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The Murphy Beds open concert series at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center Saturday, October 17th

Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary of the Murphy Beds will bring their traditional and original folk songs, close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements to the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Born in Dublin, Eamon grew up playing music and after moving to New York in the early 1990s, immersed himself in the traditional music scene along with touring extensively with many of the great Irish players. 

Based in Brooklyn, Jefferson is an acclaimed musician about whom Acoustic Guitar magazine wrote, “A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies...and weave gorgeous instrumental lines.”

Their concert marks the beginning of a series of concerts at the center which is a historic landmark just steps from the Marquette University Campus.

ICHC Board Member Pete Fleming and his wife Dawn, who is Sergeant at Arms of the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin were special lives guests Friday on the CBS 58 News at 4:30 p.m.

The couple recalled the long struggle and countless hours and donations that brought the center to life from a foreclosed property that was in disrepair.

There will be a special dedication happening at the center of renaming a parlor in the Shamrock Club's honor.

The group is the oldest Irish American organization in the state of Wisconsin and meets on a regular basis at the center.

Proceeds from the concert and food and drink sales help keep the non for profit center going and provide a place for a diverse group of organizations to meet.

You do not need to be Irish to appreciate the entertainment and sense of community you'll feel when taking part in an ICHC event.

The acoustics of the Grand Hall where the concerts take place is renowned among international artists and has enabled the center to book top notch acts.

Tickets for the Murphy Beds concert are $21in advance, $25 on concert day and $10 students with ID.

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