2020 Programs and Pricing

Children · Teen · Adult · Public Events

Irish Trad Immersion Camp (9-12 years)

A fun intensive Irish music workshop, with movement!

Spend Friday & Saturday morning with other young musicians who are eager to learn more Irish traditional music. If you already play some Irish tunes, or if you play an instrument that suits Irish music (like whistle, fiddle, flute, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion), join fiddler and violin teacher Mary Vanorny for this fun, virtual Irish music camp. Dance & movement specialist Danielle Enblom will teach you some steps & keep you active for the last 30 minutes of each day, helping you to incorporate the music into your body!

The program is a condensed, introductory version of the intermediate-advanced teen program. Open to melody players who know five to ten Irish tunes. Music will be taught by ear, with sheet music and recordings for at-home support.

Trad Camp students and families are encouraged to attend the Virtual Great Session Experience on Friday evening.

Age: 9 to 12 yrs
Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Instructors:  Mary Vanorny & Danielle Enblom

2-days - Friday, June 12th & Saturday, June 13th - 10:00am-12:00pm
10:00am - 60 minute music class with Mary Vanorny
11:00am - 30 minute break at home
11:30am-12:00pm - dance, movement & activities with Danielle Enbom

$59 through May 17 | $69 after May 17 - Cost of registration includes t-shirt (if you register by May 17th) and streaming concerts.

Intermediate and Advanced Teen Program (12 to 19 yrs)

Two days with internationally renowned traditional Irish musicians, exclusively for teens, plus access to all Saturday & Sunday adult workshops. New tunes, techniques, and inspiration!

This course is specifically designed for teens (and some pre-teens) that already play Irish instruments at an intermediate to advanced level. Fiddlers, flute players, singers, uilleann pipers, concertina players, harpists, & banjo players will all have the opportunity to learn from the master artists in small class sizes on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th.

Intermediate and Advanced Teen Program registrants are encouraged to participate in the Friday night Great Session Experience (GSE) and attend virtual concerts.

Age: 12 to 19 yrs
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructors: MIM visiting artists, plus Hannah Flowers teaching harp

2-Day Schedule:
Thursday, June 11th - 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday, June 12th - 9:30a.m.-3:00p.m.

Two-day teen programs
Advanced flute*, intermediate flute*, advanced fiddle*, intermediate fiddle*, advanced tenor banjo, advanced accordion, intermediate-advanced harp, or mix of two half-day programs. 
$119 through May 17th | $159 after May 17th - Cost of registration includes t-shirt (if you register by May 17th), streaming concerts, and free access to adult workshops on Saturday & Sunday.

One-day teen programs 
Teen song (Thursday only) - $45 through May 17th | $59 after May 17th
Teen Intermediate-Advanced concertina (Friday only) - $65 through May 17th | $79 after May 17th

*Group placements for flute & fiddle classes will be confirmed in the week before the event


Adult Program – Workshops, Lectures, & Events  

Music Workshops
The Minnesota Irish Weekend @ Home offers a selection of workshops, lectures, and fascinating interviews with the visiting artists.  There is something for everyone, musicians and non-musicians alike. Instrument-specific workshops with the visiting artists are available throughout the weekend on whistle, flute, concertina, fiddle, banjo, uilleann pipes, accordion, accompaniment instruments (instruments that play chords), harp, bodhrán and song. General tune-playing workshops for all melody players are also available with most of the visiting artists this year.

What to Expect
All MIM @ Home adult workshops, interviews & lectures, will be delivered over Zoom. Due to the relatively short workshop length (60 minutes), workshops will be conducted in lecture format with participants muted, but with the capability to play along with the instructor. Instructors will decide how to conduct the workshops, and how/whether to incorporate interactive elements such as playing/practicing along, using the chat function, live question & answer etc. Online classrooms will open 15 minutes ahead of each workshop. Workshops will begin at scheduled time. We recommend logging on early to settle in and say hello to other participants! A volunteer "host" will be available to let students into the classroom before and during the workshops.

Full Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) Workshop Pass: $99 through May 17th | $119 after May 17th
Saturday Only Workshop Pass: $59 through May 17th | $69 after May 17th
Sunday Only Workshop Pass: $59 through May 17th | $69 after May 17th


Concerts & Public Events

These events are open to anyone who would like to experience the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, whether or not they are registered in workshops or youth programs. Parents, partners, friends, fans, music-lovers are all welcome! All concerts in central standard time (CST) and will broadcast from the Center for Irish Music's website. Unless otherwise noted, concerts will run for 60 minutes. Tune in 15 minutes early for pre-concert chat.

Saturday, June 6th, 7:30pm - MIM @ Home Preview Concert: Pauline Conneely, live from Chicago

Sunday, June 7th, 7:00pm - MIM @ Home Preview Concert: Brian Ó hAirt, unaccompanied song concert live from Portland

Wednesday, June 10th, 7:30pm - MIM @ Home Preview Concert: Advanced Youth Ensemble showcase

Thursday, June 11th, 7:30pm - Virtual Opening Reception, featuring Pauline Conneely & Benny McCarthy in concert

Friday, June 12th - Great Session Experiences (links will be posted on this page by noon on Friday)

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm - Junior Session, online via Zoom
  • 7:00-8:00pm - Song session, led by Brian Miller via Zoom
  • 7:30-9:00pm - TUNES with sets led by visiting artists and local musicians, hosted by Mary Vanorny via Zoom

Saturday, June 13th, 3:00pm - Concert: Conal Ó'Gráda, live from Ballyvourney

Saturday, June 13th, 7:30-10:00pm - Concert: Seán Gavin, Danny Diamond & Brian Miller, live from the Celtic Junction Arts Center

Sunday, June 14th, 3:00pm - Concert: Matt Cranitch, live from Cork