Dear CIM Supporters,

Happy New Year from all of us at CIM! We are looking forward to a great year ahead filled with new tunes, songs and community events.

Register now for spring term group classes beginning Monday, February 1st!  Returning private students, please contact Lorin Velikonja before January 11th to ensure your private lesson time from the fall.  After January 11th, all unbooked lesson times will be made available to new students!

On Saturday February 20th, CIM will co-host Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event -  our annual fundraising dinner, concert, and silent auction - with honorary chairs Peter Killen of Cara Irish Pubs and Claire Killen of Emerald Real Estate.  Together, we invite you to dress up in your finest, invite your friends, and join us for a fantastic evening of delicious food, live traditional Irish music and an enticing item-filled silent auction.

Finally, thank you to everyone who supported the Travel Fund by purchasing wreaths and garlands from Lynch Creek Farms!  The wreaths were gorgeous this year!

-Norah Rendell, CIM Executive Director

Purchase your tickets online for Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event on February 20th!

Register for Spring Term        
Anna+Mag spring recital 2014

Register now for spring group classes & ensembles 
and/or private lessons at the Center for Irish Music!
  • Spring Term runs from February 1-May 29. Make-up week is May 31-June 5.
  • January 11 - Registration deadline for returning students to reserve private lesson times.
  • January 18 - Registration deadline for family discount,  group classes with low enrollment will be canceled
  • Contact Lorin to set up private lessons.
  • Download & print the CIM 2015-16 list of important dates.
Please Welcome our Newest Board Members

LAURA BILLINGS COLEMAN - Laura is a communications and nonprofit development consultant specializing in storytelling strategies for foundations, colleges, and cultural institutions. She lives in St. Paul with three sons who study harp, fiddle, guitar and banjo at the Center for Irish Music, and her husband, Nick, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of Irish rebel songs.  Laura edited CIM's recent & very impressive  2014-15 Annual Report with graphic designer, Brian Donohue.  Thank you, Laura!

JAN CASEY -  Jan is an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of Irish music through her role as a board member of the Irish Music and Dance Association and a long-time volunteer for the Center for Irish Music.  Jan also serves on Irish Fair's Cultural Committee, coordinating the Tea Room and developing exhibits.  Jan is a retired communications professional, living in St. Paul with husband Mike, a life long lover of Irish music and a sometimes CIM student.

PATRICK KREKELBERGPatrick is a father of 4 homeschooled children; two are CIM students and the others aspiring. He enjoys being outdoors, playing bouzouki and guitar, as well as operating  Krekeltronics , an R&D collaborative focused on sustainable technologies.

annualreport  Have you had a chance to
experience CIM's 2014-15 annual report?

This easy-to-share interactive, online report includes videos, photos, and stories about our 10th year of operation. Brew a cup of tea, turn up the volume and enjoy this delightful, tune-filled report on a desktop, laptop or tablet with a good internet connection.



Amazon Smile - Set up your Amazon Smile account to benefit the Center for Irish Music, then use this link every time you shop. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to CIM.  

Shutterfly - Shop for photos, cards, invitations, and more and CIM receives 13% of your purchase price.  
Thank you in advance for remembering CIM as you do your online shopping!

Monday, January 4
First day back to classes after the holiday break.  

Tuesday, January 5
Catch CIM's own Todd Menton performing rousing tunes and songs at the Dubliner Pub from 9pm-12am.

Monday, January 11
Registration deadline for returning students to reserve private lesson times.

Thursday, January 14
The Bellows Brothers (Uilleann piper Tom Klein and accordionist Dan Newton) will be the featured artists at this month's Celtic Music Showcase at the Underground Music Cafe  from 7-9pm. 

Monday, January 18
- CIM will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  
- Registration deadline for family discount.
- Group classes with low enrollment will be canceled.

Monday, January 18 - Sunday, January 24
Last week of fall term classes.  

Monday, January 18 - Sunday, January 31
Make up week at CIM.  Please check with your instructor to schedule any make up lessons from fall term.

Saturday, January 23
Professional harpist and CIM student Hannah Flowers, along with Mattie Ernst, Ann and Charlie Heymann, and David Ochs, presents Harps of Eire at 7:30pm. This concert features tunes and songs both ancient and modern.  Free!

Wednesday, January 27
Todd Menton will perform again at the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul from 9pm-12am.

Monday, February 1
First day of spring term at CIM.

Pride of New York

   - JOANIE MADDEN (flute, whistle)
  - BRENDAN DOLAN (keyboards)
  - BILLY McCOMISKEY (accordion)
  - BRIAN CONWAY (fiddle)

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Pride of New York will be teaching  at MIM in June!

June 12-14, 2015
at the Celtic Junction
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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 
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