Join us for the beginnings of a musical friendship between Traditional Arts Partnership in South Armagh and the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul, two music schools dedicated to teaching traditional music to students of all ages.

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Play along with fiddler Mary Vanorny and special guests from the Center for Irish Music including family members like Claire and Ben Vanorny, folks from the Miller/Rendell household, and the O’Shea’s. Tunes will be drawn from the resources on the CIM website (2021, 2020, 2013, and 2010), plus some surprises!

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Taking Flight Collective

Adrienne O’Shea, Joe De Georgeo, Ian McKenna, with CIM instructor Brian Miller play locally-produced traditional Irish music on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and gorgeous vocals!

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Adrienne O'Shea, Ian McKenna, and Joe De Georgio

Featuring Adrienne O’Shea (vocals, flute), Ian McKenna (accordion), and Joe De Georgeo (fiddle) with guitarist Brian Miller, this performance marks the launch of a 2020-21 pilot project from the Center for Irish Music called Taking Flight Collective.

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Benny McCarthy, accordion. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend.

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) concert during the opening reception with master artist Benny McCarthy on button accordion!

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Celebrate the talents of the Center for Irish Music’s Advanced Youth Ensemble, with the Starling Ensemble as a special opening act, and guest performances by other CIM ensembles!

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