Kindred Spirits and is an online event bringing together speakers, musicians, singers, and other performers to commemorate and celebrate the linguistic and cultural friendship between Ireland and peoples of the First Nations of America/Canada.

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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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The bilingual traveling exhibition “Éire: Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018,” was loaned to us by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago. The Eoin McKiernan Library is proud to be host of this remarkable display. Lavinia Finnerty, Fintan Moore, and Nancy Stenson, and Sarah Keating will speak.

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Shades of Green is a celebration of the range and depth of Irish culture in America. Over the coming weeks, creative work will be shared online from 40 American based artists engaged with Irish culture.

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Hannah Flowers, promo image with harp

Join traditional harpist and singer Hannah Flowers for an evening of lovely songs and lively tunes straight from her living room to yours!

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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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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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