June 9-12, 2022

Join us for for the 14th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend! 

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 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 2022 event will be held in person at our home at the Celtic Junction Arts Center, with opportunities for virtual participation. We plan on offering a limited virtual workshop program for adults. The Saturday Night Master Artists Concert will be broadcast live.


Featuring World-Class Master Artists


Seán Clohessy
fiddle, concertina


John Coyne
bouzouki, song


Ivan Goff
flute, uilleann pipes


Eimear Arkins
fiddle, song


Natasha Sheehy


Sky Kelsey
banjo, fiddle, flute


We are thrilled to be offering three in-person programs in 2022:

Irish Trad Immersion Camp for 9-12 year-olds - Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm.

Intermediate-Advanced Teen Program, with master artists - Friday afternoon-Sunday.

Adult Workshops, Lectures and Classes - Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm.
Walk-in registration is available for in-person adult workshops!

Concerts & Public Events

These events are open to anyone who would like to experience the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, whether or not they are registered in workshops or youth programs. Parents, partners, friends, fans, music-lovers are all welcome!

Thursday, June 9th, 7:00pm
Kick-off Celebration at Urban Growler Brewing

Friday, June 10th, 7:00
Great Session Experience at the Celtic Junction Arts Center

Saturday, June 11th, 7:30pm
Master Artists Concert at the Celtic Junction Arts Center Outdoor Stage
Streaming tickets available until 12:00pm Saturday. In-person tickets will be available at the door! 
Details | Tickets

Thank You to our Sponsors:


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