August 3, 2023

Congratulations to the 43 CIM students, parents, instructors, and CIM's Executive Artistic Director, Norah Rendell, who are heading to Ireland for the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar! In addition to the many entries in solo competitions, the talented The Nick Coleman Céilí Band will participate in the 15-18 Céilí Band competition. Members of An Luan, a CIM adult ensemble, will compete in the O18 Grúpa Ceoil.

Thanks to support from the Frank Pasquerella Memorial Fund, our youth students will also attend Scoil Éigse from August 6-11th, where they will take classes in instrumental music, singing, dancing, and Irish language.

On Thursday, August 10th, several of our students will play at the CCE Overseas Concert, featuring a selection of musicians and visitors from outside Ireland who continue to promote our traditional Irish culture across the globe.

Best of luck to the competitors! We can't wait to hear about your trip--and listen to all the new tunes you learn--when you return.

Check out the Nick Coleman Ceili Band's performance at the Midwest Fleadh below!