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Experience Ireland 2021

Soak in the music and culture of the Emerald Isle at Experience Ireland on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14. The whole family can enjoy exploring Irish instruments with curator Richard Walter, PhD, and crafting an iconic shamrock. You will be transported to the rolling hills of Ireland by lively, acoustic tunes from Irish band Trotters Wake (Saturday), traditional Irish, Scottish, and American folk music by Stilicho (Sunday), and a Celtic solo performance by violinist and vocalist Scott Jeffers of Traveler. All activities are included with paid museum admission!

To support social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests at each activity. Visit Guest Service on the day of the event to check availability; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shamrock Craft
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
South El Río
Create your own beaded shamrock, one of Ireland’s most iconic symbols. Stop by and pick up a free craft kit to assemble at MIM or at home.

Photo Booth
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
El Río
Have your picture taken with our hands-free photo booth and digitally share your pictures instantly! Tag us with #MIMphx for a chance to be featured on our social media.

Mini Gallery Talk: Irish Instruments
11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Europe Gallery
Explore iconic Irish instruments on display at MIM’s redesigned Ireland exhibit in this gallery talk with curator Richard Walter, PhD.

Irish Band Performance
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Saturday)
Main Courtyard
Join Trotters Wake for a lively, acoustic mix of Irish pub songs, rebel songs, ballads, and traditional instrumental pieces in this 30-minute performance.

Traditional Irish Music Performance
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Main Courtyard
Experience a 30-minute performance of traditional Irish, Scottish, and American folk music with local band Stilicho.

Celtic Solo Performance
12:30–1:00 p.m.
MIM Music Theater
Celebrate all things Celtic in this solo performance by violinist and vocalist Scott Jeffers of Traveler.

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  • Location: MIM - Musical Instrument Museum
  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $10-20
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