Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

MIMFinal500June 12-14, 2015

Visiting Artists

Joanie Madden - tin whistle

Mick Mulcahy - accordion

Louise Mulcahy - flute, whistle, uilleann pipes

Michelle Mulcahy - harp, fiddle

Bridget Fitzgerald - song

Sean Clohessy - fiddle and piano

Presented by the CIM, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, the Friday night Great Session Experience and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists.  

Each of the 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.   We are pleased to welcome all five of our visiting artists to MIM for the first time! 


Registration is open!

  • Children's Program for students ages 7 to 11 (beginner level)
  • Irish Trad Immersion Camp for students ages 9-12 (intermediate level)
  • Teen Program for students from ages 12-19 (intermediate to advanced level)
  • Adult Program offering a wide a variety of 80-minute workshops and lectures on fiddle, flute, whistle, piano, guitar accompaniment, traditional song, sean-nós dance, concertina and more.  

Registration is open!  Register before June 1st for discounts.

Public Events


The Great Session Experience - Friday, June 12th, 7-9pm at the Celtic Junction, free
This event will bring together the Twin Cities Irish music community with six simultaneous sessions, including one dedicated to song. This event is free and open to the public.  Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar. 


MIM Master Concert - Saturday, June 13th, 7:30pm at the Celtic Junction featuring visiting artists from Ireland.  Don't miss the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music weekend!  Order concert tickets online now!

Teen Trad Showcase - featuring performances by local young traditional musicians!  If you would like to sign up to perform in the showcase, contact Norah Rendell at nrendell@centerforirishmusic.org.

Pre-concert Dinner* & Session - Saturday, June 13th, 5:30-7:00pm 

Tickets can be purchased for individual events and in packages as soon as registration opens.  *Pre-orders for dinner are required as we will have the dinner catered.  Order dinner on the registration form.


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 our on-line volunteer form. All ages are welcome to help out.

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.