Photo of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow by E. Flagstad
Dear CIM Supporters,

It's hard to believe that Labor day is around the corner and that our Fall Term begins in less than a week!  On Tuesday, September 6th, the CIM hallways will be buzzing with tunes, songs & conversation.  It will be so good to see you again, and meet some new faces as well. 

Fall registration is open!  It's not too late to register for group classes and private lessons, but please register right away - for group classes in particular.  We will be cancelling group classes with low enrollment later this week!

I'd like to extend a special welcome to new students and families, many of whom we met at Sunday's Open House.  We'd also like to send our gratitude to the instructors and volunteers who made the Open House such a vibrant one this year.  Thank you so much.

See you soon!

--Norah Rendell, CIM Executive Director


Fallclasses**Register NOW for Fall Term at CIM**

CIM offers instrumental and singing classes for children, teens, and adults taught by world-class teachers - both privately 
and in a group setting.  Fall term begins Tuesday, September 6th and is 17 weeks long. 
You can register for group classes at the link below.  For private lessons, please contact our administrative assistantLorin
. Many of our instructors have full schedules, so we recommend reserving a lesson time as soon as possible.

MIM 2013
Teen song class taught by Daithi Sproule

We're excited to get to know YOU!

The 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 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 at our many events each year.  
  • joining in the learner session at Keegan's Pub, Sundays from 
  • making a donation to our Annual Fund.  Any amount of support helps us to continue offering high quality instruction in Irish music.
Irish Fair of MN Thank Yous and Photos...

Thanks to all of you who made this year's Irish Fair of Minnesota such an enjoyable one!  We would especially like to thank the Irish Fair organizers, our CIM staff and instructors, all of our student musicians and ensembles, and our valued volunteers. What a fantastic weekend it was!

CIM's Advanced Youth Ensemble with instructor Norah Rendell
CIM's Young Adult Ensemble
An Luan Ensemble
Open Sky Ensemble

**Watch for more photos from the Irish Fair on our Facebook page

We need YOU!

We depend on the expertise and talents of our community to enrich all of the events that we plan each year.  We are in
great need of several lead volunteers for Eigse CIM, A Gaela Event.  Eigse, our fun night of dinner, an instructors' concert, and silent auction, takes months of planning to execute and run smoothly.  If you have time and talents to share, please consider joining the Eigse planning team.
  •  Do you have time in your schedule to help CIM?
  •  Are you organized, meticulous, and great with computers?
  •  Are you crafty, have a good eye for decor, or an artist?
  •  Do you have experience in the food industry and would be
     willing to lend a hand with menu and food prep?  
We are specifically looking for:  two volunteers to plan and lead kitchen coordination and one or two volunteers to plan and lead our silent auction.  If you are interested, please contact Emily Flagstad.

Friday and Saturday, September 2 and 3
Catch two rare performances by Charlie Heymann at the Dubliner Pub from 9pm - 12am on both days!  

Tuesday, September 6 - Sunday, September 11
Join us for our first week of classes for fall term!

Sunday, September 11
Don't miss Copley Street's (Nathan Gourley & Joey Abarta) CD release concert at the Celtic Junction at 7pm.

Friday, September 16
Celebrate 1/2-way to St. Patrick's Day with Boiled in Lead (with CIM instructor Todd Menton), performing at the Celtic Junction at 7pm.

Thursday, September 22
Enjoy beautiful harmonies with The High Kings at the Cedar Cultural Center at 7:30pm.

Saturday, September 24
Register now (deadline Sept. 10) to compete in a local Irish music competition at the Minnesota Feis at the St. Paul RiverCentre.  Registration is only $8 per category.  


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the 
arts and cultural 
heritage fund.

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