All events will be taking place at 3905 Eastern Avenue (map)
Plenty of FREE parking!
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Join and You Will Make a Difference!
Membership in the Irish Heritage Center makes everything we do possible. You also will be entitled to discounts on rentals, classes and events at the Heritage Center. Support the good work of the Irish Heritage Center and make more happen in the future. Your help on many different levels is creating Irish American History!! Download the Membership Form PDF.
Mick & Friends
November 19th, 2015 - Thursday
Join Tenor Mick McEvilley and friends in the Irish Pub Room as they share Irish songs, poetry, stories, and friendships old and new. Feel free to get up to the open mic and share a ditty of your own! 7pm.
Irish Christmas in America
December 1st, 2015 - Tuesday
"Irish Christmas in America" is a joyful celebration of the season in Ireland with songs, stories, humor, thrilling step dance, and lively instrumental tunes. Now in its 11th year and featuring some of the Emerald Isle's best traditional artists, the performance comes to Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Free parking behind the Center. Tickets are advance $27 ($25 members), $30 at the door, on sale now at cincyticket.com. For more information contact 513-533-0100
Teresa Horgan, an up-and-coming vocalist and flutist from County Cork, is the 2015 special guest artist. Her earthy, emotive vocals have featured in two top Celtic groups and on her own first album, now gaining raves. She joins legendary artist Séamus Begley, named Ireland’s TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. From a famous musical family in County Kerry, Begley is a fiery accordionist and hilarious story teller as well.
Fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada of County Sligo is called "one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today" by The Irish Echo. The exciting step-dance of champion American dancer Samantha Harvey is a highlight of the show. The stirring uillean piping (Irish bagpipes) by Chicago's own Sean Gavin, and driving guitar by Patrick Doocey complete the ensemble.
Music from the show is captured on the CD "An Irish Christmas Soundscape," available to listen or purchase at irishchristmasinamerica.bandcamp.com
Click to see videos of Guest vocalist Teresa Horgan, Samantha Harvey step-dancing, Irish Christmas in America, "The Herald Angels/Oiche Nollaig," National Geographic Society, Washington DC, and Irish Christmas in America live at National Geographic Society, Washington DC.
Blue Rock Boys
December 3rd, 2015 - Thursday
Join the Blue Rock Boys in the Irish Pub Room as they share their Irish music and joy. Every first Thursday of the month! Blue Rock Boys on Facebook. 7pm.
NEW Service! Child Watch
If you would like to see the play and your child is with you, take advantage of our Child Watch in the Dance Room. Parents, members of IHC and audience members are eligible to participate in this opportunity. You can be at the event and have the children near. Call the center for more details, organized by the young parent members of the IHC. This is available by pre-reservation for performances on special dates. Call 513-533-0100 for more details.
By Appointment, By Project
Lots to do to create this amazing center of Irish Heritage. Your contributions will make a difference from filing, sweeping to painting, plumbing, staging -- there is a spot for each and everyone. Group efforts are also needed. Please call for details at 513-533-0100, we provide lunches and need the attendance numbers.
Friendly Sons of St Patrick Glee Club
Sundays at 3 P.M.
Rehearsals Resume (Music Room)
Pub Night with Mick & Friends
Third Thursdays at 7 P.M.
Local Chapter of Celtic Women International
Fourth Thursdays at 7 P.M.
Space continues to be available for rent
Great for your parties, classes, concerts, dances, events, meetings and celebrations. New in 2012, leases available by the year.
- "Tea Time" in the tea room for groups and clubs
- Genealogy (free for members)
Other Things In the Works:
- Irish Film Nights - Next Generation evenings full of fun, and film. "Galway Girl" Cathy Ann Dempsey is underway organizing these delightful evenings. We've already started with "Waking Ned Devine" and will announce the continuation soon!
- Irish Karaoke - A great time featuring vibrant Rob from Mt Adam's Wine Cellar Karaoke.
- Quiz Nights with Mrs. Barb Kenny from Dublin!
- Irish Book Club
- "Tir Na N'Og" Land of the Forever Young - Over 55 Afternoons at the Irish Center for Irish Heritage Members and their guests - Entertainment, Tea, Speakers, Sing Songs and more.