The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

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836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104


Dale and Blair's Kitchen Party, Oct 7


featuring Dale Brown and Blair McEvoy of the Dust Rhinos

What is a kitchen party? Picture drinkers and carousers carrying on, lots of laughs, great music and maybe even some dancing. You are guaranteed to have a good time! [More]

Fundraiser for the new Eoin McKiernan Library, Oct 15

Please Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the new Celtic Junction Arts Center, in support of the Eoin McKiernan Library. Celebrate the rich cultural legacy of our Celtic community as we preserve the past and forge the future. [More]

Digging in Haunted Ground: Learn to write your Mystery Tale, Oct 18-Nov 22

This six-week Celtic Collaborative class will explore key elements in writing a multi-layered, atmospheric mystery story. Students will read and analyze instructor Erin Hart’s first novel, Haunted Ground, and learn about that novel’s unusual origin and development. The class will kick off with a general discussion about classic mystery themes and subgenres, and practical nuts and bolts elements of mystery writing. [More]

Aislinn Gagliardi in Concert, Oct 21


Aislinn is an Irish harpist based in Chicago. Drawing from her background in Irish dance and influenced by a diverse musical range from classical to Cape Breton, Aislinn’s voice and distinct style shines through her music in an open and honest way. Known for her syncopated and rhythmic accompaniment, her compositions and arrangements offer a fresh perspective to the Irish music tradition. [More]

Boo: The Art of the Ghost Story, Oct 22

$35 per student.11-2 pm. Instructor Jacqueline Hesse 
(Contact Jacqueline of interest before Oct 20th, bring cash or check to class.)

Ghouls, spirits, the Undead. What makes a story scary? In this three hour Celtic Collaborative class, we will explore the history of the ghost story, the elements that make up a scary tale as well as writing prompts that will help you go deeper into what scares people.  

Jacqueline Hesse has an MFA from Hamline University and teaches literature and writing as an adjunct professor for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. She has ten years of participating in and leading graduate-level writing workshops. She has written four middle grade novels, two young adult novels and a handful of short stories. Her childhood fascination with the gothic and horror continues with her (so far) seven ghost stories for young adults.

The Bear and the Hive: Writing Poetry Inspired by Your Cultural Heritage(s), Oct 29

In this three-hour Celtic Collaborative workshop, taught by Lynette Reini-Grandell, students will 1) learn how to discover the images and stories from their various cultural backgrounds, 2) look at pictures and poetic models for inspiration, 3) write poems inspired by their personal narratives, and 4) share their work and plan future explorations.[More]

Brass Lassie in Concert, Nov 5


Opening set by Dáithí Sproule with Mary Vanory & Laura MacKenzie.
BRASS LASSIE is a 10-piece ensemble performing extraordinary settings of Scottish, Irish and French music augmented by a 4-piece horn section, percussion and bass. [More]

Celtic Junction is a Twin Cities-based arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations.
The Celtic Junction Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an all ages venue.

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