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Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Apr '23

Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Apr '23

Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Apr '23

APRIL 2023


Mar 31 at 3 pm Scholarly Seminars at The Newberry Library, Chicago - ‘Actresses & Activists’ - Mary Trotter, University of Wisconsin, Madison How activism informed women’s politics and art in early twentieth century Ireland.

Apr 21 - Ambassador Geraldine Nason will visit Chicago and make an address on the topic of the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Details to be announced.
Apr 21 at 7 pm Irish tenor Emmet Cahill at the Irish American Heritage Center. Emmet of Celtic Thunder fame sings powerful renditions of Broadway hits and Irish favourites from Danny Boy to Amazing Grace. Tickets here.

Apr 23 at 2 pm at Theater on the Lake Trinity Irish Dance Company hosts an Inaugural Ceiliúradh (details above).

Apr 22 - Trinity Irish Dance Company performs at the Auditorium Theatre for one-night-only, sharing the stage with the most cutting-edge tap dance company of our time, NYC-based Dorrance Dance, and Chicago's own M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Tickets.

Apr 27 at 7 pm - The US Premier of Humours of Bandon at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago (see above).

Apr 29 at 7 pm - Irish American Hall of Fame at the Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago SOLD OUT! This year honours Mark Howard, founder of Trinity Irish Dance Company. 

Mar 31 at 7 pm - Rory Makem at CelticMKE Center – An evening of folk songs and stories with Irish folk singer. In addition to music, the Ward Irish Music Archives will share digitized footage from Rory Makem's father, Tommy Makem, and Liam Clancy's 1977 television show.

Apr 13 & 15 - Auditions for the Milwaukee Irish Fest Youth & Children’s Choir: Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir Auditions | CelticMKE

Apr 20 at 7:30 pm JigJam at Irish Cultural and Heritage Center
Apr 21 at 7:30 pm David Howley at Irish Cultural and Heritage CenterBorn in Ireland, David Howley has been at the forefront of Irish guitar, voice, and mandolin for over a decade. 
Apr 28 at 6:30 pm –  The Humours of Bandon | CelticMKE The tour continues: a coming-of-age story, The Humours of Bandon is an award-winning play, full of heart, humor and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Tickets and event information for all Celtic Junction events available here.
Mar 31 at 7:30 pm - Fiddle Function at Celtic Junction; an evening of Irish and American fiddle music.
Mar 30 & Apr 13 – (Online) Book Discussion: “Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary”
Join Dr. Kevin Byrne and Dr. Steven Griffith for a free, two-night discussion of Anne Haverty’s, Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary (2016). Constance Gore-Booth was born into the privileged world of a wealthy Protestant landowning family in County Sligo,  she became an important voice in the Irish Republican movement, was second in command in St. Stephen’s Green during the Easter Rising, was the first woman elected to the British Parliament.
Apr 16 – 11 am – 3 pm Easter Rising Commemoration. A pro peace pro partisan process, organised by Minneapolis 1916 Commemoration Committee.
Apr 6-16 (various dates/times). She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith at Celtic Junction. A charming comedy first performed in 1773 performed by Out of the Mist Celtic Theater.
Apr 14-30Irish Arts Week at Celtic Junction. A feast of cultural events and classes including Irish Film screenings, free Irish dance classes, storytelling, concerts, Irish language weekend and more.
Apr 21-23 - Deireadh na Seachtaine Gaeilge at Celtic Junction – an Irish language weekend in St. Paul, MN. One of the highlights of the Irish Arts Week.
Apr 22 at 7:30 pm Dáithí Sproule in concert at Celtic Junction
Apr 23 at 7 pm – JigJam in concert at Celtic Junction.
Apr 29 at 7 pm – Humours of Bandon at Celtic Junction.
Apr 30 at 6 pm – An Cailín Ciúin/The Quiet Girl film screening at Celtic Junction
Celtic Junction Arts Center has rolling admissions! Browse Irish language, history and literature, and creative arts classes at celticjunction.org/classes/
The Celtic Music Association in Des Moines, Iowa hosts many Irish music concerts throughout the year check out their website here:Upcoming Concerts — The Celtic Music Association (thecma.org)
Apr 25 - : Consul General Kevin Byrne is the Distinguisher Speaker guest at the Indiana Council on Global Affairs series and will be speaking on the topic of the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at a virtual event. All are welcome. Please register here. 
The Gaelic League of Detroit have a calendar of events for April including Friday Fish Fry and Easter Rising Brunch. Events for April 2023 – Gaelic League of Detroit

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