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9th annual Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week - July 29 - August 2, 2019 at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago

Click video above for an overview of Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week.

Francis O'Neill Irish Arts Week
July 29-August 2, 2019

9th Annual Irish Culture Summer Program

 Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N. Knox Ave. - Chicago

The Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults. Taught by master traditional Irish musicians in residence for the week, students of every age will experience the magic of Ireland through its music, song and dance.


The Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week offers something for everyone!  
Our KIDS DAY CAMP and ADULT AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS provide fun and educational experiences in traditional Irish music, singing, dancing, language and arts, for participants of all ages and abilities (including absolute beginners).

Francis O’Neill Irish Arts Week cements Chicago’s historic position as the stronghold of traditional Irish music. The week has something for everyone. Named in honor of Captain Francis O’Neill, the Chief of the Chicago Police from 1901-1905, the week is dedicated to his legacy as the primary preservationist of traditional Irish music through his careful and prolific annotation of tunes. Without the work of Captain O’Neill, much of traditional Irish music would have been lost.

The world-class faculty from Ireland and the US will teach a wide range of subjects including Traditional Irish Music (fiddle, tin whistle, flute, bodhrán, concertina, harp, cello, guitar, piano accordion, piano accompaniment, tenor banjo), Céilí, Set and Sean-nós Dancing, Irish Language, Irish and English Singing and Celtic Arts and Crafts.


A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Individual Contributors

Patrick Lank
Mike Lisec
McGinness Family
Robert McLaughlin
Murphy Family
Sharp Family
Sloan Family
Carol Sweeney

Rus Bradburd
Patrick Croke
Amanda DeBoer
Delaney Family
Forkan Family
Jim Hayes
Gary Hearing
Una Jackman