The Center for Irish Music | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

The Center for Irish Music

836 Prior Avenue North Suite 400
St. Paul , MN , 55104
Phone: 6518150083
44° 57' 58.3812" N, 93° 10' 55.2828" W
Contact name: 
Norah Rendell
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The Center for Irish Music (CIM) is a thriving nonprofit community music school based in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway neighborhood inside the Celtic Junction building. The CIM is dedicated to handing down traditional Irish music to the next generation of musicians in our community. Through private lessons, group classes, sessions and events featuring world-class artists, the CIM aims to inspire and support the traditional Irish music community in the Twin Cities, throughout the Midwest, and Canada.


Private lessons and group classes in 16 traditional Irish instruments, including song.

Organization learning resources

Title Description Cost
2021 Common Tunes

Here, you’ll find the 2021 collection of CIM Common Tunes (25 tunes arranged into 13 sets)! We recommend listening to the fast tracks many times, and then playing along with the slow tracks to learn the notes. The sheet music and chords are provided as an aid in learning, but things like pickup notes, transitions, and endings sometimes cause small discrepencies in how we choose to simply write out the tune, so we recommend using the 'dots' as a tool, but not a definitive source. You can download the list of tunes here. We hope you enjoy this collection, and be sure to check out the archive for more! 

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