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May 2020

Ann & Charlie Heymann at Home with the Gaelic Harp

May 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ann and Charlie Heymann at Home with the Gaelic Harp

Join Ann & Charlie Heymann at home via the Celtic Junction Art Center’s Facebook page, where they will discuss and demonstrate their unique approach to performing old Gaelic poetry with the cláirseach aka early Irish harp or Gaelic harp.

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June 2020

Brian Ó hAirt Live from Portland

June 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brian Ó hAirt live in concert

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with master artist Brian Ó hAirt live in a concert of unaccompanied song!

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Advanced Youth Ensemble Showcase

June 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Advanced Youth Ensemble at Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with CIM's own Advanced Youth Ensemble!

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Benny McCarthy of Waterford

June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Benny McCarthy, accordion. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) concert during the opening reception with master artist Benny McCarthy on button accordion!

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Conal Ó Gráda Live from Ballyvourney

June 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conal Ó Gráda Live in Concert, Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) concert with master artist Conal Ó Gráda on flute and whistle! 

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Seán Gavin & Danny Diamond in concert, with Brian Miller

June 13, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Master artists Sean Gavin, Danny Diamond, and Brian Miller. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

Live broadcast from the Celtic Junction Arts Center stage! This virtual concert features award-winning uilleann piper & flute player, Seán Gavin, and fiddler Danny Diamond with sizzling guitar & bouzouki accompaniment from Brian Miller.

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Matt Cranitch Live from Cork

June 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matt Cranitch live in Concert. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) concert with master artist Matt Cranitch live on fiddle!

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July 2020

Shades of Green

July 1, 2020 - July 27, 2020
CJAC FB Page United States

Shades of Green is a celebration of the range and depth of Irish culture in America. Over the coming weeks, creative work will be shared online from 40 American based artists engaged with Irish culture.

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Ireland Performs

July 1, 2020 - July 27, 2020
Ireland Performs

Nearly 120 online performances of Irish artists. The range of performers is phenomenal, featuring established favorites and up and coming talent! Presented by Culture Ireland.

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Ceolchoirm do Mholli – A Concert for Molli

July 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ceolchoirm do Mholli - Irish Language Concert

Join us for a unique Irish language concert featuring an array of artists from Conamara in the West of Ireland!

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August 2020

Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

Tom is launching an Irish of Minnesota digital gallery on FaceBook. Please like his page here, and watch for new photographs and accompanying stories all day on Saturday, August 8th! Please visit and comment.

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OID 15th Anniversary

August 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celtic Junction’s Outdoor Stage, 836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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OID 15th Anniversary

For OID's 15th, championship-level dancers and OID alumni will be performing the classic line of Riverdance in the parking lot, broadcast by Irish Fair of Minnesota's Porch Pour Party!

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Two Tap Trip in Concert

August 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celtic Junction’s Outdoor Stage, 836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Two Tap Trio

Two Tap Trio performs their unique blend of traditional dance tunes in CJAC's parking lot. Part of OID's 15th anniversary celebration and Irish Fair's Porch Pour Party.

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October 2020

Frederick Douglass Symposium

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Black and white photo Frederick Douglas wearing a suit, face serious.

A free Zoom-based webinar and conversation about history, solidarity, and racial justice in Ireland and the US with Dennis Brownlee, Christine Kinealy, and E.G. Bailey.

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November 2020

Éire – Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The bilingual traveling exhibition "Éire: Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018," was loaned to us by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago. The Eoin McKiernan Library is proud to be host of this remarkable display. Lavinia Finnerty, Fintan Moore, and Nancy Stenson, and Sarah Keating will speak.

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December 2020

Celtic Holiday Hooley On Demand

December 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

The Celtic Holiday Hooley is bringing you holiday laughs and cheer to the coziness of your living room this year - recorded live from the Celtic Junction stage!

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Solstice Sing with Charlie Heymann

December 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
Solstice Sing

This musical feast will be presented via Zoom webinar. Lyrics will all be shared with you so you can sing along with Charlie from home.

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January 2021

CJAC Seminar

January 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
Irish Community Services - logo

Find out more about Immigration Services, Citizenship classes, Social Services, and Youth & Family Programs! Find out more about this great resource and talk with program directors.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices

January 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Promo image for the Ruckers

Sparky and Rhonda share stories and songs from the rich heritage of their southern Appalachian roots, including the African American component of this culture. Their storytelling repertoire ranges from Jack tales and ghost stories to preacher tales and Br'er Rabbit stories. In addition to traditional Appalachian songs and gospel sing-alongs, their repertoire includes newer songs and stories from labor and coal mining struggles in the mountains.

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February 2021

Matt and Shannon Heaton

February 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Matt and Shannon Heaton

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton play updated and traditional Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. They have a warm connection with their audiences and are world-class American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. 

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Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

February 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Eigse promo image

The Center for Irish Music and emcee Máirtín de Cógáin invite you to dress up in your finest, cozy up with a hot drink, and join us online for Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event.

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Danny Diamond & Brian Miller CD Release Concert

February 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Danny Diamond Brian Miller-Let Fly CD Cover Art

Danny Diamond (fiddle) and Brian Miller (guitar and bouzouki) celebrate the release of their new duo album Let Fly.

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March 2021

Kickin’ It Irish 2021 – Virtual!

March 6, 2021 - April 11, 2021
$20.00
Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin' It Irish is still in demand so we've extended availability. You still have the chance to bring the dancers and band into your home.

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Anamchairde / Kindred Spirits

March 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Anamchairde means kindred spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

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April 2021

Inside the GPO- a documentary drama

April 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - April 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Inside the GPO promo image

Fishamble presents an online production of INSIDE THE GPO written by Colin Murphy and directed by Jim Culleton. This unprecedented documentary drama was a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself.

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Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

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Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

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Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

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Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert

April 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Taking Flight Collective

Adrienne O'Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna, with CIM instructor Brian Miller play locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and gorgeous vocals!

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Common Tunes Session with Mary Vanorny: Family Edition

April 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Play along with fiddler Mary Vanorny and special guests from the Center for Irish Music including family members like Claire and Ben Vanorny, folks from the Miller/Rendell household, and the O'Shea's. Tunes will be drawn from the resources on the CIM website (2021, 2020, 2013, and 2010), plus some surprises!

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Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

April 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Dáithí Sproule explains the fascinating connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish language music and the Gaeltacht. The lecture will be mainly in English. REGISTER HERE. Dáithí Sproule, a native of Derry who has lived for many years in Minnesota, is one of Irish music's most respected guitar accompanists and a singer in English and Irish. Dáithí started out his career in the influential group, Skara Brae and is a member of the internationally renowned Irish band Altan. In…

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Get Up Your Irish! Ten Year Reunion

April 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
Get Up Your Irish promo photo from 2011

Live stream with the cast of Get Up Your Irish and see the video premiere of the play filmed in 2011 at the Steppingstone Theatre. Learn about the Irish that immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s from author Jane Kennedy.

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Norah Rendell and Brian Miller in Concert

April 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Norah Rendell and Brian Miller

Norah and Brian unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. They also play enough jigs and reels to put a spring in your step–even over the internet.

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Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller

April 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Doherty Family

Brian Miller discusses archival recordings that were made at the home of Tony and Margaret Doherty on Selby Avenue. They feature the family patriarch Tony Doherty (1896–1972) on fiddle, daughter Marge on piano and accordion, daughter Mary on piano, and daughter Joan on piano.

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Traditional Irish Tune Exchange – TAP and CIM

April 25, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the beginnings of a musical friendship between Traditional Arts Partnership in South Armagh and the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul, two music schools dedicated to teaching traditional music to students of all ages.

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Traditional Singers Club Monthly Session

April 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Singers Club

The Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities has met (at least!) twice a month online since March 2020 virtually. The club's focus on solo, unaccompanied singing (from Irish, American, Scottish, and other traditions) works well in Zoom!  Come join in and sing a song or just listen along.

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Kindred Spirits Seminar

April 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Kindred Spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

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May 2021

CJAC’s ‘Top It Off’ Online Fundraiser

May 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Top it off Fundraiser

Will you help us top off the 100K matching challenge started in October of 2020? We have just 20K left to go. We'd love to top it off by The Junction's 12th anniversary!

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June 2021

Trad Nation: an Author Talk and Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Musicians and Dancers

June 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trad Nation book cover

Discuss "Trad Nation", the groundbreaking book with the author Dr. Tes Slominski, and LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community.

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July 2021

Ann Heymann: Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 22, 2021
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Congratulations to harper Ann Heymann for being honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards this month for her 50 plus years of dedicated work researching and reviving the ancient wire-strung harp!

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Ann Heymann: Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 26, 2021
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Congratulations to harper Ann Heymann for being honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards this month for her 50 plus years of dedicated work researching and reviving the ancient wire-strung harp!

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November 2021

Acting the Man: Online Book Launch and Panel Discussion

November 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Acting the Man

Join us online on November 14th at 1 pm CST / 7 pm IST for the launch of Dr. Cormac O'Brien's new monograph, "Masculinities and Manhood in Irish Drama: Acting the Man" which will be released by Palgrave on November, 12th. This is the next installment of CJAC's Social Justice Seminar Series.

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December 2021

2021 Celtic Holiday Hooley On Demand

December 21, 2021 - January 21, 2022
$20.00

Recorded on the Celtic Junction stage in front of a live audience on December 18, 2021, the Celtic Holiday Hooley brings laughter and cheer into your cozy living room!

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February 2022

Why James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” matters on its 100th anniversary

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Joyce's "Ulysses," book cover

James Joyce's "Ulysses" was published on February 2, 1922. Consider it's literary importance 100 years later. This is a free Zoom webinar presented by Dr. Patrick O'Donnell and moderated by Dr. Lynette Reini-Grandell.

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The Power of Indigenous Languages

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join us online for a discussion on the value, preservation, and challenges facing the languages of the Gaeltacht and of the Anishinaabe nation. This free event is part of the CJAC Social Justice Seminar Series.

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“Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power”

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Second half of book!

CJAC's new, free, Irish Biography Discussion Series! Read "Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power" by Ronan Fanning and discuss! The online event is free and open to all friends of the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

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Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Éigse is an Irish word used for festivals celebrating traditional Irish arts and culture. It is in this spirit that we gather for an evening to raise funds for The Center for Irish Music, Minnesota's only traditional Irish music school, dedicated to handing down the tradition.

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March 2022

“Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power”

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Second half of book!

CJAC's new, free, Irish Biography Discussion Series! Read "Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power" by Ronan Fanning and discuss! The online event is free and open to all friends of the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

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Ten Important Dates in Irish History: A Presentation

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Ten Important Dates in Irish History

Free online presentation. Ten Important Dates in Irish History requires no experience with the history of Ireland. Learn basic geography and ten key moments in Irish history.

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Ten Important Dates in Irish History: A Presentation

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ten Important Dates in Irish History

Free online presentation. Ten Important Dates in Irish History requires no experience with the history of Ireland. Learn basic geography and ten key moments in Irish history.

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April 2022

Irish American Club: lecture and panel discussion

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
Irish American Club promo image

Miller will tell the colorful story of Irish immigrants and Irish Minnesotans who came together in the years after World War II to hold weekly dances, celebrate Irish heritage, support one another, and have a ball in St. Paul. This event is part of Irish Arts Week. 

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Appropriation of Irish Cultural Arts & Symbols by White Nationalist Groups

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Celtic crosses at Glasnevin

Celtic-themed imagery has a long history in the United States, usually as a simplified identifier of affiliation with Irish and/or Scottish heritage. The public rise of white nationalism, however, has led to adherents’ more public usage of Celtic symbolism. Several statements from Irish/Celtic Studies institutions in the United States publicly reject such appropriation, stating that they “strongly oppose the appropriation of Celtic culture, history and symbols by those who promote discrimination or violence of any kind.” CJAC stands with that…

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A Tale of Two Shows: Secrets from the Greenroom

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar St. Paul, MN 55104 United States + Google Map
Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre

Join us for an online conversation with the director, Michelle Schwantes, and cast members as we share why we believe Irish theater is important in today's turbulent times.

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