on demand

2021 Celtic Holiday Hooley On Demand, December 21, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Recorded on the Celtic Junction stage in front of a live audience on December 18, 2021, the Celtic Holiday Hooley brings holiday laughs and cheer right into the coziness of your living room. 

Celtic Holiday Hooley, December 18

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley Matinee, December 18

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley, December 17

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley, December 16

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley Matinee, December 12

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley, December 11

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley Matinee, December 11

Our Holiday Hooley is bringing warm fuzzies, laughs, and good cheer to a limited in-person crowd! Youth 18 years and under are free.

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Celtic Holiday Hooley, December 10

(Due to concerns about unsafe road conditions, this performance of the Hooley was cancelled.)

This hosted variety show is a party for all ages with Irish music, stories, sketches, step dance, caroling, and more.

Ashley Davis in Concert, December 5

Sadly, this tour is being postponed until spring. Please stay tuned for the new date! 

Think Joni Mitchell meets contemporary Celtic and you’ll get something like the creative force of Ashley Davis...

Acting the Man: Online Book Launch and Panel Discussion, November 14

"Why does change in Ireland so often mean [...] staying the same?" Cormac O’Brien's Masculinities and Manhood in Contemporary Irish Drama: Acting the Man looks at answers.

CJAC Fall Fundraiser, November 6

Be one of 50 guests to join us in person for a delicious dinner – or join us virtually for chat and good craic! All will enjoy an entertaining program that shows off the best of what Celtic Junction Arts Center offers.

Boiled in Lead and Friends: Remembering David Stenshoel, October 16

Celebrating the life and music of David Stenshoel on the outdoor stage.

The musical program was designed by David as his memorial.

Brass Lassie and the Gunn Slingers, October 2

Closing down the outdoor stage for 2021 with one last big outdoor event. Brass Lassie in concert, followed by a ceilidh and concert with the Gunn Slingers!

Eddie Mac 25th Anniversary Concert, September 25

25th anniversary concert on the outdoor stage, featuring all 3 founding members of the band – LIVE both in person and via a paid stream online! Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir kicked off the evening,

International Irish Dance Day, September 17

The second annual International Irish Dance Day was held on September 17 — Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day! Seven dance schools and companies joined the showcase. (Follow International Irish Dance Day on Facebook.)

Kick off the St. Paul Art Crawl, September 12

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

Open House, August 29

A hybrid Celtic Junction Arts Center Open House in tandem with partners Center for Irish MusicO’Shea Irish Dance, and Irish Fair of Minnesota! Also: Keane Sense of Rhythm and the MN Scottish Celtic Dance Association.

Belfast Cowboys: Mick Sterling Presents RHYTHMFEST at Celtic Junction, August 28

Sadly, this event is cancelled due to rain.

The Belfast Cowboys were to perform a free concert outside at the Celtic Junction Arts Center’s stage.

Ambassador’s Reception, August 23

A community event welcoming Ambassador Mulhall, his wife, and our Consul General, Kevin Byrne on the outdoor stage at Celtic Junction Arts Center.

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers, August 20

Cancelled due to rain.

Scottish social dance and concert outside with the Gunn Slingers!

Ethna McKiernan Book Launch, August 6

Reading and book signing to celebrate the publication of Light Rolling Slowly Backwards: New & Selected Poems by Ethna McKiernan

Readers: Ethna McKiernan with Peg Flanagan, Tom Murtha, and James Rogers.

Celtic Junction Summer Feis July 31

Summer feis on our new outdoor stage and at BlackStack Brewing across the street. A fun day of dance and music!
Food trucks: Pigs UnlimitedThe Rustic Chef, and Hill Tribe Station.

Kickin’ It Irish, July 30

The first summertime presentation of Kickin’ It Irish on the CJAC outdoor stage!

Ann Heymann: Two Lifetime Achievement Awards, July 26

Ann Heymann is honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards for her 50 plus years of dedicated work researching and reviving the ancient wire-strung harp!

Minnesota Scottish Fair Sampler, July 17

Brian Boru Pipe Band, Stephanie Claussen, Laura Mackenzie with Dáithí Sproule & Ross Sutter, Eira, Dick Hensold, The Northerly Gales, & The Gunn Slingers; MN Scottish Celtic Dance and Fligmagaerie Scottish Step Dancers.

National Tap Dance Day, June 27

Keane Sense of Rhythm holds an annual National Tap Dance Day festival showcasing percussive dance in and around the Twin Cities. This year it was held on the Celtic Junction Art Center’s outdoor stage!

Midway Pop-Up Shop, June 19

Vendors included: Christine Anderson, Deb Olander, Melissa Kreindel, Pigs Eye Apothecary, Drew Johnson, Ohfurcutebows, Julie Gebhart, Sheila Wayne, Rick Wilder, Susan Warfield, and Cobalt Crafts.

Trad Nation: an Author Talk and Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Musicians and Dancers, June 18

Dr. Tes Slominski discussed her new book Trad Nation, followed by a panel discussion with LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community.

MIM: Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson / Marty McHugh & Friends, June 12

Boston Irish fiddlers Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson; guitar/bouzouki by Brian Miller. Martin McHugh & friends L. MacKenzie, D. Sproule and M. Vanorny opened.

Great Session Experience, June 11

The 2021 Great “Hybrid” Session Experience brought the Twin Cities Irish music community together for three simultaneous in-person outdoor sessions. Part of the 13th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend from the Center for Irish Music.

Slygo in Concert, June 6

Slygo - a wildly creative 3-piece Irish band (fiddle, guitar, and bass) from the Twin Cities - set out on a summer of performance elsewhere with a fond "see-ya-later" from the CJAC outdoor stage, with Twice Banjaxed opening.

The Vox Hunters in Concert, June 1

For the past few years, The Vox Hunters have been digging up broadside ballads, historical songs, lyrical poetry, and local ditties and tunes in songbooks, tune collections, old manuscripts, and library databases.

Wild Colonial Bhoys in Concert, May 15

Outdoor show at Celtic Junction! Great live music in person again: Wild Colonial Bhoys—Minnesotan Irish-American music. Irish traditions and modern American rock!

CJAC’s ‘Top It Off’ Online Fundraiser, May 1

Live and recorded performances from our favorite musicians, storytellers, and poets; insightful interviews; and surprise guests.

Scottish Ceilidh with the Gunn Slingers, April 30

Scottish social dance and concert outside at the Celtic Junction Arts Center south parking lot with the Gunn Slingers! This was a socially distanced outdoor music and dance event. Masks required.

Kindred Spirits Seminar, April 26

Let The Circle Be Wide – Celebrating & Rekindling the friendship between Indigenous & Irish Cultures

A program first broadcast on March 12 of 2021. 

Traditional Singers Club Monthly Session, April 25

The Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities has met (at least!) twice a month online since March 2020, extending their previously in-person song sessions into the virtual realm.

Traditional Irish Tune Exchange – TAP and CIM, April 25

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.

Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller, April 25

In this free webinar, librarian Brian Miller expounds on the story behind a 1958 home recording made in St. Paul, Minnesota of fiddle player Tony Doherty and his musical daughters.

Norah Rendell and Brian Miller in Concert, April 24

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

Celtic Twilight: A Labyrinth Talk and Film Screening, April 24

A healing event at Innisfree Farm, featuring “Labyrinths: Ancient Paths for Modern Seekers,” a talk by Lisa Moriarty, and premiering “Enbarr, Horse of the Sea,” a short film by Sarah Kiani.

Food Drive, April 24

The Celtic Junction was a no-contact non-perishable food and personal items donation collection site for the Midway Food & Empowerment Project through the Hamline Midway Coalition.

Get Up Your Irish! Ten Year Reunion, April 17

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.

Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule, April 17

Dáithí Sproule explains the fascinating connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish language music and the Gaeltacht. The lecture will be held online, mainly in English.

Common Tunes (virtual) Session with Mary Vanorny: Family Edition, April 17

Playing together is at the heart of Irish traditional music. While it has been a challenge over the past year, we have been finding ways!

Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert, April 16

Taking Flight Collective is Adrienne O’Shea (vocals & flute), Joe De Georgeo (fiddle), Ian McKenna (accordion), with CIM instructor Brian Miller on guitar and bouzouki.

Plots and Plotters: the history of the 1798 Rebellion, April 9

Virtual talk via Zoom, live from Belfast, Northern Ireland; exploring the history of the reformers & rebels who made the Belfast Charitable Society a “hotbed of radical activity” in the 1790s.

Inside the GPO: a documentary drama, April 1 - April 5

Fishamble’s Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy was a must-see cultural event at the heart of the 1916 commemorations: an opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, filmed in the main hall of the GPO itself.

Maureen Fleming: DANCING THE INTERNAL BODY Master Class, March 26

Maureen Fleming has developed new techniques of regenerative work for developing movement that improves strength, flexibility, and balance.

Anamchairde / Kindred Spirits, March 12

Let The Circle Be Wide – Celebrating & Rekindling the friendship between Indigenous & Irish Cultures

Kickin’ It Irish Virtual! March 6 - April 11

A modern fusion of show-style Irish dance and live Irish music, featuring an all-star band and 22 championship Irish dancers! Newly filmed for 2021.

Danny Diamond & Brian Miller CD Release Concert, February 27

Let Fly is a new album of Irish traditional music from Danny Diamond (fiddle) and Brian Miller (guitar & bouzouki); distinctive playing, with impeccable taste.

Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event, February 20

Éigse [eg-shuh] is an Irish word used for festivals celebrating traditional Irish arts and culture. It is in this spirit that we gather remotely for an evening to raise funds for The Center for Irish Music.

Matt and Shannon Heaton, Feb 14

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton play updated and traditional Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. This event was broadcast on Facebook Live – a Valentine’s Day treat!

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices, January 22

Sparky and Rhonda share stories and songs from the rich heritage of their southern Appalachian roots, including the African American component of this culture. 

Food Drive, Jan 23

The Celtic Junction was a non-perishable food and personal items donation collection site for the Midway Food & Empowerment Project through our friends and neighbors at the Hamline Midway Coalition.

CJAC Seminar, Jan 9

In partnership with the Irish Community Services Center of the Midwest.
Speakers: Michael Collins, Paul Dowling, and Grace Odumosu.