June 2, 2022

By Hannah Flowers, CIM harp instructor & social media coordinator

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since the CIM students, families, and many instructors returned from a wonderful weekend at the Midwest Regional Fleadh Cheoil in St. Louis. All of the CIM instructors were blown away by the performances of all our students who competed. Each of them displayed an immense dedication and passion for Irish Traditional Music through articulate and sensitive performances. We couldn’t be more proud! 

Special thanks to all the instructors and parents who have helped their students grow into mature musicians and performers despite all the challenges over the past couple of years. All the competitors should be incredibly proud of their achievements this year, regardless of whether or not they went home with a medal. After all, as flute judge Marcas Ó Murchú was fond of reminding us, you can buy yourself a medal at any shop! You can’t buy the passion and dedication displayed this past weekend by all the performers in St. Louis. 

Below you will find a list of all the students who competed in St. Louis and a list of all the students who placed in their competition categories. Congratulations to all of you! Special thanks to the teachers who made the trip down to St. Louis to support and cheer on the CIM students: Brian Miller (director of the u18 Nick Coleman Céili Band), Norah Rendell (director of the u18 Grúpa Cheoil), Mary Vanorny (director of the u15 Frank Pasquerella Céilí Band), Hannah Flowers, Chad McAnally, Todd Menton, and Sean Egan. 

Best of luck to the students who are going on to compete at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ireland this August! 

CIM Student Competitors

Allegra Larson - fiddle
Ava Sackaroff - flute/bodhran/harp
Beth Bryson - fiddle
Carmen Pasquerella-flute
Ciara O'Shea - whistle, harp
Claire Vanorny-fiddle
Collin Fenton-banjo
Derek Anderson - banjo, bouzouki
Ellie Schirmer - whistle, ceili band drums
Eloise Brandt - fiddle
Finn Coleman-harp
Gabby Pasquerella - flute
Ginger Anderson-whistle, flute
Henry Brandt-banjo, guitar
Henry Miller - whistle
John Anderson-concertina
Katie Glazer-flute
Katya Roberts-whistle, flute
Liam O'Shea - piano
Morien McBurnie-banjo/guitar
Nevellie Larson-flute
Olivia Wenner-concertina/guitar
Owen Crowe - fiddle
Owen Larson-fiddle
Rana Egan-piano
Sarah Glazer-piano
Teagan Crowe-fiddle
Teddy Brandt-accordion, bodhrán
Zachariah Vandermeuse-Siteki - bodhrán, hammerer dulcimer, drums

An Luan, Senior Grúpa Cheoil
(Bob Ford, Mike O'Connor, Dave McKenna, Abby Roemer, Erik Brandt, Tom Sullivan, Ben Crowe)

The u15 Frank Pasquerella Céilí Band with director, Mary Vanorny.
The u18 Nick Coleman Céili Band (missing director Brian Miller)
The u18 Nick Coleman Céili Band (missing director Brian Miller)
CIM’s largest-ever 15-18 Grúpa Cheoil with director Norah Rendell
CIM’s largest-ever 15-18 Grúpa Cheoil with director Norah Rendell
An Luan (senior grúpa cheoil competitors), directed by Brian Miller
An Luan (senior grúpa cheoil competitors), directed by Brian Miller

2022 CIM Medals

1 B Fiddle
Claire Vanorny 1st
Beth Bryson 2nd
1 C Fiddle
Eloise Brandt 3rd
2 A Button Accordion
Teddy  3rd
3 B Concert Flute
Ginger Anderson 2nd
Katya Roberts 1st
3 C Concert Flute
Ava Sackaroff 2nd
Carmen Pasquerella 1st
Katie Glazer 3rd
4 A Tin Whistle
Henry Miller 1st
4 B Tin Whistle
Ginger Anderson 2nd
Katya Roberts 1st
Ellie Shirmer 3rd
4 C Tin Whistle
Carmen Pasquerella 1st
Ciara O'Shea 2nd
6 B Concertina
John Anderson 2nd
8 c Harp
Finn Coleman 1st
Ava Sackaroff 3rd
10 B Tenor Banjo
Collin Fenton 2nd
10 C Tenor Banjo
Derek Anderson 2nd
Morien McBurnie 1st
11 C Mandolin
Owen Larsen 2nd
14 C Miscellaneous
Morien McBurnie 1st
Zach Vandermeuse-Siteki 3rd
Carmen Pasquerella 2nd
14 D Miscellaneous
Mike O'Connor 1st
15 C Accompaniment
Henry Brandt 2nd
Morien McBurnie 1st
Olivia Wenner 3rd
16 B Bodhran
Teddy Brandt 2nd
16 C Bodhran
Zach Vandermeuse-Siteki 1st
18 B Fiddle-Slow Airs
Claire Vanorny 1st
20 b Flute-Slow Airs
Katya Roberts 2nd
Ginger Anderson 1st
20 c Flute-Slow Airs
Ava Sackaroff 2nd
Carmen Pasquerella 1st
21 B Whistle-Slow Airs
Katya Roberts 1st
Ginger Anderson 2nd
21 C Whistle-Slow Airs
Carmen Pasquerella 1st
23 A Duet
Henry Miller & Owen Crowe 3rd
23 B Duet
Claire Vanorny & Ginger Anderson 1st
Collin Fenton & John Anderson 3rd
23 C Duet
Morien McBurnie & Owen Larsen 2nd
Carmen Pasquerella & Ava Sackaroff 1st
25 B Ceili Band - Frank Pasquerella 2nd
Sarah Glazer-piano
Ellie Shirmer-drums
John Anderson-concertina
Teddy Brandt-accordion
Ginger Anderson-flute
Allegra Larson-flute
Collin Fenton-banjo
Beth Bryson-fiddle
Claire Vanorny-fiddle
Teagan Crowe-fiddle
25 C Ceili Band - Nick Coleman 2nd
Rana Egan-piano
Zach Vandermeuse-Siteki-drums
Morien McBurnie-banjo
Derek Anderson-banjo
Olivia Wenner-concertina
Katie Glazer-flute
Carmen Pasquerella-flute
Ava Sackaroff-flute
Eloise Brandt-fiddle
Owen Larson-fiddle
26 C Grúpa Ceoil 1st
Morien McBurnie-banjo/guitar
Derek Anderson-banjo/bouzouki
Olivia Wenner-concertina/guitar
Katie Glazer-flute
Carmen Pasquerella-flute
Ava Sackaroff-flute/bodhran/harp
Eloise Brandt-fiddle
Owen Larson-fiddle
Finn Coleman-harp
Ciara O'Shea-harp/whistle
Gabby Pasquerella-harp/flute
Beth Bryson-fiddle
Nevellie Larson-flute
Katya Roberts-whistle, flute
Henry Brandt-banjo, guitar
Ginger Anderson-whistle, flute
Claire Vanorny-fiddle
26 D Grupa Cheoil - An Luan 2nd
Bob Ford
Mike O'Connor
Dave McKenna
Abby Roemer
Erik Brandt
Tom Sullivan
Ben Crowe

 

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