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In This Issue:
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
Register Now for CIM Summer Camps!
Thank you to Teresa McCormick!
CIM is on YouTube



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May 10
Join CIM instructors Nathan Gourley and Brian Miller with Randy Gosa at ShamRocks, on West 7th Street in St. Paul from 6-9pm. 

May 15
The deadline to apply for financial aid for the CIM summer term and/or MIM is today.  Please refer to our website for complete details and to download an application form.

May 16

A special evening of music for a special cause!  Join The HiBs for a benefit show at The Dubliner Pub from 9:30pm to 12:30am.   Entry is free, but donations will be requested for the MS150!

May 30
Head on over to The Dubliner Pub on University Ave. in St. Paul for some tunes from The Two Tap Trio from 9:30pm - 12:30am.

June 2  
The Two Tap Trio will join the  Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers at the
Flint Hills International Children's Festival in St. Paul, MN, time TBA.

CIM Recitals 1-6pm!
  We encourage
all of our students to take part in our end-of-year recitals and potluck.  Watch for more information soon.

June 3   
Watch for CIM students and instructors on the Irish on Grand float during the Grand Old Day Parade

June 8
Enjoy the music of Rumgumption, with CIM instructors Chad McAnally and Shawn McBurnie at Acadia Cafe for `Bohemian Caravan' with Orkestar Bez Ime.  9pm.

June 14-17 

Register now for our Minnesota Irish Music Weekend!  After a much-needed year off, we are very excited to present a new and improved incarnation of our beloved Young Irish Musicians Weekend for all ages!  See details in column, at right.


This is not meant to be an exhaustive listing of all of the possible events within the Irish community in the Twin Cities.  For more listings, please visit the IMDA's Event Calendar, which is a great schedule of local events. 

Session tunes on website
This is a valuable learning tool for ALL of our students!  We encourage you to visit this site often.  The site has both slow and fast recordings of some of the most commonly taught songs at CIM.  Along with the recordings is the sheet music for the tune.  Thanks to Brian Miller and Shawn McBurnie for working hard to get this information available to our students!  To access this page, click here.

The  Center For Irish Music is on Facebook!

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As of May 8, we have 1,677 Fans!  WOW!  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!

And tell your friends, too!

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CIM has a LinkedIn group and we encourage CIM members to contact each other via this social networking site.


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

MAY 2012

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We are excited to announce our Minnesota Irish Music Weekend!  MIM is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with youth and adult learners for a weekend of workshops, lectures and a rare and virtuosic concert.

MIM 2012 presents: (click here to read the artists' bios)


Harry Bradley (flute, uilleann pipes)

Felix Dolan (piano)

Jesse Smith (fiddle)

Devin Shepherd (fiddle)

Eileen Gannon (Irish harp)

Sean Gavin (uilleann pipes, flute) 

The concert of these world-class traditional musicians is taking place at The Celtic Junction on Saturday, June 16th. Register now for the children (7-11 years) and youth (12-21 years) programs and for adult workshops, lectures, and private lessons.  Register before June 1st to take advantage of discounted tuition!  For the latest details, please refer to the MIM page on our website.

The Minnesota Irish Music weekend will be full of incredible music and fun activities.  We need volunteers like YOU to make it a success!  Registration, concert preparation, concession set-up, and general clean-up...even just an hour of your time can make a big difference.  Please consider sharing your talents with the CIM community by sending an e-mail to volunteer@centerforirishmusic.org with your name, phone number, e-mail, available day/time and any specific areas of interest.  All ages are welcome!  Thank you.

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Register NOW for CIM Summer Camps for Kids!

Peruse all of the options for your children this summer.  Don't miss these culturally enriching, educational, and fun opportunities! 
  Please refer to our website for more details on the following:

Irish Hooley Camp
Terrifically Tall Tales
Irish Traditions: Song and Dance, Fun and Games!
Irish Rhythms, Drumming and Bodhran
Irish Band Camp
Irish Fair Performance Camp
Magical Travels
Recording Studio

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A Very Special
Thank You

Teresa McCormick

We would like to take a moment to offer our sincere thanks to
Teresa McCormick, our fearless volunteer coordinator for the past year.  Teresa's vibrant personality, kindness, and organizational prowess have been invaluable in helping to build CIM's volunteer base.  She will be greatly missed!  Please thank Teresa personally the next time you see her.
CIM is on View our videos on YouTube !
CIM YouTube channel

We finally have an official CIM channel on YouTube!  We've already uploaded several videos, with many more to come.  You'll find related videos uploaded by friends of CIM under our `Favorites' section.  Let us know what you think.  We're excited to be able to share the talents of our community with you in this format.