Kick Off Day for Irish Arts Week, April 21
Join us for part or all of the day as we celebrate the first full day of Irish Arts Week!
Seven events nestled inside including: a play, two educational talks, an unusual Irish class, an IGSI panel, the Welcome Reception with Justin Dolan, Vice Consul, from the Consulate General of Ireland-Chicago, and a family céilí dance.
Four of these events are FREE!
Welcome Reception for Arts Week, April 21
Celebrating Celtic Junction Arts Center's win as Best Irish Cultural Center in North America!
Justin Dolan, Vice Consul, from the Consulate General of Ireland-Chicago will be the keynote speaker and there will be music from the the Center for Irish Music. Let's celebrate our win with tunes, company, and craic!
Ireland in Black & White, April 21
Part of the Welcome Reception for Saint Paul Irish Arts Week. Free.
Emotive and luminous fine art photographs inspired by the landscapes of my ancestors, Ireland.
Children's Fair, April 22
1-3pm. Free and open to the public. For young people 2-12ish.
Hosted by the Celtic Junction Arts Center in collaboration with O'Shea Irish Dance, Center for Irish Music, Eoin McKiernan Library, Irish Fair of Minnesota, Irish Music and Dance Association, Irish Dance Parents Association and the Minnesota Feis. Dancing! Music! Storytime! Fun to be had by all youngins!
David Power and Willie Kelly, April 28
Join uilleann piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly for an intimate evening of fine traditional Irish music. Touring on the strength of their recent CD release, “Apples in Winter”, these are two of the most accomplished and respected names in the Irish music world today. Plus! Special workshop opportunity presented by the Center for Irish Music!
Old time and Irish Fusion! For this very special concert, Jamie will be accompanied on guitar by his old friend, local Twin Cities guitarist and singer, Dáithí Sproule, who is looking forward to adding some songs with Jamie from their old repertoire. Special guests will include Jamie’s musical partners of yore – local legends Martin McHugh and Laura MacKenzie.
Learn how the multi-talented genius, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), employed Irish mythology as inspirational source material to spark into being the Irish Literary Renaissance from 1885-1939, to write profound mystical Irish poetry, and to craft plays of heroic dignity.
Unlocking the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes, May 12-19
Holmes. Explore the fiction (particularly "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of the Four,") cultural assumptions (and blind spots!) and biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous creation Sherlock Holmes in this class for readers and lovers of classic Victorian literature.
Introduction to Drawing Celtic Mythology, May 17-June 7
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 and enthusiasts at all levels. The principles of formal composition and color theory will be applied to this inspirational mythic and iconic imagery.
Sophie and Fiachra, May 19
Described as “Invigorating” by The Irish Times, Sophie & Fiachra take the Traditional Music of Quebec and Ireland and mate it in a unique way, remaining true to their roots while creating a new and original sound. Their sound is rooted in the Fiddle playing and singing of Quebecoise Sophie Lavoie, the uilleann piping and Banjo playing of Fiachra O’Regan from Ireland. Their sound is sweetened all the more by Gaelic and French Canadian song arrangements.
The 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.
Celtic Junction Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an all ages venue located in the Creative Enterprise Zone.
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