Rince na Chroi (pronounced Rink-a na Cree), Gaelic for “dance of the heart”, was founded by Katie Stephens Spangler in February 2003 after 15 years of Irish dancing and teaching experience in Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Paul.
Since opening our doors, Rince na Chroi has grown from about 15 dancers to nearly 200. We have performed all over the Twin Cities and the Midwest at events such as the Irish Fair of Minnesota, the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, Grand Old Day, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and many more. Recently, our dancers have performed an average of 100 times each year, in venues such as the Minnesota State Fair and the Landmark Center and with talented musicians such as the Two Tap Trio, the Wild Colonial Bhoys, and Gaelic Storm.
Aiming to inspire dancers to dedicate themselves to the tradition and athleticism of Irish dance. We offer a traditional foundation for ages 4 years old on up at all levels. Classes are offered for both solo competition and team performance. Located in Anoka, MN.
Teaching and performances for ages 5 through adult. Contemporary step dancing, hard shoe, and soft shoe. Historic and traditional dances performed in period costume. Green Fire strives to enable each dancer to pursue their dreams. Weekly practices. Small monthly fee, costumes provided. Located in Woodbury, MN.
Is proud to offer the full range of beginner through championship level Irish dance instruction for boys, girls & adults. Our talented instructors bring warmth and smiles to every class! Whether you’re taking your first steps or you’re a seasoned pro, Hudson will help you reach your competitive, recreational, and performance goals! Stop by our studio for a FREE class at Hudson Irish Dance Academy, Wayzata, MN.
Rince na Chroi (Dance of the Heart) is a performance-based Irish dance school for children and adults with a team focus. Classes in St. Paul, MN.
Rince na Greine (Dance of the Sun) offers Irish dance lessons to ages 3 through adults, along with performance and competition opportunities. Classes in Hopkins, MN
Lauren Adams-Plehal, ODCRN
Fauna Gille ADCRG
Award-winning Gaelic harp with cittern, Gaelic and English song, lively dance music with button accordion, and wooden flute. A thousand years of Irish/Scottish tradition.
Uilleann pipes, vocal, fiddle, guitar. St. Paul, MN.
Vocal harmonies and carefully arranged sets abound in this 3-piece band. Irish and Scottish tunes and songs arranged for 3 voices in English and Scottish Gaelic. Minneapolis, MN.
Alexander Dove Lempke (guitar, bodhrán, vocals), Cara Weggler (fiddle, bouzouki, vocals) and Iain Dove Lempke (flute, guitar, vocals), Mattie Ernst (concertina, vocals).
Dunquin plays traditional Irish exuberant reels and jigs and heart-melting Irish airs on fiddle, wooden flute, and piano for concerts, dancing, and all special celebrations, private or public. Known for gorgeous arrangements of traditional tunes and some award-winning originals in the trad style, Dunquin is in demand at festivals, parties, dances, and weddings throughout the Midwest. St. Paul, MN.
Rosa Wells, fiddle; Don Ladig, whistles and flutes; Sherry Ladig, piano and music arrangements.
Celtic and Americana music combining lush vocals, fiddle guitar, whistle, mandolin, bodhrán, and other percussion. Varied mix of tunes from rousing pub songs to emotive ballads and instrumentals. Come sing, dance, and drink along with the many moods of The Inland Seas! Twin Cities, MN.
Pianist, composer, arranger (all styles) in St. Paul, MN.
Lively, traditional Irish tunes and songs since 2000; three-piece band featuring flute, tin whistle, accordion, mandola, guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals. Rosemount, MN.
A two-man revival of the forgotten Irish songs of the north woods and Great Lakes on voice, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, and harmonium. St. Paul, MN.
Wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, Scottish small pipes, border pipes, medieval great pipes, voice. Twin Cities, MN.
A traditional trio with a richly Irish core, also performing music from Scotland, Cape Breton, Galicia, and Central France, featuring wind-powered instruments with percussion and guitar. Twin Cities, MN.
Hailing from County Offaly in the Irish midlands, Paddy O’Brien is a master of the two-row button accordion and a serious collector; over a lifetime he has amassed a repertoire of more than 3,000 compositions. He shares his knowledge through The Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection, a series of recordings containing 1,000 tunes. In 2011, Paddy received IMDA Honors for his contributions to Irish music in Minnesota, and in 2012, he received Ireland’s Gradam Ceoil Paddy currently tours internationally as a solo musician, and plays local concerts and dances with his Irish traditional chamber group, O’Rourke’s Feast. St. Paul, MN.
Irish Music with a twang. Acoustic folk/traditional/country. Guitars, fiddle, tin whistle, harmonica, stand up base, vocals. St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN.
Traditional Irish Music and Contemporary Folk, vocals, flute, guitar. St. Paul, MN.
An upbeat Irish group that brings new life to old traditional songs from the Emerald Isle. The seven musicians of the group play fiddle, tin whistle, flute, bodhrán, guitar, accordion, and mandolin. St. Paul, MN.
Traditional Irish Music, vocals, fiddle, flute, and guitar, also available with Irish dancers. St. Paul, MN.
Sherri & Chuck Leyda
Laura MacKenzie, Laura@lauramackenzie.com
Ross Sutter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated to teaching traditional Irish Music to all ages at all levels. At The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.
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Flute, whistle, Scottish smallpipes, voice/song, now including English concertina; teaching from studios in St. Paul. All ages; beginners welcome.
Irish on Grand is very much a community hub – a place to buy the best of Irish goods from CDs to Irish Crystal, purchase the makings of an Irish breakfast, but also a place to drop by for a chat, find out what’s happening in the Irish community or just to see who you might bump in to on a Saturday morning! Located at 1124 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.
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“Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art and Language.” A Center for the Arts with classes in Irish Step Dance; Traditional Irish Music; Céilí and Social Dance; Irish Mythology and History; Celtic Spirituality; World Art and classes in the Irish language for children and adults. Visit our Public art gallery displaying local artisans of pottery, painting, and instrument making. Come to our Concerts and Hooleys! Space available for event rental (performance space, dance studios, classrooms, music area and lobby.) Located at 836 Prior Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Celebrating Irish traditions since 1983. Your hosts for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration at Landmark Center.
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University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
PO Box 4423
St. Paul, MN 55104
836 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
1385 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120