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.

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
  • Michelle Mulcahy - harp (Saturday workshops only)
  • Macdara Ó Faoláin - bouzouki, fiddle (Saturday workshops only)
  • Dáithí Sproule - guitar, host for interviews
  • Concert artists for Saturday night concert at the Junction:
    • Martin McHugh & Friends 
    • Nathan Gourley & Laura Fedderson, with Brian Miller

2021 Local Teaching Artists

  • Mary Vanorny - Virtual Trad Immersion Camp
  • Hannah Flowers - Virtual Trad Immersion Camp

2021 Programs & Workshops

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 & Conor Connolly
  • 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. Tickets are available with workshop registration here, or for the general public here. Come early and enjoy dinner from the Anchor Fish & Chips food truck starting at 6:00pm! 
  • 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.