Blue Ridge Irish Music School

BRIMS Monthly Open Session 1st Thursday of each month 6-8 pm

Session: February 4th, 6-8 pm,  Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA
Led by BRIMS instructor Brock Napierkowski
Open Session: Slower/Beginners – 6 pm, Intermediate-Advanced: Faster –  7 pm
ALL are welcome to attend for the entire evening, and listeners are also very welcome!
Free (but please support the venue by planning on eating and drinking while enjoying the music.

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Made possible through a grant to the BRIMS Visiting Artist Fund from the Dave Matthews Band Bamaworks fund, through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

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The Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the living art of Irish traditional music and fostering a dynamic environment for it in Central Virginia and beyond. Our objective is to teach people that music can be more than just a radio or concert experience: it can also be part of the fabric of everyday life, family, and community.

The school works toward these goals of education and outreach by offering individual music lessons, group classes, master classes, and céilí dances. It strives to build and maintain networks and communication among its students, other musicians, the music community in Ireland, and the larger Central Virginia community.