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Pauline Conneely Live from Chicago
June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with master artist Pauline Conneely live on banjo!
Pauline was born in Bedford, England, the daughter of Irish parents from Connemara and Longford, raised in a family steeped in Irish music, dance and culture. As a young girl she achieved great success, becoming a champion Irish step dancer before turning her focus to music. Under the tutelage of legendary musician Brendan Mulkere, Pauline honed her love of the banjo, eventually earning her status as renowned banjo player. She founded the band Chicago Reel, who feature regularly at Irish festivals around the Midwest and East Coast. She frequently shares the stage with Grammy-nominated fiddler Liz Carroll, as well as many respected artists performing on the world stage today, including John Doyle, The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, Sean Keane, and Mick McGoldrick. http://www.paulineconneely.com/
Pauline Conneely Live from Chicago is one of six virtual concerts co-sponsored by the Celtic Junction Arts Center as part of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home, a workshop-based festival presented by the Center for Irish Music, a music school based inside the CJAC building. Register for educational programs for children, teens, and adults here. All concerts are in central standard time (CST) and will broadcast from the Center for Irish Music’s website. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will run for 60 minutes. Tune in 15 minutes early for pre-concert chat. Concerts are free, but a suggested donation of $10 per concert to help support our artists is appreciated.
To get a reminder about each concert, register for a concert pass on the festival’s website. https://centerforirishmusic.asapconnected.com/#CourseID=221914
Support for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home comes from Larkin Hoffman, the Metro Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board.