Dunquin Irish trio (sometimes a duo) was born about fifteen years ago to play the traditional music of West Kerry in Ireland; since then, the band has branched out to other Celtic music and even Scandinavian music. The town of Dunquin in County Kerry was a major embarkation point of Irish emigrants to America; hence our name reflects a strong Irish-to-American connection. Dunquin performs at festivals and events in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Minnesota Irish Fair and several historic sites.
Dunquin presents several concerts every year and is available for weddings, parties and celebrations of all kinds. Dunquin has recorded two studio albums and several live concerts. Its members include Sherry Ladig (piano), Don Ladig (flute and whistles) and Rosa Wells (fiddle).
July – October 2014
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Alden Square Park1169 Gibbs AvenueSaint Paul,MN 55108USA
Alden Square's Neighborhood PotluckTime: 6:00 pm
Dunquin plays for Alden Square park's neighborhood potluck; bring a dish to share and a lawn chair or blanket! An annual tradition, Alden Square has hosted Dunquin for 15 years at this "big tent" (everyone welcome) family friendly event. Dogs, kids, parents,friends, everyone welcome. Potluck starts around 6 p.m; music around 7 to 8 p.m. in the gazebo. Alden Square Park is 1 1/2 blocks SE of the intersection of Raymond and Como, in St Anthony Park (between Brewster and Gibbs) Come on down!
- Saturday, August 9, 2014
Harriet Island200 Dr Justus Ohage BoulevardSaint Paul,MN 55107USA
Dunquin at MN Irish FairTime: 10:30 am
Sherry and Don, of Dunquin, will give a workshop in "How to Play Backup Piano Irish Ceili Style/ HT Play with a Backup Pianist" at 1 p.m. Saturday August 9th, and will play twice in the Tearoom August 9th (10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.;please check official Fair schedule closer to the date, as these are subject to last-minute change). The workshop is for the basics of ceili piano with dancers in mind. The tearoom is the quiet, serene place to get in out of the bustle of the Fair. The entire event is FREE! (Hope Harriet Island has dried out by then). There's so much to do there between August 8-10; check out the website below for loads of Irish entertainment and cultural events! (Don and Sherry are there Saturday only).Dunquin at MN Irish Fair»
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
Trotter's Cafe and Bakery232 Cleveland Avenue NorthSaint Paul,MN 55104USA
Dunquin at Trotter's CafeTime: 6:00 pm
Eat well AND do good! Every few months, Dunquin plays from 6-8 p.m.during the dinner hour at Trotter's Cafe, and we donate all our tips to the Merriam Park Food Shelf. And Trotter's matches your tips 100%, wow! We can make a real difference in our community. The food is from-scratch-cooking, locally sourced ingrediants and yummy! Eat good food, hear great music, support a good cause: win-win-win!Dunquin at Trotter's Cafe»