Past Visiting Artists

The Center for Irish Music sponsors occasional workshops during year with master traditional irish musicians, usually during the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, held annually on the second weekend in June. 

Past workshops have highlighted the talented teaching of:

Randal Bays (fiddle)

Fiona Black (Cape Breton tunes)

John Blake (guitar, flute)

Harry Bradley (flute, uilleann pipes)

Steve Byrne (song)

Liz Carroll (fiddle)

Seán Clohessy (fiddle, piano)

Marta Cook (harp)

Eamonn Cotter (flute)

Geraldine Cotter (tin whistle & piano)

Brian Conway (fiddle)

Kevin Crawford (flute) 

Dermy & Tara Diamond (fiddle and flute)

Brendan Dolan (piano and flute)

Felix Dolan (piano)

Bridget Fitzgerald (song)

Rita Gallagher (song)

Eileen Gannon (harp)

Sean Gavin (flute, uilleann pipes)

Cathal Goan (history of Irish language song)

Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes) 

Martin Hayes (fiddle)

Fiona Hunter (song)

Liz & Yvonne Kane (fiddles)

James Kelly (fiddle) 

Joanie Madden (tin whistle)

Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle)

Billy McComiskey (accordion)

John McEvoy (fiddle)

Catherine McEvoy (flute)

Tommy Martin (uilleann pipes)

Áine Meenaghan (sean nós song)

Michelle Mulcahy (harp, fiddle, accordion, concertina)

Oisín McAuley (fiddle)

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill (song) 

Eileen O'Brien (fiddle)

Paddy O'Brien (button accordion)

Cillian O'Dálaigh (guitar)

Eamon O'Leary (guitar)

Patrick Ourceau (fiddle)

Ailie Robertson (harp)

Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fathartha (song)

Devin Shepherd (fiddle)

Jesse Smith (fiddle)

Dáithí Sproule (guitar)

Fintan Vallely (flute)

Brian Wade (bodhrán)