The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Gourley, Feddersen & Miller CD Launch, Jan 2

Music starts at 7:30pm. Advance tickets $14, $18 at the door. BUY TICKETS NOW

Nathan, Laura and Brian are some of America’s most highly regarded young players of Irish traditional music. Their playing is steeped in lifelong study of the Irish tradition, and is at same time colored by their American roots. Laura and Nathan have developed a unique style of twin fiddling, sometimes playing in taut unison, sometimes exploring chordal harmonies and rhythmic and melodic variations. Brian adds tastefully intricate chords and driving rhythm on guitar and Greek bouzouki.

A former member of Chulrua, the Doon Ceili Band, the Two Tap Trio, and the Máirtín de Cógáin Project, fiddler and guitarist Nathan Gourley started playing music at age five. While living in Minnesota he had the opportunity to collaborate with such renowned players as Paddy O’Brien of Chulrua, Daithi Sproule of Altan, Brian Miller of Bua, and Norah Rendell of The Outside Track. In 2012 Nathan visited Boston and decided to move in with his friend and fellow musician, uilleann piper Joey Abarta. Nathan can be seen playing at concerts, ceilis, sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the United States and Ireland. 

Laura Feddersen grew up in a musical family in Bloomington, Indiana. After spending much of her childhood asleep in her father’s bass case at dances and music parties, she took up the fiddle herself, playing for the square and set dances in her hometown. Laura has since traveled extensively throughout the country playing and teaching fiddle, and is renowned for her unique and skillful interpretation of Irish, American, and Irish-American traditional music. Laura now resides in Boston where she plays the pubs, parties, and park benches with some of the best traditional musicians in the country.