55 Victoria St N,
St Paul, MN 55104
Dates: Thur., Mar. 10 through Sun., Mar. 13 and Tues. Mar. 15 through Thur. Mar. 17, 2016.
A new standard for Irish theater stems from the energetic debut of the show, Riverdance. Dublin native Cormac O’Se stunned the world entertaining nearly two million people on four continents over six years with his lively performance. O’Se brings that energy to our local stage along with Live Ireland’s Best Vocalist of the Year Norah Rendell. The performance is supported by a stage full of world-class dancers and the award winning band, Bua.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Dates: Mon. March 14, 2016. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cormac O’Se is back at CDT with Aidín Ní Shé and a lineup of 18 world championship dancers. The show is filled spell-binding Irish step, hard and soft shoe dancing. This family-friendly evening will fill your body with the music of Two Tap Trio’s tin flute, fiddle, guitar and accordion. It will feature other instruments such as the Irish bodhran and the African djembe.
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 6th Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Date: Thurs., March 17th, 2016 at 12:00 Noon
“Every Irish bar in Minnesota will put its best foot forward on St Patrick’s Day, but Kieran’s will not be outdone,” says Craig Wait, general manager. This year, the celebration started on March 6 with Family Day, which included traditional live music acts, Irish dancers, face painting and balloon art. Then, Wait greets St Patrick’s Day by opening the pub at 10:00 a.m. Later that day, Broken Spoke and two other bands will grace Kieran’s main pub stage. Join the DJ-fueled dance party in the heated tent outside and dance on the huge raised platform dance floor. Come back for the weekend celebration featuring Pat McCurdy in two acts starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday March 19.
The Sanford Center
1111 Event Center Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Date: Tues., June 07, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $76 to $368
No other group can elevate Celtic music to a pinnacle of celebratory ecstasy better than this all-female Irish vocal group. Molding sound and meter of timeless music from the Emerald Isles into contemporary sound produces a extremely powerful experience to behold. Another rare treat is the artistry of skilled band members playing traditional Celtic instruments, such as the bagpipe, bouzouki, bodhran, tin whistle and Uilleann pipe. These infrequently heard instruments add an eerie charm to Celtic Woman’s high-energy revelry.
836 North Prior Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Dates: Fri, Aug 12 through Sun, Aug 14, 2016.
Mark your calendars for the nation’s largest free Irish fair. Three entertainment stages feature nearly a dozen local and international bands that are some of the best in Irish music. Get more music by stopping by the Traditional Irish Music Seísiún. Musicians gather informally at this tent bringing accordions, bodhrans, fiddles, flutes, tin whistles and uillean pipes sharing their knack for traditional Irish music to everyone’s delight. This three-day fair is family-friendly with many more happenings like Irish step dance, traditional Irish group dance, a children’s tent, Irish Authors Literary Corner, Gaelic sports, Celtic Marketplace, cultural displays, native Irish dogs, the Best Legs in a Kilt Contest, a traditional tea room, Irish shopping, food and drink.