Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:30am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 4:30pm

Saint Paul solidifies its reputation as a hub for world-class traditional Irish music as internationally renowned musicians converge for the Sixth Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM). Featured artists include acclaimed piano and tin whistle player and teacher, Geraldine Cotter and award-winning fiddle player Oisín McAuley, from Irish traditional supergroup, Danú. They will be joined by Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Eamonn Cotter (flute), and Meaití Jó Shéamuis (Mattie Joe Hamish), sean-nós song and uilleann pipes. The three-day festival includes a Saturday evening public concert featuring all five visiting artists, lectures on Irish music history, and workshops in flute, fiddle, tin whistle, song, piano and uilleann pipes for children, teens and adults. Single tickets and package registrations are both available. The event is hosted by the Center for Irish Music, a community music school "dedicated to handing down the tradition."