IMDA Honors Lar Burke, November 12
Doors 7pm. Admission is $5 and goes to help cover the cost of the event, all remaining goes into the IMDA Educational Grant Fund.
The Irish Music & Dance Association is proud to announce its seventh IMDA Honors recipient. The Twin Cities own Lar Burke will be honored on Saturday, November 12th at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul.
Lar Burke has been entangled in the arts for most of his life. He belonged to a writers group that started the “Lake Street Review” in the 1970’s. Sean T. Kelly first introduced Lar to St. Paul’s Irish community, whom he credits with linking him into the Irish theater community. From there, Lar went on to be a founding member of Na Fianna Irish Theater, which got it’s start in the late 1980’s. He has been in numerous plays over the years and some of you may have caught him in “The Spraying of John O’Dorey” at our IMDA St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Landmark Center. Many of us also know him from his 20 years at Irish Books and Media. His love of theater and writing has Lar traveling to the Listowel Writers Week in County Kerry each year (he has only missed one in the last 18 years) where he takes in the events, fiction writing workshops and gets to see his colleagues and friends from over the years.
Many already know Lar and have encountered his wit and charm. If you have not yet crossed his path, here is your chance! We will celebrate his contributions to our community with song, theater, music, dialogue and much more. There will be coffee, tea, a cash bar and potluck desserts and snacks.