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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 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!


March 31, Noon-2 PM
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Once Upon A Crime Anniversary Party
604 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-870-3785


May 17, 1-3 PM
FRIDLEY, MN
Meeting with a local book club


June 2, 9-10:30 AM
NORTHFIELD, MN
Saint Olaf Reunion Weekend
Alumni Author Book Signing
Saint Olaf College Bookstore
Buntrock Commons
1520 Saint Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3161


June 2, 4-6 PM
BURNSVILLE, MN
Guest Speaker at Auction-Item Fundraiser for MG Foundation
An Irish Soiree with
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN & THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Private Residence


June 5, 6:30 PM
SAINT PAUL, MN
Meeting with a local book club


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.


August 6, 7 PM
EDINA, MN
Barnes & Noble—Galleria
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
952-920-0633
Join me for a Books and Brews Summer Series, pairing craft beers with selected books and lively discussion led by Michael Agnew, Star Tribune writer and Minnesota's first Certified Cicerone (sommelier for beer), along with Laura Vosika, Minnesota author and Adjunct Professor at Minneapolis Community College. Tickets and more details available via Eventbrite. Raise a glass!


August 7, 6:30 PM
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Twin Cities Sisters in Crime Monthly Meeting
St. Peder's Evangelical Lutheran Church
4600 East 42nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Joining Julie Holmes and Rebecca Kanner on a panel exploring the ins & outs, pros & cons of obtaining a literary agent. Author spotlight: Sherry Roberts.


August 11, 11 AM
WADENA, MN
Book Ends
An hour of conversation and short readings with Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH


October 27, 1:20-3:20 PM
BRAINERD, MN
Brainerd Writers Alliance
Annual Conference and Book Fair
Downtown Brainerd—Location TBA
brainerdwriters@gmail.com
Featured after-lunch conference speaker


November 15, 6:30-7:30 PM
HASTINGS, MN
Booktube at Bierstube in Hastings
109 11th Street West
Hastings, MN 55033
651-437-8259
A monthly author chat, co-sponsored by Twin Cities Sisters in Crime
Free and open to the public

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