The Irish History book club, March 21
Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 pm, FREE in the EML (Eoin McKiernan Library). They are reading up to episode 70 in Jonathon Bardon's magnificent A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes and (an optional extra reading) finishing O'Kelly's authoritative study Newgrange. This free event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend and contribute to the group's conversations. Any questions can be directed to Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding Ship Records for Irish Ancestors, March 24
10:30am - Noon in the EML. The ever elusive passenger lists are frequently the hardest information to find on your ancestors. Find out what records are available and where to find them. Instructor: Mary Wickersham, Treasurer, Irish Genealogical Society Intl. Write: email@example.com to register.
Imanta Dimanta, March 25
“Imanta Dimanta and Friends” is an international Latvian “post-folk” band with indie folk and bluegrass influences. Join us for a Latvian folk song concert for all ages and musical tastes. Let Latvian music bring us together in the year of the Latvian Centennial!
The Irish in Pop Culture: Sitcoms, Tourism, Singing Pubs and More, March 31
2pm in the EML. The Colloquium is a free lecture that is open to the public.
In an anecdotal, and sometimes faintly provocative talk, Rogers will look at some the ways the Idea of Ireland has seeped into our national fancies and fantasies—believing, as he does, that the Ireland of the imagination is by far the most powerful version.
Jim Rogers is the director of the Center for Irish Studies at St Thomas, a past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies, and the author of three books on Irish America—the most recent of which is Irish-American Autobiography.
Introduction to Irish language literature and poetry, April 4 - June 6
With Lavinia Finnerty. Deepen your knowledge and appreciation and comprehension of the Irish language by reading selections from its classic and contemporary literature in both prose and poetry. The instructor will supply a booklet of readings of accessible Irish language prose and poetry. Lavinia Finnerty is a native speaker from the Connemara Gaeltacht, she has taught Irish in secondary school in Ireland and also more recently to adult learners in San Francisco. She has also prepared learners for the European Pass for Irish/Certificate in Proficiency.
Children and young learners will learn to speak Irish in a structured yet immersive listening/speaking style. The instructor will supply a booklet of exercises and readings for students. Lavinia Finnerty, a native speaker from the Connemara Gaeltacht, has taught Irish in secondary school in Ireland and also more recently to adult learners in San Francisco. She has also prepared learners for the European Pass for Irish/Certificate in Proficiency.
Irish Singer Máirín Uí Chéide, April 7
County Galway native Máirín Uí Chéide will lead an afternoon workshop and perform an evening concert of unaccompanied traditional song presented by the Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities.
David Power and Willie Kelly, April 28
Join uilleann piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly for an intimate evening of fine traditional Irish music. Touring on the strength of their recent CD release, “Apples in Winter”, these are two of the most accomplished and respected names in the Irish music world today. Plus! Speacial workshop opportunitiy presented by the Center for Irish Music!
Old time and Irish Fusion concert with guests Laura MacKenzie and Marty McHugh.
Sophie and Fiachra, May 19
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound. Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Sophie Lavoie, the uilleann piping and Banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan from Ireland. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
The Celtic Junction is a Twin Cities-based arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations.
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