Local Sessions

Instrumental Music

Fridays 6-9pm at The Dubliner, Saint Paul

Sundays 12-2pm at Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis
Come eat brunch and play tunes at this family-oriented session led by CIM founders Kate and Jode Dowling. Students are welcome.

Sundays 4-6pm Keegan's/CIM Learners Session at Keegan’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis
This beginner session is led by Tom Lockney. It is meant for people new to sessions or new to Irish music. Tom will lead you through tunes (many that are based on the CIM Common Repertoire) and familiarize you with session protocol.  The Keegan's/CIM learner's session focuses on the tunes and sets from the CIM Common Repertoire.  A new tune from the CIM common repertoire is  taught each week, and other tunes will be reviewed by playing sets from that same source. The ultimate goal is to graduate to the regular (6:00) Keegan's session and other sessions! Tom Lockney is leading the charge, but he will be joined by Charlie and other CIM instructors on occasion.

Sundays 6-8pm at Keegan’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis
This well-attended session is recommended for our most advanced students.  Pull up a chair, grab a pint, and listen to the local masters.  Join in if and when you are ready!

Unaccompanied Singing

Final Sunday of each month 3-5pm at W.A. Frost and Company, St. Paul
This singing session is run by the Twin Cities’ Traditional Singers Club and meets in the lower level in Frost's cozy wine cellar.


Session in Dublin

Dublin session. Photo by Danny Diamond