Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Folk Songs of Another America: Field Recordings of the Upper Midwest, April 1

7:30pm. $5 for individuals, $10 for families.

A Concert Celebrating Jim Leary's Grammy Nominated Reissue 

From 1937-1946 a trio of folklorists from the Library of Congress, including Alan Lomax, recorded roughly 2000 tunes and songs in 25 languages from folk performers in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Folklorist Jim Leary’s new book/5 CD/DVD production, Folksongs of Another America (2015), distills the best of these nearly forgotten recordings, while stitching the significant contributions of culturally diverse Upper Midwesterners into the nation’s folksong fabric. 

This concert celebrates the release of the book and collection, with performances by Twin Cities musicians who carry on the best of these immigrant and working class traditions: Kip Peltoniemi, Laura MacKenzie, "Clawhammer" Mike Sawyer, Brian Miller, Diane Jarvi, Kari Tauring, Phil Nusbaum & Sherry Minnick, Sarah Larsson & Katherine Parent.