Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty: CD Launch for 'Spinning Yarns', Oct 3

Music starts at 8pm. Advance tickets $14, $18 at the door. FREE admission for kids under 16! BUY TICKETS

Featuring Live Ireland’s “Best Irish Vocalist of 2011 and 2012”, Canadian singer, Norah Rendell heads up a powerful song-based trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance. 

“Rendell’s vocals are a revelation – pure, strong, and expressive”, says Rob Weir of SingOut! Magazine. Norah Rendell launched her performing career as lead singer of The Outside Track in 2006, touring internationally for seven years before pursuing a solo career. Her sparkling personality has charmed audiences at major festivals such as the Celtic Connections International Festival, the Irish Fair of Minnesota and Pierre Schryer’s Canadian Celtic Celebration.

“HER VOICE IS AS CLEAR AS BELLS RINGING ACROSS A SUNNY FIELD, RAINDROPS FALLING ON A POND, CHILDREN LAUGHING AROUND THE BLOCK FROM WHERE YOU LIVE. SHE SANG CLEAR AND STRONG IN THAT ENORMOUS SPACE THAT WAS ONCE A CITY CHURCH.” – Marybeth Danielson, Audience member and blogger 

The Lost Forty – Brian Miller and Randy GosaBrian Miller’s intricate yet driving guitar style has made him one of the most sought after guitar accompanists in the North American Irish music scene. Esteemed music critic Earle Hitchner writes: “The backing of Miller on guitar flexes not just muscle but a fully complementary style.” Miller tours with the award-winning Irish band, Bua, and is a leading figure in the research and rediscovery of the song tradition of the Great Lakes region of the upper mid west. Miller’s partner in crime, Randy Gosa’s guitar style has been described by British music critic, Alex Monahan as “driving, percussive, lyrical, gentle, dominant by turns.”