His Irish tunes are smiling on Irish tradition

East Central Regional Library presents the traditional Irish music of Sean Gavin, accompanied by bandmate Brian Miller, coming up at branch libraries in North Branch, Aitkin and Milaca. Gavin’s play on the Irish flute and uilleann pipes—the national bagpipe of Ireland—reflect his lifelong love for Irish traditional music. Originally from Detroit, he was first encouraged to take up Irish music by his Irish-born father. Gavin went on to win the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal in 2016 for his flute playing.

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ECRL welcomes the Irish sounds of Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty

Music enthusiasts are invited to check out the traditional Irish sounds of Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty coming soon to several branch libraries of the East Central Regional Library system.

The trio features Live Ireland’s “Best Irish Vocalist of 2011 and 2012,” Canadian singer and flutist Norah Rendell, with multi-instrumentalists Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, they perform songs that crossed the Atlantic and became part of the cultural heritage of the Great Lakes and Canada.

Here is the group’s performance schedule:

East Central Regional Library is proud to present Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty, thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.