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CANCELLED – Celtic Cuties (Fridays, 9:30am)

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Join Alisa and other families to learn the Summer collection of Celtic Cuties rhymes, finger plays, and songs! This class is a great way to introduce your little ones to Irish music and movement.

$50
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CANCELLED – Celtic Cuties (Fridays, 10:30am)

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Join Alisa and other families to learn the Summer collection of Celtic Cuties rhymes, finger plays, and songs! This class is a great way to introduce your little ones to Irish music and movement.

$50
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Wren Intermediate Ensemble

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
This ensemble is for learning to play together with fellow musicians, challenging one another to learn new tunes and belt them out with great rhythm and style. This ensemble will meet in person and will focus on playing together with other accompaniment and melody players. As a group, the Wren Intermediate Ensemble is non-competitive. Taught by flute player and guitarist Iain Dove McAfee.

$162
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Combined Intermediate Ensemble (Redwing & Osprey)

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Directed by Mary Vanorny and Hannah Flowers, students will learn tunes and arrange them in sets to perform together as a group. This class has a strong focus on building ensemble skills including playing fluently, adding variations, listening to each other, maintaining excellent rhythm, using simple harmonies, preparing for performance, increasing knowledge of traditional Irish music, and having fun with each other and the music!

$126
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Irish Pub Songs

Online Event MN
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.

$116
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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.

$160
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Common Tunes Session Online

Online Event MN
This July, join fiddler Mary Vanorny for a late 'happy hour' session on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm CST, focusing on the Center for Irish Music’s Common Tunes repertoire, as found on our website: https://www.centerforirishmusic.org/resources.

$32
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Introduction to Tin Whistle for Kids

The Center for Irish Music 836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul
Join Iain Dove McAfee this summer for a continuation of Norah's beginning tin whistle class! The tin whistle is a rewarding Irish instrument and a great fit for young musicians with small hands. We will help your child learn to play jigs, marches and polkas! Parental support of a regular practice routine is expected.

$113
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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!

$63