2022 marks 15 years that Champagne Academy of Irish Dance has graced the Corridor with meaningful opportunities to uplift and uphold the Irish Arts.
Coppers & Brass is a quartet of some of the most accomplished traditional Irish musicians in Iowa. Taking their name from an Irish dance tune, they play a wide selection of modern arrangements of traditional tunes and songs as well as original music on fiddle, flute, whistle, guitar and bodhrán, the Irish frame drum.
Celtic Summerfest lands just days after Lughnasa, the traditional Celtic harvest festival equidistant between the summer solstice and autumn equinox, and we will joyfully gather to celebrate the strength of a community who sowed our musical seeds in the solitude of isolation to once again reap the joy and satisfaction of our community music and dance traditions.
In addition to Coppers & Brass and Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, collaborators include Dan Vaughn (flute/whistles), harp duo Wandering Wild (Katie McClellen and Fox), poet Professor David Hulm and historian Professor David McMahon.