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 promo photo from 2011

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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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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Promo image for the Ruckers

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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Black and white photo Frederick Douglas wearing a suit, face serious.

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

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

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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Ann and Charlie Heymann at Home with the Gaelic Harp

Join Ann & Charlie Heymann at home via the Celtic Junction Art Center’s Facebook page, where they will discuss and demonstrate their unique approach to performing old Gaelic poetry with the cláirseach aka early Irish harp or Gaelic harp.

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New Hibernia Review cover art

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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