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Celtic Junction Arts Center

April 2021

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!

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Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

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
CJAC’s Performance Hall, 836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104 United States
Get Up Your Irish promo photo from 2011

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
The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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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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Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller

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

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.

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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.

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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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