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

Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown in Concert, Sept 22

Music starts 8pm. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door.   


Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown have been playing Irish traditional music on uilleann pipes, flute and fiddle together for close to a decade, but it's only recently that they have finally begun bringing their close musical partnership to the stage. As individuals, they have performed at festivals and concerts across the U.S and Canada. Together, they research forgotten settings of obscure tunes and bring them to listeners with a style that is at once unapologetically old fashioned, fresh, vibrant and spirited. In the past few months, they have already brought their signature sound to audiences across the Midwest, South, East Coast and Canada.

Their debut recording, "All Covered With Moss", was released in October 2016, to much critical acclaim. They have been praised as "a duo that listens to each other, responding in the moment with structure and spontaneity; blissfully at one in their loose and elastic athleticism." (Songlines Magazine UK) as well as a "a grand duo and a lovely racket." (The Irish Echo)

During their respective careers, Alison and Nicolas have both taught and performed at many popular Irish festivals across North America, including the Goderich Celtic Festival, O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, Michigan Irish Music Festival, North Texas Irish Festival, and CelticFest Mississippi. They have also performed at top concert venues and folk festivals, such as the Ark, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Blissfest, and Concert of Colors.