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CIM students competing at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend - June 13-15, 2014
Fundraiser concert on May 31st
Select photos from our spring recitals
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 7
Todd Menton returns to The Dubliner Pub for an evening of tunes and songs from 9pm to 12am.
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Friday, May 9 - Monday, May 12
Brighten your garden and lend a hand to the Irish Music and Dance Association of the Twin Cities! Shop at Green Valley Greenhouses at metro area Cub Foods and 15% of the purchase price goes to IMDA.   
Friday, May 16
Don't miss Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill in concert at The Celtic Junction!  Advanced tickets are $20, $25 at the door.
Tuesday, May 20
Todd Menton is once again at The Dubliner Pub in St. Paul from 9pm to 12am.
Saturday, May 24
Catch Todd Menton in his fourth May appearance at The Dubliner Pub, 9pm - 12am.
Wednesday, May 28
A great opportunity to attend a master class with the talented Quebecois band, De Temps Antan! 6-7:30pm at The Lowry Lab in St. Paul.  $10 or $5 with a ticket to a De Temps Antan performance May 27-31. Limited to 25 attendees.  Register at 651-224-4222.
Experience the joie de vivre of Quebecois music with De Temps Antan, performing as part of the Flint Hills International Children's Festival.  See website for showtimes and tickets.  

Don't miss A Fundraiser Concert for CIM's Travel Fund at 7pm!  Featuring the advanced youth ensemble and other talented student musicians who competed at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil, all proceeds will subsidize travel expenses for our students who perform and compete locally, nationally, and internationally.  

Ceili band spring 2014
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We are excited to share with you our new promotional video, made in celebration of CIM's tenth anniversary. Thank you to Steve Flynn of GoodLooking Films for helping us bring the story of the Center for Irish Music to a wider audience.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video and share it with your friends and family.  You might even be featured in the video! 
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CIM has a 
YouTube Channel
Click below to view videos of many public performances by CIM ensembles at the Irish Fair of MN, St. Patrick's Day events, local coffee shops, and summer fairs.

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

 May 2014  
Dear CIM community, 

This month, I'd like to draw your attention specifically to the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, a time when CIM invites legendary traditional musicians from Ireland to the Twin Cities to teach and perform. 
Join us for one of the following workshop programs:
  1. Beginner Children's Program - Ages 7 to 11 (Friday-Sunday)
  2. Intermediate to Advanced Teen Program - **almost full**
  3. Adult Program
    • 80-minute workshops with visiting artists on flute, fiddle, whistle, uilleann pipes, song (in English and Irish), concertina, lilting, guitar, piano, banjo and more.
    • MIM has workshop offerings for non-musicians as well; sean-nós dance, intimate interviews with the visiting artists by Dáithí Sproule and,
    • John Blake's Lecture called "Paddy in the Smoke," Irish Music in London on Saturday afternoon.
Join us for one of the following public events at the Celtic Junction:
Register for MIM now and see you at the Junction on May 31st!

--Norah Rendell,  CIM Executive Director

CIM Students to Travel 
to the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil
The Midwest Fleadh Cheoil (pronounced 'flah') is the regional traditional Irish music competition put on annually by the international Irish music organization called Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.  This year is the second year that the fleadh will be hosted by St. Louis Irish Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.  Our Advanced Youth Ensemble and many other students will be traveling to St. Louis to compete in solo, duet, trio, grupai cheoil, or ceili band categories. Competition itself is not the main focus of our participation in the fleadh! The camaraderie and process of reaching individual and collective musical goals is what CIM is aiming for in encouraging its students to be involved this year.
Stay tuned for updates, stories, and photos from the fleadh in next month's newsletter and on our Facebook page.
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Students and families at last year's Midwest Fleadh, May 2013.
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The phrase "something for everyone" aptly describes the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.  The event offers programming in three distinct tracks: children, teen, and adult.  Learners of all ages, musicians, singers, dancers and music appreciators will find something of interest in the wide range of workshops, lectures, sessions and concerts that span the weekend.

Detailed information is available on the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 2014 website.  Tickets can be purchased for individual events and in packages, and registration is now open. 
JUNE 13-15, 2014

Support the CIM Travel Fund  
at a Concert on May 31st
The CIM Advanced Youth Ensemble and other talented young traditional musicians who competed at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil will perform at a concert to raise funds for the CIM's Travel Fund.
Saturday, May 31st - 7:00pm (doors at 6:30)
at The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul MN 55104
Admission is by donation, suggested donation of $10 per person or $25 per family

The venue for the concert has been generously sponsored by The Celtic Junction

All proceeds go toward the CIM's Travel Fund, a fund that aims to support CIM students who perform and compete regionally, nationally and internationally by subsidizing travel-related expenses.


Thank you to all of our students, instructors, families, and community members for supporting a fabulous afternoon of tunes and songs at our Spring Recitals this past Sunday!  What a joy it is to witness how much progress our students have made and how much enthusiasm and dedication they have to their music.   


Katie Spring recital 2014 Anna+Mag spring recital 2014
Ian Spring recital 2014  Nadia spring 2014


Bob, J, Mike spring recital 2014


 For more photos from the recitals, 

please visit our Facebook photo album. 


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836 Prior Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55104