MIM weekend:guest piper Harry Bradley

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MIM weekend:guest piper Harry Bradley

Post by Otto Kraan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:34 am

A new event, The Minnesota Irish Music Weekend will be held June 15-17, in St. Paul, Minnesota USA.
This unique festival is presented by the Center for Irish Music (in collaboration with the Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club) and pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with youth and adult learners for a weekend of workshops, lectures and a rare and virtuosic concert on Saturday night.

This three-day event is unique in its mission to provide traditional Irish music programming for all ages and abilities, from a beginner program for children ages 7-11 taught by Center for Irish Music instructors, to a full three-day youth music course (all Irish instruments) and a wide variety of 80-minute workshops for adults on uillean pipes, flute, piano, Irish accompaniment, Irish harp, fiddle and more, taught by the visiting artists.

The weekend will also feature some interesting events for Irish music afficionados such as a lecture on the music of the famous Sligo fiddler, Michael Coleman who emigrated to New York in 1914 eventually making over 80 of the most influential recordings of Irish traditional music of the century. You won't want to miss a fascinating interview by local musician and scholar, Dáithí Sproule, of New York pianist, Felix Dolan on the history of the Irish music scene in New York. Felix Dolan recorded a tribute album to Michael Coleman with Andy McGann and Joe Burke and will have many interesting stories to tell about famous Irish American musicians from that area.

For this year the Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club (GNIPC) will be partnering with The Center for Irish Music on the MIM weekend en lieu of GNIPC's annual tionól.
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