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Stephanie Claussen CD Release Concert, November 8

Tunes of welcome and farewell; jigs, reels and airs; tunes inspired by love and politics.

2019 IMDA Honors, November 2

Celebrating Jenny Bach, Sheila Jordan, and Mary McNeive and their contributions to the Twin Cities Irish community.

O Riada Party & No Pressure Potluck, November 2

Listen to the Corn Uí Riada. This competition crowns the champion of the old style sean nós singing.

Colloquium: The Hurley-Makers Son with Patrick Deeley, October 29

2019 recipient of The Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry will read from his memoir.

OUTLANDER: Scotland’s Music, October 27

A dynamic concert of traditional Scots and Scottish Gaelic music and song from the popular Outlander novels and the Outlander series soundtracks.

Latvian Music and Dance, October 26

The Latvian church choir and local folk dance groups will perform. Following the show, join us for an open dance with live folk music! 

Third Saturday Céilí Dance, October 19

Pourparler in Saint Paul, October 17

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.

Poetry Reading with Ethna McKiernan, October 13

Ethna McKiernan will be reading her own work, including poems from her recently published, Swimming with Shadows.

Maureen Fleming WILDFIRES Photography Installation – Opening Reception, October 12

Celtic Junction Arts Center Fundraiser October 12

Fall Festival, October 12

Celebrate the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain with us! We're having a pumpkin and apple sale outside with live music and small giveaways.

Steph Geremia & The Flyaways in Concert, October 11

Irish American flautist and singer known as a mainstay member of the critically acclaimed Irish group, Alan Kelly Gang.

Staged Reading: Yeats and Lady Gregory, October 6

Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre will present two readings of short plays from the early years of Celtic national theater.

Maureen Fleming: Master Class designed for Irish dancers, October 6

Dorain: CD Release Concert, September 20

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

Roundtable Discussion with Visiting Irish Professionals, September 20

Professionals from Ireland share their experiences and strategies working to develop, coordinate, and implement programs for young people.

Burren Girl: Sneak Preview Clips & Crowdfunder Launch, September 15

Burren Girl brings the past to life with a woman’s 40-year quest to find the place and the people her Irish immigrant grandmother left behind. 

An Afternoon With Scottish Tradition Bearer Norman Kennedy, September 14

NEA National Heritage Fellowship awardee will sing Scottish Lowland songs and songs in Gaelic with their accompanying stories. He will also lead Scots Gaelic waulking songs.

Irish Language Open House, September 14

Did you know that we have classes in the Irish language? Come meet our lovely native Irish speaker and instructor from Connemara, Lavinia Finnerty.

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers, August 16

Harp Workshop with Sue Richards, July 19

Tunes! Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or Scandinavian—as many as we have time for. 

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers, July 12

Patsy O'Brien and Dick Hensold in Concert, June 23

Songs from Britain and Ireland accompanied by guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes and a variety of whistles.

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers, June 21

MIM's Master Artist Concert, June 15

Signature event of the MIM weekend!

Friel Sisters, Pauline Conneely, Randal Bays, Christian Stevens, and Brian Miller perform together on one stage!

 

11th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 14-16

Presented by the Center for Irish Music!

Digitization Day, May 19

The EML will have four scanners and volunteers available to help convert your (2-D) physical items to digital files.

Honeywine, May 17 & 19

Pure, sweet trio singing with a real Americana sound featuring Dennis Curley, Dorian Chalmers and Becky Schlegel.

Dan and Bonnie Milner, May 11

Dan and Bonnie Milner sing traditional Irish, Irish-American and maritime songs solo and in unaccompanied harmony. Presented by The Traditional Singers Club and Celtic Junction Arts Center's Eoin McKiernan Library.

Piper Paddy Keenan in Concert, May 10

Irish Music Awards 2010 'Top Uilleann Piper' and 2011 'Lifetime Achievement Award' winner, Paddy Keenan has been compared to both Jimi Hendrix and John Coltrane - quite a feat for a traditional musician.

Irish Tenor Paul Byrom, May 5

One of the original members of the world-renowned all-male singing group Celtic Thunder.

CJAC'S Children's Fair, May 5

CJAC's Ten Year Anniversary Celebration, May 4

Margaret Mulligan Gallery Opening, May 4

Gallery Opening with Margaret Mulligan, May 4

Margaret Mulligan is a Chicago based artist who paints using oil, watercolor, and pastels as her principal media. 

4th Annual Irish Arts Week, May 3-12

“Make it new.” Spotlighting the new in Minnesota’s Irish culture, this 1920s artistic slogan guides the 2019 Arts Week as our ten-day schedule is crammed with original content.

SuperCelt Dance & Art Ball, May 3

You’ll see art and dance mingling in an immersive art film experience: projected moving images of Celtic mythology and artwork accompanied by the folk/punk duo The Langer’s Ball and DJ Drew Miller.

King Arthur, Tales from Wales, April 25

Presented by well-known author and photographer Gareth Roberts of Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts and the St. David's Society. 

The Lost Forty CD Release Concert, April 13

Celebrate the release of The Lonesome Hours of Winter

Dylan Foley in Concert, April 7

A 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences.

St. Patrick's Day Dance, March 17

Featuring the Twin Cities Ceili Band 

Kickin' It Irish, March 8-17

An Irish dance and live music performance featuring O'Shea Irish Dance and the Two Tap Trio with artistic direction by Natalie O'Shea. 

Téada in Concert, March 10

Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Séamus Begley (vocals, accordion), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). Special Guest: Samantha Harvey (dance, piano).

Patrick Ball presents Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country, March 1

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 23

A night in support of the Center for Irish Music!

Eileen Ivers in Concert, Feb 9

Grammy awarded, Emmy nominated, Musical Star of Riverdance, Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, fiddler Eileen is the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. She plays with Buddy Connolly, Matt Mancuso, Lindsey Horner, and Dave Barckow.

Connla in Concert, Jan 13

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and considered the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, Connla is Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles).

Dakota Dave Hull & Liz Draper, Jan 12

Duo plays from their recently released CD, Another Cup.