Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Events

No sweat Irish!: Spoken Modern Irish, Jan 18 - March 22

With Tom Jeffers. Learn how to speak and write the Irish Gaelic language in a fun, relaxed, and innovative community environment using contemporary approaches to language acquisition. Incorporating conversation, songs, and games, this 10-week course takes the pressure and hard work out of Irish Gaelic and makes it an enjoyable and creative pursuit.

Moving into Intermediate Research, Jan 20

Where to look for obituaries, ship records, immigration records, naturalization records, clues to locations in Ireland, etc. We will also cover documentation as we go along. Be sure to bring your questions and/or problem areas for discussion. Join Audrey and continue your search for your ancestors.

Brass Lassie's Album Fundraiser Kickoff! Jan 20

BRASS LASSIE combines traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, songs and styles with dazzling modern horn lines, featuring fiddles, flutes, pipes, concertina, step-dance, a powerful 4-piece brass section, and smart, joyous arrangements from top-notch jazz arrangers.

Introduction to the Course of Irish History, Jan 22 - March 12

With John Davenport. A survey class in Irish history for all levels of learners using the classic text, The Course of Irish History in its most recent edition[T.W. Moody and F.X. Martin (et. al.); New York: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, 2012. 5th edition]. The class will take into account the various perspectives on Ireland's history in a non-ideological and fun manner.

 

Celtic Christian Spirituality, Jan 23 - Feb 27

Learn about the origins of Celtic Christianity and the enduring and fascinating legacy of the Irish Saints in time for the feastdays of St. Brigid (February 1) and St. Patrick (March 17) in this 6 week course.

 

 

Liam Miller's Dolmen Press: Making Thomas Kinsella's The Tain and John Montague's The Rough FIeld, Jan 27

From the 1950s and into the 1980s, Liam Miller played a central role in Irish graphic arts, Irish theatre, Irish Catholicism, and Irish poetry. Above, he and his Dolmen Press brought the parochial and backward parish of Irish publishing out of isolation and into international critical repute.

Poetry in Slow Motion study group, Feb 10

The next meeting of 'The Poetry in Slow Motion' study group is on Sat, Feb 10 at 11:00 am in the EML. The group is reading the hypnotically luminous section "The Wind in the Reeds" from The Collected Poetry of W.B. Yeats. This is a free event and is open to the public. If interested, please contact Patrick at patrick.odonnell@normandale.edu [Note: this group usually meets once a month on Saturday mornings.]



Searson in Concert, Feb 11

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Giving Canada’s old time sounds a renewal into modern roots. Seamlessly blending spirited    fiddling, energetic dancing and gorgeous harmonies. A love of incorporating the Ottawa Valley style music with Celtic, East Coast, Scottish and various other styles can be heard throughout the Searson sisters' performance.

 

Scotland's Dàimh in Concert, Feb 15

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Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic word for kinship, ‘Gaelic Supergroup’ Dàimh (pronounced dive) are a 5 piece band based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Recent accolades include 2014’s award for the Best Folk Band in Europe at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and 2015's win of Folk Band of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. In 2016, The Hebridean Sessions was nominated for Album of the Year, and Dàimh vocalist Ellen MacDonald was awarded Gaelic Singer of the Year by Scots Trad Music Awards.

Benefit for Birds of Prey, Feb 17

7pm.$15 at door. 17 and under $5.
An evening of learning about raptor initiatives and of live entertainment! Stay tuned!

Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, Feb 24

The Center for Irish Music and emcee Máirtín de Cógáin invite you to dress up in your finest, bring your friends, and join us for Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event, an evening in support of traditional Irish music.

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.

For questions about events write: concerts@thecelticjunction.com