dedicated to handing down traditional Irish music
The Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival presented by the Center for Irish Music that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with youth and adult learners for a weekend of workshops, lectures and a rare and virtuosic concert on Saturday night.
This three-day event is unique in its mission to provide traditional Irish music programming for all ages and abilities, from a beginner program for children ages 7-11 taught by Center for Irish Music instructors, to a full three-day youth music course (all Irish instruments) and a wide variety of 80-minute workshops for adults on uillean pipes, flute, piano, Irish accompaniment, Irish harp, fiddle and more, taught by the visiting artists. MIM is held in June.
Éigse [eg-shuh] is an Irish word used for festivals celebrating traditional Irish arts and culture. It is in this spirit that we gather for an evening to raise funds for The Center for Irish Music and the mission of handing down traditional Irish music. Event includes a silent auction, sit down dinner, and concert by the esteemed Center for Irish Music instructors. Our annual fundraiser always is held in February.
On hiatus for 2012, Celebrating Traditional Tunes and Songs with Featured Guest Artists. Event includes workshop opportunities and a special concert featuring the visiting musicians.