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We will not be offering Minnesota Irish Music Weekend in 2018.

On behalf of the CIM board, staff and MIM planning team, we would like to share the news that we have decided to postpone the 11th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend until June 2019.

The 10th Anniversary MIM weekend was incredibly successful and we think it's time for a little break as we take time to reflect on our successes and make strategic plans for the CIM.  That being said, MIM event co-chairs Jeanne Morales, Jo Ann Vano and their powerhouse team are already working on plans for the next Minnesota Irish Music Weekend booked for June 14-16, 2019, so mark your calendars!

We are planning to present a smaller visiting artist event in the style of "A Harvest Home" in October 2018.

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Thank you to all MIM 2017 Artists and Attendees! 

2017 Visiting Master Artists:

  • John Carty - fiddle, banjo
  • Colm O'Donnell - flute, whistle, song
  • James Kelly - fiddle
  • Méabh Begley - accordion, song
  • Sean Gavin - flute, uilleann pipes

2017 Regional Teaching Artists

  • Danielle Enblom - Beginner ProgramTrad Irish Immersion Camp, adult dance workshops
  • Aislinn Gagliardi - Teen Program, adult harp workshops
  • Brian Miller - Teen Program, adult bouzouki workshop
  • Norah Rendell - Trad Immersion Camp, teen program
  • Dáithí Sproule - adult guitar workshop
  • Mary Vanorny - Teen Program

MIM 2017 Programs

  • Beginner Program - 7-11 years
  • Irish Trad Immersion Camp - 9-12 years, intermediate level
  • Teen Program - 12-19 years, intermediate-advanced level
  • Adult workshops, lectures and interviews - all levels!

MIM 2017 Public Events

  • Great Session Experience 
  • MIM Master Artists Concert
  • Pre-concert dinner & session

VOLUNTEERS - The Minnesota Irish Music weekend will be full of incredible music and fun activities.  And we need volunteers like you to make it a success!  Registration, concert set-up, food set-up, and general clean-up…..even just an hour of your time can make a big difference.  Please consider sharing your talents with the CIM community by sending an e-mail to volunteer@centerforirishmusic.org with your name, phone number, e-mail, available day/time and any specific areas of interest.  You can also submit an on-line volunteer form here.  All ages are welcome! 

Thank You to our 2017 event sponsors:

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