The Celtic Junction

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

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St. Paul, MN, 55104

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"Copley Street" CD Release, Sept 11

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Boston based Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley are two of America’s great young trad musicians, who have been playing music together daily since 2013. Their debut duo album, Copley Street, featuring Owen Marshall on Greek bouzouki, has an undeniable chemistry and demonstrates a nuanced understanding of each the other's playing. Their music includes offbeat settings of well-known tunes and beautiful pieces that seem to languish in obscurity. "Copley Street" is a wonderful album from two stunning young players that adds to Boston’s rich history of traditional Irish music. They will be joined for this CD launch by the inimitable Brian Miller. [More]

Nearly halfway to Paddy’s Day: An evening with Boiled In Lead, Sept 16 

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BiL play as a semi-acoustic 4-piece with core members Todd Menton (vocals, guitar, bodhrán, whistle), Drew Miller (bass), and David Stenshoel (fiddle) joined by Michael Bissonnette (percussion). With their music ever-evolving, BiL draw from their extensive catalog, and will add a few new twists and turns to the night, including a tribute to the late Dave Swarbrick (without whom…) [More]

Irish Ceili Dance, Sept 17

7-10pm. $10, $5 for ages 12 and under and 60 and up, free for kids ages 5 and under. Located in Inis Meáin.Traditional Irish folk dancing with music from the Twin Cities Ceili Band.

Minnesota Celtic Fiddlers, Sept 18

1:30-3:30pm, in the multi-purpose room

Fellow Fiddlers! Looking to learn some new tunes? Interested in adding to your repertoire of techniques? Do you seek performance options in addition to participating in sessions? We meet monthly to jam, and learn new tunes and techniques. We welcome players of all styles and at all levels - we think Scottish music is so wonderful that we want to share our passion and we think you will find it as much fun and think it as beautiful as we do! We also welcome players of other instruments!

Scottish Cèilidh, Sept 23

7:30pm, $7 admission at the door, CIM bar will be open!

The first half of the evening will be your opportunity to get up and give us a song, a poem, play a tune, even tell a story - or just sit back and enjoy the cèilidh atmosphere with a beverage from the CIM cash bar. For the second half, we will push back the chairs and enjoy Scottish cèilidh dancing with music by the wonderful Neil Gunn & The Gunn Slingers. These social dances will be “called”, so you can learn as you go!

Patsy O'Brien & Matt Mancuso, Oct 14

An open, warm and welcoming introduction to a masterclass in fiddle, guitar, songcraft and the reworking of standards [...] there’s real musical intelligence at work here.” – Tom Lynch, Free World Music [More]



Aislinn Gagliardi in Concert, Oct 21

Aislinn is an Irish harpist based in Chicago. Drawing from her background in Irish dance and influenced by a diverse musical range from classical to Cape Breton, Aislinn’s voice and distinct style shines through her music in an open and honest way. Known for her syncopated and rhythmic accompaniment, her compositions and arrangements offer a fresh perspective to the Irish music tradition. Stay tuned!

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.

For questions about events write: concerts@thecelticjunction.com