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Open Sky Adult Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Open Sky Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022! We have a great variety of instruments right now but are always happy to add more. If you know many tunes and have a fair amount of CIM instruction under your belt, come join this fun Monday evening adult ensemble!

$228
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Learning to Play Together

Online Event MN
If you are a student who has learned a few tunes, but still feel like you are in over your head when playing with a group, this is the class for you!

You don’t have to be able to play “at speed” or perfectly, the class will accommodate the participants’ skill levels as they progress to the inherent joys of playing music with other people. While our lessons are being conducted online, we will focus on playing with an accompanist or following another melody player. Melody instruments only.

$248
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Introduction to Tin Whistle for Kids

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
The tin whistle is a rewarding Irish instrument and a great fit for young musicians with small hands. Join Norah Rendell for a continuation of the Introduction to Tin Whistle for Kids that started in May 2022 (and ran through the summer with Iain Dove McAfee), designed for musicians going into Kindergarten to grade 2. Norah will teach your child how to play polkas, marches, jigs and songs. Hands-on parental support is needed for regular practice at home.

New students are welcome, and should come to the first "pre-class" on Tuesday, September 6th for an orientation on how to hold the instrument, and learn their first tune. Returning students should join in on the second week of class, on September 13th.

$200
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Irish Pub Songs

Hybrid Event 836 Prior Avenue South, St. Paul, MN
This Fall, we will offer two sections of this class so students can participate remotely and in person at CIM. Please select "IPS22Fall-ONLINE" or "IPS22Fall-INPERSON" when registering.

Pub songs are raucous, tuneful, and above all, fun! But like the most intricate reel, you need skill and a concentrated approach to play and sing them well. Todd will teach the vocal techniques and rhythmic strategies needed to help you stand and deliver these wonderful ballads and drinking songs. All instruments encouraged.

$248
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Uisce Gorm Adult Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Experience the enjoyment and challenge of playing music with others in a mixed instrument ensemble! Together, the group works on new and old repertoire, with Dáithí Sproule, a world-class instructor and performing musician, as mentor.

$193
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Advanced Youth Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
The Center for Irish Music Advanced Youth Ensemble is a year-round program for experienced youth musicians who love to play with others. Musicians in this ensemble have a large repertoire of tunes, learn quickly by ear and have the skills to play Irish traditional music with great rhythm and style. Throughout the year, musicians from this group will perform at local festivals and events while developing unique and beautiful repertoire (and working on it in a group of mixed instruments), including the Irish Fair of Minnesota. This year, classes in September-November will focus on repertoire-building, group-building, arranging and preparing for the Ensemble concert.

$320
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Beginning Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Irish music is most fun when it is played with friends! Join Brian Miller for the Beginning Ensemble in 2021-22, an in-person class. This first-time mixed-instrument ensemble is open to musicians ages 9-12 who know about 10-15 full-length Irish tunes (jigs, reels, or polkas). This class is a great opportunity to meet new Irish music friends who play different instruments, and to improve your Irish music skills which include learning music by ear, rhythm, pitch and repertoire!

$188
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An Luan Adult Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
An Luan has been together since 2010, and is always on the lookout for new members - especially melody players on fiddle, pipes or accordion!! This experienced group of musicians has a history of performing regularly around the Twin Cities with a large repertoire of session tunes and not-so-well-known tunes. They strive to play great music together and have fun while they are at it.

$263