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Performance and concert series features highly acclaimed artists of Celtic and related traditions from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the USA.

Concerts are seated and unless otherwise specified have no opening act. Your time is spent enjoying the musician(s) you came to hear.

CJAC hosts multigenerational, family events. Seniors receive a discount at the door. FREE for youth 18 and under.

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An Afternoon With Scottish Tradition Bearer Norman Kennedy

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NEA National Heritage Fellowship awardee, Norman Kennedy will sing Scottish Lowland songs and songs in Gaelic, woven together with their accompanying stories. Norman will also lead participatory Scots Gaelic waulking songs.

Dorain: CD Release Concert

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dorain celebrates their release of their second CD "Dorain: The Thrush Comes in Spring".

Class: Irish Community in St. Paul 1860-1914

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How the Irish, both Catholic and Protestant, helped shape MN and their relationship with other immigrant groups.

Class: James Joyce’s Ulysses

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ideal for anyone who wishes to tackle Joyce’s novel in a fun yet focused class that emphasizes his essentially comic and humane vision of life.

Class: Irish language Children’s Books

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Increase your Irish language proficiency by reading children's books in Irish.

Class: Writing Poetry in Irish

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

A great way to grasp Irish is to read and write poetry in it!

Class: No Sweat Irish 2

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Informal Irish for relative beginners of all ages.

Class: John Montague and His Contemporaries

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Ireland, discover the richness of the poetic achievement of John Montague.

Class: Drawing Celtic Mythology

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The principles of formal composition and color theory will be applied to the inspirational mythic and iconic imagery of the Celts.

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a monthly Scottish Ceilidh! Lots of fun and we teach the dances!

Class: Prep for the European Certificate in Irish

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Preparation for the TEG, administered by Maynooth University.

Class: Celtic Heroes and Living Mythically

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Using the writing of Joseph Campbell, we explore universal mythic archetypes and the hero's journey.

Steph Geremia & The Flyaways in Concert

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Irish American flautist and singer known as a mainstay member of the critically acclaimed Irish group, Alan Kelly Gang, Steph Geremia brings a wealth of musical scholarship to her love for Ireland’s North Connaught tradition.

Fall Festival Fundraiser

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at this free community event in support of CJAC, or go all in and purchase a ticket that will help sustain our programs.

Pourparler in Saint Paul

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - October 20 @ 12:00 pm

Do you teach folk/traditional/creative dance or music in schools and/or community events? Come share with others who do this vital work for an extended weekend of dancing, singing, playing music, sharing ideas and networking.

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