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July 2020

Ireland Performs

July 1, 2020 - July 27, 2020
Ireland Performs

Nearly 120 online performances of Irish artists. The range of performers is phenomenal, featuring established favorites and up and coming talent! Presented by Culture Ireland.

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August 2020

Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch

August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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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October 2020

CJAC Live Online Fall Fundraiser

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Top it off Fundraiser

The CJAC Fall Fundraiser will include music, dance, storytellers, poets, and special surprise guests via our Facebook page and website.

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Frederick Douglass Symposium

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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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November 2020

Éire – Athbheochan/Revival 1893-2018

November 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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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December 2020

Celtic Holiday Hooley On Demand

December 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - December 31, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

The Celtic Holiday Hooley is bringing you holiday laughs and cheer to the coziness of your living room this year - recorded live from the Celtic Junction stage!

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Solstice Sing with Charlie Heymann

December 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
Solstice Sing

This musical feast will be presented via Zoom webinar. Lyrics will all be shared with you so you can sing along with Charlie from home.

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January 2021

CJAC Seminar

January 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free
Irish Community Services - logo

Find out more about Immigration Services, Citizenship classes, Social Services, and Youth & Family Programs! Find out more about this great resource and talk with program directors.

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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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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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February 2021

Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Center for Irish Music and emcee Máirtín de Cógáin invite you to dress up in your finest, cozy up with a hot drink, and join us online for Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event.

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March 2021

Anamchairde / Kindred Spirits

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Anamchairde means 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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April 2021

Inside the GPO- a documentary drama

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - April 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Fishamble presents an online production of INSIDE THE GPO written by Colin Murphy and directed by Jim Culleton. This unprecedented documentary drama was a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself.

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Taking Flight Collective Virtual Concert

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Taking Flight Collective

Adrienne O'Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna, with CIM instructor Brian Miller play locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and gorgeous vocals!

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Gaeltacht Lecture with Dáithí Sproule

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 and Irish. Dáithí started out his career in the influential group, Skara Brae and is a member of the internationally renowned Irish band Altan. In…

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Norah Rendell and Brian Miller in Concert

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Norah Rendell and Brian Miller

Norah and Brian unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. They also play enough jigs and reels to put a spring in your step–even over the internet.

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Doherty Family Seminar with Brian Miller

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Traditional Singers Club Monthly Session

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free
Singers Club

The Traditional Singers Club of the Twin Cities has met (at least!) twice a month online since March 2020 virtually. The club's focus on solo, unaccompanied singing (from Irish, American, Scottish, and other traditions) works well in Zoom!  Come join in and sing a song or just listen along.

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Kindred Spirits Seminar

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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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June 2021

Trad Nation: an Author Talk and Panel Discussion with LGBTQ Musicians and Dancers

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trad Nation book cover

Discuss "Trad Nation", the groundbreaking book with the author Dr. Tes Slominski, and LGBTQ musicians and dancers from across the US Irish trad community.

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