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March 2020

Kickin’ It Irish!

March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $20.00
Celebrate St. Patrick's day with Kickin' It Irish

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish!

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Kickin’ It Irish Matinee

March 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $20.00
Kids love the Kickin' It Irish Matinee

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.

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Kickin’ It Irish!

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $20.00
Kickin' It Irish

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.

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Kickin’ It Irish Matinee

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $20.00
Boys love Kickin' It Irish

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.

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Kickin’ It Irish!

March 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $20.00
Kickin' It Irish - last show this season at CJAC

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.

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St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance

March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Traditional folk dances of Ireland.

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Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Scottish social dance for Irish Arts Week

Join us for a monthly Scottish social dance at the Celtic Junction Arts Center! Learn a variety of dances (don't worry, we'll teach you!) and hear music from featured local artists. We'll see you there. Bring your friends! 

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Doolin’ – Halfway to Irish Fair!

March 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20.00 – $25.00
Irish music from France brought to us by Doolin'

French in origin – though easily mistaken for Irish musicians – this sextet (guitar, bodhrán, violin, tin whistle, accordion/vocals, bass) brings a fresh approach to Irish music. Inspired by the purest tradition, Doolin’ combines instrumentals, vocals and original compositions in a resolutely modern style.

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Whiskey Tasting

March 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
$30.00

Join Irish hosts Kieran Folliard and Gerry Diver for stories and tastes of some of Ireland’s finest whiskeys in the elegant Eoin McKiernan Library. 

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April 2020

Aoife Scott in Concert

April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20.00 – $25.00
Aoife Scott

At the top of the Irish charts, Aoife Scott shares songs from her new CD "Home Bird", while enchanting with hits like "All Along the Wild Atlantic Way."

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Irish Language Exhibition

April 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Inis Meáin (Studio 2), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Cover image for Irish Language Exhibition.

A beautiful exhibition created by the government of Ireland to represent the history and vigor of the Irish language. Free to the public.

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Leacht le Dáithí Sproule / Lecture with Daithi Sproule

April 17, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$10.00
Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Dáithí Sproule explains the connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish music and the Gaeltacht.

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Leacht le Brian Ó Conchubair / Lecture with Brian Ó Conchubair

April 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Inis Meáin (Studio 2), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$15.00
"My American Journey" by Douglas Hyde, book cover.

This will be a fascinating look at Douglas Hyde's travels in America in 1905/1906 during which he raised funds and awareness for the revival of the Irish language.

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IMDA 3rd Saturday Ceili dance

April 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Beltane Boys in Concert

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$15.00
Beltane Boys

The Beltane Boys are a unique Celtic band from the Pacific Northwest, combining virtuosic solo performances with three-part vocal harmonies and refined ensemble playing.

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CJAC Saturday Night Session

April 18, 2020 @ 9:30 pm - April 19, 2020 @ 1:00 am
CJAC Lobby, 836 Prior Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Irish session at CJAC

Free! Come one, come all! Join us after the Beltane Boys concert with your instruments for a fun session in the remodeled lobby space. Don't play an instrument? Come and enjoy music, company, and craic! This event is part of the Irish Arts Weekend. 

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Workshop: Scottish Gaelic Puirt-a-Beul

April 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20.00
Scottish Gaelic Workshop with Richard Hill

Gaelic singer and scholar Richard Hill will present and teach Scottish Gaelic “mouth-music” or puirt-a-beul. 

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CJAC’s Children’s Fair

April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Children's Fair

Bring your kids and check out some of what goes on at the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Your young ones can dance a jig, try out instruments, listen to some rollicking tunes, enjoy story time and puppets, play games, and munch on some snacks.

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Workshop: Essentials of Scottish Fiddling

April 19, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20.00
Scottish fiddle with Brandon Vance

Scottish fiddling, including the Scots snap, birl, and the stylistic principles governing the strathspey and the traditional "MSR" or March, Strathspey and Reel set.  The aim is to help students not only learn new repertoire and skills, but to gain a greater understanding of the cultural and historical forces that have shaped the Scottish fiddling tradition.

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Workshop: Adapting Pipe Tunes to Flute and Whistle

April 19, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20.00
Pipe tune to flute workshop with Cameron St. Louis

In this “Pipe Line to Flute” workshop, the group will explore a range of pipe music which is often heard on other instruments as well. Participants will learn a number of simple tunes and practice applying the stylistic palette which distinguishes Scottish bagpipe music to the whistle and flute. A key of “D” whistle or flute is required, and a recording device is recommended. Cameron St. Louis – wooden flutes, whistles, Scottish smallpipes, Flemish pipes; instrument maker. Hear Cameron in…

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Film – The Camino Voyage

April 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$10.00
The Camino Voyage

The Camino Voyage is an award-winning film. A crew including a writer, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason embark on an inspiring and dangerous 2,500 kilometre modern-day Celtic odyssey from Ireland to Spain. RTE review. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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An Evening with John Dingley

April 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Inis Meáin (Studio 2), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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John Dingley

Admission at the door: $10 Adults/$8 Seniors (over 60), $5 Children (under 16) Join us for an evening of entertainment with local Welsh-native, singer, poet, actor, author, and character extraordinaire. John will also be signing copies of his latest book, A Visit Home. A Visit Home is a collection of short stories, a sketch and a few poems. Many of the works are based in Wales, the Midwest and its Celtic community. The stories, most of which are based in…

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Irish Blues Legend Rory Gallagher

April 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.00
Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher, from his early days growing up in an Ireland new to rock'n'roll, to gaining the admiration of musical giants like Jimi Hendrix and Brian May.

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Irish Language Blessings and Curses

April 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10.00
Blessing and Curses in Irish

There are no limits to the language mastery in this literary jewel,  with expressions that are sought after, and curious phrases that can delight or upset an acquaintance.  Join Lavinia Finnerty as she shares some of these gems, and stories from her own upbringing.

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Free Irish Dance Class: Adults

April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Inis Oírr (Studio 3), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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O'Shea Irish Dance logo

Free. Join an O'Shea Irish Dance class and get a thorough work out while learning some steps with other adults. Come on in, it's fun! This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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An Evening with James Joyce

April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00
Celtic Phoenix Theatre

Staged Readings illuminating the life and work of this world-famous modernist genius, James Joyce (1882-1941).

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Drawing Celtic Mythology

April 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10.00

Learn how the haunting and magical gods, goddesses, heroes, magicians, and landscapes of the Celtic realms can be given creative expression and re-interpretation in a class for beginners, returning students who have taken the class before, and enthusiasts at all levels.

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Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers

April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Scottish social dance for Irish Arts Week

Join us for a monthly Scottish social dance at the Celtic Junction Arts Center! Learn a variety of dances (don't worry, we'll teach you!) and hear music from featured local artists. We'll see you there. Bring your friends! 

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Irish Storytime

April 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Multi-Purpose Room, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Irish Storytime

Join Alisa Mee and Lavinia Finnerty for a bilingual storytime in Irish and English for children aged birth to five and their families.

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Murder Ballads from Ireland and Elsewhere

April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10.00
Murder Ballads

$10. Held in the McKiernan Library. Courtney Buck discusses and sings songs about murder from across the pond with ballads and stories that made it from Ireland, Scotland, and England to the mountains of Appalachia and beyond. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week. 

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Colloquium – O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize Winner Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

April 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize Winner Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize 2020 Winner, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, in a conversation with Lavinia Finnerty. The discussion will be, at least partly, in Irish.

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New Hibernia Review Panel & Discussion

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Hibernia Review cover art

Free. Discussion of the  New Hibernia Review, its history and importance and significance as the quarterly journal created by the University of St. Thomas’s Center for Irish Studies since the 1990s led by David Gardiner, the new Director of the Center. A discussion of one or more recent articles follows.  This journal is the cornerstone of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, New Hibernia Review offers plainly argued writing on Irish life and culture for…

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Lecture – Despair in the Heartland

April 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
$10.00
Connemara Patch, a painting

$10 Jane Kennedy tell the story of the Connemaras of Graceville.  Featuring original research, this substantive talk will present an account of how Connemara emigrants from Ireland’s western seaboard suffered through and survived one of Minnesota’s harshest winters in 1880.  This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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June 2020

Pauline Conneely Live from Chicago

June 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pauline Conneely, banjo. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with master artist Pauline Conneely on banjo! Co-sponsored by Celtic Junction Arts Center.

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August 2021

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers

August 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celtic Junction’s Outdoor Stage, 836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Scottish ceilidh band

Scottish social dance and concert outside with the Gunn Slingers! They play a mix of traditional Scottish tunes with hard groove and high energy to create a night of dancing and craic you won't forget.

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Belfast Cowboys: Mick Sterling Presents RHYTHMFEST at Celtic Junction

August 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Belfast Cowboys on stage at 1st Ave.

This outdoor concert is cancelled due to rain. 🙁

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December 2021

Celtic Holiday Hooley 12/10

December 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Free – $30.00
Hooley Promo Image

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

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June 2022

Cancelled: Byrne and Kelly in Concert

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35.00 – $75.00
Byrne and Kelly promotional image

Unfortunately, the Byrne and Kelly tour has been cancelled due to illness. We send the lads best wishes and quick healing! If you've purchased a ticket for this concert, it will be refunded automatically. 

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