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

Jamie Gans with Dáithí Sproule, May 6

Music starts 7pm. Advance tickets $17, $22 at the door. Youth 18 and under free!


A return visit from local Irish fiddle great, JAMIE GANS – with DÁITHÍ SPROULE, guitar and songs – Guests include Martin McHugh and Laura MacKenzie. 

From New Jersey to British Columbia, on to Minnesota, then east to Ottawa, Ontario, back to St. Paul and down to south central Indiana, Jamie Gans has spent much of his life following the elusive tune. As a graduate of Macalester College he was a member of Mac’s college pipe band but soon after shifted his musical devotion to the fiddle. In the late ‘70’s from the inspiration of several Irish traditional musicians, including Martin McHugh, Jamie became one of the founding members of the Twin Cities’ Plough and Stars Céilí Band, which then changed their name to The Northern Star Céilí Band. As well as being a brilliant Irish fiddler (and old time too!), Jamie is an avid collector of tunes and contributed many rare and interesting tunes to the Irish repertoire in the Twin Cities. In the 1980’s and 1990’s he performed and toured with Paddy O’Brien and on both sides of the Atlantic with Dáithí Sproule. For the past twenty years as a resident of the Indiana University town of Bloomington, he continues to perform with his wife, percussive dancer and vocalist, Tamara Loewenthal.

For this very special concert, Jamie will be accompanied on guitar by his old friend, local Twin Cities guitarist and singer, Dáithí Sproule, who is looking forward to adding some songs with Jamie from their old repertoire.

Special guests will include Jamie’s musical partners of yore – local legends Martin McHugh and Laura MacKenzie.

This is sure to be a very special evening!