Dear Center for Irish Music supporters,

Before talking about our upcoming activities, I will take a moment to address the events of this past week which caused the Twin Cities to make international news.

We mourn the loss of George Floyd and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and community. We share in the pain, grief and outrage over the killing of another black man in our community.

The Center for Irish Music stands in solidarity with our neighbors as we work to make Minnesota a more equitable place for people of color. We are inspired by the countless acts of kindness and generosity witnessed at neighborhood clean ups in Midway, Lake Street and around the Twin Cities, and we urge everyone to be a helper right now. Check on your neighbors, and learn from the hard conversations being had all over the country.

Let's tap into our empathy for those suffering injustice and loss, and get to work as we use our music to express and process the harm happening in our community now. Please contact us if you need a list of organizations you can support today.

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home and Summer Term are just around the corner. Summer Term starts on June 8th!

We are looking for a few more people to sign up for the following classes starting next week. Please sign up by noon, this Friday, June 5th:


For a full list of our upcoming summer classes, click here.

Spring students, here's a reminder to please fill out your spring term surveys. Search your inboxes for "evaluation", and thank you!

Norah Rendell
Executive Artistic Director

*CIM students: The " students " webpage is updated on a weekly basis. We request that current students bookmark this page and check in regularly to find out about upcoming dates, deadlines, events and student-related announcements. Thank you!
REGISTER FOR SUMMER CLASSES BY JUNE 5th!
We're excited to announce a brand new lineup of virtual classes this summer. If you're interested in taking a group class, please register online by the end of this week! Summer term starts June 8th and runs through August 16th.


Private students, please contact Hannah Carr-Murphy at hcarmurphy@centerforirishmusic.org right away to renew your lessons for summer.

Email Hannah with questions about classes, or to enroll in private lessons on any of the 16 instruments we teach. Don't have an instrument? Contact us to see if we have one available for rent.

REGISTER NOW FOR MIM @ HOME
There's still time to register for Minnesota Irish Music Weekend at Home!
Join friends from Minnesota and abroad for a full weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions, streaming concerts, and more! Preview concerts begin this Saturday, June 6th.

VIRTUAL IRISH TRAD IMMERSION CAMP (AGES 9-12)
Friday, June 12th & Saturday, June 13th

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED TEEN PROGRAM (AGES 12-19)
Thursday, June 11th & Friday, June 12th

ADULT WORKSHOPS, LECTURES & INTERVIEWS (ALL AGES)
Saturday, June 13th & Sunday, June 14th
One- and two-day workshop passes available
MIM @ HOME VIRTUAL CONCERTS & PUBLIC EVENTS
Join us for 6 streaming concerts plus two public events featuring the MIM @ Home master artists. Register online for your free concert pass, and click here to make a free-will donation to support the artists.

SATURDAY JUNE 6 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
MIM @ Home preview concerts with Pauline Conneely, Brian Ó hAirt, and the CIM Advanced Youth Ensemble.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11
Virtual MIM @ Home Opening Reception, featuring Benny McCarthy in concert, starting at 7:30pm.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Great Session Experiences
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Junior Session, online via Zoom
  • 7:00-8:00pm - Song session, led by Brian Miller via Zoom
  • 7:30- 8:30pm - TUNES with sets led by visiting artists and local musicians

SATURDAY JUNE 13 - SUNDAY, JUNE 14
MIM @ Home streaming concerts with Conal Ó Gráda, Séan Gavin, Danny Diamond, Brian Miller, and Matt Cranitch.

Contact Aja McCullough Beers, Events & Communications Coordinator, with questions about MIM @ Home programs and events.
CIM IS HIRING!
The Center for Irish Music is hiring a new Registration Coordinator and Administrative Assistant!

If you have a passion for music education, Irish culture, community and you have exceptional organizational skills, this is the job for you. See more information here and please help us spread the word. We hope to hire by mid-July, so that our new employee can work with Hannah before she moves onto the next exciting chapter in her life and career. We look forward to finding the right person for this key role at the CIM.

Congratulations to Hannah Carr-Murphy as she pursues a PhD in Creative Writing at Binghamton University in New York! Hannah will be working at CIM until mid-August (so you can keep emailing her).
VIRTUAL SESSIONS ALL OVER TOWN
If you've been itching to play music with others, some groups are finding ways to gather online via Zoom, including the Keegan's Learners' Session and the Traditional Singers Club Song Session.

The Keegan's Learners Session (KLS) has transitioned to the Virtually Unstoppable KLS. Their weekly session is happening online every Sunday from 4:00pm-6:00pm. If you'd like to sign up, contact us directly and we'll send you the info.

The Traditional Singer's Club has decided to meet on a weekly basis during the COVID-19 crisis on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm. To find out more, join their mailing list by sending an email to Shawn McBurnie at shawn@rumgumption.com.
UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR PERFORMANCES
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 | 1:00 PM
Danielle Enblom

JUNE 15-19
Danielle Enblom

SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (MORE DETAILS TBA)
Danielle Enblom

These concerts are free. Goodwill donations will be accepted during live during the performances. We will continue to share additional performances on our social media pages as they are announced.
Support the CIM
The Center for Irish Music is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we depend on your support to continue passing down the tradition of Irish music and song. Please consider making a gift to the CIM today!
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Minnesota through
a Minnesota State Arts
Board Operating Support
grant, thanks to a
legislative appropriation
from the arts and
cultural heritage fund.