Center for Irish Music hosts Éigse

The Center for Irish Music (CIM), Peter Killen of Cara Irish Pubs and Claire Killen of Emerald Real Estate will celebrate Minnesota’s Irish music roots at Éigse CIM, a Gaela Event, Saturday, Feb. 20, at Celtic Junction, 836 N. Prior Ave., St. Paul.

Éigse (pronounced “EG-shuh”) is an Irish word for a celebration of traditional Irish music and culture. The semi-formal fundraiser includes dinner provided by Cara Irish Pubs, a silent auction, a raffle, and traditional Irish music concert featuring the acclaimed musicianship of Center of Irish Music instructors. Guests have two ticket options: a sit-down dinner beginning at 5 p.m. ($60) or silent auction reception and concert beginning at 7 p.m. ($25).

All proceeds to benefit the Center for Irish Music. Tickets are available now at www.centerforirishmusic.org or call 651-815-0083.

The Center for Irish Music is a nonprofit community music school that has handed down the tradition of Irish music instruction for the past 11 years. The center’s staff of 17 professional musicians serves more than 355 students of all ages through workshops, master classes and year-round instruction in song, fiddle, harp, whistle, concertina, flute, bodhrán, guitar and more.

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