In June, we launched a new website that includes an events/classes calendar and blog (plus most everything we had on the old site). We are excited about how these new features will help to connect students, families and CIM fans with our programs, events and many activities!
Following a successful showing at the St. Louis Midwest Fleadh Cheoil, 18 CIM students and their families are traveling to Mullingar for the 2022 All-Ireland Fleadh from August 1-7th.
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.
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.
It was the All-Ireland competitions that prompted us to go to the Fleadh Cheoil in the first place. After returning from Ireland for each of the past two years, many people would often ask us, “How was Ireland? How did your kids do?” Meaning, did they win? As you probably know, despite lots of Center for Irish Music success at the regional competition (the Midwest Fleadh), very few of our young musicians received any formal recognition in the form of a trophy or a medal from the All-Ireland competitions.