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Skipper’s Alley makes Milwaukee debut October 20

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – One of the top Irish bands is coming to America for the first time and they’re coming to Milwaukee this weekend.

Skipper’s Alley will play the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on October 20.


Several of the members are all Ireland champions who bring traditional Irish music into modern times.

Booking the group is a major feather in the cap for the ICHC, a designated historic landmark in the Avenues West section of the city.

“They’ve been on four continents. This is their first U.S. tour so this is their Milwaukee debut and we’re real excited,” says Dan Stotmeister with ICHC.

But that's just the beginning.

Multi-grammy nominated artist Maura O'Connell and Karan Casey, one of the leading traditional Irish singers, will perform together with A Celebration of Song and Life on Friday, November 10th.

In December, Celitc harpist Kim Robertson will present an intimate, warm and joyful celebration of traditional Celtic Christmas filled with holiday music, song and dance.

"She'll be joined by the some of the best and most notable musicians in all of Wisconsin," adds Stotmeister.

The ICHC is a recognized historic landmark.

It was originally the Grand Avenue Congregational Church and was a milestone in the Milwaukee abolitionist movement.

It's notable visitors of the past include Martin Luther King, Jr. and Helen Keller.

The Hallamor, or great hall, offers an intimate setting for audience and musician.

There is a full bar open berfore and during performances.

Miss Katie's Diner will also be selling food when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

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