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Dedicated to handing down traditional Irish music to the next generation of musicians in our community. 
Sign up for upcoming workshops in bodhran and fiddle!

Sat. March 6
Bodhran Workshops with Brian Wade

bodhran12-1pm Beginners
Cost: $15
1-2:30pm Intermediate/Advanced
Cost: $20

Saturday March 13
Fiddle Workshop with Patrick Orceau
-12-2pm for intermediate and advanced fiddle players.
-Cost: $20 for CIM students, $30 for non-CIM students

more info at

Patrick Orceau
The Young Irish Musician's Weekend 2010
June 18-22

Mark you calendars now and plan on a whole weekend of unforgettable music and community fellowship!  More information to come later this month.
Support the student ensemble at the Chicago Celtic Festival

May 7-9
The student ensemble has been asked to perform at the Chicago Celtic Festival alongside other youth ensembles from Irish music schools from around the mid-west.  Join us in traveling to Chicago to experience the festival and spread the word about the Center for Irish Music.

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Cruinniú na bhFliúit 2010
Irish fluteCalling all Irish flute players! If you are serious about Irish flute, traveling to Co. Cork for this festival and workshop is the best thing you could possibly do for your playing.  Many of the masters of traditional Irish flute playing including Patsy Hanly, Catherine McEvoy, Tara Diamond, Harry Bradley, Aoife Granville, John Blake, and Fintan Vallely will be there teaching, playing sessions, swapping and selling flutes, selling their recordings and sharing everything they know about Irish flute.  The event is April 7-11, 2010 in Cúil Aodha,, Co. Cork.  Please see for more information and how to register.  You may also talk to our own Kate Dowling, who attended this event last year!
The  Center For Irish Music
is on Facebook!

As of March 3, we have 712 Fans!  Become a fan of the Center for Irish Music on Facebook to share ideas, keep up-to-date on current CIM events, and share your love of Irish music with the larger Irish community! 
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CIM has a LinkedIn group and we encourage CIM members to contact each other via this social networking site!

March 2010

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Season from The Center for Irish Music!

Coming in March...
Bodhran & Fiddle workshops March 6 & 13
Chicago Celtic Festival
Cruinniú na bhFliúit
Spring Registration starts March 9
Where to see CIM students & instructors around St. Pat's
Dear CIM students and supporters,
Thank you to all of you who came out to the All-Staff All-Star fundraiser concert on Friday February 26th.  The event was a great success and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over four thousand dollars, twice as much as we did at last year's event.  These funds will help the Center for Irish Music grow and develop its programming and administration in 2010-2011. 

A particular thank you goes out to the instructors for their music, to the board for their expertise and hard work, to the sound crew and to those who generously donated their time and items for the silent auction.

In other news, the Spring Catalog will be out in the next couple of days and registration opens on March 9.  Take a look at the catalog to see what exciting classes we are offering this term.  Spring term is 12 weeks starting the week after Saint Patrick's Day (March 22) and going until June 11.  There are no classes on Memorial Day, Monday May 31st.

Reminder:  There are no classes during Saint Patrick's Day week (March 15-21), but don't worry, you won't be starved for music!  CIM students will be performing at the Tea Room at the Landmark Center twice that week and there are many more amazing shows and excuses for celebrating St. Patrick's Day all week.  Some of them are listed below.

One last item - Come support the CIM ensembles! 
The following performances will take place in the tea room at the Landmark Center
Student ensemble - March 14 11:15-12:00
Adult ensemble - March 17 10:15-11:00

See you there!
Chad, Cormac and Norah

Upcoming Events
CIM Bodhran Workshops with Brian Wade March 6
see above or go to

Hosmer Concert Series: Irish and Scots music
March 6th, 2 pm- 4 pm:
Hosmer Library
347 E. 36th St. Minneapolis, 55408 Free admission

HiBs with Brian Wade, Todd Menton & Langer's Ball Friday, March 5 at the Cedar, 8pm

Todd Menton @ The Dubliner
Tuesday, March 9, 9:30pm no cover

LAST original Kieran's Wednesday Night Session!!!
Wednesday, March 10 - 7pm
330 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HiBs with Nina Dowling
March 12 & 13 Cascade Lodge in Lutsen

CIM Fiddle workshops with Patrick Orceau
see above or go to

Two Tap Trio Cd Release Show
Saturday March 13 @ Celtic Junction $5
Doors @ 7, show @ 8,

Todd Menton @ The Dubliner
Saturday, March 13, 9:30pm no cover

Chulrua @ Pangea Theatre in Minneapolis
Irish traditional music legends Paddy O'Brien, Patrick Orceau and Pat Egan come to the Twin Cities

Day of the Dance at the Landmark Center March 14
Organized by the Irish Music and Dance Association - come and visit the CIM at our booth!
Performances by all the dance schools in the Twin Cities, the Center for Irish Music Student Ensemble (11:15 in the tea room) and Rumgumption (4pm in the Weherhauser Auditorium) ... more info at

Saint Patrick's Day at the Landmark Center March 17
Organized by the Irish Music and Dance Association - come and visit the CIM at our booth!
Performances by the Center for Irish Music Adult Ensemble (10:15 in the tea room), Two Tap Trio (10am main stage), and many more... more info at

Lóma mór St. Patrick's Day Ceili
Wednesday March 17, 7-10pm
Dance music is courtesy of the Twin Cities Ceili Band, featuring CIM banjo instructor, Tom Lockney. For more info., click on this link

Boiled in Lead @ 1st Avenue
w/Brass Messengers, The Brass Kings
Wednesday March 17,  Doors open 7pm
701 1st Avenue South, Mpls. call 332-1775 for tickets and info

Rumgumption @ School II Pub
March 17th, 7pm
600 Market Street, Chanhassen, MN

Two Tap Trio @ Shamrock's Irish Pub
Saint Paddy's Day 2-5:00pm

Two Tap Trio @ Kip's Irish Pub
Saint Paddy's Day 8pm-12

Frankie Gavin @ Celtic Junction
March 21 more info at

Todd Menton @ The Dubliner
Saturday, March 27, 9:30pm no cover

Sunday March 28th at the Cedar, doors at 7pm

Upcoming events at Celtic Junction in April:
April 8 - Matt & Shannon Heaton
April 10 - Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club Celtic Open Mic
April 15 - Bua
more info at

Campbells Labels for EducationDear students:
For over 36 years, Labels for Education has supported schools across the country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.  This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new look and focus on the Arts, Athletics, and Academic enrichment programs that can spark children's successes. 
With your help, the Center for Irish Music can receive valuable educational merchandise!  Participating in the program is easy -- simply save UPCs from participating Campbell products and send them to CIM.  Visit for a complete list of eligible products and point values.
Thanks so much for your support!  Look for the Labels for Education collection box in the CIM common space.  If you have any questions or would like to help with our collection drive, please contact Emily at
As always, we welcome your feedback and comments.  Please feel free to contact us at any time at:
The Center for Irish Music
@The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55104