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Culture Ireland

  • Over 1,000 Irish theatre-makers, musicians, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and more, presented their work to audiences from Alabama to Wyoming, in venues from…

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  • Dates: January 01 – December 31

Gerard Byrne: A thing is a hole in a thing it is not

  • Irish artist Gerard Byrne presents a new multi-channel film installation titled A thing is a hole in a thing it is not, a five-channel video…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: January 09 – February 27

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

  • Winner of multiple awards in three countries, Druid’s production of this comic masterpiece is filled with a host of charming characters and unexpected plot twists.…

  • Location: MA, DC, MI, IL, CA, PA, SC, CT
  • Dates: February 02 – June 19

Terminus by Mark O’Rowe

  • Terminus is an epic and entertaining play about three people whose lives collide on a fateful night in Dublin, Ireland. Ripped from their everyday existence,…

  • Location: MA, PA, NC, IL, OH, VT, MD
  • Dates: February 08 – March 18

The Chieftains

  • Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains’  U.S. tour will feature an array of surprise guests and local…

  • Location: NY, NJ, PA, WA, TX, AR, IN, WI, IL
  • Dates: February 17 – March 05

Fidelo Trio

  • Internationally recognised as one of the most exciting piano trios with diverse and arresting programming, this tour showcases the Fidelio Trio, ambassadors of Irish contemporary…

  • Location: NY, MA, IL
  • Dates: February 21 – February 27

Gene Siskel Film Center European Union Film Festival

  • The European Union Film Festival is the largest showcase in North America for the cinema of the European Union nations. The opening night is presided…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: March 01 – March 30


  • Over 25 years of playing together, Altan have established themselves as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland…

  • Location: TX, VA, OH, PA, IL, NH, VT, NH, CT
  • Dates: March 04 – March 20

David Munelly Band

  • “The Irish band to see” (The Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s, and such bands from…

  • Location: IL, MI, OH, NY, PA, TN, GA
  • Dates: March 04 – March 19

Camerata Ireland

  • Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland, guest soloist Celine Byrne (Soprano). This concert tour will include arias by Mozart along with performances of well-known traditional Irish…

  • Location: NY, TN, IL, IN
  • Dates: March 05 – March 12

“Book Smugglers” at the Chicago Irish Film Festival

  • World Premiere of the documentary feature film “Book Smugglers” (“Smuigléirí Leabhar”), an Irish-Lithuanian-UK co-production, commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland and TG4, and directed by Jeremiah…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: March 08 – March 08

Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch

  • Through their respective performances over many years, Jackie Daly (accordion) and Matt Cranitch (fiddle) have established enviable individual reputations in the world of Irish traditional…

  • Location: NJ, PA, MO, IL, WI, IL, ME, MA
  • Dates: March 26 – April 07

Art Chicago 2011

  • BlueLeaf Gallery will exhibit works by Irish artists Suzy O’Mullane, Tom Climent, Marty Kelly, Eugene Magowan at Art Chicago 2011. Art Chicago® 2011, the annual…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: April 28 – May 02

NEXT Chicago 2011

  • NEXT is the invitation only section of the Art Chicago art fair, one of North America’s largest and most prestigious art fairs. The fair is…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: April 29 – May 04

Ronnie Hughes

  • Ronnie Hughes will present a solo exhibition consisting of 8 new paintings with Steve Turner Contemporary at NEXT, the International Exhibition of Emerging Art, Chicago.

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: April 29 – May 02

Group Show: Invite or Reject

  • ‘Invite or Reject’ is an ambitious new exhibition curated by MART’s Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin. The show consists of 13 selected Irish artists -…

  • Location: IL, NY, CA
  • Dates: June 02 – August 24

On the Road with House of Bees by Stephen Murray

  • To promote his debut poetry collection ‘House of Bees’, Galway poet Stephen Murray will cycle 8,000km around the USA. He will read from his work…

  • Location: WA, OR, CA, TN, IL
  • Dates: June 03 – August 30

27th Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

  • The 27th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest is the largest literary festival in the Midwest, and one of the largest book celebrations in…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: June 04 – June 05

McPeake Band

  • McPeake are conducting a sixteen venue tour across the United States

  • Location: NY, PA, CT, MA, CO, IL, NJ, TN, MO, IN,
  • Dates: June 16 – September 25

The Henry Girls

  • The band are touring the eastern US in August and September 2011, playing at Milwaukee Irish Festival and selected venues and festivals around Chicago and…

  • Location: WI, VA, IL
  • Dates: August 19 – August 27


  • First tour for Irish traditional fiddle trio Fidil in the USA. The tour will include performances at the Milwaukee Irish Fest, and also at the…

  • Location: IL, WI
  • Dates: August 27 – August 27

Brock McGuire Band

  • Passion and precision, authenticity and diversity; these are the hallmarks of the Brock McGuire Band in concert. They are steeped in tradition and perform it…

  • Location: TN, OH, KY, MO, MN, WI, IL, IN
  • Dates: September 08 – September 23

Neal Greig

  • Neal Greig will be exhibiting his new work which is based outside in the Estates of Caledon, Tynan and Castle Leslie in the Counties of…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: September 09 – September 30

Irish Architecture Now

  • Two groups of three Irish architects each will travel to several U.S. cities. In each city, the architects will participate in symposia, briefly presenting key…

  • Location: CA, IL, MA, NY, PA
  • Dates: September 26 – November 11

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

  • Two traditional musicians who have toured the US extensively in different formations are about to tour the US for the third time as a duo.

  • Location: CA, WI, MN, WI, IL, PA, NJ, CT, NY
  • Dates: October 06 – October 23

MaSamba Samba School

  • A week long tour of Chicago and surrounding areas, which will include performances and music workshops.

    The performances will be at the Brazilian…

  • Location: IL, WI
  • Dates: October 09 – October 17

Women’s Voices From Ireland: The Wake Forest Women’s Anthology Tour 2011

  • Wake Forest University Press will present an American reading tour by some of Ireland’s leading poets, featuring Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain, Caitríona O’Reilly, Rita Ann Higgins…

  • Location: NC, IL, PA, NY, CA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 03

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

  • Programme
    Haydn Symphony Nr. 96, D major (The Miracle)
    Prokofiev Piano Concerto (Left Hand), Nr. 4, op.53


  • Location: WY, CO, IA, IL, MI, NY, ME, PA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 04

Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Paul De Grae in Concert

  • Through their respective performances over many years, Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle) and Paul De Grae (guitar) have established enviable individual reputations in the…

  • Location: MN, WI, IL
  • Dates: November 04 – November 13

American tour of the Cork Literary Review Volume XIV

  • Autumn 2011 sees the launch of Cork Literary Review Volume XIV in the United States, showcasing poetry from writers on both sides of the Atlantic.…

  • Location: CA, IL, NY
  • Dates: November 08 – November 18


  • 2011 Program Theme – Imagine Ireland/Imagine Irish America: Advancing the Arts and Preserving the Traditions

    Liz Carroll – Martin Hayes…

  • Location: IL
  • Dates: November 11 – November 13

Irish Christmas in America

  • ‘Irish Christmas in America’ returns to the United States during November/December 2011 for a 7th consecutive tour of East and West coasts. Produced by Oisin…

  • Location: CA, MT, NE, IA, MA, NJ, DC, DE, IL, WI
  • Dates: November 25 – December 18