iBAM! 2023 is Here!

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The Irish American Heritage Center welcomes iBAM!, the annual event celebrating the best in Irish Books, Art, and Music back for another successful year! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and mingle with this year’s honorees including author Colm Tóibín, musical superstar Jimmy Keane, artist Róisín O’Farrell, journalist Eileen Dunne, and Person of the Year Dr. Mary Pat Kelly.

Sunday, November 19, Colm Tóibín will sign books at 12:15pm before participating in a panel discussion about Literature and Culture in 21st century Ireland, with retired RTE journalist Eileen Dunne and Dr. Mary Pat Kelly. Register here for this free event Literature and Culture

Saturday night, it’s the annual gala dinner, with great food, drink and special guests and honorees. Purchase tickets here iBAM! Gala

The weekend features lectures and panels, films in the theatre, exhibits and fun special features to be announced!

Saturday and Sunday the Fifth Province Pub will be filled with music all day and food will be served. Saturday night in the pub, don’t miss a special performance by the Reel Housewives of Traditional Irish Music, featuring Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Pauline Conneely, Kathleen Conneely, Rose Flanagan, Margie Mulvehill, Clodagh Ryan, Eimear Arkins, Eileen Gannon, Michelle Bergin, Eileen Clune, Siobhan McKinney, Laura Byrne and Pattie Furlong. What a treat!

Thank you to the iBAM! committee and especially Cliff Carlson for bringing this wonderful event back to the Center!

Click here for more information https://ibamchicago.com/