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Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Storytelling in Wisconsin

Susian O'Rourke and Ziggie Zeitler
Irish Concert March 10th

Note: Beulah Brinton House will be closed for rennovation-
New Site! 
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin
2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233

“An Afternoon of Irish Music” with Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler
Sunday March 10, 2019 at 4pm 
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin
2133 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233

The duo of multi-instrumentalist Zig Zeitler and vocalist Siusan O’Rourke
present a night of Irish and Celtic music at this most Irish time of year.
They have been the Irish Music Award Nominees for “Top Duo” three times. Together this husband and wife team own and operate the White Crow Conservatory of Music which is a premier teaching facility in Saginaw Michigan.
Suggested Donation: $15
beulahbrintonhouseconcerts@gmail.com  / 414–702–6053

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/213340582668600/
Artist Information at:  http://www.siusanandzig.com

Three Time Committee Nominated for :
TOP DUO in the US UK IRE EUR by Irish Music Association

Chance the Arm named #1 Celtic CD of 2014
by Irish Radio Celtic Echoes

Up on Saginaw Bay by Siusan O'Rourke named
Winner of Winter Tunes Songwriter Competition 

"...one of the strongest Irish American duos out there!  Great vocals, great Instrumentals. We love this Pair!" ~ BILL MARGESON, Live Ireland - Irish American News

 "the Finest Voice emerging in Irish Music Today..." ~
ENOCH DOYLE JEETER - Promoter, NE Louisianna Celtic Festival

"A Jeweled Performance" Siusan and Zig are a Remarkable Duo.  

The intricate but never intrusive Wizardry of Zig Zeitler and his occasional excursions in Cajun and Zydeco Provides the Soul of their music and will bring a smile of Appreciation to your face.  But for me, as a singer, the heart of this duo is Siusan O'Rourke.  Her Voice is somewhere between Margaret Barry and Dolores Keane, strong, with a timbre the will warm the coldest heart.  She moves easily from traditional Irish Songs, to American Songs both Sacred and Secular. As a writer she is among the best I have recently heard.  Listen to "Another Day" and walk away with images of Katrina's destruction as a metaphor for cancer filling your mind.  Listen to the beauty of "Thread of the Weave" and you will be moved as by few other new songs.  Here is a powerful new Voice in Irish and Folk Music. Together, Siusan and Zig form another "overnight" success who have worked on perfecting their Craft for years!                                                                                                                    
Beir bua Siusan and Zig  ~  JIM FLANAGAN 


Rick Fitzgerald and David HB Drake
Wild Hog in the Woods Coffee House  April 12th

Rick Fitzgerald and David HB Drake  in concert at
Wild Hog in the Woods Coffee House, 953 Jenifer Street in Madison WI
on Friday, April 12th at 7:30 pm. Free will donation at the door.
Visit www.wildhoginthewoods.org  for information.

Rick and David will trade folk music songs from John Denver, Tom Paxton, Stan Rogers, Bill Staines, original songs, and songs celebrating Wisconsin’s waters and Earth Day.
Both Rick and David serve as educators, musicians, crew on Wisconsin’s flagship,
the S/V Denis Sullivan in its home port of Milwaukee.

Rick Fitzgerald is an award winning autoharp master performing on autoharp and guitar and is the Director of MOO (Make Our Own music organization) presenting music workshops and gatherings in South eastern Wisconsin. Rick describes his diatonic autoharps as the “turbo-charged sports cars of the autoharp world,” and uses a free-flowing, five-fingered picking style to deliver expressive melodies with interwoven harmonies.
More on Rick at http://www.rootrivermusic.com  and https://www.moomusic.org  .

David HB Drake is one of Wisconsin's busiest folk and acoustic music performers, playing banjo, dulcimer, concertina, Native American Flute, and guitar. David was named the Wisconsin Area Music Industry’s 2002 Folk Music Artist of the Year and 2001 Family Music Artist of the Year.  He was honored as the 2003 “Lantern Bearer” Recipient by
The Folk Alliance Region Midwest organization for his work keeping folk music alive.
More on David at http://www.davidhbdrake.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/258196111746164/
Visit www.wildhoginthewoods.org  for directions.


John Muir's World
An Earth Day 2019 Event on April 22nd!

Celebrate Earth Day 2019 by meeting John Muir, the father of our modern environmental movement and national parks portrayed by actor Paul Akert.

“John Muir’s World ~ Boyhood to Adult 1838 - 1914”
will be presented at the Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place in Milwaukee,
on Monday April 22nd at 7pm.

The program is free (donations appreciated) and open to the public.
For more information visit http://www.organicarts.info/
Reservations are not required,
but a seat can be held by emailing orgarts@gmail.com

Paul Akert’s re-enactment and PowerPoint program “John Muir’s World” brings to life the story of John Muir from his early days in Wisconsin, education at UW in Madison, his journey to the Sierra Nevada mountains, and years as a writer and advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park with Theodore Roosevelt.

The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in Muir’s writings, illustrated though pictures, quotes, and personal stories by Mr. Akert,
has inspired generations of earth-conscious readers
to take action to help preserve large nature areas.

Questions contact: orgarts@gmail.com / 414-702-6053


Bill Staines  in concert 
Thursday May 30th

Nationally known singer-songwriter Bill Staines will appear in concert on Thursday May 30, 2019 at 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Church West 13001 W. North Ave in Brookfield WI. The cost is $15 at the door. For reservations and information visit www.organicarts.info / david@dwstokes.com  / (414) 460-0059.

Bill Staines is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today. Staines has twenty-six recordings to his credit and has written over three hundred songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nancy Griffith, Glen Yarbrough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, out of the folk scene of the 60’s, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads. His humorous tales of life on the road and observations of everyday people provide an entertaining blend of story and song.
More on Bill Staines at http://www.acousticmusic.com/staines/

Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Beulah Brinton House,
2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View WI

Beulah Brinton House will be closed for rennovation till June-
No events at this time

Storytelling in Wisconsin
See: www.wisconsinstorytelling.com  for more continual updates in Wisconsin

Feb. 26 - Kay Weeden on NPR Moth Radio Hour -check the link for re-play

March 12 – Jean-Andrew at West Bend Library – “Celtic Tales”

April 11 – Janice Del Negro at St. Johns on the Lake 7:00 pm

April 12 – M.A.S.T. at MMU  7:00 pm – DATE CHANGE to 2nd Friday


April 22 – Paul Akert as John Muir – Urban Ecology Cntr. Milw. 7:00 pm

April 26-28 – Northlands Confabulation Conf. – Madison (Erin J tells Fri. & Sun.)


July 19-20 – LaCrosse Story Fest – DATE CHANGE

Sept. 28 – Wis. Storytellers’ Get-Together (WISTGET) – New London


Save the Date
Saturday, September 28, 2019
“Stories to Take Home” WISTGET 2019

Join us at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center* for a day of connecting,
telling and listening to stories. This year’s format includes:
· Lucy Beck Award presentation
· Themed story swaps
· “Show and Tell” Story Slam
(tellers bring an object to incorporate into story)
· Professional Forum (guided open discussion)
· Evening concert.

· $35 registration will include snacks,
beverage, lunch and dinner with vegetarian options.

*Mosquito Hill may be changing its name, probably to Wolf Peak Nature Park.

For updates and more information: Go to Wisconsin Storytelling http://wisconsinstorytelling.com/



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