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Lúnasa is coming to Minneapolis this spring! We know how much you’ve enjoyed concerts with Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely here at CJAC, and now you have a chance to see the whole band perform at the Pantages Theatre. 

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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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Norah Rendell and Brian Miller

Norah and Brian unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. They also play enough jigs and reels to put a spring in your step–even over the internet.

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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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Taking Flight Collective

Adrienne O’Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna, with CIM instructor Brian Miller play locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and gorgeous vocals!

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Matt and Shannon Heaton

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton play updated and traditional Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. They have a warm connection with their audiences and are world-class American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. 

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Two Tap Trio

As part of the Celtic Junction Fall Outdoor Concert Weekend, Two Tap Trio will be performing their unique blend of traditional dance tunes.

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Daithi Sproule and Laura MacKenzie

Songs and Music of Ireland & Scotland, plus original instrumentals featuring master musician Dáithí Sproule on guitar and voice with multi-instrumentalist Laura MacKenzie on flutes, whistles, pipes, concertina, and voice.

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Adrienne O'Shea, Ian McKenna, and Joe De Georgio

Featuring Adrienne O’Shea (vocals, flute), Ian McKenna (accordion), and Joe De Georgeo (fiddle) with guitarist Brian Miller, this performance marks the launch of a 2020-21 pilot project from the Center for Irish Music called Taking Flight Collective.

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