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

The Alan Kelly Gang, March 4

Music starts at 8pm. Advance tickets $17, $20 at the door. BUY TICKETS

Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish music band from the west of Ireland, the Alan Kelly Gang have established themselves as one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad’ acts. Alan Kelly has long been declared Ireland’s innovative piano accordion maestro and not only described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’ but also credited with ‘making the piano accordion hip in Ireland again’ (Folk Roots). He is joined by, acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia, Battlefield Band’s virtuoso fiddler, Alasdair White and guitarists including: Ian Carr, Tony Byrne, Shane McGowan and Manus Lunny.

“The arrangements are world class, as are the musicians, and Ireland is always somewhere in the mix” -Irish Music Magazine 

Each a highly respected artist in their own right, they blend instinctively to create a sound with depth, groove and musicality of the highest order. The sheer energy and variation in repertoire that they infuse into their live performance has set them apart from the mold and won them accolades from critic and music lover alike. Though firmly rooted in the Irish tradition, the Alan Kelly Gang seamlessly introduce Galician, Breton, Scottish and Americana influences.

Ireland is just the starting point as they propel their audiences through the repertoire of the Celts, taking influence from regions including Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and old-time America and seamlessly combine these with original compositions that stem from a deep traditional sensitivity.