Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

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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.

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Appreciating the Greatness of Seán Ó Riada and Mise Éire

Mise Eire, image from the first Irish Language film

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).

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Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

Éigse [eg-shuh] 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.

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Acting the Man: Online Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Acting the Man

Join us online on November 14th at 1 pm CST / 7 pm IST for the launch of Dr. Cormac O’Brien’s new monograph, “Masculinities and Manhood in Irish Drama: Acting the Man” which will be released by Palgrave on November, 12th. This is the next installment of CJAC’s Social Justice Seminar Series.

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CJAC Fall Fundraiser

Promo image for 2021 fall fundraiser

Join us in person for dinner, and an entertaining program that shows off the best of what Celtic Junction Arts Center does, or join us virtually for chat and good craic!

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Open House

Celtic Junction brick and mortar + rainbow!

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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Plots and Plotters, the history of the 1798 Rebellion

Plots and Plotters

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.

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