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"This program was unique—fascinating! The two authors
and the music all tied in together in remarkable ways for
an outstanding presentation—one of the best author events
of the many I have attended."
   —Audience member, Roseau (MN) Public Library

Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien

If you would like Erin to speak at your bookstore, university, writer's conference, book club, book festival or other gathering, please contact her here.

Erin often does public readings and signing appearances accompanied by her husband, Irish musician Paddy O'Brien. Paddy plays amazing Irish traditional music on two-row button accordion, and can also talk about and read from his recent memoir, THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH, about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 60s.

How to set up an event with Irish traditional music

Book Clubs

A special note to book clubs


2018

March 3, 10-11 am
EDINA, MN
Edina Art Center
4701 W 64th Street
Edina, MN 55435
952-903-5780
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A! Join Celtic Collaborative members author and singer Erin Hart and author and musician Paddy O'Brien for a Saint Patrick's Day celebration, with readings, music and song. Erin's crime novels, including her latest, THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN, take place in the mysterious boglands of Ireland, and Paddy's memoir, THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH, tells of growing up in Ireland in a thatched house with no elctricity and no running water.


March 15, 7-9 pm
HASTINGS, MN
Bookstube at the Bierstube with Erin Hart
Hastings Bierstube
109 11th Street W
Hastings, MN 55033
Join Erin for an informal book chat and a few brewskis at the Bierstube.


March 21, 11:30 AM
WEST SAINT PAUL, MN
Department of Human Services Retiree Group
Cherokee Tavern
886 South Smith Street
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


March 27, NOON
MAPLEWOOD, MN
Presentation Church Seniors
Maplewood Moose Lodge
1945 Manton Street
Maplewood, MN 55109
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


July 3-14
IRELAND
Celtic Journeys Presents:
HART OF IRELAND: Exploring the Archaeology, History, Folklore & Music of Ireland with Erin Hart
DETAILS
Ireland with Erin Hart Join Erin for this unique trip through Ireland, visiting many of the places that have inspired her writing, from ancient tombs, the peat bog and its hidden treasures, and the music and folklore and otherworldly aspect of the people and the places, past and present. We'll head across the midlands taking in the historic Tullamore Dew distillery, a bog preserve, the ancient Hill of Uisneach, and a museum built right over a 2,000-year-old oak road. Then up to the northwest shore (more bogs), beaches, ancient settlements and tombs, visiting an archaeological field school, the fantastic Museum of Country Life, and a few traditional music sessions. Down through Connemara to Galway, where we'll visit with storyteller Eddie Lenihan, explore the Aran Islands ancient sites and Galway City, then back across the midlands, stopping at the ancient monastery of Clonmacnoise, and on to Dublin, where we'll have a tour highlighting the 1916 Rising, visits to the National Museum and the Book of Kells, perhaps a session or two, and finally our farewell dinner.

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