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In This Issue:
Volunteers needed for MIM
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
CIM summer camps & classes
Event photos



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Sunday, June 9th

Rumgumption, featuring CIM instructors Chad McAnally, Shawn McBurnie, and Pat McCormick, will be performing as part of the Silverwood Summer Concert Series in Silverwood Park in St. Anthony.  6:30-8:30pm. 


Wednesday, June 12th

Head on over to The Dubliner Pub for lively tunes from Tom Klein, Dan Newton, and Brian Miller from 9:30pm-12:30am on the corner of University and Cretin Aves. in St. Paul.


Thursday, June 13th

Rumgumption, featuring CIM instructors Chad McAnally, Shawn McBurnie, and Pat McCormick, will be performing at The Dubliner Pub's acoustic happy hour from 5-7pm.  


Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th

Join us for our 6th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, including daily workshops, sessions, lectures, and the master concert on Saturday, June 15th!  Further details and a registration form can be found either in the column at right or at the MIM webpage.


Monday, June 17th

Summer term begins at CIM!  All of our summer camps and classes are open for registration now. 


Thursday, June 20th

Rumgumption, featuring CIM instructors Chad McAnally, Shawn McBurnie, and Pat McCormick, will be performing at The Dubliner Pub's acoustic happy hour from 5-7pm.


CIM instructor Todd Menton will provide high energy tunes and songs at Morrissey's Irish Pub in Uptown from 9:30pm to 1am. 


Thursday, June 27th

Rumgumption, featuring CIM instructors Chad McAnally, Shawn McBurnie, and Pat McCormick, will be performing at The Dubliner Pub's acoustic happy hour from 5-7pm.




This is not meant to be an exhaustive list 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.  Visit the CIM Calendar for CIM Outreach Performances and the most up-to-date information on CIM classes, events, and recitals.


Calling all Volunteers for MIM!!

If you are available to volunteer over the MIM weekend, please let us know by contacting our volunteer coordinator, Becky Bollinger at volunteer@centerforirishmusic.org. In particular, we are in need volunteers for the community dinners on Friday & Saturday and clean-up (4:30pm) on Sunday.  Thanks!

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

The  Center For Irish Music is on Facebook!

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As of June 6, we have 2,097 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! Please tell your friends.
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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
June 2013
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Next weekend from June 14-16, the CIM presents the annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend. Every year we invite world-class traditional musicians from Ireland to teach, perform, and share their music with us right here in Saint Paul!  Make sure you register in advance for workshops and lectures and get your concert tickets now before the tickets are sold out!  Visit our website for more information or contact Erika directly to reserve and pay for concert tickets.

Registration for summer camps and group classes is still open, however we will be cancelling classes with low enrollment soon.  If you are planning on registering for a summer class, please do so today!  See below for more details.

May was a particularly active month of performances and travels including the Midwest Regional Fleadh in St. Louis (we sent 15 young students!), an amazing concert by the Youth Ensembles on May 31st, (see photos from these events, below) and our annual spring recitals.  It brings me great joy to see musicians of all ages developing their music and having so much fun in the process.

Finally, for those busy families planning their fall schedules before summer begins, we will have our fall youth ensembles open for registration by June 14th. Keep an eye on the website for the full fall course listings in July.

I look forward to seeing you all at MIM!

-Norah Rendell, 
CIM Executive Director
MIM Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
June 13-16, 2013

Oisín McAuley -
Geraldine Cotter - 
piano, tin whistle
Eamonn Cotter 
- flute
Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fáthartha - song, uilleann pipes
Friday June 14, 7pm  Family Ceili
Saturday June 15, 7:30pm Master Concert
Sessions, community dinners*, lectures, talks and workshops for all ages.  Fun for the whole family!

For complete information, concert tickets and registration, click here.
You can also check out the MIM Facebook Event Invitation
*meals must be reserved in advance by noon on Monday, June 10th.  See registration form for more information.
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Register now for summer!
Summer term starts June 17th.
Summer Camp Pics


The following classes will be cancelled if they don't reach the minimum enrollment:


-Accompaniment on Open Strings (need 3 more)

-Beginning Irish Language (need 3 more)

-Singing Irish Gaelic songs (need 3 more)

-The Music of Turlough O'Carolan (need 4 more)

-Intermediate Youth Ensemble (need 4 more)

-Introduction to Irish Harp Summer Camp, ages 8-12 (need 2 more)


The above classes and camps are only those with low enrollment.  Please see the complete list of group classes and summer camps for children, teens & adults on our website.    


Please contact Erika Nelson with questions regarding summer classes and camps.

A few photos to share from the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil and the Youth Ensemble Fundraiser Concert
Advanced ensemble at 2013 Fleadh
CIM's advanced youth ensemble with instructor Brian Miller at the 2013 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil in St. Louis, MO

**For more photos from the fleadh, please view the photo album on our Facebook page.**

Fleadh group 2013
CIM students, their families, and instructors before heading home from the fleadh.

Intermediate youth ensemble
CIM's intermediate youth ensemble performs at the 
Youth Ensemble Fundraiser Concert

**For more photos from this concert, please view the photo album on our Facebook page.**

Advanced youth ensemble
CIM's advanced youth ensemble performs at the
Youth Ensemble Fundraiser Concert