Irish 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 (see the list of instruments below), join our CIM instructors for the 2024 Irish Trad Immersion Camp.

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

Trad Camp students and families are strongly 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!

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Age: 9 to 12 yrs

Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Instructors: CIM instructors

Program Schedule:

Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th
1:00-4:00pm with a short performance/demo for parents at 3:45pm on Sunday

Cost: $99 before May 20th | $109 after May 20th

Registration includes a t-shirt, free admission to the Thursday night kick-off at the Urban Growler, free admission to the Great Session Experience, a ticket to the Master Artist Concert, and snacks during the workshops.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all MIM evening events. Adult tickets for public events are available on the registration page.

Events 

These events are optional but recommended as family events to support Trad Immersion participants. For more details see our Concerts & Public Events page. 

Thursday, June 6th
7:00pm - Kick-off Celebration & session at the Urban Growler (ticketed event)

Friday, June 7th
7:00pm - Great Session Experience (free)

Saturday, June 8th

7:30pm - Master Artists Concert (free for all children under 18, ticked event for adults)

 

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 who already play Irish instruments at an intermediate to advanced level. Fiddlers, flute and tin whistle players, accordion players, guitarists, pipers, banjo players and singers will all have the opportunity to learn from the visiting artists in small class sizes. 

While attendance is not required, the Friday night Great Session Experience (GSE) is a highly-recommended part of the teen program and we want to see you there! We encourage families to come and join in as players or listeners. There will be a cash bar and refreshments available to the public.

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Age: 12-19 years

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Instructors: MIM visiting artists

Schedule:
Thursday, June 6th
7:00pm - Kick-off Celebration & session at the Urban Growler

Friday, June 7th

  • 11:30am -  Check-in opens
  • 12:00 - 5:00 pm - Workshops 
  • 5-7pm - dinner break - no supervision at building during this time
  • 7:00pm - Great Session Experience (optional)

Saturday, June 8th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Workshops
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm - lunch
  • 1:00-4:00pm - Workshops 
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm - Teen Trad Showcase
  • 7:30pm - Master Artist Concert

Sunday, June 12th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm - Workshops 
  • 12:00-1:00pm -  Group Photos (required), Lunch (optional)
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm - Adult Workshops (optional for teens)

Cost:
$175 before May 20th | $225 after May 20th
Registration includes a t-shirt, free admission to the Thursday night kick-off at the Urban Growler, free admission to the Great Session Experience, a ticket to the Master Artist Concert, and snacks during the workshops. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all MIM evening events. Adult tickets available soon. 

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Saturday & Sunday Box Lunch (pre-order only) $13.50
  • Saturday Dinner: Unfortunately, Anchor Fish & Chips is no longer available to provide dinner on Saturday, June 8th. There is typically a food truck at Blackstack Brewery (across the street from the Celtic Junction). Check their online calendar for details and hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Teen Trad Showcase on Saturday afternoon from 4:30-5:15pm - featuring performances by YOU - our local young traditional musicians! Sign-up will be available closer to the event.

*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 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.

 

Cost, Schedule & Additional Details

Instructors: MIM visiting artists

Schedule:
Thursday, June 8th
7:00pm - Kick-off Celebration & session at the Urban Growler

Friday, June 9th

  • 12:30pm check-in available
  • Workshop period 1 - 1:00pm-2:20pm
  • Workshop period 2 - 2:40pm-4:00pm
  • 7:00pm - Great Session Experience (sessions all around the Celtic Junction building)

Saturday, June 11th

  • Workshop period 3 - 9:00am-10:20am
  • Workshop period 4 - 10:40am-12:00pm
  • LUNCH (noon-1)
  • Workshop period 5 - 1:00pm-2:20pm
  • Workshop period 6 - 2:40pm-4:00pm
  • Teen Trad Showcase - 4:45pm-5:30pm
  • Master Artist Concert - 7:30pm

Sunday, June 12th

  • Workshop period 7 - 9:00am-10:20am
  • Workshop period 8 - 10:40am-12:00pm
  • LUNCH (noon-1)
  • Workshop period 9 - 1:00pm-2:20pm
  • Workshop period 10 - 2:40pm-4:00pm

Cost:
Full weekend (10 workshops): $270 before May 20th | $300 after May 20th

8 workshops throughout the weekend: $256 before May 20th | $280 after May 20th

Á la carte workshops: $36 each before May 20th | $40 after May 20th

When you register, you will choose workshops for each period. Some will have limited capacity due to the size of the rooms, so register early! Volume-based discounts (packages) will be applied at the end of the check-out process.

Use these to help you register for MIM Classes:

ADULT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION HELPER

ADULT WORKSHOPS BY INSTRUMENT

ADULT WORKSHOPS BY TEACHER

Optional Add-Ons:

  • T-shirts (green with white MIM logo) Pre-order deadline is May 20th. A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Saturday & Sunday Box Lunch (pre-order only)
  • Saturday Dinner: Unfortunately, Anchor Fish & Chips is no longer available to provide dinner on Saturday, June 8th. There is typically a food truck at Blackstack Brewery (across the street from the Celtic Junction). Check their online calendar for details and hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 6th, 7:00pm | DETAILS | TICKETS
Kick-off Celebration at Urban Growler Brewing,
COST: $15 adults (includes a drink ticket) | Youth 18 & under are free

Friday, June 7th, 7:00 | DETAILSREGISTER
Great Session Experience at the Celtic Junction Arts Center
FREE! Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Saturday, June 8th, 7:30pm | DETAILS |TICKETS
Master Artists Concert at the Celtic Junction Arts Center
COST: Adults $25 advance / $30 at the door. | Youth 18 & under are FREE

Sunday, June 9th, 6:00pm | DETAILS TICKETS
Joey Abarta in Concert at the Scanlan Music Hall (Center for Irish Music)
COST: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Financial Aid

* Deadline extended! Financial aid is available for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend Irish Trad Immersion Camp, Intermediate & Advanced Teen Program, and Adult Workshops, Lectures & Interviews. Applications are due May 20th. Click here to fill out the online application.