Irish http://wmuk.org en Famed Irish fiddler to play with rising-star Michigan flutist and other artists http://wmuk.org/post/famed-irish-fiddler-play-rising-star-michigan-flutist-and-other-artists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Sean is an incredibly rhythmic player. He brings such a vitality, you couldn't miss it when he comes in. He's one of the best flute players of any age, that's playing anywhere in Ireland or America or anywhere else. He's absolutely fantastic," says&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">fiddler&nbsp;Oisín&nbsp;Mac&nbsp;Diarmada, talking about Sean Gavin.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:49:37 +0000 Cara Lieurance 10392 at http://wmuk.org Famed Irish fiddler to play with rising-star Michigan flutist and other artists Can't afford a trip to Ireland? Come listen to a cozy Irish session instead http://wmuk.org/post/cant-afford-trip-ireland-come-listen-cozy-irish-session-instead <p>Walk into the <a href="http://www.london-grill.com/">London Grill</a> in downtown Kalamazoo on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you might forget you&rsquo;re <em>not </em>in an Irish pub. There&rsquo;s an old British telephone booth in the corner, pints of beer on almost every table, and the chatter and laughter of familiar faces playing together in an Irish session.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:47:55 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 9042 at http://wmuk.org Can't afford a trip to Ireland? Come listen to a cozy Irish session instead Fast feet, curly wigs, and straight arms: Learn more about Irish dance http://wmuk.org/post/fast-feet-curly-wigs-and-straight-arms-learn-more-about-irish-dance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.quinnirishdancers.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn School of Irish Dance</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will perform this weekend at the </span><a href="http://www.blackrockfest.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Blackrock Medieval Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at </span>Olde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> World Village in Augusta.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Erin Quinn opened the studio 12 years ago where Irish step dancing classes are held year-round. She says not many people realize the school is here or that it’s one of only four schools in Michigan that is certified to compete internationally by a dance commission in Ireland.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:01:44 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 7141 at http://wmuk.org Fast feet, curly wigs, and straight arms: Learn more about Irish dance The Kane Sisters will perform at the Kalamazoo Nature Center Sunday http://wmuk.org/post/kane-sisters-will-perform-kalamazoo-nature-center-sunday <p>Liz Kane and her sister Yvonne grew up in the Connemara region of County Galway.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Renowned for their exquisite mirror-image playing, the sisters learned to play fiddle from their grandfather and several East Galway musicians steeped in the special flowing style of the region. During the school year they teach and perform throughout the west of Ireland, and in summers travel to North America to tour and give workshops.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:13:41 +0000 Cara Lieurance 3819 at http://wmuk.org The Kane Sisters will perform at the Kalamazoo Nature Center Sunday