Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 12-14

For full details and registration information, visit MIM at the Center for Irish Music.

Visiting Artists

  • Joanie Madden - tin whistle
  • Mick Mulcahy - accordion
  • Louise Mulcahy - flute, whistle, uilleann pipes
  • Michelle Mulcahy - harp, fiddle, piano
  • Bridget Fitzgerald - song
  • Sean Clohessy - fiddle

Presented by the CIM, 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.  



  • Children's Program for students ages 7 to 11 (beginner level)
  • Irish Trad Immerson Camp for students ages 9-12 (intermediate level)
  • Teen Program for students from ages 12-19 (intermediate to advanced level)
  • Adult Program offering a wide a variety of 80-minute workshops and lectures on fiddle, flute, whistle, piano, guitar accompaniment, traditional song, sean-nós dance, concertina and more.

Registration will be open in early spring.  Register before June 1st for discounts.

Public Events

Friday, June 12

The Great Session Experience - Friday, June 12th, 7-9pm at the Celtic Junction, free
This event will bring together the Twin Cities Irish music community with six simultaneous sessions, including one dedicated to song. This event is free and open to the public.  Wine, beer and snacks will be available for purchase at the bar. 

Saturday, June 13

MIM Master Concert - Saturday, June 13th, 7:30pm at the Celtic Junction featuring visiting artists from Ireland.  Don't miss the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music weekend!

Pre-concert Dinner* & Session - Saturday, June 13th, 5:30-7:00pm 

Tickets can be purchased for individual events and in packages as soon as registration opens.  *Pre-orders for dinner are required as we will have the dinner catered.  Order dinner on the registration form.

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.