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In This Issue:
Volunteer call for Irish Fair Booth
Register for Fall youth ensembles
Important Dates for students
CIM summer camps & classes
MIM photos



Celtic Line


Saturday, July 27

Celtic Festival at Farm on St. Mathias


Saturday, August 3, 3pm

Two Tap Trio with Rince na Chroi at the Uptown Art Fair


Friday-Sunday, August 9-11

Minnesota Irish Fair





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 CIM booth at Irish Fair

If you are available to volunteer over the Irish Fair weekend, please let us know by contacting Emily at eflagstad@centerforirishmusic.org
Eigse Volunteers
Volunteers at Eigse CIM, a Gaela      
  Event, February 2011.

Fall term is around the corner!

Register now for fall youth ensembles.  Contact Norah if you have any questions about which group suits your child best.  All of the other group classes will be posted soon!


FALL TERM runs  Sept. 9-Jan. 26


August 25 - Open House, 12-2:00pm


September 2 - Registration deadline


September 8 - Parent meeting, 2:00pm


October 13 - Volunteer Party, 4:00-6:00pm, location tba


October 31 - Closed for Halloween


November 14 - Give to the Max Day


Nov. 25-Dec. 1 - Closed for Thanksgiving


December 8 - FALL RECITALS 1-6pm


Dec. 23-Jan. 5 - Closed for holidays


Jan. 27-Feb. 2 - Make-up week for making up missed or rescheduled lessons from the Fall term.


All dates are subject to change.  The most up-to-date information is always posted on the CIM calendar.


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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
July 2013
Dear CIM supporters and students,

MIM Session during Friday community dinner
Thank you for kicking your summer off with the CIM at this year's Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.  It was the most successful weekend event yet with over 120 workshop participants and a full house at Saturday night's master concert.  One of the highlights for our own instructors was spending an inspirational Friday morning with the visiting artists exchanging ideas about how to teach traditional music.  Geraldine, Eamonn, Eileen, Oisín and Meaití were all genuinely impressed with the passionate work that the CIM does.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community members who made the weekend such a success.  Mark your calendars now for MIM 2014 for June 13-15!

This summer, CIM students and instructors will be performing at the Minnesota Irish Fair taking place on Harriet Island from August 9-11th.  Come support the CIM Main Stage Performance on Saturday, August 10th at 10:30am.  CIM instructor, Danielle Enblom will be back in town for a few weeks in August and will be leading the Irish Fair Performance Camp from August 5-10 (12:30-4pm daily) with Mattie Ernst.  There are still a few spots open for students who would like a week-long trad boot camp and we are extending a special half-price deal to any students who were registered in a CIM ensemble this spring term. Contact Erika to take advantage of this special deal!  

Looking forward to the Fall, the youth ensembles are open for registration.  The rest of the group classes will be posted in the next couple of weeks and Erika will be starting to schedule private lessons in late July.  Here is a reminder that the financial aid application deadline for Fall is August 15th.  

Have a wonderful summer full of tunes on the front porch, out on the lake, at home or right at the Celtic Junction with your CIM buds.  

-Norah Rendell, 
CIM Executive Director
Register now for summer camps!


The following camps/classes still have space available:


Irish Fair Performance Camp (Aug. 5-9) - SPECIAL OFFER - HALF PRICE for any Intermediate or Advanced ensemble students (who were registered in spring term).  $80 for the whole week-long camp!


Playing Together (Aug. 12-16) - An Intro to Ensemble Playing and Arranging 

Photos from
 Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
A session during the Friday night welcome dinner.

A piping workshop with Meaití

Guitarists from the teen accompaniment workshop

The fantastic performance by the beginner children's program

Dáithí leading some of the teens in a song workshop

The above photos were taken by Norah Rendell.  Aja Beers of Ahania Photography donated her photographic services to MIM.  These photos will be posted on the CIM Facebook page soon.