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

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

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

Tickets purchasers receive two emails from web@celticjunction.org  A receipt, "Your Celtic Junction Arts Center order has been received!" And your tickets, "Your tickets from Celtic Junction Arts Center."

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April 2020

Aoife Scott in Concert

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20 – $25 174 tickets left
Aoife Scott

At the top of the Irish charts, Aoife Scott shares songs from her new CD "Home Bird", while enchanting with hits like "All Along the Wild Atlantic Way."

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Leacht le Dáithí Sproule / Lecture with Daithi Sproule

April 17 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Dáithí Sproule explains the connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish music and the Gaeltacht.

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Leacht le Brian Ó Conchubair / Lecture with Brian Ó Conchubair

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Inis Meáin (Studio 2), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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"My American Journey" by Douglas Hyde, book cover.

This will be a fascinating look at Douglas Hyde's travels in America in 1905/1906 during which he raised funds and awareness for the revival of the Irish language.

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The Beltane Boys in Concert

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$15 146 tickets left
The Beltane Boys

The Beltane Boys are a unique Celtic band from the Pacific Northwest, combining virtuosic solo performances with three-part vocal harmonies and refined ensemble playing.

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CJAC Saturday Night Session

April 18 @ 9:30 pm - April 19 @ 1:00 am
CJAC Lobby, 836 Prior Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Irish session at CJAC

Free! Come one, come all! Join us after the Beltane Boys concert with your instruments for a fun session in the remodeled lobby space. Don't play an instrument? Come and enjoy music, company, and craic! This event is part of the Irish Arts Weekend. 

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Workshop: Scottish Gaelic Puirt-a-Beul

April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20 50 tickets left
Richard Hill will teach Scottish Gaelic workshop.

Gaelic singer and scholar Richard Hill will present and teach Scottish Gaelic “mouth-music” or puirt-a-beul. 

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CJAC’s Children’s Fair

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Children's Fair

Bring your kids and check out some of what goes on at the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Your young ones can dance a jig, try out instruments, listen to some rollicking tunes, enjoy story time and puppets, play games, and munch on some snacks.

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Workshop: Essentials of Scottish Fiddling

April 19 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20
Scottish fiddle with Brandon Vance

Scottish fiddling, including the Scots snap, birl, and the stylistic principles governing the strathspey and the traditional "MSR" or March, Strathspey and Reel set.  The aim is to help students not only learn new repertoire and skills, but to gain a greater understanding of the cultural and historical forces that have shaped the Scottish fiddling tradition.

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Workshop: Adapting Pipe Tunes to Flute and Whistle

April 19 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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$20
Pipe tune to flute workshop with Cameron St. Louis

In this “Pipe Line to Flute” workshop, the group will explore a range of pipe music which is often heard on other instruments as well. Participants will learn a number of simple tunes and practice applying the stylistic palette which distinguishes Scottish bagpipe music to the whistle and flute. A key of “D” whistle or flute is required, and a recording device is recommended. Cameron St. Louis – wooden flutes, whistles, Scottish smallpipes, Flemish pipes; instrument maker. Hear Cameron in…

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Free Irish Dance Class: Preschool

April 20 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Inis Oírr (Studio 3), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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O'Shea Irish Dance preschoolers

PreSchoolers 3-5 years This O'Shea Irish Dance class is just 45 minutes long and focuses on fun and games. Children are encouraged to follow directions, work together, and learn about their bodies for dancing. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week. 

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Free Irish Dance Class: Beginners

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Inis Oírr (Studio 3), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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OID dancers

Students ages 5-13 years can try an Irish step dance class with O'Shea Irish Dance. Students build strength and establish familiarity with the music as they begin with the fundamentals essential to Irish dance, including foot placement, body alignment, and basic steps. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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Irish Blues Legend Rory Gallagher

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rory Gallagher

$10 admission in the McKiernan Library (EML) His Music. His Ireland. His Legacy. This course will tell the story of the internationally-renowned blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, from his early days growing up in an Ireland that had just discovered rock'n'roll, to attracting the respect and admiration of musical giants like Jimi Hendrix and Brian May. Fellow Corkman Patsy O'Brien tells Rory's story, places him within his times and culture, and performs many of his songs in this unique portrait of…

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Irish Language Blessings and Curses

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blessing and Curses in Irish

There are no limits to the language mastery in this literary jewel,  with expressions that are sought after, and curious phrases that can delight or upset an acquaintance.  Join Lavinia Finnerty as she shares some of these gems, and stories from her own upbringing.

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Free Irish Dance Class: Preschool

April 22 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Inis Oírr (Studio 3), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
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O'Shea Irish Dance preschoolers

PreSchoolers 3-5 years This O'Shea Irish Dance class is just 45 minutes long and focuses on fun and games. Children are encouraged to follow directions, work together, and learn about their bodies for dancing. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week. 

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Free Irish Dance Class: Beginners

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Inis Oírr (Studio 3), 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
+ Google Map
OID dancers

Students ages 5-13 years can try an Irish step dance class with O'Shea Irish Dance. Students build strength and establish familiarity with the music as they begin with the fundamentals essential to Irish dance, including foot placement, body alignment, and basic steps. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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