Blue Ridge Irish Music School

Dedicated to creating community through Irish traditional music and dance.

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BRIMS and WTJU FM present:
John Doyle, Jeremy Kittel & Josh Pinkham

Saturday, July 27th, 7:00 p.m.
Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville
$22/Advance $25/At the door

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(Advance tickets are not paper. Purchasers are on a reservation list at the door.)


Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. He is a founding member of the Irish Band Solas, toured extensively with Liz Carroll (with whom he performed on St. Patrick’s Day at the White House for President Obama) and has also performed with such Irish music greats as Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, The Teetotalers (Martin Hayes, Kevin Crawford, John Doyle), the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle, and many more. 

Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both.

Named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine, and dubbed “one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today” by mandolin legend David Grisman, Josh Pinkham has established himself as a consummate performer, composer and recording artist.  His love of music has led him to exploring both new music and the classics of every genre. Known for his live performances, every solo is a testament to his scholarship of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz and Classical improvisation.

BRIMS Receives Bama Works Grant!

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BRIMS is thrilled to announce that we are the recipients of a generous donation from the Bama Works Foundation through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF). As we enter our 20th year of operation, BRIMS is so very grateful to be honored in this way. Thank you Bama Works & CACF for all the support you give to Central Virginia nonprofits!

Stay tuned to hear about events celebrating BRIMS' upcoming 20th Anniversary including BRIMS Birthday Study Trip to Ireland in Summer of 2020!

BRIMS Summer Day Camp

August 5-9; Time:  9 a.m.-3 p.m. (1 hour each of pre and after care available)

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Ages:  5-14

Location:  Sojourners Church, 1017 Elliott Ave., Charlottesville

Irish Dance - Music - Singing - Crafts - Drama - ~Irish Fairy & Folk Lore …. And more!

All skill levels welcome, no previous experience needed!~

Recital & Family Potluck 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9th~
$300 for first camper, $270 for sibling~

*Scholarship available, to apply please email Lori at 

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