Past Visiting Artists

The Center for Irish Music sponsors occasional workshops during year with master traditional irish musicians, usually during the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, held annually on the second weekend in June. 

Past workshops have highlighted the talented teaching of:

Randal Bays (fiddle)

Méabh Begley (accordion, song)

Fiona Black (Cape Breton tunes)

John Blake (guitar, piano, flute)

Harry Bradley (flute, uilleann pipes)

Steve Byrne (song)

Liz Carroll (fiddle)

John Carty (fiddle, banjo)

Seán Clohessy (fiddle, piano)

Brian Conway (fiddle)

Marta Cook (harp)

Eamonn Cotter (flute)

Geraldine Cotter (tin whistle & piano)

Kevin Crawford (flute) 

Dermy & Tara Diamond (fiddle and flute)

Brendan Dolan (piano and flute)

Felix Dolan (piano)

Bridget Fitzgerald (song)

Rita Gallagher (song)

Eileen Gannon (harp)

Sean Gavin (flute, uilleann pipes)

Cathal Goan (history of Irish language song)

Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes) 

Martin Hayes (fiddle)

Fiona Hunter (song)

Liz & Yvonne Kane (fiddles)

James Kelly (fiddle) 

Joanie Madden (tin whistle, silver flute)

Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle)

Oisín McAuley (fiddle)

Billy McComiskey (accordion)

Catherine McEvoy (flute)

John McEvoy (fiddle)

Tommy Martin (uilleann pipes)

Áine Meenaghan (sean nós song)

Louia Mulcahy (flute, whistle uilleann pipes)

Michelle Mulcahy (harp, fiddle, accordion, concertina)

Mick Mulcahy (accordion)

Oisín McAuley (fiddle)

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill (song) 

Eileen O'Brien (fiddle)

Paddy O'Brien (button accordion)

Cillian O'Dálaigh (guitar)

Colm O'Donnell - flute, whistle, song

Eamon O'Leary (guitar)

Patrick Ourceau (fiddle)

Ailie Robertson (harp)

Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fathartha (song)

Devin Shepherd (fiddle)

Jesse Smith (fiddle)

Dáithí Sproule (guitar, song)

Fintan Vallely (flute)

Brian Wade (bodhrán)