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CJAC Seminar

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Find out more about Immigration Services, Citizenship classes, Social Services, and Youth & Family Programs! Find out more about this great resource and talk with program directors.

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Food Drive

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 23, 2021

Food drive at Celtic Junction for non-perishable food and personal items at 10 am-12 pm on Jan 22 & 23. Baby wipes, diapers, formula, and food especially needed.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sparky and Rhonda share stories and songs from the rich heritage of their southern Appalachian roots, including the African American component of this culture. Their storytelling repertoire ranges from Jack tales and ghost stories to preacher tales and Br'er Rabbit stories. In addition to traditional Appalachian songs and gospel sing-alongs, their repertoire includes newer songs and stories from labor and coal mining struggles in the mountains.

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Food Drive

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 23, 2021

Food drive at Celtic Junction for non-perishable food and personal items at 10 am-12 pm on Jan 22 & 23. Baby wipes, diapers, formula, and food especially needed.

Matt and Shannon Heaton

Matt and Shannon Heaton

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton play updated and traditional Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. They have a warm connection with their audiences and are world-class American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. 

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Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Center for Irish Music and emcee Máirtín de Cógáin invite you to dress up in your finest, cozy up with a hot drink, and join us online for Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event.

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Danny Diamond & Brian Miller CD Release Concert

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Danny Diamond (fiddle) and Brian Miller (guitar and bouzouki) celebrate the release of their new duo album Let Fly.

Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin’ It Irish 2021 – Virtual!

March 6 - April 11

Kickin' It Irish is still in demand so we've extended availability. You still have the chance to bring the dancers and band into your home.

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Anamchairde / Kindred Spirits

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Anamchairde means kindred spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

Maureen Fleming ● DANCING THE INTERNAL BODY ● Master Class

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This deep, regenerative inner work is geared for Irish and contemporary dancers, singers, directors, actors, yoga enthusiasts, therapists – anyone interested in discovering their movement potential through an efficient and integrated training that becomes a part of daily life.

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Inside the GPO- a documentary drama

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - April 5 @ 6:00 pm

Fishamble presents an online production of INSIDE THE GPO written by Colin Murphy and directed by Jim Culleton. This unprecedented documentary drama was a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself.

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

Plots and Plotters

Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until April 9, 2021

Plots and Plotters will be live from Belfast, Northern Ireland, via Zoom. Explore the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s in this virtual talk.

Taking Flight Collective

Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Adrienne O'Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna, with CIM instructor Brian Miller play locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and gorgeous vocals!

Common Tunes Session with Mary Vanorny: Family Edition

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Play along with fiddler Mary Vanorny and special guests from the Center for Irish Music including family members like Claire and Ben Vanorny, folks from the Miller/Rendell household, and the O'Shea's. Tunes will be drawn from the resources on the CIM website (2021, 2020, 2013, and 2010), plus some surprises!

Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dáithí Sproule explains the fascinating connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish language music and the Gaeltacht. The lecture will be mainly in English. REGISTER HERE. Dáithí Sproule, a native of Derry who has lived for many years in Minnesota, is one of Irish music's most respected guitar accompanists and a singer in English and Irish. Dáithí started out his career in the influential group, Skara Brae and is a member of the internationally renowned Irish band Altan. In…

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Get Up Your Irish! Ten Year Reunion

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Live stream with the cast of Get Up Your Irish and see the video premiere of the play filmed in 2011 at the Steppingstone Theatre. Learn about the Irish that immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s from author Jane Kennedy.

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Food Drive

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Drop off non-perishable food and supplies at the Celtic Junction at 836 Prior Ave, St. Paul. Diapers, wipes, hygiene items all appreciated.

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Celtic Twilight: A Labyrinth Talk and Film Screening at Innisfree Farm

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celtic Twilight is a healing event that features "Labyrinths: Ancient Paths for Modern Seekers" a talk by Lisa Moriarity and "Enbarr, Horse of the Sea" a short film premiere by Sarah Kiani.

Norah Rendell and Brian Miller

Norah Rendell and Brian Miller in Concert

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Norah and Brian unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. They also play enough jigs and reels to put a spring in your step–even over the internet.

Doherty Family

Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brian Miller discusses archival recordings that were made at the home of Tony and Margaret Doherty on Selby Avenue. They feature the family patriarch Tony Doherty (1896–1972) on fiddle, daughter Marge on piano and accordion, daughter Mary on piano, and daughter Joan on piano.

Traditional Irish Tune Exchange – TAP and CIM

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the beginnings of a musical friendship between Traditional Arts Partnership in South Armagh and the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul, two music schools dedicated to teaching traditional music to students of all ages.

Singers Club

Traditional Singers Club Monthly Session

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities has met (at least!) twice a month online since March 2020 virtually. The club's focus on solo, unaccompanied singing (from Irish, American, Scottish, and other traditions) works well in Zoom!  Come join in and sing a song or just listen along.

Kindred Spirits Seminar

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Kindred Spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

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Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Scottish social dance at the Celtic Junction Arts Center south parking lot with the Gunn Slingers! Bring your bubbles! The event will also be live-streamed to Facebook.

Top it off Fundraiser

CJAC’s ‘Top It Off’ Online Fundraiser

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Will you help us top off the 100K matching challenge started in October of 2020? We have just 20K left to go. We'd love to top it off by The Junction's 12th anniversary!

Wild Colonial Bhoys

Wild Colonial Bhoys in Concert

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wild Colonial Bhoys will be putting on an outdoor show to be remembered – all as part of the Celtic Junction Spring Outdoor Concert Weekend!

Slygo in Concert

Slygo in Concert

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Slygo is a three piece Irish band with Liam Slattery (guitar, bass, vocals), Pete Mulligan (bass, guitar, vocals) and David Ochs (fiddle, vocals, guitar), they bring a warm, energetic sound to the stage. Opening set by the duo Twice Banjaxed (Derek Anderson and Morien McBurnie)..

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Great Session Experience

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Great Session Experience brings the Twin Cities Irish music community together for three in-person outdoor sessions as part of MIM weekend. Musician or not, you're invited! Free!

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MIM: Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson, with Marty McHugh & Friends

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Martin McHugh & Friends, Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson with Brian Miller, LIVE from the Celtic Junction Arts Center outdoor stage.

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Trad Nation: an Author Talk and Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Musicians and Dancers

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discuss "Trad Nation", the groundbreaking book with the author Dr. Tes Slominski, and LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community.

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Midway Pop-Up Shop

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Shop local. Shop outside. The Midway Pop-up Shop will have 12 wonderful vendors and businesses to peruse in the Celtic Junction parking lot.

Tap dancing with Keane Sense of Rythym

National Tap Dance Day

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event showcases the wide range of skills and styles of percussive dance in and around the Twin Cities. This year it is being held on the Celtic Junction Art Center's outdoor stage! National Tap Dance Day will feature performances by KSR’s Youth Tap Ensemble, as well as performances from students and dance studios around the metro.

Scottish Fair Sampler

Minnesota Scottish Fair Sampler

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In-person at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul and streaming live online! Music by the Brian Boru Pipe Band, Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance, Stephanie Claussen, Laura Mackenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Ross Sutter, Eira, Dick Hensold, The Northerly Gales, and The Gunn Slingers. Food, bar, and Scottish vendors on site!

Ann Heymann: Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 22
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One event on July 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

Congratulations to harper Ann Heymann for being honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards this month for her 50 plus years of dedicated work researching and reviving the ancient wire-strung harp!

Ann Heymann: Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

July 26
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One event on July 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

Congratulations to harper Ann Heymann for being honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards this month for her 50 plus years of dedicated work researching and reviving the ancient wire-strung harp!

Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin’ It Irish!

July 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the first summertime presentation of Kickin' It Irish on the CJAC outdoor stage! 

Celtic Junction Summer Feis

Celtic Junction Summer Feis

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

We're having a summer feis on our new outdoor stage and at our neighbor's place, BlackStack Brewery! Come enjoy a fun day of dance and music!

Ethna McKiernan Book Launch, cover art for 5th book of poetry.

Ethna McKiernan Book Launch

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ethna McKiernan gives a reading and book signing to celebrate the publication of "Light Rolling Slowly Backwards: New & Selected Poems."

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Belfast Cowboys at The Relief Sessions

August 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece, horn-driven band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison, mixing rock, blues, roots and soul. Opening act begins at 6:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site.

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Open House

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn about our programs, sign up for classes, tour the dance studios, see the library, and more! Resident companies Center for Irish Music and O'Shea Irish Dance will be featured. Check back for details.

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Kick off the St. Paul Art Crawl at Celtic Junction Arts Center

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The St. Paul Art Crawl begins right here at The Junction! Enjoy local artists, live performances, food and drink, art demonstrations, and interactive art activities! 

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International Irish Dance Day

September 17

International Irish Dance Day will be held on September 17 — Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!

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Eddie Mac 25th Anniversary Concert

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information about this reunion concert with the original trio!

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