October 4, 2022

Friday, April 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tickets are available in person at the door.

The 2023 Taking Flight Collective is a cohort of 2 award-winning musicians from the Center for Irish Music, Carmen Pasquerella and Ava Sackaroff. They will be performing a concert of scintillating tunes played on flute, whistle, harp, bodhrán with guitarist and bouzouki player Brian Miller at the Celtic Junction Arts Center on Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm.

Come support the next generation and hear some gorgeous Irish music!

Tickets are free for children aged 18 and under, and $10 for adults. All proceeds go towards supporting the Center for Irish Music’s mission of handing down the tradition to the next generation of musicians in our community.

The Center for Irish Music’s Taking Flight Collective is a program that supports the next generation of artistic leaders in the community by providing performance opportunities and mentorship with inspiring musicians.

Carmen Pasquerella (flute, whistle) has studied Irish music, dance, and classical flute since the age of 6. She holds multiple titles in flute and whistle from the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil, qualifying in nearly every event for the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann ten years running. In 2017, she brought back the first medal for Minnesota at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil with a third place in slow airs on flute. Carmen is currently a student at the University of Minnesota where she is studying music education and works as an instructor at the Center for Irish Music.

Ava Sackaroff (harp, flute, whistle, bodhrán) is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing Irish music since age 8. She has big dreams of living in Ireland, joining a band, and sharing the music with others. Ava has competed in four Midwest Fleadh competitions, placing in every single one. In 2017 she competed in flute and whistle at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Ava is currently a senior at Central High School, and is considering studying music at a university next year.

Brian Miller (bouzouki, guitar) A key artistic leader and instructor at the Center for Irish Music since 2007, Miller has won numerous grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and has toured internationally with Bua, The Lost Forty, Danny Diamond and others. He is also the Director of the Eoin McKiernan Library at the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Brian is a professional musician that these musicians look up to and he is thrilled to be working with Carmen and Ava as they take flight musically!

This concert is generously sponsored by the Celtic Junction Arts Center. 

This event is included in Irish Arts Week events. For more information, go to www.celticjunction.org

Category: Events
Date: April 28, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Center for Irish Music
836 Prior Avenue North, Ste. 400, St. Paul, 55104
(651) 815-0083
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The Center for Irish Music
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