Love folkdancing and folk music? Check out these links to other organizations and events.

Center for Irish Music/Celtic Junction
The Celtic Junction hosts many Irish dancing organizations and events. They also host the Center for Irish Music which specializes in passing down the traditions of Irish music to the next generation.

Celtic Junction:

Center for Irish Music

Local Events

Dance a Céilí (Irish group folkdancing- akin to Contra) every Wednesday at 7pm at The Dubliner. Live music. Instructions by Paul McCluskey.
The Dubliner:

Forth Monday Pub Sings 7-9 pm
From the Facebook page: “No-book, no-instrument policy. Shanties, drinking songs, labor hymns, old-time gospel. Come on down!”
Third Sunday Sings 2-4 pm
From the Facebook page: “We are rotating between a quarterly gospel sing (January, April, July and October), a quarterly ballad sing (February, May, August and November), and annual and one-off sings in the spare slot (March, June, September and December). Everyone is welcome, and everyone may sing, regardless of what your grade-school music teacher told you.”

The Minnesota dance Co-op puts on a Country dance weekend every October for ECD and Contra and the annual Playford Ball in March. Preparation for the Playford Ball is held at Tapestry English country dances throughout February.

SNOPA is the annual Twin Cities international folk dance weekend. (web site)

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2nd and 4th Monday Night Cajun and Zydeco Dances at the Eagles Club. Dances start at 7 p.m., and run until 10. 5$ cover charge.

Monday Night Square Dance is on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Eagles Club. The music is provided by live old-time string bands and the callers instruct everyone through each dance. The dance starts at 7:00 and goes until 11:00 with a $5 cover. No partner or experience needed. (web site)

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