Thank you for being a part of this year's Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home held from June 10th-13th, 2021!

The weekend was a great success. Thanks to your support, 136 students from 15 states, Germany, Japan and Ireland gathered online for workshops and interviews. Virtual concerts reached even further, with 1470 online viewers on the weekend itself. In-person events were filled with joy and relief after months of separation from music friends.

We would like to extend a special thanks to:

  • Event sponsors Metro Regional Arts Council, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Larkin Hoffman Attorneys and Celtic Junction Arts Center.

  • Jo Ann Vano, our volunteer MIM @ Home chair, for her commitment of time and talents, and passion for Irish traditional music.

  • To our volunteers; online workshop hosts, bartenders, set up and take down, front of house, cleaners, session musicians, stage crew, drivers, and more.

  • To Victoria Pierce and Macdara Ó'Faoláin for recording and editing the videos for Nell Ní Chróinín, Páraic Mac Donnchadha, and Tommy Fitzharris in Ireland.

  • To Macdara Ó'Faoláin for playing bouzouki with the musicians above. We are grateful for this special contribution to the MIM @ Home weekend.

  • To Dáithí Sproule for hosting interviews with the master artists at MIM every year.

  • To our tech dream team for online events - Pete McAuley (McAuley Media), Michelle MacGregor (Avolution Productions), and Aja McCullough Beers (graphics).

  • To our incredible live event production team - Cormac O'Sé (sound & venue), Pete McAuley (camera work), Michelle MacGregor (broadcast), Natalie O'Shea (lighting) with assistance from Kristo Sween and Amber Ladany.

  • To our hardworking staff, Aja McCullough Beers, Lily Gaetgaeow, Erika Nelson and Norah Rendell

  • To our teaching artists Mary Bergin, Bríd Harper, Páraic Mac Donnchadha, Conor Connolly, Edel Fox, Nell Ní Chróinín, Tommy Fitzharris, Macdara Ó Faoláin, Dáithí Sproule, Brian Miller, Danny Diamond, Nathan Gourley, Mary Vanorny, Hannah Flowers. And to Saturday's performing musicians Martin McHugh, Laura MacKenzie, Mary Vanorny, Dáithí Sproule, Tom Lockney, Nathan Gourley, Laura Fedderson and Brian Miller.

  • Most of all, thanks to YOU for attending the workshops, watching the online concerts and coming to our in-person events.

A few photos from the weekend are below, courtesy of Aja McCullough Beers and Patrick Maun. You can check out the full album (and tag yourself and your friends) on Facebook.
MIM @ Home featured four fantastic concerts, with performances by our Master Artists and more! If you missed them live, be sure to check out the recordings below.

Kickoff Concert: Edel Fox, Nell Ní Chróinín and Tommy Fitzharris

Streaming Concert: Mary Bergin & Conor Connolly

Saturday Night Concert: Martin McHugh & Friends; Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen with Brian Miller

Streaming Concert: Bríd Harper & Páraic Mac Donnchadha
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