Internationally renowned musicians will converge for the sixth annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM) Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, at the Center for Irish Music, at the Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Avenue N.
Featured artists will include piano and tin whistle player and teacher Geraldine Cotter and award-winning fiddle player Oisín McAuley from the Irish group Danú. They are two of five master artists who will participate in the three-day festival, which will include a Saturday evening public concert featuring all five visiting artists, lectures on Irish music history and weekend workshops in flute, fiddle, tin whistle, song, piano and uilleann pipes for children, teens and adults.
Workshops will begin at 9:30 a.m. daily and range in price from $15 to $33. The Saturday night concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and prices for the concert range from $6 to $23. Music programming will include classes for young beginners and teenagers. The teen program is for ages 12-19. Both teen and adult programs are designed for intermediate to advanced-level students and include workshops in instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin whistle, piano, song, accordion and Irish music accompaniment.
All Irish instruments are welcome. In addition to hands-on music workshops, MIM offers lectures and demonstrations on the history of Irish music. Find out more at www.centerforirishmusic.org.