The Irish Cultural and Heritage
Center of Wisconsin (ICHC) is pleased to announce the establishment of
the Tierney Irish Music Fund. This fund will support bringing
high-caliber Irish and Celtic music year round to the ICHC Hallamór
fund is named for Dick Tierney, founding member of the Irish Cultural and
Heritage Center. Dick passed away in 2014. He was a beloved member of the
Milwaukee Irish community, known for his big smile and ability to make
others happy. Irish music was one of his passions.
Dick was inspired to create
the Hallamór Concert Series when the ICHC found a permanent home
at the historic Grand Avenue Congregational Church on West Wisconsin Avenue
in 1996. The series showcases Irish and Celtic musicians of national and
world renown, with performances held in the 400-plus seat Hallamór
(or Grand Hall). In his years as entertainment coordinator, Dick booked
dozens of performers such as Altan, Brother, Cherish the Ladies, Liz Carroll
and John Doyle, Solas, and Tommy Makem. The new Tierney Irish Music
Fund will be used exclusively for booking talent for the Hallamór
We invite you to help us
launch the Tierney Irish Music Fund with your contribution. Visit us here
online at www.ichc.net to view a schedule of entertainers for the upcoming
concert series. Online donations to the fund can be made here.
Or, print the mail-in form
to make a donation by mail.
Thank you in advance for
helping us share Dick Tierney’s energy and passion for the music … and
pay it forward!