The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

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836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104


The Jacobite Harp with Ann & Charlie Heymann, Oct 25 and 26

Seductive sounds and stories from eighteenth century Ireland

Mid-eighteenth century Ireland was an environment of oppression and fear, when infamous Penal Laws were being enforced and both school and mass were held outdoors away from prying eyes and ears of authority. However the southwest of Ireland managed to nourish poets and harpers for a significant period through triennial poetic conventions and sympathetic patrons such as the Rev. Charles Bunworth of Buttevant, Co. Cork. In this program Ann will perform on a replica of this Bunworth harp, and all music will be that which would have been heard and performed in Ireland during Bunworth’s life in the mid-18th century, including music of Carolan, Ireland’s most famous harper, and a song in the original “limerick” metre. Please come and sample a bit of 18th century Irish soundscape! [More]

Patsy O'Brien in Concert, Nov 1


Award-winning, NPR-featured songwriter Patsy O'Brien's writing reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, as well as showing off his critically acclaimed songwriting and guitar skills. 

" I can imagine a wonderful evening of stories, songs and good humor with plenty of time to admire the musicianship". (WHISPERINANDHOLLERIN.COM) {More]

Workshop: Fiddling, Celling, Violing and Singing, Nov 9 with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

3-5pm, $30 BUY TICKETS NOW

Ever wanted to sing and play the fiddle, viola, or cello at the same time? In this two hour workshop we will learn one simple song, the chords for that song and be able to play it and sing it together. We will also explore techniques to increase your ability to sing and play at the same time. You can choose to attend the concert, the workshop, or both when you purchase tickets.

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Nov 9


Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Valerie Thompson (cello/vox) and Mariel Vandersteel (fiddle/hardingfele/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. You can choose to attend the concert, the workshop, or both when you purchase tickets. [More]

IMDA Honors Laura MacKenzie, Nov 22

Join the Irish Music and Dance Association in honoring the amazing Laura MacKenzie with an evening of music and fellowship. Save the date! 





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