Blue Ridge Irish Music School

Dedicated to creating community through Irish traditional music and dance.

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BRIMS Classes start September 17th

We offers classes for all ages and skill levels in Irish Music & Dance
Tuesday Classes in Irish Music & Ensemble Begin on September 17th
Thursday Classes in Irish Dance (Hard & Soft Shoe) Begin on September 19th
For more information, questions about class placement and registration email


Fiachra O'Regan, Sophie Lavoie, & Andre Marchand
October 4, 2019, 7:00 PM - C’ville coffee

Fiachra O'Regan (uilleann piper from Galway) with Quebecois musicians Sophie Lavoie (fiddle) & Andre Marchand (guitar).

Advance Tickets $17 - Buy now, online. (All tickets are “will call” - your name will be on a list at the door - no paper tickets.)

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Fiachra comes from Connemara and started playing music at 11 with lessons from Noirín O Sullivan. He took up the banjo soon afterwards, and then found his true love, the uilleann pipes at the age of 15. Since then he has won Senior All Ireland titles on both Pipes and whistle, and taught and performed throughout the world.

Sophie comes from Lac-St-Jean, a Northern region of Québec and started classical music on the Piano at a young age. Shortly afterwards she began playing traditional fiddle. She listened to music from a young age from her father and grandparents on both sides who sang and played various instruments.

André Marchand is an exceptional guitarist and singer from Joliette, the heart of today’s traditional music scene in Québec. His playing has been a huge influence on the style of guitar accompaniment in Québec and he was one the founder members of the iconic group La Bottine Souriante, as well as many other successful groups.

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BRIMS Receives Bama Works Grant!

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!



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