Minnesota Irish Music Weekend At Home

MIM At HomeJune 10-14, 2021

Join the Center for Irish Music for for the 13th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home! We are presenting this beloved festival in 2021 as a virtual event.

The Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, presented by the Center for Irish Music, is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions and concerts.

Each of our visiting artists is recognized for their musical mastery, and will offer insights and techniques to help learners tap into the deep roots of traditional Irish music.

The full 2021 schedule will be announced soon!

2021 Master Artists

  • Mary Bergin - whistle
  • Bríd Harper - fiddle
  • Nell Ní Chróinín - song
  • Edel Fox - concertina
  • Conor Connolly - accordion
  • Páraic Mac Donnchadha - tenor banjo
  • Tommy Fitzharris - flute
  • and more...

2021 Local Teaching Artists

  • Dáithí Sproule - host for interviews
  • and more...

2021 Programs & Workshops

  • Irish Trad Immersion Camp - 9-12 years, beginner to intermediate level - Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Teen Program - 12-19 years, intermediate-advanced level. Monday, June 14th. Teen registration will include admission to adult workshops.
  • Adult workshops, lectures and interviews - Saturday & Sunday

2021 Concerts & Public Events

All concerts in central daylight time (CDT) and will broadcast from the Center for Irish Music's website, Facebook Live and YouTube. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will run for 60 minutes. Concerts are free, but a suggested donation of $10/concert will help support our artists.

  • Thursday, June 10th, 7:00pm - Virtual Kick-off Concert featuring Master Artists Edel Fox, Nell Ní Chróinín, Tommy Fitzharris
  • Friday, June 11th, 7:00pm - Great Session Experience
  • Saturday, June 12th, 3:00pm - Concert featuring Master Artists Mary Bergin & Nell Ní Chróinín
  • Saturday, June 12th, 7:30-10:00pm - Marty McHugh & Friends, Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson with Brian Miller, LIVE from the Celtic Junction Arts Center outdoor stage.
  • Sunday, June 13th, 3:00pm - Concert featuring Master Artists Páraic Mac Donnchadha & Bríd Harper

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.