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).
August – November 2016
- Saturday, August 13, 2016
Saint Paul,MN 55101USA
MN Irish Fair at Harriet IslandTime: 10:30 am
It's a long-standing summer tradition: the FREE admission Minnesota Irish Fair on Harriet Island! There's tons of great entertainment, lots of good stuff to eat and drink, workshops, literary events, music for all Irish tastes. Join Dunquin (Don, Sherry and Rosa) in the Trisceal tearoom at 10:30 am and 3 p.m. The tearoom's a great place to get out of the bustle of the fair and enjoy a relaxing cuppa and scone. Then join The New Pearl Buttons in the workshop tent at 1 pm for "Musical Migrations: Appalachian music from Irish Roots". John Wenstrom, a great singer and banjo/mando guy, joins the aforementioned trio in an exploration of tunes and songs from America's southern region.See the website below for a full listing of what's on at the Fair. see you there!MN Irish Fair at Harriet Island»
- Sunday, August 14, 2016
Historic LeDuc Estate1629 Vermillion StreetHastings,MN 55033USA
LeDuc Apple Orchard ConcertTime: 6:30 pm
Dunquin plays for one of the last of the LeDuc Estate's summer events: music in the Apple Orchard out in back of the house. Hear lively jigs and reels and sweet airs. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and make a dinner date with your friends and family! There is pie and other goodies for sale for dessert, too! This is one of our favorite events all year. Concert admission is free.