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Upcoming Events
Thursday, July 9
Irish Fair of Minnesota Padelford Boat Cruise featuring The Tim Malloys and Sister Tree will be
from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person.
Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
Intro. to Irish Harp Summer Camp, for children ages 8-12, runs from 1-3pm this week.  See more info. in column at right.

Thursday, July 16
Support local music at the Celtic Music Showcase at the Underground Music Cafe from 7-9pm.

Saturday, July 18
Enjoy treats and coffee while listening tunes from CIM's own An Luan ensemble at Claddagh Coffee from 1-3pm. 

Sunday, July 19
Come for some outdoor fun and support the CIM Summer Performance Ensemble and O'Shea Irish Dance at Highland Fest in Highland Park.  12:30-1:30pm.
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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.  

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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.
Thank you for your financial support this year!

Combined with income from tuition and grant support, our fundraiser and annual contributions from our donors provide a critical financial foundation for the school's daily activities, programs and outreach. Each gift, small or large, helps us to serve our students.
There's still time to donate to the CIM before the end of our fiscal year, July 31st.  Thank you!

Greetings to the CIM community,

The summer has arrived!  Over in Miltown Malbay, Willie Clancy Week is buzzing.  Here at the CIM, we are kicking back a little and enjoying the relatively quiet month of July.

Thanks to all of the visiting artists, regional and local teaching artists, volunteers and participants for making the 8th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend a massive success!  I'd like to send my gratitude out to the amazing team of MIM organizers led by Jeanne Morales and myself.  This year's planning team was fantastic - lovely, hard-working people who make their dedication to the CIM a reality with offerings of time and talent: Dave McKenna, Greg Padden, Dáithí Sproule, Jo Ann Vano, Emily Flagstad, Mike O'Connor, Becky Bollinger and Erika Nelson.  

I'd like to send a massive thank you to Tom Klein for processing the visas for the Mulcahy's.  Our government makes it a significant challenge to bring artists in from Ireland, but we managed it again this year!

"You are doing more than teaching Irish music traditions to a new generation. You are building confidence and passion well outside the state border. Your weekend was more than the weekend of fun we were hoping for." - Valerie Abbott, mother of Bridie who travelled to MIM from Richmond, West Virginia

Here are a few other announcements for July:

-We are look for volunteers for the CIM booth at the Irish Fair of Minnesota on August 7, 8, 9th at Harriet Island.  New volunteers are most welcome!  You can work in pairs, and even play tunes behind the booth. 

-Mark your calendars for the annual Open House on Sunday, August 23rd from 2-5pm.  It will include a session, performances by some of our ensembles, demo classes and more!  

-Our Office Manager, Erika had a baby boy on summer solstice.  His name is Hugo James Hansen Nelson and he is a gorgeous little chap.  Congratulations, Erika!  Erika will be on maternity leave until mid-September.

Have a wonderful summer, and see you at Irish Fair!!
--Norah Rendell,  CIM Executive Director
There's still space in our summer camps!
Intro to Irish Harp Campers 2013

Register now for our fun, creative, physically active and educational music camps. With a central location at The Celtic Junction, near to the beautiful Newell Park, our CIM camps include a daily jaunt outside to relax in the fresh summer air.

Introduction to the Irish Harp
(Ages 8-12) July 13-17 - NEXT WEEK!
Exploring Irish Instruments
(Ages 4-7) August 10-14

Playing Together - An Introduction to Ensemble Playing (Ages 8-12)
August 24-28 
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Local & visiting artists: Norah Rendell, Brian Miller, Michelle Mulcahy, Mick Mulcahy, Louise Mulcahy, Bridget Fitzgerald, Sean Clohessy, & Randy Gosa
Teens at The Great Session Experience
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Teen and youth MIM students with visiting artists and local teaching staff at the MIM Concert on Saturday night
Joanie Madden teaches a tin whistle workshop

Thank you for an incredible weekend of music!
Local students as well as students from Virginia, Wisconsin, Canada, and California gathered over the weekend of June 12-14 to make music, learn from local and visiting artists, and attend the master concert.   
Endless thanks go to our visiting artists, our local and regional teaching staff, all of you who attended workshops and the concert, the MIM planning committee, our dedicated volunteers, and the Celtic Junction. We certainly made this a weekend to remember!
MIM Stats:
  • 137 students participated
  • 6 simultaneous sessions on Friday night with attendance of over 250!
  • 250+ at the master concert on Saturday
  • 95% of all waste generated was recycled or composted
Watch for more photos from MIM on our Facebook page.


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