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Fall news
The Celtic Junction
Grant News!



Celtic Line


October 10

Head on over to The Dubliner Pub for lively tunes from Brian Miller and AJ Srubas from 9:30pm-12:30am.


October 14   

Please join us for our annual Volunteer Thank You Party!  If you have generously given your time to CIM in the past year, please come and let us shower you with thanks!  4-6pm at CIM.

You don't want to miss an evening with the Mairtin de Cogain Project!  On the 14th at 7pm, join Máirtín de Cógáin, our own Brian Miller, and Devin Shepherd for a rousing night of music! 

October 15
Brian Miller and Randy Gosa  bring their Songs from the Lumbercamps show to Watertown, MN. 6:30pm at Watertown Library. 

October 16
Brian Miller and Randy Gosa bring their Songs from the Lumbercamps show to the Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights at 7pm.

October 17
Head on over to The Dubliner Pub for lively tunes from Brian Miller, AJ Srubas, and Randy Gosa from 9:30pm-12:30am.

October 19
Monthly ceili at the Celtic Junction.  Dances called by Mike Whalen and music is by the Twin Cities Ceili Band.  7-10pm

October 20
Fiddler Kevin Burke in concert at The Celtic Junction at 8pm.  Don't miss this "immensely engaging performer!"

October 21

CIM family session, 2:30-4pm.  A family-friendly, casual session led by CIM instructors.


October 27

Brian Miller and Randy Gosa bring their Songs from the Lumbercamps show to the Graceville Community Center, Graceville, MN at 7pm.  


October 28

The Traditional Singers' Club meets in the lower level of W.A. Frosts for its monthly session, 3-5pm.  


November 3

Flute and whistle player Larry Nugent will be accompanied by guitarist Patsy O'Brien at this concert at The Celtic Junction, 8pm.  


November 4

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see and hear two good friends perform together!  Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill and Daithi Sproule perform in concert at The Celtic Junction, 7pm. 





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.

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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

Dear CIM community,
Congratulations!  We've made it through the first month of fall term classes!  It has been wonderful to get to know many of our new students and to welcome back our returning students.  Our halls are brimming with lively tunes and songs!

Our main event this month is our Volunteer Thank You Party, which is this coming Sunday, October 14th, from 4-6pm.  If you have staffed our CIM information booth on St. Paddy's day or at the Irish Fair, helped us move, performed at a community event as part of one of our ensembles, or helped us out at Eigse, Harest Home, or our Minnesota Irish Music Weekend...then you are invited!  Please let us know you are coming so that we can plan accordingly.  Either send an e-mail to Erika or RSVP via your personal invite or the event invite on our CIM Facebook page.  We hope to see you on Sunday.

As the fall progresses, we will be busy planning for Eigse CIM, A Gaela Event (our annual fundraiser and silent auction) in February and for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend in June.  We are always in need of volunteers with creative ideas and great organizational skills to serve on our committees, so please contact us if you would like to help with either of these events!

We also would like to remind our students to take advantage of our twice-monthly Family Sessions.  These are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at CIM.  The sessions are led by CIM instructors and are a wonderful way to learn new tunes, see what your fellow students are learning, share what you are working on, and meet others in the community.  The sessions provide a casual, supportive environment for students at any level.  See exact upcoming dates in the column, at left.

Hope to see you soon at CIM!

Emily Flagstad,
Managing Director
The Celtic Junction - 
Our Home
The Celtic Junction  

     Almost one year ago, we moved into our new, beautiful, designed-especially-for-us space at The Celtic Junction.  Though the Center for Irish Music had found a permanent home at the Junction in May of 2009, we had been struggling with insufficient sound insulation and space.  Thanks to serendipity, the generosity of our friends at the Celtic Junction, and you, we were able to commit to moving our offices and teaching spaces into the wonderfully renovated south upper part of the building.
     We hope that you feel as comfortable in our new CIM home as we do.  The Celtic Junction is also home to many other dance schools, companies, and organizations (check them out here).  Thank you in advance for your consideration in keeping our space clean and tidy, for keeping small children supervised, and for respecting all of our tenants!  

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded an Arts Activities Support Grant by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, for our Minnesota Irish Music Weekend in June 2013!  This means that our planning can get underway immediately to bring you the best traditional Irish musicians for our amazing teaching weekend.  Thank you, MRAC, and thank you to our wonderful grantwriter, Jeanne Morales.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Volunteering at CIM

One of the best things about the Center for Irish Music is our community of involved students, parents, staff, instructors, and community members.  We could not present the events that we do each year here at CIM without you!  There are many opportunities to volunteer each year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by filling out our Volunteer Form.  We will contact you soon!

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Volunteers at Eigse CIM, a Gaela      
  Event, February 2011.

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