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In This Issue:
Important Dates for students
Harvest Home CD
Fall Classes at CIM
Congrats to CIM students who competed in Derry!


Celtic Line


Wednesday, Sept. 4

Two Tap Trio performs at The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul, 9:30pm-12:30am.


Saturday, Sept. 7

Don't miss Dave Munnelly and Mick Conneely in concert at The Celtic Junction, 7:30pm.


Sunday, Sept. 8

All parents of CIM students are invited to a Parent Information Meeting from 2-3pm at CIM.


Monday, Sept. 9

First day of fall term classes at CIM. Register now at our website.


Saturday, Sept. 14

Matt Mancuso and Patsy O'Brien bring their talents to The Celtic Junction at 7:30pm.


Saturday, Sept. 21

Our Advanced Youth Ensemble will perform a 30 minute set as part of Playing For Change Day, a Fundraiser concert for social change through music.  At the 

Cedar Cultural Center, 6:00pm.


Thursday, Sept. 26

Join Todd Menton for rousing tunes at Morrissey's Irish Pub in Uptown.


Saturday, Sept. 28

Register for the music competition at The Minnesota Feis.  We have specific information for musicians here


Sunday, Sept. 29

SUDS Walk, Step It Up for Down Syndrome.  Our Advanced Youth Ensemble will be playing from 12:45-1:30pm at Como Park, Midway Pavilion.



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.


FALL TERM runs  Sept. 9-Jan. 26


September 8 - Parent meeting, 2pm


September 9 - First Day of Fall Term!


October 13 - Volunteer Party, 4-6pm, 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 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.

A Harvest Home 
CIM live recordings vol. 5 featuring:
Felix Dolan, Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith, James & John Kelly, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Devin Shepherd, Sean Gavin and Eileen Gannon
Purchase your copy of volume 5 at the CIM office for $15 or email Erika.  
The CD features artwork by local uilleann piper, graphic artist, and friend of CIM, Patrick Maun.


Volumes 1-4 are available online on
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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
September 2013
Dear CIM supporters and students,

Wasn't it lovely to get a couple of fresh, cool days this weekend to truly enjoy the last real weekend of the summer?  Now it is time to hunker down, return to school, refocus on work and get into a Fall routine.  Part of that routine, of course, is Center for Irish Music group classes and private lessons. This week from Tuesday-Thursday, Erika is working hard to put together instructors' and students' private lesson schedules.  We will begin cancelling group classes with
low enrollment starting today, so if you are planning on taking a class, please register today!  

I'd like to officially welcome CIM students Fiona, Maia, Emiliano and their families back home after their incredible trip to Ireland to compete in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2013!  Congratulations to all three of them for qualifying for this prestigious music competition and going on a life-changing musical adventure!  Next month's newsletter will feature their trip with photos and a few stories. There's a little preview down below.

Back on the home front, it was great to see so many new faces at the Open House last Sunday, many of you who heard about us at the Irish Fair of Minnesota.  

Finally, this year we will be holding an informational parent/student meeting on September 8th at 2pm to talk about practice techniques, how to help your child (or yourself) experience success and satisfaction along his or her musical journey, plus information on music competitions (including the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil taking place on May 9-11, 2014 in St. Louis).

-Norah Rendell, 
CIM Executive Director
YIM 2010 - 2 accordions
Our fall term begins next Monday, September 9th.  We are offering so many great classes this fall...please take the time to peruse our offerings and register today.  We need a minimum of 4 enrolled students to run each group class, so those with low enrollment will be cancelled soon.  Private lessons can be arranged at any time.  Click here for details regarding registering for private lessons.

Our beginner children's classes do not start until later in the month, however, so we have extended our NEWCOMERS DISCOUNT.  We are offering a 15% discount off the cost of tuition for any beginner children's class. This special applies to any student that has never taken a class at the CIM before. Discount does not apply to the annual registration fee. Simply contact Erika to register and tell her where you learned about the special.  We look forward to meeting you!
  • Sprouting Songsters (16 weeks) Tuesdays from 5-5:45pm.  09/17/13 - 01/21/14
  • Littler Fiddlers (12 weeks) Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30pm.  09/18/13 - 12/11/13
  • Tin Whistle Troupe 1 (16 weeks) Wednesdays from 6-6:45pm.  09/18/13 - 01/22/14
  • Budding Bodhrans (10 wks) Thursdays from 5-5:45pm.  09/19/13 - 12/05/13
  • Celtic Cuties (10 weeks) Mondays from 4:15-5pm.  09/23/13 - 12/02/13
  • Singing Sweeties (10 weeks) Mondays from 5-5:45pm.  09/23/13 - 12/02/13
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Congratulations to our students who competed at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 in Derry!
Fleadh 2013
Maia, Fiona, and Emiliano on the north coast of Ireland
Fleadh 2013
Dave, Emiliano, and Maia flaunting their classy CIM t-shirts at the fleadh!

Fleadh 2013
Fiona, Emiliano, and Dave entertaining guests at their accommodation while getting a little practice in...
Three of our very talented students, Emiliano (fiddle), Fiona (whistle and song), and Maia (cello) and their families travelled to Ireland to compete at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 in Derry.  These students qualified to compete at this fleadh by placing 1st or 2nd in their respective instrument categories in the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil in St. Louis, MO in May.  


We look forward to sharing photos from the competition and stories of our families' adventures in next month's newsletter.