IMDA Honors Will Kenny, Nov 4
7:30 program starts. $10 suggested donation.
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. Doors will open at 7:00 pm with the program beginning at 7:30 pm. A suggested donation of $10 will benefit the IMDA’s Educational Grant Program. Guests are invited to bring a dessert to share.
Will teaches Irish (sometimes called Irish Gaelic) through Gaeltacht Minnesota, a local non-profit Irish language school. Will has started hundreds of students on the road of study of Irish through weekly classes, day-long and weekend immersion workshops. Will has introduced the language to many more casual spectators through presentations at local cultural events like Irish Fair of Minnesota. Will’s impact stretches beyond the Twin Cities through his extensive writing for the organizations quarterly newsletter and the monthly eZine (electronic magazine) that shares study tips with more than 600 learners around the world. Will’s perspectives on the Irish language have appeared in Minnesota’s Irish Gazette and the Irish Music and Dance Association’s monthly newsletter for many years, giving the larger community a peak into the unique nature of the Irish language.
IMDA Honors Will Kenny is hosted by the Irish Music and Dance Association. The event will include music and spoken word presentations (some in Irish) by many of Will’s friends in the Twin Cities Irish community.