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

Norah Rendell in Concert, January 24

Music starts at 7:30pm, $14 Advance tickets, $18 at the door. 5yrs and under are free at the door, 12yrs and under are $5 at the door. CIM students receive a $5 discount on tickets directly from Norah or at the door. Tickets are available without a service charge at Irish On Grand.BUY TICKETS NOW

The Stornoway Gazette wrote, “Her singing left me goose-pimpled all over – a sure sign of a gutsy, emotional delivery laced with meaning and pathos”. Live Ireland Awards has named Norah Rendell Best Vocalist of the Year two years in a row. Nominated as Traditional Singer of the Year for the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2008, Norah not only sings, but also plays flute and whistle "with a degree of style and sensitivity envied by many".

This concert will be a wonderful night of rare and moving traditional songs, carefully handpicked from sources from Ireland and Canada. Formerly the lead singer of acclaimed UK-based band, The Outside Track, Norah Rendell will be joined by some of the best traditional accompanists around at this concert; Brian Miller (Bua, Songs of the Northwoods) on guitar and bouzouki, Dáithí Sproule (Altan, Trian) on guitar and harmony vocals and Milwaukee-based Randy Gosa on mandolin and guitar. 

Since moving to Ireland from Vancouver in 2005, Norah's performing career has gone from strength to strength where she toured 70-100 dates a year throughout North America and Europe with her multinational award-winning Celtic band, The Outside Track. Norah recorded lead vocals on three critically-acclaimed albums with The Outside Track from 2005-2013 and has nine other albums to her name including the 2007 solo release," Wait There Pretty One". Norah also appears as a guest vocalist on Canadian string quartet, The Fretless' album "Waterbound" which won three prestigious Canadian folk music awards in 2012. 

Norah's performances have been featured live on MPR's Heartland Radio, CBC's Canada Live, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio nan Gaidheal. Her recordings have been broadcast on the CBC, BBC, RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta (Ireland) and on folk shows across Canada and the United States.