department of Environment, Heritage, and Local Government) will speak at the Irish Cultural Center, 1106 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. Mr. O'Brien is a Trinity College graduate.

In his slide presentation and lecture, Mr. O'Brien covers the family background, social status, and roles of saints, such as St. Patrick, St. Columcille of Durrow and Iona, St. Ciarn of Clonmacnoise and others. What became of the Druids? How were their symbols and teachings absorbed? Why did the rulers of a pagan Ireland give up their belief in an established religion to (rather quickly) turn to the new religion? What lead to the rise of Monastic orders and monasteries?

Mr. O'Brien has an extensive slide presentation of historical documents, landscape archeology, historic buildings, art and poetry. Images of ruined monasteries, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts (think Book of Kells), religious carvings and stonework are part of the explanation of the ancient process of the evolving of religion, which created the world of the round towers made so famous by the popular book, "How the Irish Saved Civilization."

Mr. O'Brien has had rave notices from his earlier appearances. You will want to get there
early for a good seat. Tickets are $8.00 per person at the door. Need more information, join them on the web at www.azirish.org or call at 602-258-0109.


  Forum: Ireland  ·  Post Preview: #188657

Desert Lass Posted on: 09-Mar-2007, 06:06 PM

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SARAH MULLEN AND MICHI REGIER AT THE IRISH CULTURAL CENTER
Join them on the web at www.azirish.org

On Friday, March 23, 2007, The Irish Cultural Center located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 will be presenting Sarah & Michi, harp & fiddle duo:- Slavic and Celtic madness - one night only.

March 23, 2007
7:30pm
$5.00 cover

Sarah and Michi met at a hot springs in Colorado - the talk flowed, and finally so did the music. When they played at the Bristol Renaissance Festival, traffic stopped. When
they played in bars, bikers bought folk CD's. The girls even made it onto Chicago TV this summer. Sarah and Michi are ready for a desert debut. They play Celtic music from Sarah's albums and Slavic tunes from Michi's, but also throw in some covers and try out original compositions. Even if you know one, you're guaranteed to hear something new when the two are together!

About Sarah Marie Mullen: It took seven years, and the organization of a neighborhood garage sale, for Sarah to obtain her first nineteen string lap harp. She studied with Karen Stern, Diane Michaels, and later Yolanda Kondonassis at Oberlin College.
She can now be found performing at festivals around the United States and passing on her love of the harp.

About Michi Regier: "Michi Regier joined me, Gypsy bluegrass celtic classical-style fiddler...You don't get a whole lot of Gypsy bluegrass celtic classical-style fiddlers
anymore... She lives in the Chicago area now. She's more fun than a watermelon...I wanted about four more hours of it." (written by Jonathan Byrd in April 2006 - used by permission)

Check out Sarah at www.sarahmariemullen.com and Michi at www.michimusic.com. Need more information, join the Irish Cultural Center on the web at www.azirish.org or call at 602-258-0109.
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #188655

Desert Lass Posted on: 12-Feb-2007, 09:02 PM

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
Join them on the web at www.phxirish.org.

The 24 th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire is schedule for the day of on March 17th 10:00am.

Featuring 2 Stages of Irish Music, Irish Stepdancing, Bagpipers, Food & Beverages, Irish Crafts & Merchandise, Genealogy, Irish Clubs, Children’s Area Saturday, March 17, 2007

Parade staging on 3rd street between Thomas and Virginia. Destaging at Hance Park and on East Moreland Street. Parade: 10:00 a.m. 3 rd Street Virginia south to Hance Park.

Faire: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hance Park (West side of Central Avenue at Culver)
Including The Irish Cultural Center 1106 North Central Avenue
Faire Admission $10.00 for Adults (12 & over),
$1.00 for Kids 6 – 12 Kids under 6 FREE
FREE PARKING at 2600, 2700 & 2800 North Central Ave
Ride the FREE SHUTTLE BUS to the Faire!
Round Trip From 2700 N Central Ave
For Further Information (602) 280-9221 or http://www.phxirish.org
  Forum: Festival & Games  ·  Post Preview: #185361

Desert Lass Posted on: 11-Feb-2007, 08:10 PM

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TERM 2 ACADEMY OF CELTIC STUDIES BEGINS IN APRIL
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On Monday, April 2, 2007, The Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix will be starting Term 2 of the Academy of Irish & Celtic Studies. Classes are offered in Music (13 different instruments) and Language (Irish and Welsh). The Irish Cultural Center will also be offering a music theory class which will cover all instruments. The academy classes are 50 minutes in length and meet once a week for 9 sessions. The cost for music and language classes is $90.00 per class. Private lessons are 25 minutes in length and are available on a limited basis. The cost for private lessons is $20.00 per class. The 2nd Saturday of most months, the Center offers 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.

Classes offered: (Beginner Start Time)

5-String Banjo (Clawhammer) Monday 6pm
5-String Banjo (Scruggs Style) Wednesday 8pm
Accordion Wednesday 8pm
Bagpipes Wednesday 6pm
Banjo (Irish Tenor) Wednesday 7pm
Bodhran Monday 5pm
Ceili Dance 2 nd Sat. of Month 1pm
Fiddle Monday 5pm
Guitar Monday 7pm
Harp Wednesday Private Lessons Only
Irish Language Tuesday 6:30pm
Irish Conversational Wednesday 8 pm
Mandolin Wednesday 7pm
Music Theory Thursday 6:30 pm
Piano/Keyboard Wednesday 8pm
Pipe Band Drumming Wednesday 7pm
Welsh Language Tuesday 6pm
Whistle/Flute Monday 6pm
Irish Step Dance Day and Time to be determined

For further information, please call (602) 254-6094.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #185224

Desert Lass Posted on: 11-Feb-2007, 08:09 PM

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THIRD FRIDAY CEILI
Join them on the web at www.azirish.org

The Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 N. Central Ave, Phoenix host a monthly ceili on the third Friday of the month. Enjoy Irish social dancing in a relaxed atmosphere with live music and dance lessons. The dates for the 2007 Ceilis are: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, November 16, December 28. 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 second Saturday of the month 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.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #185223

Desert Lass Posted on: 08-Jan-2007, 05:02 PM

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Bring your wee ones to the newest annual tradition, the Wee Ones Rabbie Burns Night Supper.

The Caledonian Society of Arizona bring to your family a unique learning experience. This Robert Burns Night supper is arranged by the Wee Folks for the wee folks.

Cost: Free
Parents: Come along and bring your camera.

Location: Scottsdale Senior Center 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. 7:30 PM, January 11, 2007
  Forum: Scotland  ·  Post Preview: #180165

Desert Lass Posted on: 27-Dec-2006, 08:32 PM

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The Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, is proud to host Using the Internet to Find Your Family History, Friday, January 26, 2007 at 7:30 PM. Admission is $5. Local Genealogist and Family Historian, Delite Gaddie, will teach you the basics of Internet research and will be on hand to help you solve some of your family history mysteries.

Even if you are a seasoned family historian, a new researcher or just curious about family history, this is the workshop for you!

Get more information at www.azirish.org.
  Forum: Genealogy & Family History  ·  Post Preview: #178649

Desert Lass Posted on: 13-Oct-2006, 12:00 AM

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On Sunday, October 15, 2006, The Irish Cultural Center located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 will be presenting a Set Dancing Workshop and SeanNos performance by RONAN REGAN AND MALDON MEEHAN. Start time is 7:00 pm and Admission is $15.00.


Both founder and director of Meehan Productions, a organization which promotes traditional music and dance, Maldon has over 11 years experience bringing Irish music and dance to the public through performance, education and promoting concerts. As an instructor for Irish dance, including Set, Sean-nós and Céilí dance she has offered workshops throughout the U.S, and . Maldon has performed at festivals and concerts, including appearances at the Irish World Music Center in Limerick, , the Celtic Festival in Portland, Oregon, and Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Washington . Through Maldon's performances and promoting she has collaborated with internationally renown artist including Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly and Johnny B. Connolly.

More information at www.azirish.org
  Forum: Irish Dance  ·  Post Preview: #169196

Desert Lass Posted on: 12-Oct-2006, 11:40 PM

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Views: 691
Arizona Irish Festival Celebrates Ireland Ancient and Modern

Who: The Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation
What: The Arizona Irish Festival ~ Where everyone is a wee bit Irish!
When: Saturday, October 28, 2006 from 10am~5pm
Where: Irish Cultural Center 1106 N. Central Avenue * Phoenix, AZ 85004 Margaret T. Hance (Deck) Park 602.308.4601

azirishfestival.org

Tickets: Early Bird: (available until 9/30/06)

Adults $7, Family $15

At the Gate: Adults $10, Children 6-12 $1, Children under 6, FREE!

The Sixth Annual Arizona Irish Festival is coming to the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix on Saturday, October 28, 2006. The Festival celebrates historic and modern Ireland and commemorates the Irish in America and all over the world. The traditional stone buildings at the Center, including a replica of a County Clare cottage, provide the backdrop for the Festival.

Stage performances will feature traditional ballads and Irish rock ‘n’ roll; storytelling and genuine blarney; and the powerful dancing style that made Riverdance famous. A series of presentations on history, literature, genealogy, and traditional Irish crafts and industry will illustrate the Ireland of yesterday and today. Hance Park will become an Irish field where visitors can enjoy ancient kings, modern princesses, real pubs and festival grub.

Shoppers can purchase trendy Celtic fashion, fine art, CDs, and instruments to make their own music. Those seeking their Irish roots can consult a knowledgeable genealogist. Adults and children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes in celebration of the October 31 holiday that once marked the end of summer for the ancient Celts. A silent auction will offer unique prizes to the bold bidder with good timing, and the winner of the raffle at the end of the day will find tickets to Ireland in his or her hand.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT STARS ~ Celtic Spring ~ Celtic Spring is an exciting and unique fiddle and dance band composed of the five Wood family children on fiddles and in dance shoes, joined by their father on the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran. Celtic Spring’s awe-inspiring performances feature a rich variety of music from the Celtic lands and beyond, including original compositions, with unique arrangements that range in expression from lyrical beauty to dance tempo exuberance. www.celticspringband.com .

Brazen Heads ~ This high energy Celtic band has recently reformed after an extended break and added some fresh new faces to the roster. Known for their bawdy show and somewhat eclectic taste in material, the Heads will either get the crowd going or get kicked out trying! www.thebrazenheads.com

Knockabouts ~ Traditional Music, Straight From the Keg! www.knockabouts.org

O'Carrolls' Gate ~ A must see! Not only in the Irish music scene, but also the entire Arizona music scene! With covers of U2, Steve Earle and the Ouges, the Gate really gets things rock'n with audience participation! www.ocarrollsgate.com

Pat McCrossan ~ Pat is the Irish Cultural Center & Learning Foundation's own artist in residence...need we say more? He's the bomb!

Eric Rigler & Bad Haggis ~ Cutting edge Celtic for the new millennium! www.badhaggis.com Showcasing Irish music and dance on the

Traditional Stage! Brid Dower Band ~ Brid Dower hails from Waterford, Ireland. Bríd left Waterford in 1992 for Phoenix, Arizona, initially for a short trip, but ended up settling there, where she was able to broaden her musical horizons even further. There she met with local fiddle master Sheila Maguire, and over the course of several permutations, the Celtic rock band Ashling was born. Ashling dominated the local Irish music scene for many years, and with the release of their debut album 'Every Waking Hour', firmly established Bríd as the premiere Irish singer in the Phoenix Valley. www.briddower.com

Oceans Apart ~ The music is infectious, ranging from the breathless jigs and hornpipes, through the more relaxed popular songs, all the way along to the ballads and airs. www.oceansapartmusic.com

The Irish Cultural Center and Learning Foundation is a 501(c ) 3 Non-profit organization. The Irish Cultural Center is the year-round home for Celtic music, language, and dancing classes; Irish literature and film; touring musicians and actors; and First Friday art exhibits. For more information about the Sixth Annual Arizona Irish Festival, please contact Jacqueline Carro, 480.495.8924.[B]
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Desert Lass Posted on: 12-Oct-2006, 11:34 PM

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The Medieval Castle Dinner has been postponed until early 2007!
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Desert Lass Posted on: 01-Oct-2006, 04:05 PM

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Step Back in Time and Dine with Royalty
At the Phoenix Sister Cities – Ennis, Ireland

Irish Medieval Castle Dinner
October 14, 2006

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Courtyard Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Music by Oceans Apart with Guest Singer Brid Dower

Irish Cultural Center 1106 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Costume or Semi-formal Attire Door Prizes for those in Costume

$55 Phoenix Sister Cities Commission Members

$60 Non-Members

Reservations Required by October 9th

Contact: Phoenix Sister Cities Commission 17 South 2nd Avenue – 4 th Floor – Phoenix, AZ 85003 Phone: 602-534-3751 – Fax: 602-534-1433 For further information, please call (602) 258-0109 or check www.azirish.org/newsletter .

(The Irish Cultural Center, The Heart Of The Celtic Community, is a Division of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation a 501 c (3) Not For Profit Corporation, and is owned and maintained by the City Of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.)
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Desert Lass Posted on: 06-Sep-2006, 01:25 AM

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I finally received information on the entertainment line up for the Arizona Scottish Gathering and Highland Games.

Go see the updated website at www.arizonascots.com.

Unfortunately the Caledonians were unable to confirm Men of Worth and the Tartan Terrors due to some budget restrictions.

Slainte!

Michelle Campbell
www.azcelts.org
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Desert Lass Posted on: 25-Aug-2006, 12:58 PM

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note.gif CHANGE TO THE PAN CELTIC CEILIDH ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP note.gif

The Sixth Annual Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Presented by the Caledonian Society of Arizona

Who: The Caledonian Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 5853 * Scottsdale, AZ 85261 * 602.431.0095
The Caledonian Society is a Non-profit 501 (3) C Organization
www.arizonascots.com

What: The Sixth Annual Pan Celtic Ceilidh
Tickets: Dinner & Ceilidh / $35, Ceilidh only / $10

Deadline to buy: September 7th

When: Saturday, September 16, 2006 * 6 pm * Everyone Welcome!

Where: The Irish Cultural Center * 1106 North Central Avenue * Phoenix, AZ 85004 * 602.392.7850

Fellowship & PARTY with your Celtic Brethren at the Sixth Annual Pan-Celtic Ceilidh! The event takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

Celebrating the revelry of all things Celtic, this annual event has found its home at the Irish Cultural Center, a place where Celts gather to dance, eat and celebrate their Celtic roots. Drape yourselves in plaid! Learn a few new dance steps! Highlights include Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Cornish Ceilidh dances taught by Arizona’s premiere teachers Patricia Anderson, Archie MacLellan and Sarah King. Indeed – it’s special for everyone!

If you didn’t attend last year’s event, which by the way was a WEE BIT packed with fellow Celts, with standing room only and out onto the map, you missed a Pan-Celtic Ceilidh of improvident proportions!

Confirmed entertainment this year is Jane Hilton and Pan Celtic Ceilidh Band. Special musical entertainment by the voice of the Highland Games, our very own Iain Walinck! Door prizes include two family packs to the Sixth Annual AZ Irish Festival! Be the first in your family to receive your tickets and tees! Call Michelle at 623-561-2721 or email at for more information.

Join US! Contact the Irish Cultural Center at 602.258.0109 for more information and tickets. Join the Caledonian Society of Arizona on the web at www.arizonascots.com for more information and also to view photos from last year’s Pan-Celtic Ceilidh.
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Desert Lass Posted on: 18-Aug-2006, 01:04 AM

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ARIZONA CELTIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION FORMED
Join them on the web at www.azcelts.org
Contact: Michelle Campbell, Facilitator
Telephone: (623) 561-2721
Email:
(Glendale Arizona) July 26, 2006

The Arizona Celtic Cultural Association (ACCA) to promote Celtic heritage and culture has been formed to promote Celtic heritage and culture in Arizona by establishing an association for those organizations with this common interest.
The mission of the ACCA is to form a coalition of all various Celtic organizations and social groups to assist in their membership recruitment, event scheduling and presentation of the community to the people of Arizona.

The ACCA strives to bring together all Celtic organizations and social groups to a forum whereby we can establish a single force for publicity, community relations and other mandates as brought to this association’s attention.

Some of the Celtic groups participating on the council include the Caledonian Society of Arizona, the Irish Foundation of Arizona, The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, the Prescott Area Celtic Society, the Welsh League of Arizona and the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society. All Arizona based Celtic organizations are invited to join.

The ACCA meets the first Friday of the month at the Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. Michelle Campbell, past President of the Caledonian Society of Arizona is the facilitator. The ACCA can be reached at www.azcelts.org or (623) 561-2721.
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Desert Lass Posted on: 17-Aug-2006, 05:26 PM

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Views: 691
Arizona Irish Festival Celebrates Ireland Ancient and Modern
Saturday, March 25 2006 @ 08:57 AM MST
Contributed by: Admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(3/24/2006)
Phone: 602-308-4601

(March 24, 2006—Phoenix, AZ) The Sixth Annual Arizona Irish Festival is coming to the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix on Saturday, October 28, 2006. The Festival celebrates historic and modern Ireland and commemorates the Irish in America and all over the world.

The traditional stone buildings at the Center, including a replica of a County Clare cottage, provide the backdrop for the Festival. Stage performances will feature traditional ballads and Irish rock ‘n’ roll; storytelling and genuine blarney; and the powerful dancing style that made Riverdance famous. A series of presentations on history, literature, genealogy, and traditional Irish crafts and industry will illustrate the Ireland of yesterday and today.

Hance Park will become an Irish field where visitors can enjoy ancient kings, modern princesses, real pubs and festival grub. Shoppers can purchase trendy Celtic fashion, fine art, CDs, and instruments to make their own music. Those seeking their Irish roots can consult a knowledgeable genealogist. Adults and children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes in celebration of the October 31 holiday that once marked the end of summer for the ancient Celts. A silent auction will offer unique prizes to the bold bidder with good timing, and the winner of the raffle at the end of the day will find tickets to Ireland in his or her hand. Special entertainment will be announced at a later date.

The Arizona Irish Festival is directed by members of E.R.I.N. (Executive Resources for Irish Networking) in association with the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, a 501©3 not-for-profit corporation. All proceeds of the Festival will benefit the Irish Cultural Center and its ongoing activities.

The Irish Cultural Center is the year-round home for Celtic music, language, and dancing classes; Irish literature and film; touring musicians and actors; and First Friday art exhibits. For more information about the Sixth Annual Arizona Irish Festival, please contact Jackie Carro at 602-308-4601, e-mail , or Web site www.azirishfestival.org.
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Desert Lass Posted on: 17-Aug-2006, 05:24 PM

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The Sixth Annual Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Presented by the Caledonian Society of Arizona

Who: The Caledonian Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 5853 * Scottsdale, AZ 85261 * 602.431.0095
The Caledonian Society is a Non-profit 501 (3) C Organization
www.arizonascots.com

What: The Sixth Annual Pan Celtic Ceilidh
Tickets: Dinner & Ceilidh / $35, Ceilidh only / $10

Deadline to buy: September 7th

When: Saturday, September 16, 2006 * 6 pm * Everyone Welcome!

Where: The Irish Cultural Center * 1106 North Central Avenue * Phoenix, AZ 85004 * 602.392.7850

Fellowship & PARTY with your Celtic Brethren at the Sixth Annual Pan-Celtic Ceilidh! The event takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

Celebrating the revelry of all things Celtic, this annual event has found its home at the Irish Cultural Center, a place where Celts gather to dance, eat and celebrate their Celtic roots. Drape yourselves in plaid! Learn a few new dance steps! Highlights include Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Cornish Ceilidh dances taught by Arizona’s premiere teachers Patricia Anderson, Archie MacLellan and Sarah King. Indeed – it’s special for everyone!

If you didn’t attend last year’s event, which by the way a WEE BIT packed with fellow Celts, with standing room only and out onto the map, you missed a Pan-Celtic Ceilidh of improvident proportions!

Confirmed entertainment this year is Jane Hilton and Pan Celtic Ceilidh Band, with a special bagpipe presentation by the Phoenix Pipe Band! Door prizes include two family packs to the Sixth Annual AZ Irish Festival! Be the first in your family to receive your tickets and tees! Call Michelle at 623-561-2721 or email at for more information.

Join US! Contact the Irish Cultural Center at 602.258.1090 for more information and tickets. Join the Caledonian Society of Arizona on the web at www.arizonascots.com for more information and also to view photos from last year’s Pan-Celtic Ceildh.
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Desert Lass Posted on: 17-Aug-2006, 05:22 PM

Replies: 2
Views: 881
ARIZONA CELTIC CULTURAL ASSOCIATION FORMED
Join them on the web at www.azcelts.org
Contact: Michelle Campbell, Facilitator
Telephone: (623) 561-2721
Email:
(Glendale Arizona) July 26, 2006

The Arizona Celtic Cultural Association (ACCA) to promote Celtic heritage and culture has been formed to promote Celtic heritage and culture in Arizona by establishing an association for those organizations with this common interest.
The mission of the ACCA is to form a coalition of all various Celtic organizations and social groups to assist in their membership recruitment, event scheduling and presentation of the community to the people of Arizona.

The ACCA strives to bring together all Celtic organizations and social groups to a forum whereby we can establish a single force for publicity, community relations and other mandates as brought to this association’s attention.

Some of the Celtic groups participating on the council include the Caledonian Society of Arizona, the Irish Foundation of Arizona, The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, the Prescott Area Celtic Society, the Welsh League of Arizona and the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society. All Arizona based Celtic organizations are invited to join.

The ACCA meets the first Friday of the month at the Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. Michelle Campbell, past President of the Caledonian Society of Arizona is the facilitator. The ACCA can be reached at www.azcelts.org or (623) 561-2721.

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