The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

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836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104


IMDA Honors Laura MacKenzie, Nov 22

Join the Irish Music and Dance Association in celebrating the lifelong community contributions of the Twin Cities' own Wind Powered musician. Laura will be honored with performances by local musicians, dancers, and friends. [More]




Christmas with O'Rourke's Feast, Dec 5

O’ROURKE’S FEAST is a lively seven-piece Irish traditional music ensemble, with repertoire that includes dance melodies like jigs and reels, but they also play older, sometimes long-neglected material from the Irish tradition, including hornpipes, clan marches, and some beautiful old slow airs and songs. The group also plays some original music, composed in traditional style. There is a long tradition of such folk ensembles in Ireland, including Ceoltoiri Chulann (forerunner of the Chieftains), and groups with whom Paddy O’Brien played years ago, Ceoltoiri Laighean and the Castle Ceili Band. [More]

Boiled in Lead Acoustic Yule, Dec 12


Boiled in Lead return to The Celtic Junction for a rocking acoustic Yule celebration. The band will be joined by their friends the Lowry Hill Mummers of The Ritual Drama Team and the Shortsword Rapper Dancers, who will add traditional mid-winter entertainments to Lead's usual blend of edgy dance tunes, border-busting ballads and other-wordly original songs. Bring your dancing shoes and join Boiled in Lead as they brighten the winter air at Celtic Junction. [More]

Yulefest VII: a Charity Fundraiser, Dec 13

Music at 7 pm, $15 admission. Featuring Barra, The Hi-Bs and The Eddies!  
Three of St Paul's most beloved bands come together to spread holiday cheer and promote good will with great live music and a silent auction. Now in its seventh year, Yulefest passes on all proceeds to The Food Group (formerly The Emergency Foodshelf Network)! Barra is one of Minnesota's longest-playing traditional Irish bands and a perpetual favorite at ceilis. They will certainly bring their signature mixture of tunes and songs. The Hi-Bs, Kate and Jode Dowling, are dazzling, dynamic instrumentalists who are long-time stalwarts of the local Irish music scene and not-to-be missed performers (and it is more than a rumor that Patsy O’Brien will join them). The Eddies are a high energy vocal group who can not only sing the rafters down with rousing sea shanties, but will surprise you with a variety of songs of work, love and death sung in three and a half part harmony. Beer and wine bar available. Fantastic Silent Auction too!

Celtic Christmas Hooley, Dec 19 & 20


From the creators of Kickin' It Irish. Holiday fun for the whole family - traditional folk music, Irish step dance, Christmas carols, cute kids and--- SANTA! Come for the mulled wine & popcorn; stay for the cheer. This family evening will feature the O'Shea Irish Dancers and musicians Norah Rendell, Todd Mention, Cormac O'Se and John Wright. [More]




The Celtic Junction is an all ages venue.
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