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Concert Series and Events

Celtic Holiday Hooley, Dec 14,15, 16, 21, 22

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 Holiday Hooley, Dec 14,15, 16, 21, 22

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 Holiday Hooley, Dec 14,15, 16, 21, 22

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.

Advanced Youth Ensemble Holiday Concert, Dec 1

The Center for Irish Music presents their premier student ensemble.

Adam Kiesling / Scott Keever Double Album Release, Nov 30

Nomadi in Concert, Nov 17

А special night of live Bulgarian music with the sounds of modern and traditional folk patterns.

IMDA Honors Bill Conlan, Nov 16

IMDA Honors is a celebration of the outstanding contributions of the keepers of our Irish traditions presented by the Irish Dance and Music Association.

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Nov 9

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music.

Wails from the Cauldron: A Truly Celtic Haunting, Oct 31, Nov 2,3

Blending Celtic and world mythology, folklore, and history in a musical and theatrical revue, it evokes the deep roots and origins of Halloween in the Celtic festival of Samhain and its reshaping through time by Irish immigrants arriving in the nineteenth century.

Liam Ó Maonlaí in Concert, Oct 20

Lead singer of the Hothouse Flowers, talented, charismatic and soulful performer of Irish traditional music, Liam blends an eclectic mix of folk, blues, gospel, soul, rock, and more with his amazing vocals and an array of instrumental mastery.

Hothouse Flowers Documentary Screening, Oct 20

Free Screening of 2002 Hothouse Flowers Documentary, Oct 20

Annual Celtic Junction Arts Center Fundraiser, Oct 13

An extraordinary evening in support of Celtic Junction Arts Center and its Eoin McKiernen Library!

Hannah Flowers CD Launch, October 12

“Amhrán na Cruite” is a celebration of Traditional Irish language song with harp accompaniment.

The Harvest Home featuring Trian, Sept 22

Join the members of Trian - Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey and Dáithí Sproule - for a day of Irish music workshops, interview, and concert. Presented by the Center for Irish Music.

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, Sept 14

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones are known throughout the world for their quality musical presentation of Irish patriotic songs and traditional music featuring top class fiery introductions from their lead singer, songwriter and storyteller, Derek Warfield.

CD Launch Party with Wild Colonial Bhoys, July 20

WCB is releasing their eighth album, Friday Night Live!

Oral History Project Launch Party

Oral History Project Launch Party, June 16

The Eoin McKiernan Library is celebrating the completion of an oral history project with a concert and exhibition of photos. The concert will feature performances and stories from musicians interviewed for the project.

Leslie Rich: My History Of The North, June 1

Leslie Rich is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. "I want to share with you the stories, images, songs and poetry that created MY history of the North and how its music influenced my own and ultimately landed me in Minnesota.”

Sophie & Fiachra, May 19

Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound.

Jamie Gans with Dáithí Sproule, May 6

A return visit from local Irish fiddle great, JAMIE GANS – with DÁITHÍ SPROULE, guitar and songs – Guests include Martin McHugh and Laura MacKenzie.

David Power and Willie Kelly, April 28

Children's Fair, April 22

Welcome Reception for IAW, April 21

Celebrating Celtic Junction Arts Center's win as 2018's Best Irish Cultural Center in North America! 

Justin Dolan, Vice Consul, from the Consulate General of Ireland-Chicago is the keynote speaker.

10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The Center for Irish Music’s Practice Fleadh.
11:00-12:00 Family constellations and healing Irish immigration trauma.
12:00-1:00 p.m. Fascinating Family History Stories 
1:00-3:00 p.m. Irish on Rocket Fuel: Accelerated Irish language learning. 
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Famine Ship Voices: A Dream Play. 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception for Arts Week. 
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Céilí with the Twin Cities Céilí band. 

Irish Singer Máirín Uí Chéide, April 7

County Galway native Máirín Uí Chéide will lead an afternoon workshop and perform an evening concert of unaccompanied traditional song presented by the Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities. 

Imanta Dimanta, March 25

Imanta Dimanta and Friends is an international Latvian “post-folk” band with indie folk and bluegrass influences.

Saint Patrick's Day Ceili, March 17

Kickin' It Irish, March 10-11

An evening of percussive 
toe taps & tunes featuring O'Shea Irish Dancers!

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 24

An evening in support of the Center for Irish music.

Dàimh in Concert, Feb 15

Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.

Searson in Concert, Feb 11

Growing up in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada these sisters love incorporating the Ottawa Valley style music with Celtic, East Coast, Scottish and various other styles.

Brass Lassie's Album Fundraiser Kickoff! Jan 20