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CIM's 10th Anniversary Video
Register now for Fall term!
We want to get to know YOU!
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Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 6
Irish guitarist and singer/songwriter Patsy O'Brien joins New York fiddle player Matt Mancuso in concert at The Celtic Junction.  Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. 

Todd Menton brings his rousing tunes and songs to the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul.  9pm - 12am.

Monday, September 8
The first day of CIM's Fall term.  We are excited to meet all of our new students and to welcome back our returning students.

Wednesday, September 10
Todd Menton returns to the Dubliner Pub for an evening of toe-tapping Irish music.  9pm - 12am.

Wednesday, September 24
Return to the Dubliner Pub for one more Irish music evening with Todd Menton.  9pm - 12am.

Friday, September 26
A Gaelic Harp Celebration with Ann Heymann - the last in a series of free public seminar-performances featuring a thousand years of the harp tradition of Ireland and Scotland.  This event will feature local harpers Kassandra Cruit, Mattie Ernst, and Hannah Flowers performing solo and with Ann & Charlie on repertoire that they have been learning from Ann during the year. Don't miss this opportunity! The public is invited to a reception with Ann and Charlie following the music.  7:30pm at The Celtic Junction.

Saturday, September 27
The Great Northern Irish Pipers Club hosts its GNIPC 2014 Tionol Concert, an evening of Irish traditional music played on the Irish uilleann pipes. This year's concert features Joey Abarta, Tom Klein, and Tommy Martin.  7:30pm at The Celtic Junction.

Sunday, September 28

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 resource for local events.
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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! 
Support CIM Every Time you Shop!

Each time you shop, you can help raise money for CIM!  Simply click on the following link and save it in your bookmarks. That way, every time you shop you'll be brought directly to our Amazon smile site.  Happy shopping and thank you for supporting The Center for Irish Music.  

'Like' CIM on Facebook!
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The CIM has a very active Facebook page.  Please join us there for the most up-to-date announcements, posts related to traditional Irish music, and upcoming events.

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.
September 2014
Dear CIM community, 

Greetings from the Center for Irish Music!  This week, the office is buzzing as we prepare for the start of the CIM's tenth year of lessons and classes. The start of Fall term is only four days away!  Registration is still open, however we have already had to cancel one or two classes with low enrolment.  If you are intending to attend a class next week, please check our online class listings and register today!

We'd like to extend a special welcome our new students, many of whom we met at the Open House and 10-year Anniversary Party on August 24th.  We'd also like to send our gratitude out to the instructors and volunteers who set up, cleaned up, offered class demonstrations and made the Open House the busiest (and most fun) the CIM has had so far!  Great tunes, great craic and many new faces.  It is very exciting to see the local interest in traditional Irish music growing.

We have a great year ahead of us, filled with Irish music and all of the good things that come along with it.  See you next week!
-Norah Rendell,  
CIM Executive Director,
-Erika Nelson, Office Manager, and
-Emily Flagstad, CIM Assistant Director
Fall Term Begins Monday, Sept. 8
It's not too late to register for group classes or private lessons! 
CIM harp instructor, Chad McAnally

CIM offers instrumental and singing classes for children, youth, and adults taught by world-class teachers - both 
privately and in a group setting.  Fall term begins Monday, September 8th and is 17 weeks long.  You can register here for group classes.  For private lessons, please contact our office manager, Erika.

Many of our instructors 
have full schedules, so we recommend reserving a lesson time as soon as possible.   


Irish Gaelic Songs for Young Singers
taught by Daithi Sproule  (for kids ages 10-14)

Playing Irish Tunes By Ear
taught by Sean Egan  (for older teens and adults)

Note:  Information about Celtic Cuties and Singing Sweeties classes is forthcoming!  Thank you for your patience.

We're excited to get to know YOU!

Banjoes at recitalThe Center for Irish Music is a thriving music school, providing valued instruction in traditional Irish music to students in the Twin Cities. However, the CIM is also a welcoming, vibrant community of professional artists, dedicated staff, highly motivated students, and devoted volunteers. We invite you to get to know our community by:
  • introducing yourself to our staff, fellow students, and parents while waiting for classes.  We want to meet you!
  • chatting with your instructor (or your child(ren)'s instructor) for a few minutes before and/or after class.
  • viewing our 10 year anniversary video (link at left) to find out what we do and why we're so committed to CIM.
  • becoming involved as a CIM volunteer.  
  • perusing our website and learning all about our staff, board, and instructors.
  • supporting CIM our many events each year.  
  • joining in the learner session at Keegan's Pub, Sundays from 4-6pm. 
  • making a donation to our Annual Fund.  Any amount of support helps us to continue offering high quality instruction in Irish music.

MIM Volunteer


Thank you for helping us kick off our 10th anniversary year at CIM!
We were delighted that so many of you were able to join us on Sunday, August 24th for our very special open house and 10th anniversary party!  It was a memorable and musical afternoon of meeting prospective students, enjoying instrument and class demonstrations from our instructors, recognizing and celebrating all of our community members who have been  so instrumental in assuring CIM's survival over the years, and rejoicing to the sounds of an informal session.   And, of course, we had a celebratory cake, too!  

For more pics from our open house, please check out the album on our Facebook page

Session musicians at our open house.


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