Past Events 2019
The Lost Forty CD Release Concert, April 13 TICKETS
Celebrate the release of The Lonesome Hours of Winter! “[The Lost Forty] makes old Minnesota folk songs feel relevant and alive. …Surely, the ghosts of Minnesota are listening to their songs, reimagined, with pride. …The Lonesome Hours of Winter is a fabulous album.”
–The Irish Echo
Dylan Foley in Concert, April 7 TICKETS
Dylan Foley, A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.”
St. Patrick's Day Dance, March 17
Featuring the Twin Cities Ceili Band! Dances taught and called by Paul McCluskey.
Fun for the whole family!
Kickin' It Irish, March15,16,17 TICKETS
Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish! Featuring Dublin native and original Riverdancer Cormac O'Sé, Kickin' It Irish is a modern fusion of show-style Irish dance and live Irish music. The lineup consists of 22 world-class dancers, and a driving dance band.
Téada in Concert, March 10 TICKETS
One of Irish traditional music’s leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians. Irish Music Magazine describes the band as “at the cutting edge of the next generation of Irish musicians…with a fierce familiarity with the old ways.”
Téada is Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Séamus Begley (vocals, accordion), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). Special Guest: Samantha Harvey (dance, piano).
Come Dance With Me In Ireland is a musical and dramatic performance based on the life and works of William Butler Yeats. Join Celtic harper and storyteller Patrick Ball for an evening celebrating Ireland’s greatest poet.
Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 23 TICKETS
The Center for Irish Music and emcee Máirtín de Cógáin invite you to dress up in your finest, bring your friends, and join us for Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, an evening in support of traditional Irish music.
Eileen Ivers in Concert, Feb 9 TICKETS
Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, original Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Eileen Ivers plays with renowned musicians Buddy Connolly (accordion, whistles, keyboard), Matt Mancuso (guitar, trumpet, fiddle, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright bass, baritone sax), and Dave Barckow (guitar, percussion, vocals).
Connla in Concert, Jan 13 TICKETS
Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and considered the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News), Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene with classic Irish instrumentation – uilleann pipes, harp, flutes, whistles,bodhran and guitar – and potently alluring, intensely emotive vocals. Connla is Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles).
Dakota Dave Hull & Liz Draper, Jan 12 TICKETS
Dakota Dave Hull with bassist Liz Draper play from their recently released CD, Another Cup. Dave is a towering figure in his field, considered a peer by the finest folk musicians this country has produced, including Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Utah Phillips, Paul Geremia, and Dave Van Ronk, who called him “one of the best guitarists in the world.” Opening set by Adam Kiesling.