JigJam in Concert

JigJam in Concert

JigJam is a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

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Master Artists Concert

Master Artists Concert

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Master Artists Concert is the signature event of the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend. Don’t miss this rare chance to see Kathleen Conneely (whistle), Seán Clohessy (fiddle), and John Coyne (bouzouki/song) play from their recently released album “All Jokes Aside”.

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Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend logo MIM@HOME

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions and concerts.

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JigJam in Concert

JigJam in Concert

JigJam is a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

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Traditional Irish Tune Exchange – TAP and CIM

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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Common Tunes Session with Mary Vanorny: Family Edition

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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Sparky and Rhonda Rucker – Mountain Voices

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Sparky and Rhonda share stories and songs from the rich heritage of their southern Appalachian roots, including the African American component of this culture. Their storytelling repertoire ranges from Jack tales and ghost stories to preacher tales and Br’er Rabbit stories. In addition to traditional Appalachian songs and gospel sing-alongs, their repertoire includes newer songs and stories from labor and coal mining struggles in the mountains.

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Twice Banjaxed in Concert

Twice Banjaxed: Derek Anderson and Morien McBurnie

Twice Banjaxed is Derek Anderson (banjo) and Morien McBurnie (banjo, guitar). This duo is forever stretching, exploring, pushing, playing, and learning. These young musicians play classic Irish trad and contemporary tunes with a twist!

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Pauline Conneely Live from Chicago

Pauline Conneely, banjo. Minnesota Irish Music Weekend

A Minnesota Irish Music Weekend @ Home (MIM @ Home) preview concert with master artist Pauline Conneely on banjo! Co-sponsored by Celtic Junction Arts Center.

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Norah Rendell and The Lost Forty

Norah Rendell and The Lost Forty

Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance.

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