Celebration and Kickoff

Saturday, May 4

Whole Day Celebration of Celtic Junction’s 10th Anniversary and Irish Arts Week Kick-Off Day!

The Celtic Junction Arts Center / 836 Prior Ave N. Saint Paul

1:00-2:00 pm.
Courtney Buck "Murder Ballads - From Ireland and abroad.” $10 per person. McKiernan Library. Gothic and blood-curdling story-based songs are explored in this unique session.

2:00-3:00 pm.
Carrie Finnigan. "Drawing Celtic Mythology." $10 per person. McKiernan Library. Discover the extraordinary pantheon of Celtic gods, goddesses, warriors, and creatures.

3:00-4:30 pm.
Ethna McKiernan 'Swimming with Shadows' Poetry Book Launch. Free.Celtic Junction Studio 2. Minnesota’s premier female poet unveils her latest collection.

4:30-5:30 pm.
Consul General Brian O’Brien on Brexit and the Global Ireland 2025 initiative. Free. Celtic Junction Main Room. Learn how Ireland’s government is linking up with Irish communities to double Ireland’s economic and cultural footprint.

5:30-10 pm.
Celtic Junction’s 10th Anniversary celebration, launch of the 4th Irish Arts Week, and IFM’s 40th year. Free. Celebrate multiple anniversaries with our launch night.

5:30-6:00 pm.
Gallery opening with Margaret Mulligan. Free. Enjoy the latest exhibition from this energetic artist.

6:00-8:00 pm.
Tom Crann, MPR radio host, acts as Master of Ceremonies for musicians and speakers featuring Irish Consul General, Brian O’Brien. Free. Cash bar available. Multiple speakers and musicians celebrate the impact and achievement of the Celtic Junction

8:00-10:00 pm.
Party with The Gunn Slingers band. Cash bar available. Free. Round out the night with a rocking dance band.