Minnesota Scottish Fair Street Party

Scottish Fair Street Party

Announcing the 2022 Minnesota Scottish Fair Street Party! Please join us at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul to celebrate all things Scottish on Saturday, August 6th!

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The Power of Indigenous Languages

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Join us online for a discussion on the value, preservation, and challenges facing the languages of the Gaeltacht and of the Anishinaabe nation. This free event is part of the CJAC Social Justice Seminar Series.

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Minnesota Scottish Fair Sampler

Scottish Fair Sampler

In-person at the Celtic Junction Arts Center in St. Paul and streaming live online! Music by the Brian Boru Pipe Band, Minnesota Scottish Celtic Dance, Stephanie Claussen, Laura Mackenzie with Dáithí Sproule and Ross Sutter, Eira, Dick Hensold, The Northerly Gales, and The Gunn Slingers. Food, bar, and Scottish vendors on site!

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Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller

Doherty Family

Brian Miller discusses archival recordings that were made at the home of Tony and Margaret Doherty on Selby Avenue. They feature the family patriarch Tony Doherty (1896–1972) on fiddle, daughter Marge on piano and accordion, daughter Mary on piano, and daughter Joan on piano.

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Get Up Your Irish! Ten Year Reunion

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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. Learn about the Irish that immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s from author Jane Kennedy.

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Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

Dáithí Sproule explains the fascinating connection music groups Skara Brae and Altan have with Irish language music and the Gaeltacht. The lecture will be mainly in English. REGISTER HERE. Dáithí Sproule, a native of Derry who has lived for many years in Minnesota, is one of Irish music’s most respected guitar accompanists and a singer in English…

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices

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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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Frederick Douglass Symposium

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A free Zoom-based webinar and conversation about history, solidarity, and racial justice in Ireland and the US with Dennis Brownlee, Christine Kinealy, and E.G. Bailey.

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Dakota Dave Hull in Concert

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Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is Dave’s alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic.

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Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

Tom is launching an Irish of Minnesota digital gallery on FaceBook. Please like his page here, and watch for new photographs and accompanying stories all day on Saturday, August 8th! Please visit and comment.

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