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2021 Celtic Holiday Hooley On Demand

December 21, 2021 - January 21, 2022

Recorded on the Celtic Junction stage in front of a live audience on December 18, 2021, the Celtic Holiday Hooley brings laughter and cheer into your cozy living room!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 12 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 13 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Blood Drive, Red Cross

Blood Drive

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade.

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

January 31 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Monday-Thursdays in January.

Please consider choosing an item to drop off at the Celtic Junction for our neighbors in the Midway!

James Joyce's "Ulysses," book cover

Why James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” matters on its 100th anniversary

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

James Joyce's "Ulysses" was published on February 2, 1922. Consider it's literary importance 100 years later. This is a free Zoom webinar presented by Dr. Patrick O'Donnell and moderated by Dr. Lynette Reini-Grandell.

Power of Indigenous Languages sq promo

The Power of Indigenous Languages

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us online for a discussion on the value, preservation, and challenges facing the languages of the Gaeltacht and of the Anishinaabe nation. This free event is part of the CJAC Social Justice Seminar Series.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood Drive

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Sign up to donate.

“Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power”

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Second half of book!

CJAC's new, free, Irish Biography Discussion Series! Read "Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power" by Ronan Fanning and discuss! The online event is free and open to all friends of the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Éigse is an Irish word used for festivals celebrating traditional Irish arts and culture. It is in this spirit that we gather for an evening to raise funds for The Center for Irish Music, Minnesota's only traditional Irish music school, dedicated to handing down the tradition.

Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin’ It Irish Opening Night

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kickin' It Irish Opening Night! Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in tru Irish style with this live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

Kickin’ It Irish Matinee

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin’ It Irish

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

KII promo image on Fitz stage.

Kickin’ It Irish

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

Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

Kickin’ It Irish Matinee

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT. Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

Lúnasa at the Pantages Theatre

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lúnasa is coming to Minneapolis this spring! We know how much you've enjoyed concerts with Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely here at CJAC, and now you have a chance to see the whole band perform at the Pantages Theatre. 

Kickin’ It Irish Matinee

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

“Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power”

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Second half of book!

CJAC's new, free, Irish Biography Discussion Series! Read "Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power" by Ronan Fanning and discuss! The online event is free and open to all friends of the Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Promo shot of Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans in Concert

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT. Screaming Orphans, a genre-breaking, chart-topping all-sister band from Donegal, Ireland, are known worldwide for their award-winning sound.

Kickin' It Irish - last show this season at CJAC

Kickin’ It Irish Matinee on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

Kickin' It Irish 2021

Kickin’ It Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate Saint Paddy's Day in true Irish style with Kickin' It Irish, the family-friendly, live Irish music and step dance spectacular.

JigJam in Concert

JigJam in Concert

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

JigJam is a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Ten Important Dates in Irish History

Ten Important Dates in Irish History: A Presentation

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Free online presentation. Ten Important Dates in Irish History requires no experience with the history of Ireland. Learn basic geography and ten key moments in Irish history.

Ten Important Dates in Irish History

Ten Important Dates in Irish History: A Presentation

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Free online presentation. Ten Important Dates in Irish History requires no experience with the history of Ireland. Learn basic geography and ten key moments in Irish history.

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Food, Health, and Hygiene Drive

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 25, 2022

Food, health, and hygiene items are needed. We are collecting goods April 18 - April 30 (M-Th 4:30-9:30 pm at the Celtic Junction Arts Center and during IAW events).

Celtic Outreach Coalition

Roundtable Discussion

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online. Meet the Armagh delegation as we launch the 2022 Irish Arts Week together with our special guests.

Watercolor painting by Yvonne Foster

Gallery Showing: Watercolors by Yvonne Foster

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This body of work is a retrospective of the many different styles and mediums the artist has painted over the years. It includes the fields of Wisconsin where she grew up; the shores of Lake Superior where she had a summer home; and even Ireland where she visited frequently. The show will remain up through May 1. 

Irish Language Weekend / Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge

Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge /Irish Language Weekend

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 24, 2022

An Irish Language Weekend in St. Paul! There will be classes for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced learners.

Anamchairde/ Kindred Spirits Concert

Anamchairde/Kindred Spirits: A Concert Collaboration

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CJAC presents Anamchairde Revisited: An in-person concert collaboration between Armagh and St. Paul; with musicians from TAP, CIM, and the Sullivan Squad. This event is part of Irish Arts Week. 

Irish Language Weekend / Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge

Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge /Irish Language Weekend

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 24, 2022

An Irish Language Weekend in St. Paul! There will be classes for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced learners.

Fergal O'Brien Bodhran

The Bodhrán: All you need to know before you have a go!

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fergal O’Brien, Bodhrán Tutor of The Traditional Arts Partnership South Armagh. This presentation includes Fergal’s launch of his online instruction manual Grade 2 Bodhrán Tutor & CD, the world’s first graded bodhrán tutor book for all ages (fourth edition). This event is part of Irish Arts Week and the DSG.

Mise Eire, image from the first Irish Language film

Appreciating the Greatness of Seán Ó Riada and Mise Éire

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Director of Education with Gael Linn, presents on Mise Éire’s emotional and cultural importance. This is followed by a conversation with Dáithí Sproule on its impact on traditional music in Ireland. Their presentation concludes with the film showing of Mise Éire (1960).

Irish Language Weekend / Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge

Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeilge /Irish Language Weekend

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until April 24, 2022

An Irish Language Weekend in St. Paul! There will be classes for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced learners.

Irish American Club promo image

Irish American Club: lecture and panel discussion

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Miller will tell the colorful story of Irish immigrants and Irish Minnesotans who came together in the years after World War II to hold weekly dances, celebrate Irish heritage, support one another, and have a ball in St. Paul. This event is part of Irish Arts Week. 

Promo image of Magan baking bread

Manchán Magan’s Arán agus Im

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Arán & Im celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter. This event is part of Irish Arts Week. 

Health and Hygiene Collection Drive

Food, Health, and Hygiene Drive

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 25, 2022

Food, health, and hygiene items are needed. We are collecting goods April 18 - April 30 (M-Th 4:30-9:30 pm at the Celtic Junction Arts Center and during IAW events).

Celtic crosses at Glasnevin

Appropriation of Irish Cultural Arts & Symbols by White Nationalist Groups

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Celtic-themed imagery has a long history in the United States, usually as a simplified identifier of affiliation with Irish and/or Scottish heritage. The public rise of white nationalism, however, has led to adherents’ more public usage of Celtic symbolism. Several statements from Irish/Celtic Studies institutions in the United States publicly reject such appropriation, stating that they “strongly oppose the appropriation of Celtic culture, history and symbols by those who promote discrimination or violence of any kind.” CJAC stands with that…

Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre

A Tale of Two Shows: Secrets from the Greenroom

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an online conversation with the director, Michelle Schwantes, and cast members as we share why we believe Irish theater is important in today's turbulent times.

Family Ceili with the Gunn Slingers

Family Ceili with The Gunn Slingers

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

Join the dancing! The Gunn Slingers play a mix of traditional Scottish tunes with hard groove and high energy to create a night of dancing and craic you will never forget. This event is part of Irish Arts Week.

Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien CD Release Concert

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dick & Patsy’s new CD is available for the first time at this concert! "The Welcome Companion" features their tight instrumentals and traditional songs sung by Patsy, many with Northumbrian smallpipes accompaniments.

O'Shea Irish Dance logo

O’Shea Irish Dance Recital for M-T Classes

May 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrate the joy, progress, and hard work that O'Shea Irish Dancers have been putting into their steps for the past year! Monday and Tuesday classes perform at this at 1:30 pm recital.

O'Shea Irish Dance logo

O’Shea Irish Dance Recital for W-TH Classes

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the joy, progress, and hard work that O'Shea Irish Dancers have been putting into their steps for the past year! Wednesday and Thursday classes perform at this at 3 pm recital. 

Gretchen Fitzgerald Memorial

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gretchen Fitzgerald was a well-known and beloved figure in the Saint Paul Irish community, let's gather to share stories and celebrate her life.

Musicians for Ukraine

Musicians for Ukraine

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A benefit concert featuring Dean Magraw & Richard Kriehn, Turkish ensemble Makam Baklava, and Mother Banjo. Hosted by Ukrainian American musician Natalie Nowytski. All proceeds from the evening go to Stand With Ukraine MN, an initiative by the Ukrainian Community in Minnesota to ensure aid dollars are sent to the most needed areas of Ukraine.

colm broderick & patrick finley in concert

Colm Broderick & Patrick Finley in Concert

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

All-Ireland champs on their instruments, Colm and Patrick focus on creating a refreshingly traditional style of music on the pipes and fiddle.

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend logo MIM@HOME

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

June 9 - June 12

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

Great Session Experience

Great Session Experience

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

The Great Session Experience will bring together the Twin Cities Irish music community for many simultaneous in-person sessions. Free! This event is part of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

Master Artists Concert

Master Artists Concert

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Master Artists Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend. Don't miss this rare chance to see Kathleen Conneely (whistle), Seán Clohessy (fiddle), and John Coyne (bouzouki/song) play from their recently released album “All Jokes Aside”.

Paddy Keenan in Concert

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Uillean piper Paddy Keenan, founding member of The Bothy Band and 2002 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year, is returning to the Celtic Junction for a solo concert. 

Unsung Hero - promo poster

“The Unsung Hero,” a play by David Gilna

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Unsung Hero is a love story from Easter week 1916 between Michael O’Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) the Co-Founder of The Irish Volunteers and his wife Nancy O’Rahilly Vice-president of the Cumann na mBan.

Byrne and Kelly promotional image

Byrne and Kelly in Concert

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly are coming to CJAC for a night of music and storytelling. Byrne and Kelly sing dynamic vocal harmonies, seamlessly combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

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