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Celtic Christmas Hooley, Dec 15, 16, 17

Celebrate the season with a variety show of traditional folk music, Irish step dance, carols, cute kids, and Santa, hosted by comedian Joshua Will and Natalie O'Shea.

Celtic Christmas Hooley, Dec 15, 16, 17

Celebrate the season with a variety show of traditional folk music, Irish step dance, carols, cute kids, and Santa, hosted by comedian Joshua Will and Natalie O'Shea.

Voices from the Famine Ship

Voices from the Famine Ship, Dec 7 and 8

The production features Irish nationalists, merchants, farmers, and laborers telling their life stories in both English and Irish.

Yulefest X, Dec 2

As always, all proceeds benefit The MN Food Group.

Advanced Youth Ensemble Holiday Concert, Dec 2

Center for Irish Music presents their premier student ensemble!

Midway Holiday Pop Up Shop

Midway Holiday Pop-Up Shop, Nov 25

Midway Holiday Pop-up Shop is our Small Business Saturday event to help up to 30 wonderful small businesses/crafters from around St Paul and the Twin Cities to compete during the holiday shopping season. 

Lord Dunsany Visiting Minnesota, Nov 18

Presented by Patrick O'Donnell, this event is part of our Fall Colloquium Series in the EML. 

Mundy in Concert, Nov 17

See him perform his platinum selling hits such as “Mexico,” “July,” his version of Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl,” “To You I Bestow” from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, and more.

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, Nov 10

Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. 

IMDA Honors Will Kenny, Nov 4

The Irish community will gather for an evening of music and storytelling to recognize Will Kenny of Gaeltacht Minnesota for 20 plus years of devotion to teaching the Irish language.

CJAC Fundraiser: Going Digital with Community History, Oct 28

Celebrate the rich cultural legacy of our Celtic community as we preserve the past and forge the future.

Michael Dean: Indefatigable Irish-Minnesotan Singer and Song Catcher, Oct 21

Presented by Brian Miller as part of our Fall Colloquium Series.

The Three Bonnies, Oct 19,20,21

The Three Bonnies is the manifestation of three different women's views on the male/female relationship. 

Tannahill Weavers, Oct 13

As they approach their 50th anniversary in 2018, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. 

Wild Colonial Bhoys, Oct 6

Wild Colonial Bhoys is more than just an Irish band - they are an Irish American band.

Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown in Concert, Sept 22

They have been praised as "a duo that listens to each other, responding in the moment with structure and spontaneity; blissfully at one in their loose and elastic athleticism."

Briste in Concert, Sept 15

An exciting new mix of Country, Folk and Irish Traditional Music! Briste is Alison Crossey (guitar, bodhrán), Emma Robinson (flute, whistle), and Joanna Boyle (song, banjo) from Counties Armagh and Monaghan.

Hermitage Green in Concert, Aug 24

Band based in Ireland known for musicianship and athleticism.

Seumas Gagne Harp Workshop and Concert, July 14

Seattle based harper in the Scottish music tradition. 

MMC presents Celtic Rock Night, June 16

One night, three acts: Sweet Colleens, Leslie Rich, and the Tim Malloys in a powerhouse Celtic rock showcase.

MIM Master Artists Concert, June 10

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

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 9-11

Presented by the Center for Irish Music.

Sean-nós Dance Workshops with Brían Ó hAirt, May 14 & 15

Come learn the Connemara style of sean-nós dancing - a dance form akin to American flat footing or clogging. 

Kevin Crawford & Cillian Vallely in Concert, May 7

Uilleann piper Cillian Vallely and flute player Kevin Crawford are both members of the band Lúnasa, one of the most acclaimed and influential bands in the recent history of Irish music.

St. Paul Irish Arts Week, April 21-30

Welcome to the second year of Irish Arts Week.

Ailie Robertson and Norah Rendell in Concert, April 9

Bob Douglas' Just Tunes! CD Release, March 24

The Outside Track, March 21

Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards.

Kickin' It Irish on Saint Paddy's Day, March 17

An evening of percussive toe taps & tunes on Saint Paddy's Day!

Kickin It Irish, March 10, 11, 12

An evening of percussive 
toe taps & tunes!

One World Consort and guest Celtic musician, Laura MacKenzie, Feb 26

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 25

An evening in support of the Center for Irish Music!

Benefit for Birds of Prey, Feb 18

All proceeds benefit The Raptor Resource Project.

Book Launch for "Danny Who? Four Decades of Irish Music," Feb 17

By Tom Dahill. Celtic Collaborative Press, 2017.

The Lost Forty, Feb 10

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa return for a concert of newly unearthed songs lovingly revived from the rich folksong heritage of the Great Lakes.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, Feb 4

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual folk/fusion trio from Prince Edward Island who present traditional and original music inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots, and infused with pop and world rhythms.

Workshop: Songs from the MN Folksong Collection, Jan 22

This is a free workshop on traditional folk songs that were collected in northern Minnesota.

Irish Ceili Dance, Jan 21

Robert Burns Night Ceilidh, Jan 21

Midwest Pipe Band Association Regional Solos Contest, Jan 21