Poitin (pah-CHEEN, Irish Gaelic for 'Illegal Homemade Whiskey, or Moonshine) Band has been entertaining audiences in the Great Northwest and beyond with their unique blend of Irish, Celtic, French-Canadian, and Metis traditional dance music and ballads since 2001.

Poitin is a six-piece band featuring fiddle, banjos, guitars, mandolins, Irish bouzouki, bodhran, harmonica, bass and drums. They released their fifth album - 'Banks of Red River' in March 2013, exploring the correlations between the Irish and the Metis Red River traditional music.

MN Irish Fair Publication: "A six-member collaborative that blends traditional Irish jig harmonies with sensitive, compassionate ballads and raucous, up-tempo and active rebel tunes. A jack-of-all-trades, Poitin has released a total of five records – each differing in approach and style, vigor and composition while retaining a culturally and historically relevant and recognizable sound."

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Previous events


Christkindlmarkt 2022

Fargo Civic Center, 207 4th St. N., Fargo, ND


Folkways invites you to celebrate the holiday season at Christkindlmarkt. Join us for four days of festive cheer in the Outdoor Winter Wonderland, Gift Market, and Bier Hall with Drekker Brewing Company.

With food, live musical performances, art demonstrations, holiday treats, and activities for the kids, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Fargo Elim Grand Opening

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Fargo Elim, 3540 University Dr. S., Fargo, ND

Elim's new, state-of-the-art health care center is opening! The center features the full range of skilled nursing care, including short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, hospice care and spiritual care. With the needs of Fargo families in mind, they offer a high-quality skilled health center to serve you and generations to come.

They would like to thank the people of our area for their prayers and support following the devastating fire in 2020.