Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

IMDA Honors Laura MacKenzie, Nov 22

Doors 7pm, program begins at 7:30pm. $5 donation at the door (proceeds benefit the IMDA Educational Grant Program)

The Irish Music & Dance Association is proud to present an evening honoring Laura MacKenzie.

Dubbed the “High priestess of Celtic music” by Minnesota Public Radio, Laura was chosen for the original Cherish the Ladies series. Currently offering private lessons in her studio at The Celtic Junction, Laura is a champion of playing and teaching wind-powered music 

Laura’s breadth of expertise includes wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, French Cornemuse, English greatpipes, gemshorn and voice. Laura has danced and played with, among many others, The Mooncoin Céilí Dancers, The Plough and Stars Céilí Band, Macha Trí, The Northern Star Céilí Band, Boiled in Lead, and Blarney Pilgrim, spanning many years of performing in venues around the Twin Cities. 

Please join us to honor Laura and all her accomplishments and contributions to our community. There will be a multitude of various entertainers with music, song, spoken word, recollections of Laura and much more, including strong rumors of a spontaneous céilí outbreak! Guests are invited to bring a dessert to share and there will be a cash bar. We look forward to seeing you there.