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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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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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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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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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Patsy O'Brien and Dick Hensold with instruments

An hour of traditional Celtic music with unique and innovative arrangements. Patsy O’Brien and Dick Hensold in concert includes a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes and a variety of whistles.

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Pipe tune to flute workshop with Cameron St. Louis

In this “Pipe Line to Flute” workshop, the group will explore a range of pipe music which is often heard on other instruments as well. Participants will learn a number of simple tunes and practice applying the stylistic palette which distinguishes Scottish bagpipe music to the whistle and flute. A key of “D” whistle or…

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Irish session at CJAC

Free! Come one, come all! Join us after the Beltane Boys concert with your instruments for a fun session in the remodeled lobby space. Don’t play an instrument? Come and enjoy music, company, and craic! This event is part of the Irish Arts Weekend. 

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Beltane Boys

The Beltane Boys are a unique Celtic band from the Pacific Northwest, combining virtuosic solo performances with three-part vocal harmonies and refined ensemble playing.

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