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Detroit IMA meets at Ann Arbor First United Methodist on Thursdays.
DIMA-CCE Open House / Fall Startup -
Thursday, September 15 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meet the teachers and other members, join the session, and learn
about each instrument and how lessons are run.
The Green Wood Center
1001 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI
Detroit Irish Music Association Fall
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm
S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MI
The Celtic Room is the gorgeous banquet room off the side of the
pub, and is a perfect spot to hear and partake in some dancing, music,
Cash bar and full restaurant menu, all ages welcome (under 21 must
be with adult to enter), small cover charge- $10 for adults, and
$5 for children-proceeds help with the cost of keeping the branch
going throughout the year.
Mark your calendars and tell your friends!
New Venue for 2011 Midwest Fleadh
Thanks to the Murphy-Roche Branch for hosting the 2010 Fleadh Cheoil in Forest Park, IL June 25-27 2010. The 2011 Midwest Fleadh will be hosted by the Chicago IMA and the Feancais O'Neil Branches in Chicago area. More details soon.
2009 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil
See lots of candid photos as well as the band photos from the 2009 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil all thanks to Marty Lutz. Congratulations to Jamie Lutz on winning the harp competition!
Pictures from 2008 Echoes of Erin Concert
We had a great time hosting the Echoes of Erin
Concert on Thursday,
October 16, 2008. 17 brilliant musicians and dancers
from all provinces of Ireland. It was a colourful and exciting
show of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance.
2009 Midwest Fleadh in Detroit A Great Success
numbers of competitors and bands competed. Lots
here... The hotel size and layout seemed well suited
to the competitions and we had a great Friday night concert with
Bohola, and a special reunion appearance by Pat's
IMA last played host to Midwest Fleadh in 1999-2002. With overwhelming
support in the local Irish community, a small army ofvolunteers
coordinated by Charlene Snow, enabled the event to run smoothly.
Thanks to the judges, Fleadh Committee and of course the competitors.
All events ran on time for the most part and despite
a large number of bands on Saturday night the competitions finished
by 12:15. allowing for a long night and morning of sessions. The
Senior Ceilí Band competition was again won by the Broken
Pledge, with St. Louis Irish Arts 2nd.
For the first time ever, Detroit fielded two bands, The "D Town
C Band" and the "Great Lakes Ceili Band", which tied
for 3rd. What a great night!
We look forward to a successful event in Chicago
Concet at Kennedy Center; Sean Keane with the Perkins'
Detroit Ceilí band drummer, Jim
with daughter Alison (winner of U18 Fiddle at Midwest
up with Sean Keane and toured throughout the U.S. One of
the gigs was at the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. Asher
in for atune or two. You can watch the entire performance here. Well
done Jim, Alison and Asher.
in very slow progress)...
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Midwest Hall of Fame
piper Al Purcell
was the major influence
on traditional music in Detroit. A
Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceilí
The Detroit IMA hosted the Comhaltas Midwest Regional Hall of Fame celebration
on November 4, 2006. Breege
Kelly and Frank
Edgley of our Branch were the honorees this year