The Celtic Junction is a 21st Century Arts and Cultural Center, preserving the past and forging the future of Celtic traditions.
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.
Arts & Culture Resource: Recognizing the depth and creative core of the Irish legacy, Celtic Junction promotes and presents Irish and Irish-American artistic and cultural initiatives on both sides of the Atlantic. Along with the Celtic Junction’s tenants O'Shea School of Irish Dance, Center for Irish Music and the Irish Fair of Minnesota, Celtic Junction honors Ireland’s rich cultural traditions -- but is firmly committed to their 21st century manifestation. “Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art and Language;” children and families learn, practice and celebrate the Celtic arts in all its forms, in the company of local, national and international artists.
An Educational Resource: The Celtic Junction is a cultural link to the rich history of the Irish experience, locally, regionally and internationally. All ages are welcome to Celtic Junction’s classes in language, literature, instrument-making and more – scholarship now enhanced with the recent gift of Dr. Eoin McKiernan’s personal library of 1,200 volumes and a traditional music archive. The recent bequest of the McKiernan books has been a catalyst to re-envision Celtic Junction's future. The library is a huge repository of Irish-related literary work and scholarship, and we are very excited to house this asset properly to make it accessible to the public.
A Performance Venue: Each year, Celtic Junction hosts local, national and internationally-based Celtic artists who present concerts, workshops and teaching opportunities in its performing space and studios. With seven years of concerts and events, our guests have included; Altan, Frankie Gavin, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Beoga, Kevin Crawford, Archie Fisher, Garnet Rogers, Paddy Keenan, Kevin Burke, Skara Brae, John Doyle, and Alan Kelly.