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New Deals and Eight-Hand Reels: Irish Music, Dance and Culture in the Depression-Era Twin Cities

April 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Attend this free event in person, or join the webinar! Eoin McKiernan Library Director Brian Miller explores the Irish cultural landscape of the Twin Cities in the 1930s including fiddler Mike Sullivan, Irish social clubs, and Irish participation in the early Festival of Nations events.

The ’30s were a fascinating decade here! Immigrant fiddler Mike Sullivan led a dance “orchestra” in St. Paul, Anna K. Bryant of Minneapolis led the Hibernian ladies at the national level, a champion dancer from County Kerry was Hennepin County Attorney and the new Festival of Nations events in St. Paul gave Irish musicians and dancers the opportunity to show off their tunes and steps to broader Minnesota.

Come by in person to Celtic Junction Arts Center at 836 Prior Ave N, St, Paul, 55104, or tune into the webinar on Sunday for these stories and more! And watch the Eoin McKiernan Library Facebook page for posts relating to this history.


This event is part of Irish Arts Week


April 30, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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