Irish Music Festival 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am


We invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 9-11, 2017.  Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, the Friday night Great Session Experience and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists.  

Each of our visiting artists is recognized for their musical mastery, and will offer insights and techniques to help learners tap into the deep roots of traditional Irish music.

Featuring World-Class Traditional Musicians

  • John Carty - fiddle, banjo
  • Colm O'Donnell - flute, whistle, song
  • James Kelly - fiddle
  • Méabh Begley - accordion, song
  • Sean Gavin - flute, uilleann pipes

Regional Teaching Artists


  • Danielle Enblom - Beginner ProgramTrad Irish Immersion Camp, adult dance workshops
  • Aislinn Gagliardi - Teen Program, adult harp workshops
  • Brian Miller - Teen Program, adult bouzouki workshop
  • Norah Rendell - Trad Immersion Camp, teen program
  • Dáithí Sproule - adult guitar workshop
  • Mary Vanorny - Teen Program

MIM 2017 Programs


  • Beginner Program - 7-11 years
  • Irish Trad Immersion Camp - 9-12 years, intermediate level
  • Teen Program - 12-19 years, intermediate-advanced level
  • Adult workshops, lectures and interviews - all levels!



Venue Information

United States

Presenting Organization

Center for Irish Music