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Friday, August 13th, 2010
8:23 am
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KC Irish Center activities
Coming up at the Irish Center in Kansas City's Union Station
Irish Museum and Cultural Center - Park in garage just west of Union Station
 
Trad Music Jam Session and Céilí, Sun. Aug. 15!
1 pm, Trad Irish Musicians Jam Session with dancers! Free. All welcome.
Come watch young and old(er) members of the first classes of the Driscoll School of Irish Dance show off their steps to the live music! Hope to see you there!
Jam Session every third Sunday of the month at the Irish Center - Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19. Come listen or bring an instrument and play.
 
Genealogy Workshop, Aug. 21
Time to share what you’ve learned!
Join us Sat. Aug. 21, 9 am – Fest Training, Tea and Scones, National Archives
For this month’s workshop, at 9 am, Barbara Scanlon will share tea and scones and train volunteers to work the Heritage Tent at Irish Fest, helping others explore their Irish heritage.
Then at 10 am, all are invited to stay to travel across the parking lot to the new National Archives and Records Administration just west of Union Station.
Free for IMCC members, $5/session suggested donation for general. IMCC memberships will be available at the door. Walk-ins welcome.
Each month, usually the third Saturday of the month, Barbara leads discussion on a new genealogy topic. Anyone can attend all workshops or just as subjects are of interest. The Irish Center has wi-fi so laptops are welcomed though not required.
Sat. Sept. 18 – Finding Women through Genealogy
Sat. Oct. 16 – Field Trip to MidContinent Genealogy Center in Indepence

 
Sign up now! Irish Classic Golf Tourney 2010, Sept. 16
Thurs. Sept. 16, 1 pm, Shotgun Start at Drumm Farm
Entry Fee: $125 per player or $500 per 4-person team, $500 hole sponsor
Includes: Green fees, golf cart, beer and soft drinks on the course, box lunch served before tee time, appetizers.
Sponsorships, reservations available now! Click http://www.irishmuseum.org/golf-tourney/
Contact IMCC executive director Rachel Casey, 816-474-3848, info@irishmuseum.org
Sponsored by and benefiting the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, Fr. Donnelly and Padraig Pearse Ancient Order of Hibernians.
 
See you at Irish Fest at Crown Center, Sept. 3, 4, 5!
Volunteer at the Irish Center's booth at Irish Fest or at the Irish Center in Union Station (it's nice and cool, but close enough to pop over to the Fest).
Email Rachel at info@irishmuseum.org or call 816-474-3848 to join us. 
 
The Irish Center in Union Station is open year-round, free for browsing, genealogy research, and more Wed - Sat 10 - 4 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
The Irish Center is available for rent for your private or business function.
Become a member of the Irish Center at http://www.irishmuseum.org/membership/
Visit www.irishmuseum.org for more information, email info@irishmuseum.org
or call 816-474-3848.
Saturday, July 4th, 2009
5:45 pm
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Irish Museum events

Join us at the Irish Center in Kansas Citys Union Station

 

Mon. July 6, 13, 20, 27    Irish Language Shortcourse

An Bhfuil Gaielge Agat? (Do you speak Irish?) Learn now!

6 - 8 pm, Mondays in July and, if enough interest, course repeated Tuesdays in August

The stuff you really want to know, including:

Your name and phone number, count to 12, pronunciation rules, days of the week, colors, 13 familiar phrases  such as "How are you?" etc., 20 "I want..." I like..." etc. phrases,

A more-fun and less-studious course that complements all IMCC Irish language classes. Great for the whole family or anyone getting ready for a trip to the old country. Share the language of their heritage with the next generation!

$80 for adults 20 and older; $60 for ages 12 - 19. Bring a teenager or two.

Instructor Renata Henley, BA in Celtic Studies from Berkley, MPhil in Irish Studies from University College, Dublin .

Call Renata at 816-223-0417, the Center at 816-474-3848, or email info@irishmuseum.org to sign up.

Regular 10-week courses will resume in September.

 

Sat. July 18        Duane Porter, local author of Molly O'Malley, Rise of the Changeling

2 pm, free, all ages welcome.

Local award-winning author will present fun facts about Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland and the subject of the upcoming final book in the Molly O’Malley trilogy. Porter has written two books in his Irish trilogy following the spunky Molly O’Malley and her friend Paddy Finegan, the leprechaun. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Sun. July 19             Irish Musicians Jam Session

1 – 4 pm, free, all welcome. Bring your instrument or just come to enjoy the music.

 

Fri. July 31                St. Patrick's Day at the T-Bones

7:05 pm, all welcome. Visit www.tbonesbaseball.com to order tickets. Come hear the Irish National Anthem before the game.

 

Save-the-Date

Mon. Aug. 31            Irish Classic Golf Tournament

Mark your calendar now. All welcome!

Irish Museum and Cultural Center Golf Tournament at the National Deuce Course.

 

 

Check our remodeled website at www.irishmuseum.org

Irish Center 816-474-3848

If you are an Irish nonprofit or IMCC business member, send us your events to put on the KC Irish events page!

Call 816-474-3848 or email info@irishmuseum.org to post events, become an IMCC member or rent the Irish Center for your special event, meeting or activity.

 

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
9:14 am
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Kids needed
3rd - 7th graders invited to theater workshop at Irish Center in Union Station
Please forward to any interested
 
Sat. May 9           Irish Folk Tales Play in a Day workshop, by Theater of the Imagination
10 am - 6 pm, Free! Third through seventh grade, to learn songs, dances and parts and, at the end of the day, present the play in a day in full costume and character! For questions or to sign up, call Theatre of the Imagination director Miles McMahon at 816-561-2787 or tiarts@hotmail.com. Space limited to 25 kids.
 
Irish Museum and Cultural Center
in Kansas City's Union Station
816-474-3848
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
4:45 pm
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Irish Center events in KC
Join us for April Events at Irish Center in Union Station
Peace in Ireland recognition, Whiskey Dinner and Tasting
 
Sun. Apr. 19           Traditional Irish Musicians Jam Session (every third Sunday)
1 - 4 pm, Free. Bring your instrument to play or just come to listen. Stay for the Peace in Ireland Recognition event following.
 
Sun. Apr. 19            Peace in Ireland Annual Event
In recognition of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement between the Republic and Northern Ireland, all are invited to learn more about efforts to create peace and the history and current state of the conflicts.
4 pm program, Free. Come early to enjoy the jam session, though!
Representatives from Catholic and Protestant clergy will give a few words; Rockhurst University's Brendan Sweetman will share some thoughts; Tom Quinn and Rob Gavin presentation on Children for Peace in Ireland, Mike Casey and other special guests will share some of their thoughts and experiences of the efforts to create peace in Ireland.
Refreshments will be available. All welcome.
 
Sat. Apr. 25            "Water of Life" Whiskey/Whisky Dinner and Tasting
Celtic (well, Irish and Scottish) whiskey/whisky tasting, dinner and entertainment. All welcome!
Irish whiskey, Scotch, single-malt, blended, mountain or spring water, peat fire, smokey or smooth. Think your know your whiskey, or whisky? Come taste both - several Irish whiskeys and Scottish whiskys - and learn the differences, the similarities and the nuances from the experts. Also enjoy some Celtic camaraderie, a dinner by Raglan Road and appropriate music for the evening. PDF flyer attached.
6 pm dinner and program
$40 IMCC and St. Andrews Society members, $45 general public, $270 for table of six. RSVP to info@irishmuseum.org, 816-474-3848. Cash, check or credit card pre-pay or at the door.
In cooperation with St. Andrews Society, Major Brands, Raglan Road.
 
Sat. May 9           Irish Folk Tales Play in a Day workshop, by Theater of the Imagination
10 am - 6 pm, Free. Space limited to 25 kids, 3rd through 7th grade, to learn songs, dances and parts and, at the end of the day, present the play in a day in full costume and character! For questions or to sign up, call Theatre of the Imagination director Miles McMahon at 816-561-2787 or tiarts@hotmail.com.
 
Irish Museum and Cultural Center
in Kansas City's Union Station
816-474-3848
Friday, February 27th, 2009
3:43 pm
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Kansas City Irish Center - squee! we might get hurling in KC!!

It's the Irish Season at the Irish Center in Union Station. Come join us!

 

Sat. Feb. 28        Missouri Irish Brigade Encampment

10 am - 4 pm, $5 general public ($4 IMCC members), free 18 and younger

2 pm, Col. James Crofutt gives his first-person narrative of Missouri 's 7th "Irish" Brigade.

Come see, hear and experience up close Civil War re-enactors who made up Missouri ’s 7th and 30 Union regiments - Missouri ’s Irish Brigade. There will be medical demonstrations, real Civil War artifacts to touch, rolls of the 7th Brigade (look up your ancestors) and live period music. Men and women with authentic firearms, tents, equipment and dress will share their knowledge and enthusiasm of this part of Kansas City ’s regional Irish history.

 

Sat. Mar. 7            IMCC Annual Gala

Seats and tables still available to enjoy The Elders and honor Jim Ferrell. Visit www.irishmuseum.org or call Cary Powers, 816-474-3848.

 

Sun. Mar. 8            Singer Tommy Meehan

2 pm - 4 pm, free. Irish folk singer Tommy Meehan offers traditional songs for all ages to enjoy, sing and dance along with! Bring Grandpa and Grandma, bring the kids!

 

Sat. Mar. 14            Celtic Arts and Crafts

10 am - 4 pm, $2 adults, free 18 and younger

Bringing our older Irish history to life to see, touch and hear. Society for Creative Anachronism friends share weaving, chain mail, storytelling, harp, games and more all day.

 

Sun. Mar. 15            Traditional Irish Music Jam Session

1 pm, every third Sunday, free. All welcome to come play and listen! Also April 19, May 17.

 

Tues. Mar. 17         Irish Center St. Patrick's Family Fair

10 am - 4 pm, Free entrance, $1 tickets for some activities. Warm refreshments.

2:45 pm, Piper Jody Watson leads Wee Little St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Union Station open free to all kids

What do you do with the whole family on St. Pat’s?

Bring them to the Irish Center before or after the Parade! There will be family-friendly games, crafts, music, contests and refreshments all day! While everyone’s having fun, we’ll also learn something about our Irish heritage! Detailed schedule will be posted soon.

Free or $1 activities include face painting, decorate an Irish bowler hat, make Celtic art stained glass page, plant a shamrock to take home, Irish balloon figures, Irish karaoke, music, storytelling, your name in Gaelic, Reddest Head contest, scavenger hunt. Workshops include Irish dance, penny whistle and bodhran (Celtic drum).

Looking for volunteers to help with this fun day! Email info@irishmuseum.org.

 

Fri. Apr. 10            Peace in Ireland Annual Recognition

 

Sat. Apr. 11            Gaelic Athletic Club Youth Athletic League organizational meeting 

1 pm, Free. For all young people, come learn about playing hurling and Gaelic football in Kansas City.

 

Fri. Apr. 19       Whiskey Tasting, tentatively, sponsored by Jameson

 

Sat. May 9         Irish Play in a Day Workshop   

10 am - 4 pm, Free for participants

Youth theater workshop of Irish Folk Tales by Theater of the Imagination.

 

Date TBD                Irish Operetta “Eileen” Recital




Current Mood: excited
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
7:45 am
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Coming up at the Irish Center in Kc's Union Station
Coming up at the Irish Center in Kc's Union Station

 

Sun. Jan 18,              Traditional Irish Music Jam Session

1 pm, every third Sunday, free. All welcome to come play and listen! Also Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17.

 

Sat. Jan 24,                Traditional Irish Storytelling

1 pm, free. "How Cú Chulainn got his name". A story from the Ulster Cycle, Cú Chulainn is a hero of Ireland and at times has been compared to Achilles. Especially for children, told by high schooler Seán Ó Catháin.

 

Sun. Jan. 25,              Celtic Pottery Make and Take Class

1-4 pm, $35/person/plate. Please register to info@irishmuseum.org

Create Celtic designs on your own pottery to keep or for gifts. Large plates, paints, designs, equipment - all supplies needed - and instruction by local artist Mike Dugger provided. Will need to get plate fired after painting for small charge. This will be a great unique piece representing your Celtic heritage.

 

Tues. Jan. 27,           Irish Book Club,  A Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

6:30 pm, free, RSVP info@irishmuseum.org. Read then discuss Irish authors.Coming up: Feb. 24 – Danny Boy, Malachy McCourt; Mar. 31 – How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill; April 28 – The Guns of Easter or A Star Called Henry; May  The Gathering, Anne Enright

 

Fri. Jan 30,          Bloody Sunday Commemoration and Speaker --  JUST ADDED

6:30 pm, $5 suggested donation, 18 and younger free, RSVPs to info@irishmuseum.org or americansforunitedireland@yahoo.com helpful.
All are invited to come hear guest speaker Matt Morrison, a survivor of Bloody Sunday, talk about about his personal experiences of that critical event in Irish history. Morrison, an ex POW and chair of the Irish American Unity Conference, will accompany a screening of the movie about the day, local balladeer Rob Gavin will provide music and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Chris Anton, Americans for United Ireland, 913-259-9376.

 

Sat. Feb. 7         Irish Trivia Night, sponsored by Guinness

6 pm Social Hour, 7 pm Contest, $100 for team of six or $17.50 for individual. PDF registration form at www.irishmuseum.org.

Get together a team of six and enjoy Irish knowledge, Guinness and camaradarie all night! Businesses, organizations and family teams, or just groups of friends, encouraged! Teams work together to fill out answer sheet for each round of Irish-themed questions. No one is put on the spot...unless you want to really show off your stuff in fun bonus rounds! MC’ed by Micheal Mahoney and opened by piper Jody Watson. Not enough for a team? Contact us and we’ll help you find mates.

Beverages provided by Guinness and IMCC, sandwiches and snacks available for purchase from McGonigles. Raffle all night. It’s Brilliant!

 

Listen to Celtic Crossings radio show 1510 am, 10:00 - 11:30 am each Sunday to hear about all the Irish happenings in town. In January, listen to hear a trivia night preview question each week (call in with the right answer and get $10 off your team registration).

 

For more events and activities through April, visit www.irishmuseum.org.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
8:16 am
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Irish Music School Event

Irish Music School Event this Sunday Jan 11th

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 3:54 AM
From:
"turlach@kctradschool.com" <turlach@kctradschool.com>
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Hi to all past, present and future students and friends of The Kansas
City School Of Irish Music.

There will be an Music Instructor showcase at the Irish Museum in
Union Station next Sunday at 2:00 pm featuring instructors Emily
Wyatt <http://www.emilywyatt.org/>
(harp), Dave Agee(fiddle, banjo and bodhran), Doug Goodhart(whistle,
bodhran, fiddle) and Turlach Boylan(flute and whistle) followed by a
reception.

This event will mark the opening of The Music School Library, funded
by a grant from the Kansas City Irish Fest and the resumption of
tinwhistle classes at Union Station.

We hope you'll show for a little music, a little chat and an easy
afternoon.

Spread the word!

Turlach Boylan
Friday, January 2nd, 2009
7:55 pm
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KC Irish Museum

Join us  at the Irish Museum and Cultural Center in Kansas City's Union Station

for Music, Crafts, Books, Trivia Night Feb. 7 (Get your team!)

Visit www.irishmuseum.org, call 816-474-3848 or email info@irishmuseum.org for more information or to register for any activity.

 

Sun. Jan 11,                     KC School of Irish Music Teacher Concert

2 pm, $4 IMCC members, $5 general public, free 18 and younger

Come hear some of Kansas City ’s best musicians on the iconic Irish instruments - flute, tinwhistle, fiddle, harp and bodhran - and learn about classes available for students of all ages through the Kansas City School of Irish Music. Turlach Boylan who teaches flute and tinwhistle was All-Ireland flute champion; Dave Agee teaches fiddles and banjo; Doug Goodheart teaches tinwhistle, fiddle and bodhran; and Emily Wyatt teaches Irish harp. It will be an afternoon of beautiful Irish music followed by a reception to meet the teachers and learn more about classes.

Irish Tinwhistle class begins Jan. 18, 10 weeks on Mondays, turlach@kctradschool.com, 913-904-1285

Sun. Jan 18,                     Traditional Irish Music Jam Session

1 pm, every third Sunday, free. All welcome to come play and listen! Also Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17.

 

Sun. Jan. 25,                    Celtic Pottery Make and Take Class

1-4 pm, $35/person/plate. Please register

Create Celtic designs on your own pottery to keep or for gifts. Large plates, paints, designs, equipment - all supplies needed - and instruction by local artist Mike Dugger provided. Will need to get plate fired after painting for small charge. This will be a great unique piece representing your Celtic heritage.

 

Tues. Jan. 27,                  Irish Book Club

6:30 pm, free RSVP helpful.

Meets at the Center last Tuesday of every month. Get your own book to read or email info@irishmuseum.org if you need a copy or have questions. Attendees may come and go each month as interested, but we will discuss the month’s book.

Jan. 27 – A Circle of Friends, Maeve Binchy; Feb. 24 – Danny Boy, Malachy McCourt; Mar. 31 – How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill; April 28 – The Guns of Easter or A Star Called Henry; May  – The Gathering, Anne Enright

 

Sat. Feb. 7         Irish Trivia Night, sponsored by Guinness

6 pm Social Hour, 7 pm Contest, $100 for team of six or $17.50 for individuals. Word registration form attached. PDF on website.

Get together a team of six and enjoy Irish knowledge, Guinness and camaradarie all night! Businesses, organizations and family teams, or just groups of friends, encouraged! Teams work together to fill out answer sheet for each round of Irish-themed questions. No one is put on the spot...unless you want to really show off your stuff in fun bonus rounds! MC’ed by Micheal Mahoney and opened by piper Jody Watson. Not enough for a team? Contact us and we’ll help you find mates.

Beverages provided by Guinness and IMCC, sandwiches and snacks available for purchase from McGonigles. Raffle all night. It’s Brilliant!

 

Listen to Celtic Crossings radio show 1510 am, Sundays at 10:00 - 11:30 am each Sunday to hear about all the Irish happenings in town. In January, listen to hear a trivia night preview question each week (call in with the right answer and get $10 off your team registration).

 

Looking Ahead

Sun. Feb. 22 ~ Youth Talent Showcase Participants please register.

2 pm, $4 IMCC members, $5 general public, free 18 and younger

All youth 8 - 18 invited to sing, play an instrument, dance, give a reading - anything Irish related - in this non-competition showcase! No fee for participating. All invited to enjoy the talent!

 

Sat. Feb. 28 ~ Missouri Irish Brigade Encampment

10 am - 4 pm, $4 IMCC members, $5 general public, free 18 and younger

See, hear and experience Missouri ’s Irish Brigade Civil War re-enactors: camp surgeon, soldiers, musicians and wives with authentic firearms, tents, equipment and dress.

 

Sat. Mar. 7 ~ Irish Museum and Cultural Center Annual Gala  

Jim Ferrell is this year’s John J. Sullivan Jr. Foundation humanitarian awardee. Entertainment by The Elders and O’Riada dancers. At the InterContinental. Call Cary Powers for more information.

 

Sun. Mar. 8 ~ Singer Tommy Meehan

2 pm, free, Irish folk singer Tommy Meehan offers traditional songs for all ages to enjoy.

 

Tue. Mar. 17 - Irish Center St. Patrick’s Day Open House

10 am - 4 pm, free, Family-friendly refreshments, music, crafts, visiting all day. Stop by before or after the parade!

 

 

Other Classes, regular activities

Irish Gaelic Language Classes ~ beginning Feb. 4 and 5 Register please.

6:30 pm, Wednesdays Beginning A & B; Thursdays Conversational, 10-lessons. Renata Henley.  

 

Irish Knitting Class ~ Working on times and days. Let us know if you'd like to be on the list for the class.

 

Singalongs ~ Working on times and days. Let us know if you'd like to be on the list for the activity.


Thursday, October 30th, 2008
8:01 am
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KC Irish Center events
November At the Irish Center
 
Sat. Nov. 8, 10 am        Shamrocks to pot and take home!
We'll thin out and repot shamrocks to take home for your very own bit of Ireland. Matt Hoey provides the plants, soil, tools and instruction. People can bring their own pots or purchase one at the workshop for $5 each. $15/person/plant, limit to 20 people for the 1 - 1 1/2-hour workshop. Oxalis Regnell (green), Oxalis Triangularis (purple) plants will flower in as few as 28 days. RSVP to 816-474-3848 or info@irishmuseum.org (or for questions). Pay at the door. Cash, check or credit card accepted.
 

Sat. Nov. 15, 6 pm    Guinness Sampling and Dinner Night

Come Taste Ireland's Best Beers, Enjoy an Irish Dinner and Music,

Learn about Guinness History and Brewing, Practice the Perfect Pour

$45 IMCC member, $50 nonmember (memberships available at the door)

Get a group of 8 or sponsor a table for your business, customers, family or friends for $400.

RSVP to 816-474-3848 or info@irishmuseum.org (or for questions). Stop by the Center to reserve spots or call or email for will-call. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Cancellations not received within 48 hours will be billed.

Come join the fun, learn about and enjoy Irish beers!

 

Sun. Nov. 15, 1-4 pm   Jam Session

All welcome to listen or play. Free!

 

Sun. Nov. 30, 1-4 pm   Celtic Pottery
Create Celtic designs on your own pottery to keep or give for the holidays. Large plates, paints, designs, equipment - all supplies needed - and instruction provided. Will need to get plate fired after painting. Unique, colorful pieces show off your own Celtic heritage. See a sample at the Center.

$35/person (1 plate), limited seating. RSVP to 816-474-3848 or info@irishmuseum.org (or for questions). Pay at the door. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

 

Tues. Nov. 25, 6:30 pm   Irish Book Club, Nov. The Commitments, Roddy Doyle (part of the Barrytown Trilogy)

ALL WELCOME. Free (but donations are always welcome).

Meets at the Center last Tuesday of every month, Get your own book to read or email info@irishmuseum.org if you need a copy or have questions. Attendees may come and go each month as interested, but we will discuss the month’s book. Upcoming books and dates.

    Dec. 30 – An Irish Christmas: Stories, John B. Keane; Jan. 27 – A Circle of Friends, Maeve Binchy; Feb. 24 – Danny Boy, Malachy McCourt; Mar. 31 – How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill; Apr. 28 – The Guns of Easter or A Star Called Henry; May  The Gathering, Anne Enright.

 

Know how or interested in Irish Knitting?

We’ve got several people ready to start an Irish knitting class if we find a teacher. Know anyone who can teach, or interested in learning? Let us know!

Email Rachel at info@irishmuseum.org or call 816-474-3848.

 

Volunteers needed

We always need volunteers at the Irish Center . Greet people and visit about Kansas City and our Irish heritage! Call Cary at 816-474-3848.

 

www.irishmuseum.org

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
2:46 pm
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events at the KC Irish Center

Golf Tourney for the Irish Center

Music, Language and More at the Irish Center this Fall (in Kansas City's Union Station)

Mark your calendars! Events, classes/programs, upcoming, volunteer opportunities.

 

EVENTS

Fri. Sept. 12        Irish Classic IMCC Benefit Golf Tournament, Drumm Farm Golf Club, 1 pm shotgun start.

                        $100 per player/400 per team includes green fees, golf cart, beer, soft drinks, box lunch and appetizers at presentation of awards. 

                        Show your green on the greens! PDF with more info and registration form attached.

Sat. Sept. 13    Local Irish band Kelly, concert and album release party for their new CD Dair (Gaelic for Oak tree)

                        7 pm, admission, come celebrate these local musicians and help kick off the IMCC local Irish Musicians Concert Series!

Sun. Sept. 21         Traditional Irish Music Jam Session, 1 pm (every third Sunday), free to all

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

Wed. Sept. 10         Conversational Irish (Here's the fun part For those who’ve completed IMCC Irish language A&B), 7 pm, Wednesdays 10 weeks

Tues. Sept. 16         What’s Happening in Ireland Today Discussion Group. Grab a Guinness, peruse The Irish Times, get up to date on what’s happening in Ireland .

                        Maybe solve a few world problems. 7 pm, monthly, small fee, refreshments available.

Mon. Sept. 22         Tinwhistle classes, 7 pm, Beginner class, Mondays 10 weeks

                     Contact KC School of Irish Music , turlach@kctradschool.com, 913-904-1285

Sun. Sept. 28         “Faith and by Gaelic” Our Father in Irish, 2 pm. Later, The Creed and The Rosary in Irish. Admission.

Tues. Sept. 30         Irish Book Club, finalizing list but look for Dracula in October (did you know Bram Stoker was Irish?)

                            7 pm, monthly, small fee, refreshments available.

 

ALSO COMING

                     Beer dinner and educational program, featuring Guinness history and the two-part pour

                     Irish dancing, more concerts, children's programs

                     Anyone interested in Irish sing songs (Irish sing-alongs or Irish karaoke, possibly first Fridays?)? Let us know by replying to this email.

                    Looking for other special events, classes, programs? Daytime activities? Call 816-474-3848 or email.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

A little party called Kansas City's Irish Fest, Labor Day weekend at Crown Center, is looking for volunteers for: set-up and tear down, food service, children's, recycling, the heritage area, merchandising and more!  Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a free ticket to use the next day. Go to www.KCIF.com.

 

If you like it cool, the Irish Center needs volunteers - year round. Volunteers: • Greet visitors • Help with gift shop • Help with online genealogy lookups (it’s easy!) • Talk about Kansas City ’s history. Needed for all public hours: Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat  ~ 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday ~ noon - 4 pm. Full or half days.

 

Center volunteers receive validated covered parking at Union Station, free printing of their own genealogy research and a fun place to be in Kansas City . Seniors, students looking for service hours, all welcome.

 

Call 816-474-3848, Cary Powers, Executive Director or email cpowers@irishmuseum.org or Don O'Malley, Volunteer Coordinator, 913-908-7040 irishxmanom@irishmuseum.org

 

The IMCC website, irishmuseum.org, is undergoing renovations. It will soon have all event and programs details and class enrollment and volunteer forms. In the meantime, email or call 816-474-3848 with questions.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
7:28 am
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Gaelic and Tin Whistle classes KCMO
Irish Gaelic, tinwhistle spring classes at the Irish Center in KC's Union Station
Irish Gaelic
Have the Irish? Like to...at least a little?
Beginning Irish Gaelic A and Beginning Irish Gaelic B for anyone who would like get started on or build upon the basics of the Irish language.These classes will focus on the basic pronounciation, the culture, family and place names, and literature of the language. The 6:30 class will be for those starting from scratch; the 7:30 class for those with some knowledge (including those who took the class last fall). Students can stay for an additional half hour at the end of each class for practice if they choose. Instructor Renata Henley lived in Ireland for 10 years and studied the language extensively, earning a B.A. in Celtic Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and an M. Phil. in Irish Studies from University College Dublin.
Irish classes begin April 2 at the Irish Center, every Wednesday for 10 weeks
$100 for IMCC members, $120 nonmembers (IMCC single membership is $25, family is $30)
Beginning Irish Gaelic A 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Beginning Irish Gaelic B 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Enroll through the IMCC website, www.irishmuseum.org. Call 816-474-3848 or email info@irishmuseum.org with questions.

Tinwhistle
Love the iconic sound of Irish music? Often that's the tinwhistle, and you can learn it at the Irish Center.
The Kansas City School of Irish Music offers tinwhistle classes at the Irish Center by All-Ireland flute champion Turlach Boylan, who now lives in the area, plays in area traditional Irish bands, and shares his passion and expertise. The tinwhistle is one of the easiest and most affordable instruments on which to start playing Irish music.
Tinwhistle classes begin March 31 at the Irish Center, every Monday for 10 weeks
$110 for IMCC members, $120 nonmembers; $100 for multiple family members. (IMCC single membership is $25, family is $30)
Beginning Tinwhistle 7 pm
Tinwhistle for Continuing Students 8 pm
Enroll or ask questions to turlach@kctradschool.com, www.kctradschool.com, 913-904-1285.
The Kansas City School of Irish Music also offers individual tinwhistle, flute, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran or guitar lessons.

Other Irish Interests?
Please let us know if you would be interested in a daytime Irish Gaelic class, or Irish culture and/or an Irish book discussion group at the Center, evenings or daytime.

info@irishmuseum.org
816-474-3848
www.irishmuseum.org
Friday, March 14th, 2008
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KC Irish Center activities
At the Irish Center in KC's Union Station
 
New displays from Ancient Ireland to today's Kansas City Irish Community
 
Sat. March 15, Traditional Irish Musicians Jam Session, 1 pm
The regular every third Sunday session moved to Saturday this month. If you're a musician, bring your instrument! If you're not, just enjoy the music. Free.
 
Sun. March 16, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band indoor concert, noon to 4 pm (in shifts, with breaks)  
They’ll get everyone in the mood for St. Pat’s!  Partnering with AOH Donnelly Div. to showcase this real fire brigade band from Ireland. A sight and sound to behold!
Admission: $6 adults, $5 IMCC members and seniors, $2 age 18 - 6, 5 and under free.
 
St. Patrick's Day
Mon. March 17, Irish Center Open House, 9 am - 4 pm
Where do you go before or after the parade on St. Patrick's Day? The Irish Center! Irish guy Mr.Stinky Feet Jim Cosgrove at 1:30, Irish music and family-friendly singing, dancing, storytelling, crafts, refreshments. Admission: free.
 
Like to be in the Parade?
IMCC welcomes kids (with accompanying adults) to ride the IMCC float with the theme of "Growing Up Learning Our Irish Heritage at the Irish Center." All you have to do is sit on the float and pretend you're learning about Irish music or dance! Email info@irishmuseum.org.
 
Save the Date
Sat. April 5, Whiskey Tasting, sponsored by Jamesons
Thur. April 10, 7 - 8:30 pm, Celebration of the Good Friday Peace Accord
10th anniversary of the agreement that put Northern Ireland on the path toward peace.
Sat. May 3, 2 pm, Celtic Spirituality by Bishop Raymond Boland
 
816-474-3848
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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Irish Museum talent showcase
Please share with friends and family
Irish Talent Showcase at the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, February 17

Know someone age 6 - 18 who can sing or dance an Irish song, play tinwhistle or fiddle an Irish tune? Or give a poetry reading, a scene from a play, or some other Irish work?

Come share in the talent and enjoy a non-competition, fun, festive showcase for kids as we kick off the Irish Season at the Irish Center!

1 pm, February 17, at the Irish Center, all kids ages 6 - 18 are invited to share an Irish-theme talent in the non-competition Irish Talent Showcase. And of course everyone is invited to come enjoy the performances. No entry fee. Admission is $5 adults, $4 IMCC members and seniors, high school and younger free.
If you plan to sing in Irishpalooza’s Irish Idol in Martin City that afternoon, let us know and we’ll put you on early.
 
Email info@irishmuseum.org for entry form and flyers. Email info@irishmuseum.org or call Rachel Casey, 816-682-2356, with questions.
 
See you there!
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Calender for Irish Museum-Kansas City
Come to the Irish Museum and Cultural Center this spring to celebrate the Irish Season at the Irish Center,
Music and more, history and heritage, entertainment and education for all!
 
February 1 – March 2, Irish-American U.S. Presidents Exhibit. Nineteen U.S. presidents – from John Adams to Bill Clinton – have ties to Ireland; the Irish Center is celebrating them all during a special exhibit in February. Admission is $5 adults, $4 IMCC members and seniors, $8 for families, $2 students, free 6 and under. Group and classs rates available.
 
February 17, 1 pm, kick off the Irish Season with a non-competition Irish Talent Showcase for students ages 6 – 18 to sing, dance, read poetry, play tinwhistle, etc. as long as it has an Irish theme. And of course all are invited to come enjoy the performances. If you plan to sing in Irishpalooza’s Irish Idol in Martin City that afternoon, let us know and we’ll put you on early. Admission is $5 adults, $4 IMCC members and seniors, high school and younger free.
 
February 23, Elders Benefit Concert for the IMCC, social hour 7:30 pm, concert 9 pm – midnight, at the Whistle Stop in Union Station. Snacks provided, cash bar for pints and drinks. Tickets $25, $20 IMCC members. Tickets can be mailed, picked up at IMCC, at will-call or purchased at the door. Credit cards accepted. IMCC memberships available.
 
March 1, 7 pm, the Center is hosting an Irish Trivia Challenge, sponsored by Guinness. Put together a team from your organization, family, business for this night of great fun and friendly competition! $100 entry fee for team of 6. Cash prize, door prizes and free refreshments at what will be an annual event!
 
For Elders ticket reservations and Talent Showcase and Trivia Challenge entry forms, www.irishmuseum.org, click contact us and forms, or stop by the Center or email info@irishmuseum.org.
 
And there are many more events and activities scheduled at the Irish Center during the Irish Season for everyone to enjoy. Some dates and times may change, so check the website, www.irishmuseum.org for regular updates, admissions and more information.
 
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 pm, Celtic Spirituality, Bishop Boland.
Sunday, Feb. 24, noon-4, Civil War Irish Regiment Encampment, 2 pm, Irish in the Civil War panel discussion.
Saturday, March 1, 2 pm,  Kansas City’s Irish Heritage: Tracing Our History Through the Stories of Five Irish American Children, Pat O’Neill. Kid-friendly and interactive presentation, bring the whole family!
Sunday, March 2, 2 pm, Irish Poetry, John Kerrigan, Rockhurst University Seamus Heaney scholar.
Saturday, March 8, 10 am – 4 pm, Celtic Crafts Demo Day, Society for Creative Anachronism. Weaving, pottery, calligraphy and other traditional crafts will be demonstrated all day.
Saturday March 8, 6 pm, IMCC Irish Gala at the Intercontinental. Honoring Tom McDonnell, with Cherish the Ladies and O'Riada dancers.
Saturday, March 15, to be announced.
Sunday, March 16, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band. They’ll get everyone in the mood for St. Pat’s!
Sunday, March 16, TBA.
Monday, March 17, all day, Irish Center Open House, the traditional Irish band Kelly and family-friendly singing, dancing, storytelling, crafts, refreshments.
Schedules TBA: Michael Collins – Revolutionary, Mike Casey, The Book of Kells, Joanna Carraway, Rockhurst University, and more to come!
April 5, Irish Whiskey Tasting, sponsored by Jameson.
 
See you there!
 
Irish Museum and Cultural Center
in Kansas City's Union Station
816-474-3848

 

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
4:38 pm
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Irish History and the Holiday through Music
Irish History and the Holiday through Music

at the Irish Museum and Cultural Center

2 pm, Sunday, Dec. 16



Sandy Jackson shares Irish history and heritage through many songs and instruments, with a special part about the Celtic and Irish traditions of the Christmas season. She’ll play some very old - but maybe new to us - songs, and invite everyone to sing along with Christmas carols everyone knows but may not have realized were Irish! Bring your family and make learning about and sharing your heritage part of your holiday!



$5 IMCC members, $7.50 general public, free high school and younger



816-474-3848 * www.irishmuseum.org * info@irishmuseum.org



Sandy is a professional music educator with special focus on traditional Irish and Celtic music and instruments.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
5:31 pm
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Paddy Keenan with Patsy O’Brien
info@irishmuseum.org
Subject: Piper Paddy Keenan this Friday at the Irish Center!
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 15:42:55 -0600
World-Class Piper Paddy Keenan with Patsy O’Brien



This Friday, Nov. 30, 8 pm, at the Irish Museum and Cultural Center in Union Station



Paddy Keenan is acknowledged as the most accomplished uilleann piper performing today. He has recorded recently with major Irish traditional music artists and beyond. Live, uilleann piper Keenan may be the most exciting traditional musician in the world. He’s accompanied by Patsy O’Brien, guitarist and award winning singer/songwriter. Irish music critic Paul Dromey has called O’Brien “ Ireland ’s best-kept musical secret.”

Join us for this amazing opportunity to experience the best in traditional Irish music.

General Admission $15, MVFS & IMCC Members $12, Students $5, Children under 6 Free. Sponsored by Missouri Valley Folklife Society and the IMCC.

Tickets available at the Irish Center and www.mvfs.org.



Contact 816-474-3848, www.irishmuseum.org for more information.
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
3:23 pm
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Meet Irish tenor John McDermott

MCC members and friends

Come meet Irish Tenor John McDermott at a Meet-and-Greet after his Oct. 27 Concert Performance at The Music Hall in Kansas City

 

Meet John McDermott after his show and receive a copy of his new CD "Legacy of the Patriot” for a $25 donation that supports a veteran’s charity. To order meet-and-greet tickets, call the IMCC at816-474-3848, email mdugger@swbell.net or stop by the Irish Center in Union Station. You may order orchestra level concert tickets for $61 each (they’re $65through Ticketmaster) through the IMCC as well. The meet-and-greet is limited to 50, but there are more than 100 concert tickets available.

 

Credit card orders are preferred; please include credit card number and expiration date with your address, with zip code and phone and ordering information. We will take checks made payable to “The Irish Museum and Cultural Center ”. You may review the seating chart for concert seats at the IMCC as well.

Friday, August 31st, 2007
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Kansas City - Irish Center events this weekend

Please forward to friends  –

Allinvited to taste and touch

Irishwhiskey and freedom documents at Irish Center in Union Station this weekend!

 

Hands-OnHistory of the Irish Quest for Independence

2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007

Examine and even handle some of the original documents andartifacts, from the 1700s to the 1920s, that played a major role in Ireland ’slong struggle for independence. From KU’s world-class O’HegartyIrish Library. Including:

• Irish Proclamation of Freedomissued at the time of the 1916 Easter Rising    

• Tickets issued to a secret IrishVolunteers meeting in 1913       • Originalcartoons satirizing the British    

$5 with Irish Fest admission hand stamp orIMCC membership, $6 for general public. Come to theCenter.

 

Tastethe Whiskey, “the Water of Life”, of Ireland

3 pm, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007

As nuanced as fine wine, we give Irish whiskey tasting therespect this ancient craft deserves. Sponsor Major Brands provides six Irishwhiskeys for the tasting and will share the history and their expertise.You’ll learn enough to impress friends and add to your own appreciationof Irish heritage.

$25 with Irish Fest hand admission stamp orIMCC membership, $30 for general public. Tickets atthe IMCC booth or the Center.

 

The Extraordinary Life of Nell Donnelly

Specialexhibit of Nelly Don original dresses, personal documents and artifacts and herstory in text and images, plus “A Stitch in Time” movie.

Allweekend (through September). $5 admission, 12 and under free. (Saturday,$3 with coupon from IMCC tables at the Fest)

 

Center Hours Irish Fest Weekend Friday 10 am - 4 pm,Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday noon - 5:30 pm

 

Rachel Casey

info@irishmuseum.org

816-474-3848 Center

816-682-2356 cell

Thursday, June 21st, 2007
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Kansas City information
some cultural organizations in the KC area that might be of interest to CR folks.

the Irish Museum and Cultural Center, located in Union Station provided space for Turloch Boylan and the Kansas City School of Irish Music. I took tin whistle classes from him in the fall of 06 at the old location of the Irish Museum.

there is the Celtic Fringe, don't know much about them except that they are a networking group.

on Labor Day weekend, there is the KC Irish Fest. i attended for the first time last year. an assortment of traditional and irish rock music. also displays on KC Irish history as well as info booths.

there is also the KC Scottish Highland Games in early June. i have yet to make it to this event.

while not specifically cr_r, there is the Wild Hare Protogrove of the ADF. they share similar interests and are good people.

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Celtic Reconstruction on the Prairie
Greetings,
The purpose of this community is to provide networking for those interested in Celtic Reconstruction and Restoration. Posting of cultural events or group events is welcome, as long as it falls within the purview of Celtic culture and networking. Networking is restricted to the regions considered plains states-Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

For information about what CR_R is please check out the following:

cr_r
paganacht
www.imbas.org or join their public e-list on yahoogroups

link to CR FAQ


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