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There is so much going on during these last few weeks of our Spring term that we thought we'd update you on several items:
Spring Term News
* There are no classes on May 31st, Memorial Day, unless you have pre-arranged
   a lesson with your instructor.
* Group classes continue through the week of June 7-13.  Private lessons can
   continue according to your schedule set up with your instructor.
* There will be a monthly Family Session from 2-3:30pm on Sunday, June 13th
   in the CIM common space.  Instructor hosts TBA.
* A very special THANK YOU goes out to all of our wonderfully talented students
   who shared their gifts of music with the community at our Spring Recital last
   week!  It is always such a joy to see and hear your progress!
Grand Old Day
We are happy to be sharing a float in the Grand Old Day parade on Sunday, June 6th with the Irish Fair of MN!  The parade runs from 10am-noon down Grand Avenue in St. Paul.  We need volunteers to help hand out CIM marketing materials and play instruments!  The sign-up sheet for volunteers is on the CIM office door.  Watch for more details soon.
Young Irish Musicians Weekend
* A reminder that the early discount tuition rate ends this Monday, May 31st! 
  Register NOW for this amazing weekend of music instruction!  For details, visit
* Even if you can't commit to a full weekend, take advantage of this rare opportunity
  to learn about the Irish Traditional Music Archives! 

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* Kevin Crawford, our flute/whistle/bodhran instructor for YIM 2010, is part of the
  band, Lunasa.  Lunasa is featured on the cover of this month's Irish Music Magazine.
  Check out the article the next time you're in the CIM common space.
* The HiBs concert at the Claddaugh in Maple Grove on May 29th has been cancelled.
   Watch for upcoming HiB appearances this summer!
* Our own Danielle Enblom, together with Anna Lethert, will be offering a workshop
   titled "THE HOUSE DANCES OF DONEGAL" from 2-4pm on Sunday, June 27th  (**This
   is a rescheduled date!) at The Celtic Junction.  Anna has spent a significant amount
   of time in the kitchens and pubs where these traditional dances can be found and
   she's brought them back for us to learn! The dances include barndances, mazurkas,
   highlands and waltzes and range from the simplest of steps that any beginner could
   pick up to steps with fancy footwork sure to excite the seasoned dancer. No need
   to bring a partner, all you need is yourself and any comfortable, stable pair of
   shoes. As an added bonus, fiddle player Danny Diamond will be accompanying the
   dance classes to play the Donegal dance tunes.  E-mail  to
   let Danielle and Anna know if you'll be joining them.  You can view more details at
   Find us on Facebook Workshop FB Event

Thank you!

 --The Center For Irish Music