Irish Music Fund
The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin (ICHC) is pleased to be called home to the Tierney Irish Music Fund. This fund supports bringing high-caliber Irish and Celtic music year round to the ICHC Hallamór Concert Series.
The fund is named for Dick Tierney, founding member of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center. Dick passed away in 2014. He was a beloved member of the Milwaukee Irish community, known for his big smile and ability to make others happy. Irish music was one of his passions.
Dick was inspired to create the Hallamór Concert Series when the ICHC found a permanent home at the historic Grand Avenue Congregational Church on West Wisconsin Avenue in 1996. The series showcases Irish and Celtic musicians of national and world renown, with performances held in the 400-plus seat Hallamór (or Grand Hall). In his years as entertainment coordinator, Dick booked dozens of performers such as Altan, Brother, Cherish the Ladies, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Solas, and Tommy Makem. The Tierney Irish Music Fund is used exclusively for booking talent for the Hallamór Concert Series.
Thank you in advance for helping us share Dick Tierney’s energy and passion for the music … and pay it forward!