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A Hearthside Holiday Hooley, December 21

Join New Folk Record Musicians, Family and Friends for a Joyous Celebration of the Season!

Minnesota Celtic Fiddlers, December 15

IMDA Christmas Ceili, December 14

Join the Twin Cities Ceili Band and caller Mike Whalen for the Irish Music and Dance Association Christmas Ceili.

Yulefest VI: a Charity Fundraiser, December 14

Now in it's sixth year, Yulefest passes on all proceeds to The Emergency Foodshelf Network!

Nollaig Shona: A Celtic Christmas, December 8

Featuring Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton - fiddle) Troy MacGillivray (Nova Scotia - fiddle and piano), and Nuala Kennedy (Co. Louth, Ireland- flute, whistles, and song). 

The Beggar Boys: A Celtic Nativity, December 6

Experience the richness of the unique blend of traditional and original songs and tunes as The Beggar Boys retell the Christmas Story - a perfect way to brighten your holiday season.

Celtic Open Mic Night, November 30

Hanneke Cassel & Mike Block, November 29

Fiddle, Cello, and Song.

IMDA Honors Tom Dahill, November 16

Join us in celebrating the lifelong community contributions of local musician and song-man Tom Dahill!  All proceeds from the evening benefit the IMDA's Educational grant fund.

Ann Heymann: Meet the Gaelic Harp, Nov 8

After two hundred years of silence, the famous harp of Ireland and Scotland is once again being heard and Minnesota is playing a key role in its revival. 

Skara Brae in Concert, October 27

Skara Brae, the legendary Irish vocal group, was formed in the 1960s by Dáithí Sproule and Maighread, Tríona and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Members of the group have gone on to form some of the world's best-known and best-loved Irish bands. Presented by the Traditional Singers Club.

Dakota Dave Hull CD Release, October 19

Dakota Dave Hull is happy to announce a special concert celebrating the release of his new double CD Under the North Star. Patrick Harison will be doing an opening set and we'll also be honored by a very special guest appearance from Butch Thompson!

Celtic Junction Harvest Ceili, October 19

Minnesota Celtic Fiddlers, October 19

'Falling of the Pine' CD Release, October 12

A native of the northern Minnesota logging town of Bemidji, Brian Miller and Wisconsinite Randy Gosa perform the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days when pine was king.

Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection Concert & Celebration, October 4

The Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection Apprenticeship concert featuring apprentices from the Center for Irish Music, and the regular Tuesday night apprentices (aka O'Rourke's Feast). 

The GNIPC 2013 Tionól Concert, September 28

The Great Northern Irish Pipers Club is pleased to host internationally acclaimed performing artists Joey Abarta, Patrick Cannady, and Patrick D’Arcy to be the featured clinicians for its 2013 Tionól.

Matt Mancuso & Patsy O’Brien in Concert, September 14

New York fiddle master and former Lord of The Dance lead fiddle player Matt Mancuso marks his first visit to St Paul with a performance with Patsy O'Brien, performing selections form their critically acclaimed album "Road Work".

Munnelly & Conneely in Concert, September 7

Hawaiian Shirt and Tiki Bar Ceili, August 17

eaturing live music by the Twin Cities Ceili Band in their Hawaiian best!

See you at Irish Fair, August 9-11

Alumni Ceili featuring the Twin Cities Ceili Band, July 20

Bollywood Birthday Bash and Fundraiser, July 13

Irish cellist and Bollywood dancer, Maialuna, is hosting a Bollywood dance show, class, and party! All funds generated by this event go towards her impending trip to Ireland to compete in the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann!

Jack Klatt "Love Me Lonely" CD Release Concert, June 28

With special guest, Spider John Koerner. Jack Klatt's latest solo effort features sixteen tracks of both original and traditional compositions recorded with one mic, one guitar and one voice.

The Big 5 Acting Workshop, June 21-23

The workshop teaches five essential truths about acting that are the results of 30 years research and practice combining the psycho/physical elements of the actor’s process and the intuitive/spiritual aspects of the actors work.

MIM Master Artists' Concert, June 15

This year’s Master Concert will feature visiting artists Geraldine Cotter, Eamonn Cotter, Oisín McAuley, Eileen O'Brien, and Meaití Jó Shéamuis.

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 13-16

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages.

Youth Acting Workshop, June 11-13

With Julia Carey.

Advanced Youth Ensemble Fundraiser Concert, May 31

Come enjoy an inspiring night of traditional Irish music from the Center for Irish Music's Advanced and Intermediate Youth Ensembles. 

Fearsome Critters Preview Concert, May 24th

Original songs featuring Fearsome Critters from Northwoods folklore. Tales of these colorful creatures traveled across the country, being swapped and embellished in logging, mining, or railroad bunkhouses; around trappers' fires; and anywhere frontier workers relaxed. 

The Master’s Choice CD Launch featuring Martin McHugh, May 17

Master accordion player, shining light, and steady rock at the center of the traditional Irish music scene in the Twin Cities for decades, Martin McHugh celebrates the release of his first CD. 

Fearsome Critters Workshops with Shawn McBurnie, May 15

For children; Spotting Fearsome Critters in the Wild: practice ‘singing to your squonk’ while exploring Minnesota folklore, history, and humor. And, a songwriting workshop for teens and adults; A Fearsome Journey: a look inside one songwriter’s working process.

Andrea Beaton in Concert, with Dick Hensold and Dirk Freymuth, May 5

Celtic Open Mic Night, May 4

A little song, a little dance, a little Celt-zer in your pants! Open mic for singers, players, dancers, story tellers and practitioners of Celtic mime. Whatever that is.

Contra Dance, May 3

Cape Breton Fiddle workshop with Andrea Beaton, April 29

These workshops will introduce the participants to playing Cape Breton music, and will cover what makes Cape Breton music unique.

Matt and Shannon Heaton in Concert, April 27

Their playing is masterful and inventive, their arrangements city-smart and spacious. —Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

Family Céilí, April 19

ring the whole family, see your friends, and let's have some fun! Irish social dancing with live music by the Twin Cities Ceili Band. 

Comas in Concert, April 14

Jackie Moran (percussion), Isaac Alderson (flutes, uilleann pipes), Aidan Burke (fiddle), and  Philip Masure (guitar).

Celtic Players: Scenes from Dracula's Celtic Album, April 6

ublin-born author, Bram Stoker (1847-1912) penned the most famous vampire novel, Dracula (1897) and in this show, his infamous protagonist opens his own Celtic album and selects his favorite scenes from literature and culture with a Celtic twist.

Contra Dance, April 5

Twin Cities Robert Emmet's Hurling Club Annual Fundraiser: Night of the Races, March 23

Saint Patrick's Day Irish Dance, March 17

Contra Dance, March 1

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, February 23

The Center for Irish Music and Maeve O'Mara and Liam O'Neill, Honorary Event Chairs, present CIM's yearly fundraiser.

Family Céilí at the Celtic Junction, February 16

The 14th Annual Minnesota State Sacred Harp Winter Singing Convention, February 9

Reception for the Consul General of Ireland, February 7

Aidan Cronin, Consul General of Ireland, arrives for his first visit to Minnesota.

Monthly Céilí at the Celtic Junction, January 19

Irish social dancing with live music by the Twin Cities Ceili Band, dances called by Mike Whalen.

Dakota Dave Hull in Concert, January 19

Dakota Dave Hull celebrates the release of his book and CD, Ragtime Guitar in the Classic American Style, with a solo concert. Opening set by "retro barroom-blues/folk picker" Jack Klatt.

Contra Dance, January 4

Garnet Rogers in Concert, January 4

...a master musical storyteller, often dealing in songs of the heart, Rogers digs an emotional well and invites the listener in for a long, refreshing drink. - Dirty Linen