Dan and Bonnie Milner, May 11
Music starts at 7pm. Advance tickets $10, $15 at the door. Youth 18 and under admitted free at the door. Senior discount is available at the door. This event is part of the 4th Annual Irish Arts Week.
Presented by The Traditional Singers Club and Celtic Junction Arts Center's Eoin McKiernan Library.
"Dan Milner is a ‘solid man’ within the Anglo Irish American tradition; a veteran singer and scholar of high repute with an extensive repertoire which includes a seemingly fathomless song bag of nautical material"
-The Living Tradition
Dan and Bonnie Milner sing traditional Irish, Irish-American and maritime songs solo and in unaccompanied harmony. Dan, a geography professor and world traveler, grew up in a singing Irish family in Birmingham England, Ballybunion, Ireland and Brooklyn, New York. His Smithsonian Folkways CD, Irish Pirates Ballads, received 2 Indie Award nominations in 2011. Bonnie's interest in sea songs was sparked by hearing shanties sung at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and carried further by her friendship with the last working shantyman, Stan Hugill. She is a member of the renowned, all-woman quartet, The Johnson Girls. Dan and Bonnie have toured extensively in Europe and North America.
This concert of unaccompanied traditional song will also feature performances by local singers.
ALSO: As part of Irish Arts Week, Dan Milner will give a talk at 3pm on the same day (May 11th) discussing his own fascinating new book The Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish, 1783-1883.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.