The Irish Club of Alaska provides our community with quality musical performances, learning opportunities and cultural experiences that create a window into Ireland and Irish-America.
Through our explorations of Irish music, dance, history, language, film, literature and culinary arts we offer Alaskans, including our children and youth, a greater understanding and appreciation of the Irish contribution to world culture. We employ the talents of local performers, artists and enthusiasts to create our interactive offerings, while interfacing with
other Celtic arts and educational organizations in our locality.
The Irish Club of Alaska exists to educate the public in Irish and Irish American arts, language and literature through quality performances, cultural exchanges and regular céilí events. Membership does have its privileges, which include a monthly newsletter. Membership fees are $20 annually for the entire family, please add an extra $5 per year if you'd like the newsletter to be delivered by regular mail (instead of electronically). We now offer discounted membership for 3 years ($45) or 5 years ($75). Checks can be made out to ICA.
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Irish Club of Alaska Membership
If you get your newsletter by email, membership is $20 per year, $45 for 3 years, and $75 for 5 years. NOTE: If you wish to receive your newsletter by US Postal Service, please pay an extra $5 per year.
All proceeds collected for the workshops will go to the individual presenters in full
3:00 PM Sean McGrane History of the Irish in Alaska
This workshop will cover prominent Irish and Irish-Americans who had an impact on Alaska. This will also cover locations and landmarks in Alaska.
4:00 Hunter Woofter Remote Bodhran for Lockdown Drummers
This bodhran workshop is for drummers of all skill. Students will need to provide their own drum or substitute (pizza boxes work well for this). Class will include a brief introduction to the anatomy of the drum and tipper, and a variety of playing techniques.
Hunter Woofter has played bodhran for 17 years as part of Rogues and Wenches, an Irish Alaskan pub band based in Anchorage. He plays a variety of percussion instruments, but likes his bodhran the most, wandering Ireland with his drum in his back, chasing sessions when travel budget allows.