Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Events

CJAC Fundraiser: Going Digital with Community History, Oct 28

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Come celebrate the opening of the beautiful McKiernan Library and support the Library’s goal of creating a digital archive of local Irish community history. The event will feature one-of-a-kind opportunities to support the technology, community outreach and staffing needed to make this goal a reality. [More]

Boo: The Art of the Ghost Story, Oct 28

Ghouls, spirits, the Undead. What makes a story scary? In this two hour Celtic Junction Arts Center class, we will explore the history of the ghost story, the elements that make up a scary tale as well as writing prompts that will help you go deeper into what scares people. [More]

IMDA Honors Will Kenny, Nov 4

The Irish community will gather for an evening of music and storytelling to recognize Will Kenny of Gaeltacht Minnesota for 20 plus years of devotion to teaching the Irish language. [More]

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, Nov 10 

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Three time Live Ireland “Best Irish Vocalist” Norah Rendell heads up a powerful song-based trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. [More]

No Sweat Irish Book Club, Nov 11

No Sweat Irish History Book Club.  FREE (excluding cost of the book which participants acquire!). Crammed with fun yet informative bite-sized mini-narratives, Jonathan Bardon's A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes, takes the reader on a time-traveling journey through Irish history from the Ice Age to the twenty first century. Numbers are limited to ten participants. First introductory meeting: Sat, Nov 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Eoin McKiernan Library in Celtic Junction. While no reading is required for this initial meeting, the group will discuss how it wants to maintain its future reading pace/structure. If interested, contact Patrick at patrick.odonnell@normandale.edu

FREE (excluding cost of the book which participants acquire!). Crammed with fun yet informative bite-sized mini-narratives, Jonathan Bardon's A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes, takes the reader on a time-traveling journey through Irish history from the Ice Age to the twenty first century. Numbers are limited to ten participants. First introductory meeting: Sat, Nov 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Eoin McKiernan Library in Celtic Junction. While no reading is required for this initial meeting, the group will discuss how it wants to maintain its future reading pace/structure. If interested, contact Patrick at patrick.odonnell@normandale.edu

Enjoying Poetry in Slow Motion Study Group, Nov 11 

FREE (excluding cost of book which participants acquire). While going at a much slower pace than a book club, this group will read Irish poetry in a reflective, accessible and enjoyable way. Beginning with the The Collected Poetry of W.B. Yeats [any edition], it will hold its first meeting on Sat, Nov 11 at 12:00 in the Eoin McKiernan Library in Celtic Junction. If interested, contact Patrick at patrick.odonnell@normandale.edu

Mundy in Concert, Nov 17

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At the age of 21, one of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters, Mundy, released his debut Album ‘Jelly Legs’ on Epic Records. The critically acclaimed debut produced by ‘Youth’ went on to sell 60,000 copies around the world. Now ‘Jelly Legs’ has reached that 21 year milestone. It has come of age and remains a timeless, ageless classic. Mundy is marking this occasion with a world tour. [More]

 

Researching Irish Ancestors on the Internet, Nov 18

Just how much research on an Irish ancestor can you do online? In this overview of Irish genealogical websites, learn about the basic as well as more specialized online resources for identifying Irish ancestors. [More]

Famous Irish Authors Visiting Minnesota: Lord Dunsany, Nov 18

Presented by Patrick O'Donnell. Celebrated for his inspirational influence on authors as varied as H. P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien, and writing in a variety of genres over five decades, Dunsany is arguably the founding "grandfather" of speculative imaginative fiction. What is beyond dispute is that he is easily one of the most extraordinary - and little known - geniuses in the Irish Literary Renaissance. [More]

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. 
Celtic Junction Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an all ages venue located in the Creative Enterprise Zone.

For questions about events write: concerts@thecelticjunction.com