BRIMS Monthly Open Session Thursday 6 June, 7 – 9 pm
Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA
Open Session: Slower/Beginners at 7 pm Intermediate-Advanced/Faster at 8 pm
Led by BRIMS instructor Brock Napierkowski. ALL are welcome to be in attendance the entire evening and listeners are also very welcome! Free (but please support the venues that support our sessions by planning on eating and drinking while enjoying the music!)
• We are very excited to announce the official launch of the Kickstarter program to fund BRIMS’ news CD project, Here’s to You: Irish Music in Virginia. Click on the link to donate!
The CD, which is being recorded by Bobby & Sara Read at Small World Studio in Charlottesville (where BRIMS’ first CD was also recorded) will feature songs and tunes performed by the BRIMS Traditional Ensemble, Bridge Ensemble, instructors, alumni and guests. Please visit the site and watch our video (beautifully filmed and edited by BRIMS members Wes and Johanna Craig) and spread the word to your friends and families! All proceeds go into the making of the CD, all proceeds from CD sales benefit BRIMS, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.
See our video - Song arrangement workshop with Patrick Egan and Alex Caton
Made possible through a grant to the BRIMS Visiting Artist Fund from the Dave Matthews Band Bamaworks fund, through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.
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.