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Upcoming Events

Listen to tunes from CIM's An Luan Ensemble from 1-3pm at Claddagh Coffee on West 7th while enjoying yummy coffee and treats.  

At 7:30pm, don't miss  music from Laura MacKenzie and CIM instructors Daithi Sproule, Mary Vanorny, and Danielle Enblom in a two-fold concert event: Celebrate the release of a new compilation, Heigh Ho, The Green Holly, and the anniversary of From Uig to Duluth, Scots Gaelic music and song with a special connection to Scottish heritage in Minnesota.

Celebrate Give to the Max Day with CIM!  Help raise needed funds for our thriving music school all day and also join us for a special lunchtime session from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  Details at right.

Join the Irish community in honoring Erin Hart - author, singer, concert promoter, tour guide and IMDA co-founder.  7pm at the Celtic Junction.

CIM will be closed this week due to the Thanksgiving break.  There will be no classes or lessons unless previously arranged with your instructor(s).

Support small businesses in our Hamline-Midway neighborhood at the Midway Holiday Pop-Up Shop from 12-6pm at the Celtic Junction.

Sunday, Dec. 6th from 1-6pm 

   Saturday, Dec. 12th from 3-5pm

Sunday, Dec. 13th from 1-2:30pm

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.
February 20, 2016
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We invite you to join us for our annual Gaela event including dinner, a silent auction reception and a concert featuring our instructors.  

Tickets and table reservations will be available for purchase in mid-December.
JUNE 10-12, 2016
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We are delighted to announce that planning has begun for the 9th Annual  Minnesota Irish Music Weekend!  
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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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The CIM has a presence on many social media sites.  Click below to connect with us!

Dear CIM students and supporters, 

This November, the month of Thanksgiving, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to each one of you for your support of the Center for Irish Music.  We are a thriving little music school thanks to YOU!
Some of you are volunteers, donors, or students.  Some of you are longtime traditional music fans, musicians, or supporters from other Irish organizations.  Some of you come from out of town to visit us for the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend or �igse CIM, A Gaela Event.  Many of you are all of these things combined.  Whatever your role, please know that you play an integral part in our mission of "handing down the tradition".

Thursday, November 12th is Give to the Max Day and CIM is launching a campaign to raise $10,000 for our Annual Fund.  In two days, we will announce our complete list of Challenge Fund donors.  On the day itself, we will release the Challenge Fund matching grants as the day goes by and we will need your help to spread the word!

Thanks for spreading the word via social media and see you at the Junction for the lunchtime session next Thursday!

-Norah Rendell,  
CIM Executive Director
3 ways you can help CIM leading up to GTTM Day:
  1. Tell your friends why you support CIM on social media and share this link
  2. Create your own fundraiser page for CIM. Simply click on the orange "fundraise" button at 
  3. Schedule your donation ahead of time!  All pledges from today-November 11th will transact on November 12th. 
Did you know that most donors donate to more than two causes on GTTM day every year?  Go Minnesota!!!
Please plan on joining us for lunchtime tunes that day - details below!
Special Give to the Max Day 
Lunchtime Session!

Bring your instrument(s) and your lunch and munch along as you play and/or enjoy tunes with local musicians. CIM volunteers will serve hot tea! 

When: 11:30am-1:30pm on Thurs, Nov 12th

Where: Studio 2 at the Celtic Junction

What: Session & Irish tea.  Musicians & listeners are welcome!

Bring your own lunch. Hot tea will be served by CIM volunteers. We will have a donation station set up with iPads so that you can donate to all of your favorite Minnesota Irish organizations.

Barry's Tea graciously provided by Irish on Grand.

Wreath Fundraiser for CIM Students

The CIM is raising funds to get as many of our students as possible to Cincinnati this coming May for the Midwest Fleadh, our regional Irish music competition. One of the largest expenses for this trip is the bus ride there. If you buy one of the beautiful wreaths or other decorations from Lynch Creek Farm, they will donate 20% of your purchase to our Bus Fund. It gets shipped directly to you in the time frame you choose. And the greenery smells sooooo good! Thank you in advance for your contribution.

IMDA Honors Erin Hart
Erin Hart, past honorary chair at Eigse CIM, A Gaela Event
Join the Irish community in honoring the long term contributions of author, singer, concert promoter, tour guide and IMDA co-founder Erin Hart. 

Friday, November 20th at 7:00pm
at the Celtic Junction

This will be an evening of music, song, spoken word and fellowship as we recognize Erin for her amazing contributions to our community. Bring a dessert to share.

Every Monday at 7:30 - 8pm on KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis or 106.7 FM St. Paul.  

On KBEM-FM 88.5 FM, Saturdays from 12 - 1pm AND on internet radio on Saturdays from 10 - 11am and Sundays from 12 - 1pm.  

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