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McKiernan Library

April 2020

Irish Blues Legend Rory Gallagher

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher, from his early days growing up in an Ireland new to rock'n'roll, to gaining the admiration of musical giants like Jimi Hendrix and Brian May.

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Irish Language Blessings and Curses

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10
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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An Evening with James Joyce

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 35 tickets left
Celtic Phoenix Theatre

Staged Readings illuminating the life and work of this world-famous modernist genius, James Joyce (1882-1941).

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Drawing Celtic Mythology

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 35 tickets left

Learn how the haunting and magical gods, goddesses, heroes, magicians, and landscapes of the Celtic realms can be given creative expression and re-interpretation in a class for beginners, returning students who have taken the class before, and enthusiasts at all levels.

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Murder Ballads from Ireland and Elsewhere

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Murder Ballads

$10. Held in the McKiernan Library. Courtney Buck discusses and sings songs about murder from across the pond with ballads and stories that made it from Ireland, Scotland, and England to the mountains of Appalachia and beyond. This event is part of the Irish Arts Week. 

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Colloquium – O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize Winner Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize Winner Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize 2020 Winner, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, in a conversation with Lavinia Finnerty. The discussion will be, at least partly, in Irish.

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New Hibernia Review Panel & Discussion

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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 of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, New Hibernia Review offers plainly argued writing on Irish life and culture for…

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Lecture – Despair in the Heartland

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
$10
Connemara Patch, a painting

$10 Jane Kennedy tell the story of the Connemaras of Graceville.  Featuring original research, this substantive talk will present an account of how Connemara emigrants from Ireland’s western seaboard suffered through and survived one of Minnesota’s harshest winters in 1880.  This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.

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