The Center for Irish Music

A nonprofit organization

Help us Hand Down the Tradition!

Your tax-deductible donation supports the Center for Irish Music's Annual Fund, which enables us to offer high quality programming all year-round, including a financial aid program, and instrument rental program. 

History & Mission

The Center for Irish Music is a thriving community music school dedicated to handing down the tradition to the next generation of musicians in our community. With a year-round course schedule that serves nearly 500 individual students each year with private lessons on 16 traditional Irish instruments (including song in Irish Gaelic), performing ensembles and cultural music classes for all ages.

The only music school of its kind in Minnesota, the Center for Irish Music also hosts the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, an all-ages  workshop-centered festival that invites world-renowned master artists such as Mary Bergin, Bríd Harper, Joanie Madden, and Billy McComiskey to teach and perform. 

We’re proud of our work helping to put Minnesota on the map for the wider Irish music community. We’re equally committed to becoming an essential player in our city’s cultural landscape, providing high-quality music instruction to students from every walk of life, and high-energy performances that share our commitment to arts education.

Thank you for helping us to hand down the tradition!

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The Center for Irish Music

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Arts & Culture


836 N. Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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