The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104


Digging in Haunted Ground: Learn to write your Mystery Tale, Oct 18-Nov 22

This six-week Celtic Collaborative class will explore key elements in writing a multi-layered, atmospheric mystery story. Students will read and analyze instructor Erin Hart’s first novel, Haunted Ground, and learn about that novel’s unusual origin and development. The class will kick off with a general discussion about classic mystery themes and subgenres, and practical nuts and bolts elements of mystery writing. [More]

The Bear and the Hive: Writing Poetry Inspired by Your Cultural Heritage(s), Oct 29

In this three-hour Celtic Collaborative workshop, taught by Lynette Reini-Grandell, students will 1) learn how to discover the images and stories from their various cultural backgrounds, 2) look at pictures and poetic models for inspiration, 3) write poems inspired by their personal narratives, and 4) share their work and plan future explorations.[More]

Brass Lassie in Concert, Nov 5


Opening set by Dáithí Sproule with Mary Vanorny & Laura MacKenzie.
BRASS LASSIE is a 10-piece ensemble performing extraordinary settings of Scottish, Irish and French music augmented by a 4-piece horn section, percussion and bass. [More]

Frankie Gavin in Concert, Nov 11


With Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello.
"Innovation may be the buzz-word in Traditional music, but Frankie Gavin's digressions are not in the common areas of tempo and superficial style-impressions. His contemporary borrowings of art-deco and music-hall Irishness are re-jigged in original avenues of exploration. His dextrous treatment of troublesome tunes might get even the Pope out on the floor, his orchestration could break hearts. A superbly uncompromising player, he makes refreshment of the old by picking out and polishing every detail and setting it off in a steady, listenable pace. Gavin edgy and brilliant on both fiddle and flute, with always the most meticulous attention given to tone and variation. Live, his tune sets are perfectionism that drive and are driven by an audience spontaneity that spurs Gavin to push fiddle from shriek to rasping bass." - Fintan Vallely, Sunday Trubune [More]

Bollywood to the Max: Fashion Show + Dance Party, Nov 13

Want to be a Bollywood star for a day? Now's your chance to walk the ramp and look Bolly-fabulous! Register to be a model in the Bollywood to the Max Fashion Show! [More]

IMDA Honors John McCormick, Nov 19

Irish Music and Dance Association is delighted to recognize the lifelong devotion and committment that this wonderful musician and teacher has made to Irish music and to the Twin Cities community. 

Bua in Concert, Nov 20


“Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates,” playing in a manner to “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”

Bua is a quartet comprised of Brían Ó hAirt: vocals, concertina, sean-nós dance; Sean Gavin: flute, uilleann pipes; Devin Shepherd: fiddle; Brian Miller: guitar, bouzouki, vocals. [More]

Yulefest IX, Dec 3

7pm. Admission $15 at the door. Announcing YULEFEST IX- the musical event that feeds the hungry featuring Barra, The HiBs, The Eddies, and Patsy O'Brien.

Over the last eight years , the annual YULEFEST event has raised well over $12,000 to feed the hungry in MN. A completely volunteer-run event, YULEFEST comprises a full night of Irish, folk and roots music by some of St Paul's finest musicians, plus a formidable silent auction supported by local businesses large and small. 100% of the proceeds from the auction and ticket price are donated directly to The Food Group who distribute and promote healthy food to over 200 partner food shelves and meal programs.

Celtic Junction is a Twin Cities-based arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations.
The Celtic Junction Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and an all ages venue.

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