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thank you


Eigse CIM Student Ensemble 


Heartfelt thanks from  

the Center for Irish Music for your support of the 2011 fundraising event.


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The tally is in. In just one evening, we raised over $5,750 in support of the school's operating costs. As the final Silent Auction items are claimed in the coming days, we will likely see this total climb even higher!  


These are critical funds that will support CIM's daily activities, making it possible for our students to continue to receive private lessons, attend group classes and workshops, and learn from the internationally respected guest musicians that CIM hosts throughout the year. 


We truly could not provide these unique opportunities to our students, or to the community, without your support.   


Thank you!


Éigse CIM Dinner 


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Erin Hart, Honorary Chair, & Paddy O'Brien 


Special thanks go out to the extraordinary Erin Hart, Honorary Chair, whose message to our guests drove straight to the heart of the CIM mission. Thank you for artfully distilling the impact and unique gift that traditional Irish music provides for our community.


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 Eigse CIM volunteers


Eigse CIM dinner servers 


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The Volunteer Team:  Your endless energy and infectious spirit ensured a wonderful evening for everyone in attendance.


The gift of your time made this fundraiser a success.  We thank you and look forward to seeing you all again soon!  


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Eigse CIM - centerpiece 


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CIM business sponsors.  Due to their generous support, we wined, dined and reveled in a strikingly memorable evening. Visit them online and in person and let them know you share our thanks!

Cara Irish Pubs 

The Celtic Junction 


Richfield Flowers and Events

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Hennepin Theatre Trust presents Riverdance

Presenting RIVERDANCE, March 18-20


Perspective Studio  


Additional photography services donated by:  

JoAnne Boyer-Smith, Lisa Richardson,   

O. Carillon RoseMeadows, & Teresa McCormick 


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We would also like to thank our Table Sponsors:


- The Flagstad Family

- The Forrette & O'Donnell Families

- Mike & Gloria Lynch

- The Morales / Skroch Family

- The O'Shea Family


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Eigse CIM Silent Auction 

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Silent Auction and Raffle Donors: What an inspiring outpouring of support we received through donations to the Silent Auction and WOW Raffle (Walls of Wine, Whiskey & Winter Ale). Our guests enjoyed a good deal of friendly competition over claiming your tempting donations, and we handily beat our previous fundraising records for both the auction and the raffle. 


A thousand thank yous to you all!  


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Lastly, we would like to thank the CIM Instructors for donating the outstanding gift of their music to the event.  As always, the audience was moved by the skill, beauty and artistry in your performance.   


Thank you for your generosity and leadership every day at CIM!


Éigse CIM - Group 1

Éigse CIM - Group 2



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Éigse [eg-shuh] is an Irish word used for festivals celebrating traditional Irish arts and culture. It is in this spirit that we gather for a sparkling evening to raise funds for The Center for Irish Music and their mission of handing down traditional Irish music.

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The Center for Irish Music is

a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community music school dedicated to handing down the tradition.