Dear CIM students and friends,

We’re grateful that good weather has allowed our students and instructors to share music in the beautiful outdoor spaces at the Celtic Junction Arts Center. Whether gathering for ensemble meetings, sessions, or social events, this time together has been a joyful experience. Now, as the leaves begin to change and we wait for the cold to settle in, we’re looking forward to the many opportunities to stay in touch with our students, volunteers, donors, and friends over the coming months. 

Our virtual group classes are in full swing, with even more out-of-town students joining the Center for Irish Music community. Several new classes are starting soon, including the just-added Singing Irish Songs at Home class for ages 4-6, happening Tuesdays from 5:30-6:00pm. Click the links below to register! 

Many of our instructors have returned to in-person teaching, and we're taking every precaution to ensure that we can continue to meet safely. Visit the Students page of our website for up-to-date information on our COVID-19 protocols, as well as student announcements and resources.

Finally, mark your calendars for all the upcoming concerts and events that are happening both in person and online, including a not-to-be-missed concert on October 16th by Dáithí Sproule and The Lost Forty, presented by the Minnesota Guitar Society and sponsored by the Center for Irish Music. Details are below, but be sure to watch your email and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the latest CIM news and event updates.

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!
LATE-START FALL TERM CLASSES
Register now for Fall Term classes and lessons at the Center for Irish Music! Visit our registration site to view our upcoming classes, and email Lily Gaetgaeow with questions or to enroll in private lessons on any of the 16 instruments we teach.

Fall Term runs through January 30th. Click here for our 2021-2022 calendar, with all the important dates and events for the upcoming year.
with Norah Rendell
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm
Oct. 19-Dec. 7 | $99
with Adrienne O'Shea
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:00pm
Oct. 26-Dec. 7 | $75
with Chad McAnally
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Oct. 26-Dec. 14 | $116
with Seán Gavin
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Oct. 27-Dec. 15 | $116
with Dáithí Sproule
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Oct. 28-Dec. 16 | $116
with Danielle Enblom
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Jan. 4-Jan. 18 | $50
PINTS & POLKAS CANCELLED
JOIN OUR FRIENDS FOR A SESSION & CONCERT BY TWO TAP TRIO
Due to logistical challenges, the Pints & Polkas event scheduled for October 8th has been cancelled, but you can still get your fill of Irish tunes that evening.

Some of our instructors and friends have been attending the regular Friday night session at The Dubliner on October 8th starting at 6pm. Bring your instrument and join in, or sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes. Then, stick around for a concert by the Two Tap Trio (Norah Rendell, Mary Vanorny and Brian Miller) from 8:30pm-11:30pm. If weather permits, the music will be outside.
DÁITHÍ SPROULE AND THE LOST FORTY
OCTOBER 16, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Join the Minnesota Guitar Society for a concert featuring guitarist Dáithí Sproule and opening act The Lost Forty (Brian Miller & Randy Gosa). Part of the International Artists Concert Series and sponsored by the Center for Irish Music.

Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 pm
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
Tickets: $10-$25
SAVE THE DATE: GIVE TO THE MAX DAY
NOVEMBER 18, 2021
Save the date for Give to the Max Day on November 18th! Every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for MN nonprofits on Give to the Max Day, a one-day giving event. Stay tuned for updates on how we'll be celebrating this year.
SAVE THE DATE: VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER THANK YOU
NOVEMBER 12, 2021 | 6:30-7:00 PM
Center for Irish Music volunteers, mark your calendar for a virtual celebration in your honor on November 12th at 6:30pm. We want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do to keep this community music school thriving. Thank you!

Watch your email for more details about the virtual celebration from Aja McCullough Beers.
SAVE THE DATE: YOUTH ENSEMBLE CONCERT
NOVEMBER 20, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Join us for a concert celebrating the talents of the Center for Irish Music's Youth Ensembles! This exciting lineup of young musicians has been working on a variety of new material over the past few months, and this magical afternoon of traditional Irish music will feature the very best of what they have to offer. The concert will be streamed online, with limited in-person tickets available. More information coming soon!
SAVE THE DATE: ÉIGSE CIM, A GAELA EVENT
FEBRUARY 26, 2022
Save the date for Éigse CIM, a Gaela Event, the Center for Irish Music's biggest fundraising event of the year, happening on February 26, 2022. Éigse will be a hybrid event this year, and we have lots of fun planned for you! Watch your email for additional details over the coming months. We are also looking for volunteers to join the Éigse CIM Planning team. Contact Aja McCullough Beers to learn more.
HOLIDAY WREATH FUNDRAISER
Thinking about decorating your house for the holidays? Consider purchasing one of the many wreaths, centerpieces, garlands or trees available through Lynch Creek Farm.

When you use our team link, 15% of your purchase will go to support the Center For Irish Music's ensemble program.

Just use this link to place your order online, and your fresh wreaths or garlands will be delivered to your door!
UPCOMING EVENTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 4:00-8:00 PM
Brass Lassie & The Gunn Slingers

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 2:00 PM
Boiled in Lead and Friends: Remembering David Stenshoel

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 7:30 PM
MN Guitar Society presents Dáithí Sproule and The Lost Forty

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Celtic Junction Arts Center Fall Fundraiser

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 6:30 PM
CIM Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Party
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Give to the Max Day

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 3:00 PM
Youth Ensemble Concert

NOVEMBER 23-28
CIM Closed for Thanksgiving

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 | 7:00 PM
Fall Adult Student Open Mic

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Fall Youth Recitals (Virtual & In Person)

DECEMBER 10 | 7:00 PM
Virtual Adult Recitals

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12|11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
Fall Youth Recitals
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING 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!
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.