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iBAM! This Weekend at the IAHC: A Celebration of Books, Arts and Music

iBAM! This Weekend at the IAHC: A Celebration of Books, Arts and Music

iBAM! This Weekend at the IAHC: A Celebration of Books, Arts and Music

iBAM! This Weekend at the IAHC: A Celebration of Books, Arts and Music

Irish American Heritage Center
4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
773-282-7035
The seventh annual Irish Books, Arts and Music celebration; iBAM! returns to the IAHC this weekend. iBAM! presents the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising, and is a comprehensive weekend of Celtic culture in all its flavors and variations.
Highlights include a gala awards dinner on Friday night, and concerts with Sharon Shannon and the High Kings. On Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6pm, iBAM! features more than 30 Irish authors signing books, art exhibits, panel discussions, films, poetry readings and competitions, a literary salon, theatre, and plenty of children’s activities; all under one roof!
Darina Allen (pic), Emmett McCourt, Mary Pat Kelly,
Desmond Egan, Sinéad McCoole, Dr. Ruan O’Donnell,
Daniel Thomas Moran, the High Kings and Sharon Shannon, Michael Carroll, Barry “Jazz” Finnegan,
Pat Waters, Randall Stephen Hall, James Connolly Heron, Rex Owens, Cynthia Neale, Jeanne Roppolo, Ginger Glomstead, John O’Brien, Noirin Leahy Makowski, Arthur Cola, Pat Butler, Mary Beth Sammons, Monica Dougherty and David McDonnell.
On Friday, October 9, attend the Gala Awards Dinner and Cocktail Party to celebrate the outstanding contributions of the Irish in the categories listed below. Cocktails are at 7pm in the Erin Room, followed by dinner at 8pm. Dress is black-tie optional. Dinner tickets are $125 for IAHC Members and $150 for general admission.
The 2015 iBAM! awardees are:
* Literature: Desmond Egan
* Music: Sharon Shannon
* Performing Arts: Liam Neeson
* Person of the Year: Jim Sloan
* Culinary Arts: Darina Allen
* Visual Arts: Michael Carroll
* Media Award: Mary Ann Ahern
On Saturday, October 10, enjoy Sharon Shannon in concert at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$40. On Sunday, October 11 at 5pm, the High Kings return after a sold out concert in 2014. Tickets are $30-$40. Admission to iBAM! is free each day and voluntary donations will be accepted.
iBAM! is October 9, 10 and 11, 2015

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For more information on upcoming events
Irish American Heritage Center, call
773-282-7035.

Kathy O’Neill, Public Relations Manager

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