The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

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836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104


Paddy O’Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule launch their new CD, BRIGHT AND EARLY, Apr 17


This long-awaited recording features the stellar accordion/fiddle duet of Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley, and tuneful accompaniment by Dáithí Sproule. This CD release concert will offer a delightful mixture of stories and rare traditional music from the new album, “Bright and Early,” which features tunes carefully handpicked from the likes of legendary Irish music masters such as Tommy Potts, Paddy Fahey, Ed Reavy, Michael Coleman, and John Doherty), soulfully reinterpreted by Paddy and Nathan. [More]

Minnesota Tartan Day Céili, April 18

Scottish culture with music, dancing, and song. 

Admission $5.00 for persons over 15 years of age.
Social hour begins at 5pm, program starts at 6pm.

This is an evening to celebrate Minnesota Tartan Day 2015Program includes: piping by the Macalester Pipe Band, Calling of the Clans by Minnesota Coalition of Scottish Clans, Kilt Christening, MSCDA Dance performance, RSCDS/Twin Cities Chapter dance, Tartan Day 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and more!

Bua in Concert, April 25


“Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates,” playing in a manner to “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”

Irish Music Awards’ 2009 “Top Traditional Group” is Bua, a quartet comprised of some of the most talented young musicians in the US. Brían Ó hAirt: vocals, concertina, sean-nós dance; Sean Gavin: flute, uilleann pipes; Devin Shepherd: fiddle; Brian Miller: guitar, bouzouki, vocals. [More]

Leo & Anto in Concert, May 9


Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors and Anthony Thistlewaite of The Waterboys are bringing their acoustic show to The Junction! With The Saw Doctors on sabbatical, and with Anthony’s and Leo’s troubadour feet becoming itchy, the two friends put together a show to bring around that will include different takes on well-known Saw Doctors’ songs, versions of lesser-known and less-played songs, a few from Anthony’s solo-albums and other songs written recently with Padraig Stevens. [More]

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM), June 12-14

Presented by the CIM, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, the Friday night Great Session Experience and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists.

Each of the visiting artists is recognized for their musical mastery, and will offer insights and techniques to help learners tap into the deep roots of traditional Irish music. We are pleased to welcome all five of our visiting artists to MIM for the first time! [More]

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend Master Concert, June 13

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the MIM Master Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music weekend. Featuring the 2015 visiting artists: Joanie Madden, Mick Mulcahy, Louise Mulcahy, Michelle Mulcahy, Bridget Fitzgerald, and Sean Clohessy. 

The concert showcases each visiting musician’s artistry and repertoire, and offers a chance to hear both classic and unique musical pairings. [More]


The Celtic Junction is an all ages venue.
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