Trad Immersion Camp
(9-12 years)

A fun intensive Irish music workshop!

Come spend two afternoons with other young musicians who are ready to learn to play more Irish traditional music. If you already play some Irish tunes, or if you play an instrument that suits Irish music (like flute, violin, harp or guitar), join fiddler and violin teacher Mary Vanorny and harpist and singer Hannah Flowers for the 2022 Irish Trad Immersion Camp.

The program is a condensed, introductory version of the teen program. Open to whistle, fiddle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, harp and piano who know five to ten Irish tunes. Music will be taught by ear. Please contact us if your instrument is not included in the list.

Trad Camp students and families are encouraged to attend the Friday night Great Session Experience from 7-9pm.  There will be a cash bar and refreshments available to the public, so invite all of your friends to hear the music!

* Please note: Online registration is only available on laptop and desktop, not on phones, tablets or other mobile devices. 

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Age: 9 to 12 yrs

Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Instructors: Mary Vanorny & Hannah Flowers

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday 1:00-4:00pm at the Celtic Junction Arts Center

Cost: $79 through May 24th | $99 after May 24th
Registration includes a Minnesota Irish Music Weekend t-shirt (if registered by May 17th) and snacks during the workshop.

Advanced Teen Program
(12 to 19 yrs)

Three days with internationally renowned traditional Irish musicians. New tunes, new techniques, new and deepened musical friendships!

This course is specifically designed for teens (and some pre-teens) who already play Irish instruments at an intermediate to advanced level. Fiddlers, flute and tin whistle players, accordion players, guitarists, pipers, harpists & banjo players will all have the opportunity to learn from the visiting artists in small class sizes.

Intermediate and Advanced Teen Program registrants are encouraged to stay for the Friday night Great Session Experience (GSE) from 7-9pm, although the GSE is an optional part of the program. Teens will be supervised at the teen session until 8:00pm. We encourage families to come and join in the fun at the Great Session Experience. There will be a cash bar and refreshments available to the public, so invite all of your friends!

* Please note: Online registration is only available on laptop and desktop, not on phones, tablets or other mobile devices. 

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Schedule:
Friday, June 10th
1:30-5:30pm - kick-off, workshops
5:30pm - teen dinner
7:00pm - Great Session Experience

Saturday, June 11th
9:00am-4:00pm - workshops
4:30pm-5:15pm - Teen Trad Showcase NEW TIME
7:30pm Master Artist Concert (included in registration)

Sunday, June 12th
10:00am - Sean-nós dancing with Danielle Enblom FREE
10:40am-4:00pm - workshops, sessions & closing

Cost:
$199 through May 24th | $235 after May 24th

Optional Add-Ons:
Saturday & Sunday Box Lunch available for pre-order only.
$12.50 each. Must be ordered by June 7th.

Master Artists Concert
Saturday, June 11th at 7:30pm. Free for youth 18 and under, pre-registration required.

Teen Trad Showcase on Saturday afternoon from 4:45-5:30pm - featuring performances by local young traditional musicians (that's you)! If you would like to sign up to perform in the showcase, contact Norah Rendell at nrendell@centerforirishmusic.org.

*Teen program schedule is subject to minor changes, and will be confirmed prior to the weekend.

Adult Program
Workshops, Lectures, & Events

The Minnesota Irish Weekend offers a selection of workshops, lectures, a demonstration and fascinating interviews with the visiting artists.  There is something for everyone, musicians and non-musicians alike. Instrument-specific workshops with the visiting artists are available throughout the weekend. All workshops, lectures and interviews are available in-person and virtually.

Click here to view a full list of the Adult Workshops, Lectures & Interviews happening this year.

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Discounts
Early bird discounts are available through May 24th. Register for 5 or more workshops, lectures or interviews and receive an additional 15% off! 

Cost
In-Person Workshops: $35 through May 24th | $40 after May 24th
In-Person Lectures/Interviews: $18 through May 24th | $23 after May 24th

Virtual Workshops: $25 through May 24th | $30 after May 24th
Virtual Lectures/Interviews: $18 through May 24th | $23 after May 24th

Workshop Schedule
There are 4 80-minute adult workshop periods on Saturday (9:00am, 10:40am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm), and 3 80-minute workshop periods on Sunday (10:40am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm). There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12-1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Box lunches are available to order with registration (lunch orders are due Tuesday, June 7th). 

Optional Add-Ons:
Saturday & Sunday Box Lunch available for pre-order only.
$12.50 each. Must be ordered by June 7th. 

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