Internationally renowned Irish musicians and their students converge on Saint Paul for the Seventh Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend (MIM) June 13-15, 2014, at The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Avenue N, Saint Paul 55104. Presented by the Center for Irish Music, MIM is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists. This year's visiting artists include acclaimed fiddle player Oisín Mac Diarmada, called “one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today,” and award-winning flutist Catherine McEvoy, named 2009 Female Musician of the Year by Live Ireland. MIM also features fiddler John McEvoy, multi-instrumentalist John Blake (guitar, flute and piano), and sean-nós singer Rita Gallagher. Rita is a three-time winner of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All-Ireland title for female singing in English. The three day festival will include lectures on Irish music history, and weekend workshops in flute, fiddle, tin whistle, song, piano and guitar for children, teens and adults. Public concert tickets ($23 for adults and $10 for children) and festival registration information is available at www.centerforirishmusic.org or by calling CIM at 651-815-0083.