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August 26, 2013

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Irish Studies Program, School of Music and President’s Lecture Series join with Humanities Montana and the Friends of Irish Studies to present a fall filled with the best of Irish music.

“Irish Music: Traditional and Contemporary,” a series of lectures and concerts, will be held in both Missoula and Butte September through December and will include some of the most renowned and innovative performers the Irish tradition has to offer. The full series schedule follows:

  • President’s Lecture: “3,000 years of Ancient Ireland’s Music and Instruments,” by Simon and Maria O’Dwyer.
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, UM’s George and Jane Dennison Theatre
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives.
  • Concert: Irish Harp, Performed by Grainne Hambly.
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, UM’s Music Recital Hall
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Montana Tech Library Auditorium
  • Concert: The Bouzouki in Irish Music. Performed by Roger Landes.
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, UM Music Recital Hall
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Montana Tech Library Auditorium
  • Concert: The Music and Song of Ireland. Performed by Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich and Páidí Mhárthain.
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, UM Music Recital Hall
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, Montana Tech Library Auditorium
  • Concert: The Tradition in Contemporary Irish Music. Performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí.
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, UM Music Recital Hall
    • 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Montana Tech Library Auditorium 

Tickets cost $60 for the season; $20 for individual concerts; $15 for students and Friends of Irish Studies members; and children under 12 are free. The President’s Lecture Series event is free in both locations. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.umt.edu/griztix/ and http://www.friendsofirishstudies.com/. Tickets for the Missoula concerts can be purchased at the UM Adams Center, The Source in the University Center, the UM School of Music, at Southgate Mall and at Rockin Rudy’s. Tickets for the Butte concerts can be purchased at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives, Cavanaugh’s County Celtic and Granite Mountain Bank.

For more information visit http://www.friendsofirishstudies.com/, call Traolach O’Riordain, director of UM’s Irish Studies Program, at 406-243-6973 or email traolach.oriordain@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Traolach O’Riordain, director, UM Irish Studies Program, 406-243-6973, traolach.oriordain@mso.umt.edu.