2022 Concerts & Public Events

These events are open to anyone who would like to experience the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, whether or not they are registered in workshops or youth programs. Parents, partners, friends, fans, music-lovers are all welcome!

Kick-off Event

Thursday, June 9th, 7:00-9:00pm

Urban Growler, Barrel Room

$10 adults, $3 youth 18 and under. Includes a drink ticket.
Tickets are available via the button below, or as an add-on to your Minnesota Irish Music Weekend workshop registration. 

Join us at Urban Growler at 7pm for an intimate performance from this year's visiting master artists. Then, enjoy a complimentary drink and snacks while we introduce the 2021 and 2022 Fitz Scholarship recipients and unveil our big plans to expand our space at the Celtic Junction. We'll wrap up the evening with a traditional session, so bring your instruments if you would like to join in!

Masks recommended except when eating, drinking, or playing whistle/flute. 

Great Session Experience

Friday, June 10th from 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Celtic Junction Arts Center

Cost: FREE!

The 2022 Great Session Experience will bring together the Twin Cities Irish music community for many simultaneous in-person sessions around the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Musicians and non-musicians alike are invited to join in the fun! There will be a cash bar and much merriment.

If the weather is good, bring your instruments, your chairs, portable tables or drink holders and set yourself up at any of the sessions. If the weather is bad, sessions will be held inside.

Masks recommended (flute and whistle players can play unmasked).


Master Artists Concert

Saturday, June 11th, 7:30pm

LOCATION: Celtic Junction Arts Center Outdoor Stage

COST:  Adults (In Person) $25 advance / $30 at the door. | Youth 18 and under get in FREE | Streaming $10
In-person tickets are available at the door!

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Master Artists Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend. Don't miss this rare chance to see Kathleen Conneely (whistle), Seán Clohessy (fiddle), and John Coyne (bouzouki/song) play from their recently released album “All Jokes Aside”. “Their music is simply top shelf and if you’re a traditional music lover it’s one you’ll absolutely have to have to hear for yourself.” says the Irish Echo.

In addition, visiting artists Ivan Goff (Danú) on uilleann pipes and flute, award-winning singer and fiddle player Eimear Arkins (Clare), accordion and banjo player Natasha Sheehy (Limerick), and multi-instrumentalist Sky Kelsey (Alaska) will perform together on one stage at the Celtic Junction Arts Center’s Outdoor Stage!