Traditional Irish Music Sessions - Wednesday Nights

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 2, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Bentley's Pub
Address: 
419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Every Wednesday evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL, there is a traditional Irish Music session led by accordionist Jake Schumaker. Jake has hosted this open session for three and a half years, and regularly attracts a wide range of local, out-of-town, and international musicians to this weekly free event. Other musicians who play or wish to learn traditional acoustic Irish music or song are welcome to join this "open" session. (Please note that this session is NOT hosted by [or associated with] the group "Emerald Rum.")

Admission: 
free

Traditional Irish Music Sessions - Wednesday Nights

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 9, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Bentley's Pub
Address: 
419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Every Wednesday evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL, there is a traditional Irish Music session led by accordionist Jake Schumaker. Jake has hosted this open session for three and a half years, and regularly attracts a wide range of local, out-of-town, and international musicians to this weekly free event. Other musicians who play or wish to learn traditional acoustic Irish music or song are welcome to join this "open" session. (Please note that this session is NOT hosted by [or associated with] the group "Emerald Rum.")

Admission: 
free

Traditional Irish Music Sessions - Wednesday Nights

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 16, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Bentley's Pub
Address: 
419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Every Wednesday evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL, there is a traditional Irish Music session led by accordionist Jake Schumaker. Jake has hosted this open session for three and a half years, and regularly attracts a wide range of local, out-of-town, and international musicians to this weekly free event. Other musicians who play or wish to learn traditional acoustic Irish music or song are welcome to join this "open" session. (Please note that this session is NOT hosted by [or associated with] the group "Emerald Rum.")

Admission: 
free

Traditional Irish Music Sessions - Wednesday Nights

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 23, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Bentley's Pub
Address: 
419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Every Wednesday evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL, there is a traditional Irish Music session led by accordionist Jake Schumaker. Jake has hosted this open session for three and a half years, and regularly attracts a wide range of local, out-of-town, and international musicians to this weekly free event. Other musicians who play or wish to learn traditional acoustic Irish music or song are welcome to join this "open" session. (Please note that this session is NOT hosted by [or associated with] the group "Emerald Rum.")

Admission: 
free

Traditional Irish Music Sessions - Wednesday Nights

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 30, 2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Bentley's Pub
Address: 
419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL
Description: 

Every Wednesday evening, from 7:00-10:00 p.m., at Bentley's Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL, there is a traditional Irish Music session led by accordionist Jake Schumaker. Jake has hosted this open session for three and a half years, and regularly attracts a wide range of local, out-of-town, and international musicians to this weekly free event. Other musicians who play or wish to learn traditional acoustic Irish music or song are welcome to join this "open" session. (Please note that this session is NOT hosted by [or associated with] the group "Emerald Rum.")

Admission: 
free

Milonga del Corazon

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 10, 2012 - 7:30pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
Phillips Recreation Center
Address: 
505 W. Stoughton St., Urbana
Description: 

Milonga del Corazon

7:30 - 8:45 PM:
Tango Fundamentals Lesson:
"The Walk to the Cross"
with Ron & Susana

9 PM - 12 AM+: MILONGA
DJ Ron plays only the best
Classic Tango Music for dancing

Admission: 
Admission: $7, $10 with Lesson | Couples: $12, $15 with Lesson
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Almost "A" Quartet

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 9, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Buvons Wine Bar (Corkscrew Wine Emporium)
Address: 
203 N. Vine Street, Urbana
Description: 

Almost "A" Quartet

Chris Reyman ~ accordion
George Turner ~ guitar
Dorothy Martirano ~ violin/bari violin
Armand Beaudoin ~ cello/double bass

compostQ & OddMusic

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 11, 2012 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 S. Broadway, Urbana
Description: 

compostQ & OddMusic
together in concert

These groups both represent a unique commitment to innovation in performance, and their combined presentation promises to be a memorable event. This concert is made possible through a grant from the Urbana Arts Grant Program.

compostQ is a music & dance collective of considerable depth and experience, presenting concerts that unite improvisation and composition in a blend that insures exciting, one-of-a-kind performances that have received strong, positive responses from audiences in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, and elsewhere. The group includes violinist Dorothy Martirano, Chinese zither virtuoso Yu-Chen Wang, trombonist Erik Lund, accordionist Chris Reyman, bassist Armand Beaudoin, together with dancers Kirstie Simson and Tamin Totzke.

OddMusic Urbana-Champaign was founded in 2009 by Jacob Barton and Andrew Heathwaite, in an attempt to make a single project out of their rapidly multiplying musical compositional interests, which include microtonality, computer programming, instrument building, writing, teaching, design, composition of daily life, and foraging for consequences. For this performance OddMusic will perform as "The Enslins," and will include Jacob Barton, Andrew Heathwaite, and Austin McCann.

Admission: 
Free Admission

The Tartan Terrors

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 7, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Doudna Fine Arts Center
Address: 
one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus in Charleston, IL.
Description: 

Taking the Celtic scene by storm, The Tartan Terrors go beyond the ordinary by combining musical prowess with championship-caliber highland dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers.

After hearing the blistering piping of a two-time world champion bagpiper, the driving tones of drums from around the world and a guitar played unlike any most have ever heard, standing-room-only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares The Terrors “one act to keep an eye on!” and Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as “the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem.”

Members of the Tartan Terrors have performed on four different continents for guests including President Bill Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II. Their music is streaming for on-demand listening in multiple international podcasts, including a coveted spot on Pulse of the Planet in Spain.

This is a Doudna Fine Arts Center New and Emerging Artist Series program.

Admission: 
$15 General Public | $12 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+) | $7 Students
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TARIM: Uyghur Song & Dance Ensemble, China

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Doudna Fine Arts Center
Address: 
one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus in Charleston, IL.
Description: 

Theirs are the ancient songs of the Silk Road, the melodies of the Uyghurs, the Kazaks, the Kirkiz; the rhythms of the Hui, the Uzbek and Tatars. As you listen, close your eyes— the sounds will take you to the spice markets, deserts and vineyards of western China, a land of vast contrast, scale, and history. Experience TARIM, an ensemble of musicians and dancers from the Cultural Bureau of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

An Arts Midwest initiative, the 2011-13 Arts Midwest World Fest is generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, 3M Foundation, MetLife Foundation, the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest in support of Yamma Ensemble. Arts Midwest World Fest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.

Admission: 
$10
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