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Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Summer '23

Greenlight: Chicago Consular Region Summer '23

Greenlight Newsletter Summer 2023

SUMMER 2023 - All times shown are in Central Time


Chicago Irish American Heritage Center (irish-american.org)

Jun 10 Irish Community Services Annual Golf Fundraiser 2023 at Indian Boundary Golf Course.

Jun 10 Jig Jam at the Riverside Folk Festival in Wheaton IL

Jul 5 - Join us at the Chicago Cultural Center for the Chicago International Film Festival's Irish film Summer Screening - 'Cumar - A Galway Rhapsody.' More information below. 

Jul 30 Aoife Scott at Levitt AMP Galva Music Series, Galva, IL

Jul 24 – 28 from 9 am – 3 pm daily – Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Kids Day Camp. Looking for a day camp for a week in July for your children? Here’s a great option with Irish music and culture themes.

Aug 3 at 7 pm Seo Linn – an Irish folk/indie group - at the Mayfair Theater at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Aug 9 at 7 pm Socks in the Frying Pan Concert for Maryann McTeague Kiefer at the Mayfair Theater, Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago

Aug 27 Jig Jim at the Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, Oak Forest, IL

Check herefor a list of summer events at Chicago Gaelic Park.



Aug 10 at 6pm The Screaming Orphans at Moon Tunes Concerts, Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI

Aug 11 & 12 The Screaming Orphans at La Crosse Irish Fest, La Crosse, WI

Aug 17 – 20 Milwaukee Irish Fest The largest Irish Festival in the world! Music, drama, literature, art, talks, performances including: Boxing Banjo; The Byrne Brothers; Capital Ceili Band; Cassie and Maggie; Chicago Reel; Colm and Laura Keegan; The Coronas; Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones; Diddley Idols; Doolin'; The Drowsy Lads; Eileen Ivers; Enda Reilly; The Finns; The Friel Sisters; Gaelic Storm; Goitse; Gross Isle; The Henry Girls; Hermitage Green; Lisa Canny; MEGA-Trad; Merfolk; Polly Barrett; Scythian; Shane Hennessy; Skerryvore; Steam; Ulla; Wallis Bird

In Madison, the Celtic Music Association – features trad music sessions throughout the year.

Check out what’s happening at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center in Milwaukee here.



Jun 1,8,14,22 - Ogham as a Reflective Tool Online Class 8 - 9:15 pm CDT

Jun 2 at 7.30 pm: Noctambule in Concert - Celtic Junction Arts Center  Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor are Noctambule. They play traditional Irish tunes and songs and their own tunes written in traditional forms, and compelling musical settings of broad array of poetry. Unique, rendered with a lush beauty, sensitivity and generiou ration of humour on an array of strings.

Jun 17 at 8 pm - Adrienne O’Shea “Threads of Gold” CD Release Concert at Celtic Junction. A gorgeous evening of traditional Irish music – Adrienne’s soulful voice and mastery of the Irish flute will immerse you in a thriving musical tradition – accompanied by Brian Miller, Norah Rendell, Danny Diamond, Dáithí Sproule and Cormac O Sé.

Jun 8-11 - Center for Irish Music presents the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM)at Celtic Junction presented by the Center for Irish Music, featuring workshops and events for youth and adults, taught by the Kane Sisters, Gráinne Hambly, Sean McComiskey, Seán Gavin and more. 

Jul 15  from 11 am - 9 pm Scottish Fair Street PartyCeltic Junction

Jul 21 at 7:30 pm - Paul Byrom, from Dublin, is one of Ireland’s finest crossover tenors and one of the original soloists of the show Celtic Thunder. Paul performs a wide range of productions from operas to oratorio to recitals and musical theatre. He has performed for the Emperor of Japan, Irish Presidents, and most recently US President Barack Obama. At Celtic Junction.

Jul 29 Celtic Junction Summer Feis

Year round - Celtic Junction Arts Center has rolling admissions for its Irish language, history and literature, and creative arts classes at celticjunction.org/classes/

Tickets and event information for all Celtic Junction events available here.

Aug (TBC) Clare Sandsin concert at Celtic Junction



Aug 4, 5 & 6 The Screaming Orphans at Iowa Irish Festival, Lincoln Park, Waterloo, IA

Aug 4 Aoife Scott at Iowa Irish Fest, Waterloo, IA

Aug 26 Jig Jam Dubuque Irish Hooley, Dubuque, Iowa

The Celtic Music Association in Des Moines, Iowa hosts Irish music concerts throughout the year: Upcoming Concerts — The Celtic Music Association (thecma.org)



Jun 9 – 11 Motor City Irish Fest at Livona, MI

Jun 23 – 24 Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival, Holland MI

Aug 3 at 8 pm The Screaming Orphans at the Robin Theater, Lansing, MI

See what’s happening at the Gaelic League of Detroit here



Sep 16 Greeley Irish Festival, Greeley, Nebraska

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