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Concert Series and Events

Celtic Holiday Hooley, Dec 18 & 19

Holiday fun for the whole family: traditional folk music, Irish step dance, Christmas carols, cute kids, and Santa!

Cajon Workshop with Paul Jennings, Dec 13

Cajon workshop with Paul Jennings author of Hal Leonard Cajon Method and Hal Leonard Djembe Method.

Charlie Heymann's Yuletide Sing, Dec 12

Family-oriented sing-along featuring little known gems.

The Harp and The Loon Book Launch, Dec 11

Eighteen MN writers in one volume.

Midway Holiday Pop Up Shop, Nov 28

Irish Céilí Dance, Nov 21

Featuring live music with the Twin Cities Ceili Band!

Romanian Party with Sâmbra Oilor, Nov 21

Come to an evening of Romanian folk music and dance featuring Katrina Mundginger's new band Sâmbra Oilor!

MN Celtic Fiddlers, Nov 15

Patsy O'Brien in Concert, Nov 14

Award-winning, NPR-featured songwriter Patsy O'Brien's writing reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, as well as showing off his critically acclaimed songwriting and guitar skills. 

Laura MacKenzie Concert and CD Launch, Nov 7

A two-fold event, co-produced with New Folk Records: the anniversary launch of “From Uig to Duluth”, and the launch of “Heigh Ho, The Green Holly”.

Open the Door for Three, Oct 30

Liz Knowles, Kieran O’Hare, and Pat Broaders

The Murphy Beds in Concert, October 18

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty: CD Launch for 'Spinning Yarns', Oct 3

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. 

Patsy O'Brien & Matt Mancuso, Sept 19

Irish guitarist and singer/songwriter Patsy O’Brien joins New York fiddle player Matt Mancuso on an album of traditional songs and tunes that reflects their love for the genre and showcases their fresh approach to the music’s old standards.

Todd Menton CD Release, Sept 18

Todd’s new solo release features 12 tracks of Irish traditional tunes and original songs delivered with his unique drive, humor, and multi-instrumental skill.

Tommy Martin with Patsy O'Brien, August 29

World renowned Irish ("Uilleann") piper Tommy Martin comes through St Paul this summer for a long awaited - and all too rare - performance. Tommy will be joined by Patsy O'Brien on guitar and vocals.

Makem & Spain Brothers, August 18

A host of various instruments and three male vocals, using precise three-part harmonies blend perfectly for what many have described as a wall of sound.

Mórga in Concert, August 11

 The band combines an unashamedly vintage sound, harnessing the energy and drive of the great bands of the 1920s and 1970s, with a taste for unusual tunes- adding the combined abilities four of today's leading Irish traditional instrumentalists to create a unique, energy-packed sound.

Scottish Music Workshops, July 17

The Minnesota Scottish Fair and Highland Games is sponsoring a day of Scottish Music Workshops!

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 12-14

Presented by the CIM, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, the Friday night Great Session Experience and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists.  

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend Master Concert, June 13

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the MIM Master Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music weekend. 

Featuring our 2015 visiting artists:

  • Joanie Madden - tin whistle
  • Mick Mulcahy - accordion
  • Louise Mulcahy - flute, uilleann pipes
  • Michelle Mulcahy - harp, fiddle
  • Bridget Fitzgerald - song
  • Sean Clohessy - fiddle, piano

MN Celtic Fiddlers, May 17

Leo & Anto in Concert, May 9

With The Saw Doctors on sabbatical, and with Anthony’s and Leo’s troubadour feet becoming itchy, the two friends have put together a show to bring around that will include different takes on well-known Saw Doctors’ songs...

Bua in Concert, April 25

Irish Music Awards’ 2009 “Top Traditional Group” is Bua, a quartet comprised of Brían Ó hAirt: vocals, concertina, sean-nós dance; Sean Gavin: flute, uilleann pipes; Devin Shepherd: fiddle; Brian Miller: guitar, bouzouki, vocals.

Paddy O’Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule launch new CD, BRIGHT AND EARLY, Apr 17

Saint Patrick's Day Dance, March 17

Proceeds support the Irish Music and Dance Association. 

Kickin' It Irish, March 13,14,15

An evening of percussive
toe taps & tunes!

Highland Traditions, March 7

The evening will be guided by piping by two of the most talented bagpipers to ever grace the stages in Minnesota. 

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 21

The Center for Irish Music and Tom Crann, host of "All Things Considered" on MPR News, invite you to dress up in your finest, bring your friends and join us at the Celtic Junction for Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event.

MN Celtic Fiddlers, Feb 8

Norah Rendell with Brian Miller, Randy Gosa and Dáithí Sproule, Jan 31

The Stornoway Gazette wrote, “Her singing left me goose-pimpled all over – a sure sign of a gutsy, emotional delivery laced with meaning and pathos”. 

Gourley, Feddersen & Miller CD Launch, Jan 2

Their playing is steeped in lifelong study of the Irish tradition, and is at same time colored by their American roots.