Byrne and Kelly in Concert

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Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly are coming to CJAC for a night of music and storytelling. Byrne and Kelly sing dynamic vocal harmonies, seamlessly combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

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Paddy Keenan in Concert

Uillean piper Paddy Keenan, founding member of The Bothy Band and 2002 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year, is returning to the Celtic Junction for a solo concert. 

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Great Session Experience

Great Session Experience

The Great Session Experience will bring together the Twin Cities Irish music community for many simultaneous in-person sessions. Free! This event is part of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

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Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

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Presented by the Center for Irish Music, Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions and concerts.

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Musicians for Ukraine

Musicians for Ukraine

A benefit concert featuring Dean Magraw & Richard Kriehn, Turkish ensemble Makam Baklava, and Mother Banjo. Hosted by Ukrainian American musician Natalie Nowytski. All proceeds from the evening go to Stand With Ukraine MN, an initiative by the Ukrainian Community in Minnesota to ensure aid dollars are sent to the most needed areas of Ukraine.

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Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien CD Release Concert

Dick & Patsy’s new CD is available for the first time at this concert! “The Welcome Companion” features their tight instrumentals and traditional songs sung by Patsy, many with Northumbrian smallpipes accompaniments.

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Family Ceili with The Gunn Slingers

Family Ceili with the Gunn Slingers

Join the dancing! The Gunn Slingers play a mix of traditional Scottish tunes with hard groove and high energy to create a night of dancing and craic you will never forget. This event is part of Irish Arts Week.

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Appreciating the Greatness of Seán Ó Riada and Mise Éire

Mise Eire, image from the first Irish Language film

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Director of Education with Gael Linn, presents on Mise Éire’s emotional and cultural importance. This is followed by a conversation with Dáithí Sproule on its impact on traditional music in Ireland. Their presentation concludes with the film showing of Mise Éire (1960).

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The Bodhrán: All you need to know before you have a go!

Fergal O'Brien Bodhran

Fergal O’Brien, Bodhrán Tutor of The Traditional Arts Partnership South Armagh. This presentation includes Fergal’s launch of his online instruction manual Grade 2 Bodhrán Tutor & CD, the world’s first graded bodhrán tutor book for all ages (fourth edition). This event is part of Irish Arts Week and the DSG.

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