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Free. Discussion of the  New Hibernia Review, its history and importance and significance as the quarterly journal created by the University of St. Thomas’s Center for Irish Studies since the 1990s led by David Gardiner, the new Director of the Center. A discussion of one or more recent articles follows.  This journal is the cornerstone…

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Murder Ballads

$10. Held in the McKiernan Library. Courtney Buck discusses and sings songs about murder from across the pond with ballads and stories that made it from Ireland, Scotland, and England to the mountains of Appalachia and beyond. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week. 

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Irish Storytime

Join Alisa Mee and Lavinia Finnerty for a bilingual storytime in Irish and English for children aged birth to five and their families.

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Learn how the haunting and magical gods, goddesses, heroes, magicians, and landscapes of the Celtic realms can be given creative expression and re-interpretation in a class for beginners, returning students who have taken the class before, and enthusiasts at all levels.

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Free. Join an O’Shea Irish Dance class and get a thorough work out while learning some steps with other adults. Come on in, it’s fun! This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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Blessing and Curses in Irish

There are no limits to the language mastery in this literary jewel,  with expressions that are sought after, and curious phrases that can delight or upset an acquaintance.  Join Lavinia Finnerty as she shares some of these gems, and stories from her own upbringing.

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Do you teach folk/traditional/creative dance or music in schools and/or community events? Come share with others who do this vital work for an extended weekend of dancing, singing, playing music, sharing ideas and networking.

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