Join me for a celebration of Irish music online Saturday, February 26th. The Center for Irish Music is hosting this years fundraiser event online with live performances from Danú, Danny Diamond and Brian Miller, the Two Tap Trio, Hannah Flowers and more. The always entertaining Máirtín de Cógáin will be hosting.
I will be dancing with Anna Lethert, with Cory Froehlich and Adrienne O’Shea on flutes.
*Éigse CIM, A Gaela Event will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and from the Center for Irish Music website.*
Join me in supporting the Center for Irish Music, Minnesota’s only traditional Irish music school, by watching Éigse CIM, A Virtual Gaela Event this Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm (6:30pm pre-show). The event is FREE for all to enjoy! The show features performances by Danú, CIM instructors and students, and will be hosted by the inimitable Cork man, Máirtín de Cógáin! Register for the event to bid in the silent auction, for virtual party favors, and to get text reminders through the evening. Otherwise, just enjoy the show.
2022 Fund-a-need: Growing Up, Reaching Out
Éigse CIM, a Virtual Gaela Event is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and we need your help more than ever as we make plans to expand our space to accommodate our growing programs and vision for the future!
Over the past 18 years, your support has helped the Center for Irish Music become a thriving community organization dedicated to handing down the tradition of Irish music. Our mission unites an evolving collective of passionate teachers, while our ethos makes space for diverse pedagogical approaches and musical styles. Year after year, we continue to see consistent growth in our programs, attracting artists, performers, students and volunteers to our classrooms.
With alumni who have released albums, done Irish language immersion programs, and completed graduate-level courses in Ireland, we know our programs are effective. We also know these bright young musicians (and our adult students who are learning new instruments, organizing local sessions and joining boards) will have lasting positive impacts on our community.
Your gift today will help us launch into a new phase focused on high-quality Irish music education for all, cultural partnerships, succession planning (supporting young teaching artists), and creating more leadership opportunities for our students and instructors.
All donations up to $25,000 made through February 26th will be matched thanks to our generous Challenge Fund donors. Visit centerforirishmusic.org/gaela to learn more and make your donation today!