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IMDA_Resources_list_Feb2011 by stariya


									                                         IMDA Irish Community Resources list
                                                                                                 February 2011
                                                 Compiled by the Irish Music & Dance Association; last updated Feb. 14, 2011.
                                         For the most recent resources or information on the Irish Music & Dance Association,
                                                                        please go to or call 612.990.3122.
                                         To list your group or update your information please contact us through our website.

      IRISH DANCE PERFORMANCE GROUPS                                   IRISH STEP DANCE SCHOOLS (Continued)
Biddies Galore                                                     McKenna School of Irish Dance
―3 women who can‘t stop dancing‖                                   "It's all about the FUN of learning Irish Dance!"
St. Paul, MN                                                       Classes in Eden Prairie, MN
Sheila Jordan, (651) 488-1494                                      Therese McKenna Nahorski, (952) 949-9008                                   
Green Fire Irish Dancers
Old Style, Sean Nos, Modern Step and Set Dancing,                  North Star School of Irish Dance
Céilí dancing in period costumes                                   “Offering a joie de vivre approach to Irish Dance
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN                                         for all ages.‖
Edward Koehne, (612) 927-9615                                      Classes in Minnetonka, MN.                                             Beth Pitchford, Instructor                                    Children's classes: Deanne's Dance Studio,
                                                                   (952) 473-3903
Knocknagow Irish Dancers
                                                                   Adult classes: Beth, (612) 840-6633
Step, Set and Céilí Dancing
St. Paul, MN
Betsy Wing, (651) 646-3661                                         Northfield Dance-n-Fitness                                                   Classes in Northfield, MN
                                                                   Colleen Day, (507) 663-7814
Mooncoin Céilí Dancers
Céilí, Set and Step dancing since 1976
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN                                         O’Shea Irish Dance
Kim Keeler, (651) 295-5257                                         "Director Cormac O'Se,                                           Original Cast Member of Riverdance"                                              Cormac O'Se TCRG & Natalie O'Shea, (612)722-7000
Trasna na dTonnta
―Across the Waves‖ – Spreading the céilí tradition
                                                                   Classes for preschool thru adults at the Celtic Junction,
Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
                                                                   836 Prior Ave. St. Paul
Suin Lowary, (612) 618-0766
                                                                   Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers
           IRISH STEP DANCE SCHOOLS                                ―Irish dance classes for children and adults with an
                                                                   emphasis on performances and teamwork!‖
corda mór irish dance                                              Classes in St. Paul, MN
Classes in Edina, MN, Fauna Gille TCRG                             Katie Stephens Spangler, (651) 645-4292                                                                                
Emerald Isle Irish Dancers                                         Saint Paul Irish Dancers
Classes in Wyoming, MN                                             ―Providing a Gateway to Irish Culture through Dance‖
Sheila Jordan, (651) 488-1494                                      Classes in St. Paul and the surrounding Metro area                                             Eileen Dahill, (651) 603-1839
Escalate Irish Dance
Classes in Maple Grove, MN
Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio                                    Shamrock School of Irish Step Dance
Erin Cooney, ODCRN, (763) 416 -1299                                "An acclaimed competitive and performance dance school                                       offering group and individualized instruction"                               Classes in Bloomington, Eagan & Richfield, MN
                                                                   Rachel Jones TCRG, (952) 891-8540
Flanagan Irish Dancers
Classes in Winona, MN
Kate Flanagan TCRG, (507) 454-3956

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          SEAN NÓS AND OLD STYLE DANCE                                       TWIN CITIES IRISH SOCIAL DANCING
                  INSTRUCTION                                          Regular monthly Céilí dances
Sean-Nós Dance                                                         Whether you've learned the steps and dances at any of
This is an old style of dancing that is most associated with the       the above classes, or are a complete novice, you are
west of Ireland, particularly Connemara. Sean nós dance is low to      welcome to join the fun with live traditional Irish music
the ground stepping out to the music, similar to tap dance. Its        provided by our very fine local musicians. Each dance we
style is more relaxed than modern Irish step dancing, so it is well    do is taught by the caller, and there are always plenty of
suited to participation by all ages. With its emphasis on providing    experienced dancers to help newcomers along.
low key percussive accompaniment to traditional Irish music, sean
nós footwork is great fun to watch, but especially to listen to! The     First Saturday Afternoon Céilí- Dubliner Pub, 2162
steps are improvisational and typically done solo or in very small       University Av., St. Paul, 2 to 5 pm. Dances taught and
groups. Although stage performances are becoming more                    called by Paul McCluskey. $3 suggested donation.
popular, many still consider some of the best sean-nós dancers to        Third Saturday Night Céilí with the Twin Cities
be the "old timers" stepping it out in the dark corners of the pub.      Ceili Band - The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave. N., St.
Workshops and Classes with Danielle Enblom                               Paul, 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Dances taught and called by
Classes, workshops and performances in sean-nós,                         Mike Whelan with Irish dance music by the Twin Cities
Cape Breton and Irish step dance                                         Ceili Band. Admission $5 per person, $20 maximum                                                 per family.
                                                                       Regular weekly set dancing
Sean Nós Dance with the Lóma mór Irish Dance Club
Bi-weekly lessons and regular gatherings –                               Every Thursday – Ivy Building for the Arts
   details at for details                                2637 - 27th Avenue South in Minneapolis, right along
Private and small group lessons -                                        the Midtown Greenway. Set dances are taught and led
   email for details                               by Tim McAndrew, with the Twin Cities Céilí Band
                                                                         providing the music. Dancing from 7-10 pm, year-
           IRISH SET DANCE INSTRUCTION                                   round. $7 per person.
                                                                       Several other céilís are held around the Twin Cities
Set dancing is a particular form of Irish social dancing
                                                                       during the year, with two huge dances every year on
done in a set of four couples in a square (but you don't
                                                                       St. Patrick‘s Day. There are evening dances and hourly
have to come in couples!)
                                                                       lessons during the day at Irish Fair of Minnesota
Every Thursday – Ivy Building for the Arts                             ( on the 2nd weekend in August.
2637 - 27th Avenue South in Minneapolis, right along the               Sign up for céilí news via e-mail by sending a note to
Midtown Greenway. Set dances are taught and led by            Updated information on Irish
Tim McAndrew, with the Twin Cities Céilí Band providing                social dance events, including directions and maps, is
the music. Dancing from 7-10 pm, year-round. $7 per                    available at:
                                                                                CÉILÍ AND SET DANCE TEACHERS
              CÉILÍ DANCE INSTRUCTION                                  The following people teach Irish social dancing in a
Céilí dances are made up of groups of dancers –                        variety of settings and are available to teach and call
sometimes couples, or groups of 3, 6, 8 or more. You do                dances for your special event.
not need to bring a partner. Come by yourself and make                   Karen Cieminski –
new friends, or bring a friend or several. It‘s a whole lot              Linda Doran –
of fun, it's great exercise, and whichever of these places               Súin Lowary –
you choose, you'll be dancing with a lot of really nice                  Tim McAndrew -
people.                                                                  Paul McCluskey –
                                                                         Mike Whalen -, (651) 645-9506
Wednesday night Irish céilí dance classes                                Ann Wiberg – (651) 776-7184
Learn the basic steps, and then join in the dances.
They all run year around, they are open to all ages, and                               IRISH DANCE CLUBS
all are free:
                                                                       Lóma Mór Irish Dance Club
   Conway Recreation Center - 2090 Conway,                             Set, Céilí and other styles of social dance
   St. Paul. This class is held in a park and rec gym, and             Classes and dances in St. Paul, Minneapolis & Northfield
   is taught by a trio of fine dancers/instructors, Ginny,             Karen Cieminski, (651) 501-0113
   Becky, and Dan, who will provide plenty of special        
   attention for your particular level of experience. The    
   class runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Free.
   Dubliner Irish Pub - 2162 University Av., St. Paul.
   Learn Irish dancing in a genuine Irish Pub with a
   wooden floor that has known a whole lot of dancing
   feet. Steps and dances are taught by Súin Lowary.
   Basic beginning steps are taught from 7:30, followed
   by advanced lessons and dancing until 9:30 pm, with
   more dancing afterwards to live music. Year-round;
   no children, and must be of legal drinking age tor
   remain past 9:00 pm. Free.

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                                                                         MUSICIANS (continued)
The Center for Irish Music
Dedicated to teaching traditional Irish Music               Irish Traditional Music, Button Accordion, Fiddle,
to all ages at all levels.                                  Guitar/Vocals
(651) 815-0083                                              St. Paul, MN – tours nationally and internationally
at The Celtic Junction, St. Paul, MN                        Paddy O’Brien, (651) 698-2258                                                  

Katie McMahon                                               Clairseach
Former Riverdance singer and harpist teaches beginning      Ann and Chuck Heymann
and intermediate Harp & Voice in Minneapolis, MN            Wire-strung harp, cittern, accordion,
(612) 850-3159                                              guitar, whistle and vocals                                           (507) 647-3333                       
James Plattes
Beginning through Advanced Irish Fiddling, Mandolin, to     Curtis & Loretta
all ages, in his Southwest Minneapolis studio.              Celtic harp, mandolin, mandocello, guitar, vocals.
(612) 861-2954 or (612) 616-4343                            Ballads, instrumentals, and more                                         Minneapolis, MN                                                Loretta Simonet, (612) 781-9537
            IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS                  
There are many Irish traditional music sessions regularly
                                                            Tom Dahill
held around the Twin Cities. Date/Time may change so
                                                            Uilleann pipes, vocal, fiddle, guitar
please contact the venue before heading out.
                                                            St. Paul, MN
(See ‗Venues‘ for location and phone #).
                                                            (651) 334-2880 (preferred)
Instrumental Music                                
Sunday 4 pm (beginners) – Keegan’s Pub, Minneapolis
Friday evening – Merlins Rest, Minneapolis                  The Dirty Hurlers
Sunday at noon – Kieran’s Pub, Minneapolis                  A blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music,
Sunday 6 pm (advanced) – Keegan’s Pub, Minneapolis          ranging from the Dubliners and Clancy Brothers to
                                                            Flogging Molly and the Pogues.
Unaccompanied Singing (Traditional Singers’ Club)           Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Tin Whistle, Drums, Bodhrán
Last Sunday of the Month, 2 - 4 pm - Keegan's Pub,          Morehead, MN
Minneapolis                                                 John Rian, (218) 939-1038
         MUSICIANS – BANDS & SOLO                 
Traditional Irish Music with Fiddle, accordion, guitar,     Doon Ceili Band
flute, vocals, octive mandolin, hurdy gurdy, bodhrán.       Irish Traditional Music, specializing in old traditional dance
Saint Paul, MN                                              tunes, 3 Fiddles, 3 Flutes, Button Accordion, Piano
Deborah Martin, (651) 357-0400                              St. Paul, MN                                    Paddy O'Brien, (651) 698-2258                                 
Black Rose Roisin Dubh
Traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music done    Double Fiddles
with a flair for the modern audience and with a taste for   Spirited fiddle music, pipes and song from Scotland, Cape
the theatrical. (And a few eclectic covers thrown in for    Breton and County Donegal Ireland featuring Iain
variety's sake.)                                            MacGillivray Chuck Butler on fiddles, and Sue Spencer
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN                                     and Jim Ofsthun on vocals.
Royce Lerwick, (612) 819-2412                               Duluth, MN                                                                  Kate and Jode Dowling
Blackbirds                                                  Irish music for weddings, dances for any occasion,
Banjo, bouzouki, guitar, fiddle,                            on fiddle, flute and whistle.
clarinet, tin whistle, accordion, vocals                    West St Paul, MN (651) 493-2022
Paul Wehling, (612) 788-3262                                                

Booley Band                                                 Dunquin
Traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales,              Traditional Irish instrumental music
Northumbria on accordion, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, tin     St. Paul, MN
whistle, recorder, bodhran and vocals                       Sherry Ladig, (651) 644-4779
Tom Sullivan, (651) 303-0374                      
Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band of St. Paul
Irish/Scottish Bagpipes
St. Paul, Minnesota
Andy More, Booking/Band Manager, (763-222-4703)
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            MUSICIANS (continued)                                          MUSICIANS (continued)
The Durty Nellys                                               Handful of Fun
Uptempo Celtic Rock band playing covers of such bands          Eclectic Irish Folk
as U2, Cranberries, Van Morrison, Pogues, Flogging Molly,      Minneapolis, MN
originals, jigs and reels, and more!                           Judith Clancy, (612) 702-0429
St. Paul, MN                                         
Dave Phipps, (651) 402-5663
                                                               Traditional music of Ireland and Scotland on fiddle,
                                                               guitar, mandolins, tin whistles, Scottish small pipes,
The Eddies                                                     bodhrán and vocals
The one-of-a-kind great singers of shanties and other          Minneapolis, MN
upscale songs of life.                                         Kathleen Green (612) 869-3316
Phil Platt, (612) 625-1442                                                         
                                                               The HiBs
Erin Rogue                                                     Traditional Irish dance music on fiddle, flute and whistles,
Irish and beyond... playing traditional Irish music in         bouzouki, bodhrán and more.
untraditional ways.                                            West St Paul, MN
Twin Cities, MN                                                Jode Dowling, (651) 493-2022
Robin Brown, (763) 753-6542                                                     
                                                               The Hibernians Band
Forty Shades of Green                                          Playing popular Irish tunes
Traditional Celtic vocal/instrumental music; fiddle,           Twin Cities, MN
whistles & flute, guitar, bodhrán, bass                        Chris Kalogerson, (952) 935-9065
Twin Cities, MN                                      
Kevin Carroll, (651) 983-6384                                  Hounds of Finn                                       Celtic Folk Rock                                        The Hounds are a 4-piece acoustic group that perform
Gaelic Tribe                                                   Irish folk-rock and roots music from around the world,
Whistle, fiddle, guitar, vocals, flute, bodhrán, Traditional   along with original material — topped off with traditional
Irish and original compositions.                               Irish and Scottish tunes.
Rochester, MN                                                  St. Paul, MN
Harmon Pierce, (507) 356-8912 [day: (507) 253-2911]            Contact: Pete McCauley (651) 558-6290                                                                   

The Gaels                                                      InishMohr
fiddle, whistle, guitar, bodhrán, vocals                       Lively traditional Irish and Scottish dance music,                                               interspersed with a few ballads.
                                                               A high energy band featuring bouzouki,
The Gallivanteers                                              multiple winds (flutes, whistles and Renaissance pipes),
Irish, American Irish, American folk music                     bodhrán and guitar.
St. Paul, Minn.,                                     
Pat Gallivan, (651) 552-9306                                                                    Irish Brigade
                                                               Vocals, guitar, flute, whistle, bodhrán
Giggin Siles                                                   (651) 480-8483
Traditional and not so traditional tunes
sung in English and Gaelic                                     The Irish Minstrels
Kia Cashman,                                  Music, friends, family and fun are what                             the Irish Minstrels Band is all about.
Siles/156389824484                                             Spring Valley, MN
                                                               Melissa Schmidt,
Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club                    
Devoted to promoting the playing, construction, and lore
of the uilleann (Irish) pipes.                                 Tom Klein
St. Paul, MN                                                   Performance on the uilleann (Irish) pipes for all occasions
Tom Klein, (651) 227-3367                                      St. Paul, MN (651) 227-3367                                                                               

Greenwood Tree                                                 Sherry Ladig
Hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, guitar,                     Pianist, composer, arranger (all styles)
 mandolin, bodhrán                                             St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN                                         
Stu Janis, (651) 402-3252                            

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            MUSICIANS (continued)                                       MUSICIANS (continued)
The Langer's Ball                                           Todd Menton
Good. Irish. Music.                                         Vocals, guitar and mandolin
St. Paul, MN                                                (612) 824-2789
(651) 485-8090                                    
                                                            Brian Miller and The Lumberjack Ballads
                                                            of Early Minnesota
Legacy                                                      Songs and tunes from Minnesota's early Irish and
Traditional music for dancing & listening                   Scottish immigrants; voice, guitar, fiddle
Rosemount, MN                                               St. Paul, MN
Kevin Carroll, (651) 983-6384                               Brian Miller, (651)245-3719                         
Bob Lies
Great Highland Bagpipes                                     Minnesota Police Pipe Band
Dance Piper and Soloist                                     Competition and performance pipe and drum corps
Twin Cities, MN                                             Minneapolis/St. Paul MN                                             Sally Gordon, Band Manager, (612) 280-5351
(651) 276-2655 (cell)                             
A Little of the Ready
(Skiffle, Irish, Folk Rock!)                                The New Pearl Button Players
We play a mix of folk, classic rock and original material   Civil War-era American music (instrumental and songs)
all flavored with the taste of Ireland, an handful of       St. Paul, MN
energy and four part harmonies.                   
Twin Cities, MN                                   
Leslie Rich, (952) 297-4093                                 Night Scotsman
                                                            Traditional Scottish music
                                                            St. Paul, MN
Locklin Road                                      
Traditional Celtic and original music played in updated
folk style                                                  Northern Gael
Minneapolis, MN                                             Flute, whistle, pipes, concertina, fiddle, guitar & bodhrán
Sheri O’Meara, (763) 516-1443                               Laura MacKenzie                                     or Ross Sutter
                                                            Paddy O'Brien
Laura MacKenzie                                             Button Accordion
Wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, Scottish small       St. Paul, MN
pipes, border pipes, Medieval great pipes, voice            Paddy O'Brien, (651) 698-2258
Twin Cities, MN (651) 398-5055                                              
                                                            O'Rourke's Feast
Chad McAnally                                               Irish Traditional Music, arrangements of jigs, reels,
Irish Wire strung harp for all occasions                    hornpipes, clan marches, slow airs, 3 Fiddles, 2 Flutes,
Minneapolis (612) 968-4222                                  Button Accordion, Piano                                        St. Paul, MN                                            Paddy O'Brien, (651) 698-2258
Patrick McCormick                                 
(651) 353-1612                                              Poitin                                       Mike & Patti McLoughlin, (218) 483-4227
                                                            Hawley, MN
Mag McDermott
Fiddle performance and lessons
Twin Cities, MN (612) 743-0698                              Norah Rendell and Brian Miller                                         Traditional Irish Music and Contemporary Folk, vocals,
                                                            flute, guitar.
McInnis' Kitchen                                            St. Paul, MN
Fiery Irish twin-fiddle music from Mark Monroe and          Brian Miller, (651)-245-3719
Chuck Butler and song by Sue Spencer and Jim      ,
Ofsthun in the spirit of Newfoundland, Ireland and
                                                            Ring of Kerry
Cape Breton.
                                                            Traditional Irish instruments and lots of voice
Duluth, MN                                                  playing a high energy blend that is animated,                                  ruggedly beautiful and fun.                                      St. Cloud, MN
Katie McMahon                                               Paul Cotton, (320) 251-0601
The Original Voice of Riverdance                  
Minneapolis, MN (612) 869-1444

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            MUSICIANS (continued)                                     MUSICIANS (continued)
Ross and MacKenzie                                       Two Tap Trio
Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie, offering concerts       Traditional Irish Music, vocals, fiddle, flute, guitar,
and family programs of Scottish and Irish music.         also available with Irish dancers.
Twin Cities, MN (651) 398-5055                           St. Paul, MN
Ross Sutter -                         Brian Miller, (651) 245-3719
Laura MacKenzie -                            
Rumgumption                                              Wild Colonial Bhoys
Traditional Scottish and Irish music and traditionally   Irish Acoustic Rock
rooted new music                                         Adam Coolong
Minneapolis, MN                                
Shawn McBurnie, (763) 913-8189                                                      Willow Brae                                      Celtic harpist Andrea Stern and traditional wind
Spring-Heeled Jack                                       player/singer Laura MacKenzie, offering concerts
Traditional Irish / Celtic Rock                          and community programs.
Fiddle, Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Bass, Vocals         Twin Cities, MN
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN                               Laura MacKenzie, (651) 398-5055
Kevin Brown, (612) 331-4132                                     
Daithi Sproule                                 
Traditional songs in English and Irish,                        IRISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
Guitar, Gaelic language
West Saint Paul, MN, (651) 757-0115                      Gaeltacht Minnesota                                    Irish language groups and instruction.
                                                         Free classes on Monday nights.
Daithi Sproule & Laura MacKenzie                         Also, language workshop opportunities.
Music of Ireland and Scotland                  
Twin Cities, MN                                
Laura MacKenzie, (651) 398-5055                                 The Celtic Junction                              Irish language classes for children, teens and their
                                                         parents, using songs, rhymes and stories. The instructor
Andrea Stern
                                                         is Tom Jeffers, Dublin native and Irish Gaelic Teaching
Celtic Harp
                                                         Assistant at the University of St. Thomas. Fee.
(612) 722-9790
Ross Sutter                                                           IRISH ORGANIZATIONS
Vocals, guitar, button accordion, bodhran                Ancient Order of Hibernians - MN Office
Children‘s programs & school residencies       
Minneapolis, MN (612)-331-1968                                       The Celtic Junction                                       ―Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music,
                                                         Art and Language‖
Sweet Colleens
                                                         A Center for the Arts with classes in Irish Step Dance;
Fiddle, accordion, guitar, drums, bass, vocals
                                                         Traditional Irish Music; Ceili and Social Dance; Irish
(612) 821-0454
                                                         Mythology and History; Celtic Spirituality; World Art and
                                                         classes in the Irish language for children and adults. Visit
Tara Hill                                                our Public art gallery displaying local artisans of pottery,
Button accordion, banjo and fiddle                       painting, and instrument making. Come to our Concerts
St. Paul, MN (651) 773-9703                              and Hooleys! Space available for event rental
Peter Tritz,                          (performance space, dance studios, classrooms, music
Tim Malloys                                              area and lobby.)
Vocals, whistle, guitar, bodhrán                         off I-94 & Cretin/Vandalia                                       836 Prior Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104
Thistledown                                              (612) 722-7000
Scottish and American music                    
St. Paul, MN                                             Center for Irish Studies                                    New Hibernian Review                                      University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Twin Cities Ceili Band (TCCB)                            Jim Rogers (651) 962-5662
Traditional Irish music for Irish social dancing
Twin Cities, MN                                
Tom Lockney, (651) 917-9071

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     IRISH ORGANIZATIONS (continued)                               IRISH ORGANIZATIONS (continued)
Children’s Program of Northern Ireland                        St. Paul St. Patrick’s Association
The program brings children 10 to 11 years old from 
Northern Ireland to Minnesota and surrounding areas for       (651) 592-8977
5 weeks in the summer. This is a cross community    
program bringing Protestant and Catholic children
                                                              Traditional Singers' Club
together. The children learn first-hand that diverse
                                                              Supporting and encouraging involvement and excellence
people can and do live in harmony.
                                                              in Irish and related singing traditions
(651) 405-1108
                                                              Twin Cities, MN,
Emerald Society of Minnesota
                                                              Twin Cities Feile
PO Box 4423St.Paul, Mn.55104
                                                              Irish Music & Dance Competition
                                                              Sponsored by Shamrock School of Irish Step Dance
Friends of St. Patrick-MN Chapter                   
Building positive and on-going relationships between
                                                              Twin Cities Robert Emmets Hurling Club
Minnesota and Northern Ireland. Affiliated with the
Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Sponsors of the Young Ambassador Program, a program
for young adults to travel to Northern Ireland to learn                      IRISH NEWSPAPER
about the country's history, cultures, and reconciliation
efforts.                                                      The Irish Gazette
(612) 396-7703                                                An Irish Cultural Newspaper                                              Publisher: Jim Brooks                          
Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club
Devoted to promoting the playing, construction,                            IRISH PUBS / VENUES
and lore of the uilleann (Irish) pipes.
St. Paul, MN                                                  Celts Irish Pub & Grill
Tom Klein, (651) 227.3367                                     14506 S. Robert, Rosemount, MN                                                (651) 322-7995                                                 Charlie's Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn
Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the USA                        101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN
(952) 449-5213,                               (651) 439-6000 -                                             Claddagh Irish Pub - Maple Grove
                                                              7890 Main Street, Maple Grove, MN
Irish Genealogical Society International
                                                              (763) 773-7400 -
1185 Concord Street No, Suite 218
South S. Paul, MN 55075                               The Cooper                                     1607 Park Place Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN
                                                              (952) 698-2000 -
Irish Fair of Minnesota
836 Prior Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104                             Cork's Irish Pub
952-irish 11 (952-474-7411)                                   Embassy Suites Hotel                                             175 E. 10th St., St. Paul, MN
                                                              (651) 224-5111 -
Irish Music and Dance Association (IMDA)
Celebrating Irish traditions since 1983                       Dubliner Pub
236 Norfolk Ave NE, Elk River, MN 55330                       2162 University Ave. W (at Vandalia), St. Paul, MN
Lisa Conway, (612) 990-3122                                   (651) 646-5551 -                        Half Time Rec                                               1013 Front Ave. –St. Paul, MN
Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association                     (651) 488-8245 -
763-234-7111,                              Jake O’Connor’s Public House                                            200 Water Street, Excelsior, MN
The Minnesota Feis                                            (952) 908-9650 -
An Irish Dance & Music Competition                            Keegan’s Irish Pub
Held in September at the St. Paul RiverCentre.                16 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN                                      (612) 252-0880 -
Minnesota Irish Cultural Center (MICC)                        Kieran’s Irish Pub
Working to create a nonprofit Center dedicated to the         600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
study, preservation and celebration of Irish culture in all   (612) 339-4499 -
of its many forms. A potential site has been identified,      Kip's Irish Pub and Restaurant
and fundraising is underway.                                  9970 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN                                               (952) 367-5070 -
Kevin Carroll, Executive Director -
or (651) 983-6384                                             The Liffey
                                                              175 West 7th, St. Paul, MN
                                                              (651) 556-1420 -
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    IRISH PUBS / VENUES (continued)                                            IRISH SPORTS
The Local
                                                           Clann na Gael Football Club
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
                                                           Formed in 2003 in response to the demand for an Irish
(612) 904-1000 -
                                                           Soccer Club in the Twin Cities. The club plays in the MRSL
McGarry’s Irish Pub & Eatery                               Division 1B as well as having a team in the Holy Angels
5189 Main Street East, Maple Plain, MN                     indoor league during the winter.
(763) 479-4031 -             
Merlins Rest                                     
3601 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN                     Twin Cities Gaelic Football Club
(612) 216-2419                        A community Gaelic Sports club for men and women of all
O’Donovan’s Irish Pub                                      skill levels to participate in Gaelic Football.
700 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN                 
(612) 317-8896 -               ;
O'Gara's Bar & Grill and O'Gara's Garage
164 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul, MN                        Twin Cities Robert Emmets Hurling Club
(651) 644-3333 -                           Organized to promote and develop the amateur sport of
                                                           hurling in the Twin Cities and Minnesota, as well as a
O’Malley's Irish Pub
                                                           sense of community among members.
1775 Radio Drive Suite A (City Centre East)
Woodbury, MN
(651) 578-7007 -
Paddy Ryan's Irish Pub                                                        IRISH TRAVEL
709 Rodeo Circle, Hudson, WI
(715) 381-8205 -                        These local travel professionals can help you plan
                                                           the perfect visit to Ireland.
Shamrock’s The Irish Nook
995 W. 7th at Randolph, St. Paul, MN                       Celtic Journeys
(651) 228-9925 -                            Personalized group & individual travel to Ireland arranged
                                                           by an Irish native. Exceptional journeys with outstanding
                   IRISH SHOPS                             service.
Celtic Threads Embroidery                        
Irish dance team and solo dresses                          (651) 291-8003
Logo wear and Gifts                                                                   Northern Ireland Travels                                     We specialize in personalized, self-guided trips to
Celtique Creations                                         Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has something for
Cathy or Rosemary Paulson                                  everyone -beautiful coastlines, great golf courses, lively
White Bear Lake, MN 55110                                  cities and sheep-covered hills. We can create a
(651) 653-9165                                             memorable, one-of-a-kind visit!                                (612) 396-7703                        
Irish Blessings
Saints, Shamrocks and More                                 Terry Flynn Tours
The best in Irish and inspirational merchandise.           Terry Flynn Tours has 45 years experience welcoming
                                                           American travelers to Ireland. Whatever you want to see
    Mall of America,124 North Garden
                                                           and do in Ireland, we can provide you with everything
    Bloomington, MN 55425 - (952) 854-4534
                                                           you need to ensure a great vacation.
    Rosedale Center, Lower Level, near Macy's              (651) 436-5652
    Roseville, MN 55113 - (651) 633-5532         
Irish Indeed!                                    
Irish Jewelry, Celtic Jewelry, and Irish Gifts
A one stop shop for Celtic Wedding Bands,
Claddagh Rings, Family Coat of Arms, Belleek China,
and other Irish Gifts.
Please visit us on our website -
Irish on Grand
Irish on Grand is very much a community hub – a place
to buy the best of Irish goods from Kerry Gold butter to
Galway Crystal, but also a place to drop by for a chat,
check out the newest books, find out what‘s happening
in the Irish community or just to see who you might
bump in to on a Saturday morning!
1124 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 222-5151 Toll Free: (888) IRISH-55
St. Patrick’s Guild
1554 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(800) 652-9767 -
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                                     IMDA Membership
Want to know what’s going on in the local Irish scene? Interested in music, dance, theater and
culture? Become a member of the Irish Music and Dance Association and receive the IMDA
Newsletter each month. It's a mere $20 annually for an individual membership and $25 for a
family or corporate membership.
Name:                                                                                 Today’s Date:
Membership Type: (circle one)
New?                  Gift?        Renewal?                  Corporate?               Family?
Interests: (circle all that apply)
Music                 Dance        Theater                   Gaelic                   Volunteer
Where did you hear about the IMDA Newsletter?

E-mail:                                                      Phone:

We will send your monthly newsletter electronically via e-mail, unless you tell us that you would prefer to
receive it by U S mail. (Faster delivery and full color photos!)                        Prefer U S Mail ____
Just cut out this form and send it with a check made out to “IMDA” to:
                                      The IMDA Membership Coordinator
                                      400 Macalester Street
                                      St. Paul, MN 55105

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