Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 14th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend! We were thrilled to be back in person this year. 131 adults and youth enjoyed workshops, lectures and interviews (both online and in person) with our amazing visiting master artists and regional artists. 125 people joined us for our Kickoff Celebration, 150 musicians shared tunes at the Great Session Experience, and 160 attended our Saturday night Master Artists Concert.
Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Master Artists Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend. Don't miss this rare chance to see Kathleen Conneely (whistle), Seán Clohessy (fiddle), and John Coyne (bouzouki/song) play from their recently released album “All Jokes Aside”. “Their music is simply top shelf and if you’re a traditional music lover it’s one you’ll absolutely have to have to hear for yourself.” says the Irish Echo. In addition, visiting artists Ivan Goff (Danú) on uilleann pipes and flute, award-winning singer and fiddle player Eimear Arkins (Clare), accordion and banjo player Natasha Sheehy (Limerick), and multi-instrumentalist Sky Kelsey (Alaska) will perform together on one stage at the Celtic Junction Arts Center’s Outdoor Stage!
We are pleased to announce our visiting Master Artists for Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, happening June 9-12, 2022! Join the Center for Irish Music for this unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions and concerts.