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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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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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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Twice Banjaxed: Derek Anderson and Morien McBurnie

Twice Banjaxed is Derek Anderson (banjo) and Morien McBurnie (banjo, guitar). This duo is forever stretching, exploring, pushing, playing, and learning. These young musicians play classic Irish trad and contemporary tunes with a twist!

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Pauline Conneely, banjo. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with master artist Pauline Conneely on banjo! Co-sponsored by Celtic Junction Arts Center.

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Norah Rendell and The Lost Forty

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

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