Dear Center for Irish Music friends & supporters,

We are halfway through the 17-week Fall term and picking up the tempo as we head into our Fall Fund Drive, December performances and early-stage preparations for  Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event  happening on Saturday, February 23rd. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • November 13 - Give to the Max Day Session in support of CIM, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • December 1 - CIM Youth Ensemble Concert, 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • December 7 - Fall Adult Student Open Mic, 7:00pm
  • December 9 - Fall Youth Recitals - 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm

We are also planning the 11th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend on the weekend of June 14-16, 2019. Stay tuned for the announcement of our master visiting artists coming soon. Jo Ann Vano will be chairing the event, and together we are assembling a powerhouse team to make this the best MIM yet.

Join Mary Vanorny for the Young Learner's Session on Saturday, November 10th from 10:00am-11:30am at the Center for Irish Music.

Finally, keep an eye out for our 2017-18 Annual Report. Thank you for being a part of the CIM family!

Norah Rendell
Executive Artistic Director
Center for Irish Music

*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!
Support CIM on Give to the Max Day!
Schedule your donation ahead of time!   
All gifts made on from now through November 15th will count towards Give to the Max Day totals.
Spread the Word
Post about Give to the Max Day on social media and encourage your friends to give! Use hashtag #gttmcim and include  this link

Create your own fundraiser   
Create a personalized fundraising page for CIM. Simply click on the orange "fundraise" button at .

Join us for tea and tunes on November 15th!
Help us celebrate Give to the Max Day with a free-wheeling session and piping hot tea! Bring your instrument and lunch and enjoy the tunes over a cuppa. 

When : November 15th from 11:30am-1:00pm
Where : Celtic Junction Studio 2
What : Musicians & listeners are welcome to bring their lunches and join us for a lunchtime session! Hot tea will be served by CIM volunteers. 

Visit our Facebook event page to RSVP . Please share with your friends!
Éigse CIM, a Gaela Event
February 23, 2019
Join the Center for Irish Music on February 23rd for Éigse CIM, a Gaela Event, our annual fundraising event featuring dinner, a concert by CIM instructors, a silent auction filled with fabulous Irish finds, and more! Consider sponsoring a table of ten in support of the tradition. Tickets will be available soon, so be sure to get the date on your calendar!

Now collecting silent auction donations!
We are currently requesting donations for our silent auction! Click here to for more information and to fill out our donation form. Contact Eileen Degnan, silent auction chair, with questions.
Save the Date!
December 1, 2018
CIM Youth Ensemble Concert

Celebrate the incredible talents of the Center for Irish Music's Advanced Youth Ensemble! All proceeds go to the Travel Fund, to make the community trip to the Midwest Fleadh accessible to all CIM students. Starling & Swallowtail ensembles will also be performing!

June 14-16, 2019
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM)

A 3-day traditional Irish music festival including workshops, lectures, sessions, and a concert with master artists from around the world, presented by the Center for Irish Music.
Order your CIM gear for the holidays
Show your school spirit by ordering Center for IrishMusic logowear, now available for the holidays!

We are excited to offer some great items as part of our fall logowear merchandise sale. 

If you would like to receive your item(s) before the holidays, those orders and payment need to be received by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 5th. Orders will be available for pick-up December 21st. 

Watch your email for more information and a link to our online order form!
Upcoming Concerts & Events
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Give to the Max Day Session & Tea
Celtic Junction Studio 2
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 | 7:00-9:30 PM
Sona (Mattie Ernst, Hannah Flowers)
Urban Growler
This is not an exhaustive listing of all events within the Twin Cities Irish community. For more listings, please visit the  IMDA Event Calendar , and the  Celtic Junction Arts Center  concerts.   
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 joining us as a volunteer or making a gift to the CIM today!
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