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

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join Dr. Tes Slominski for a discussion of her groundbreaking new book Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music followed by a panel discussion with LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community. Panelists include Brett Lipshutz, flute (Milwaukee, WI); Alicia Guinn, dance (Seattle, WA); Augie Fairchild, flute (Charlottesville, VA); and Armand Aromin, fiddle and song (Providence, RI).


Dr. Slominski is a music and sound scholar and a fiddle player in the Irish tradition. She founded the still-thriving Blue Ridge Irish Music School in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1999, and taught ethnomusicology at Beloit College from 2012 until 2019. Currently, she is Co-Editor-in-Chief, Grove Music Online Gender/Sexuality Revision, Oxford University Press. Her recent book is Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music (Wesleyan University Press, 2020).

This webinar is presented by the Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC) and the Center for Irish Music (CIM) of St. Paul, MN. This event is part of CJAC’s ongoing Social Justice Seminars and is supported by the Consul General of the Midwest.

Next Chapter Booksellers logoOrder a copy of Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music from the independent bookstore, Next Chapter Booksellers (651-225-8989) in St. Paul and use the discount code TRAD10 for 10% off a paperback copy! The discount will be valid through June 21, 2021.


June 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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