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

One World Consort and guest Celtic musician, Laura MacKenzie, Feb 26

Music starts 7pm, doors open 6:30pm. Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door. Students under 18 yrs $4 in advance, $6 at the door. GET TICKETS

One World Consort and guest Laura MacKenzie perform special arrangements of Celtic-inspired music, drawing upon traditions from Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Cape Breton, and beyond along with OWC's diverse repertoire from a broad range of musical traditions. 

LAURA MACKENZIE, traditional Celtic wind instruments and voice


  • David Milne, saxophone/woodwinds
  • Mary Louise Knutson, piano/keyboards
  • Eric Graham, acoustic/electric bass
  • Craig Hara, drums/percussion/electronics


  • Laurie Petruconis, violin
  • Allison Ostrander, violin
  • Susan Janda, viola
  • Rebecca Arons, cello

One World Consort presents an exciting synthesis of jazz, classical, and indigenous folk and traditional music, featuring a “double quartet” of a jazz quartet and a string quartet, performing innovative compositions and arrangements of music from a spectrum of world cultures. One World Consort features Minneapolis/St. Paul-based multi-instrumentalist David Milne (saxophones/woodwinds), in an innovative jazz quartet setting with Mary Louise Knutson (piano/keyboards), Eric Graham (acoustic/electric bass), and Craig Hara (drums, percussion, and electronics). One World Consort features The Four Voices String Quartet: Laurie Petruconis (violin), Allison Ostrander (violin), Susan Janda (viola), and Rebecca Arons (cello).  “One of string quartet music’s brightest lights in the Twin Cities, the Four Voices String Quartet brings fresh and abundant energy to classical and contemporary string quartet compositions,” remarks Laurie Patton, Producer for Baby Blue Arts.

Laura MacKenzie has learned from many noted tradition bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a Master Folk Artist (Minnesota State Arts Board). Of Scottish heritage (through MacKenzies and Rankins), her people came to America by way of Nova Scotia and Northern Ireland. In St. Paul, Minnesota, Laura learned to play traditional music at ceilis (dances or social gatherings) within the local Irish-American community and soon became immersed in both the music and dance. Laura's powerful array of wind instruments now includes wooden flutes, many whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, French Cornemuse, Spanish Gaita, Medieval English Greatpipes, Leicester smallpipes, gemshorn and voice.“Celtic music wizard” – Minneapolis StarTribune

Refreshments available.