Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit March 12 & 13 as The Musical Instrument Museum is presenting the music and culture of the Emerald Isle with a weekend of special performances and activities. Soak in the music and culture of Ireland with live performances, an Irish-inspired lunch menu, and more family-friendly activities. All activities are included with paid museum admission; free for members.
Activities occur on both days unless noted:
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Make your own version of this percussive folk instrument using materials you might find in your kitchen.
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Have your picture taken in our hands-free photo booth! Digitally share your pictures and tag us with #MIMphx for a chance to be featured on our social media.
Performance: Scott Jeffers
Enjoy an energetic solo performance by violinist and vocalist Scott Jeffers of Traveler.
Pop-Up Performance: Celtic Duo (Saturday Only)
Listen as harpist Jocelyn Obermeyer and vocalist Michael McCall perform as a duo in this Irish themed pop-up concert.
Performance: Taylor Morris (Saturday Only)
Join local violinist and fiddler Taylor Morris for a performance highlighting the joy, depth, and musicality of Irish fiddling.
Performance: Bracken School of Irish Dance (Sunday Only)
Witness the thrill of Irish step dancing! Watch a performance by students from the Chandler’s Bracken School of Irish Dance.
Curator Talk: Tradition and Change—MIM’s Irish Instruments
Irish traditional music has contributed to Ireland’s national identity and continues to inspire musicians and instrument makers around the world. Hear Richard Walter, PhD, curator for United States / Canada and Europe, discuss iconic Irish musical instruments and performance traditions with a special focus on the highlights in MIM’s Ireland exhibit.
Experience the high kicks and rhythmic footwork of Irish step dancing at a workshop presented by the Bracken School of Irish Dance.
Performance: Kilted Spirit (Sunday Only)
Celebrate traditional and modern Celtic music with a lively set of Irish rock from Kilted Spirit.
Performance: Bracken School of Irish Dance (Saturday Only)
Witness the thrill of Irish step dancing! Watch a performance by students from the Bracken School of Irish Dance.
Programming is subject to change.
Supported by Phoenix Sister Cities, Scottsdale Sister Cities, and Four Peaks Irish Arts Programming supported in part by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts
To learn more about the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), visit MIM.org.