Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Keith Harkin at the Old Church

Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel,  who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. His musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring.

While working on his solo career, Keith also performed as a lead soloist in Celtic Thunder. His role in Celtic Thunder has brought him to write and record a number of his own songs for the show, as well as, perform for a vast audience worldwide, including President Obama and the first Lady and recording numerous PBS specials.

Long-time friends and talented Producers, Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, helped Keith to bring his own style, sound and vibes to life in Sphere Studios, London. Keith’s love for the classics (Don Henley, Glen Campbell, Tom Waits, Neil Young & Van Morrison show – to name a few) are reflected in his collection of folk-infused, acoustic pop sounds. With his honey-thick voice, Keith takes you on journey that creeps into his heart strings.

When Keith isn’t touring or recording, you can catch him at the beach surfing or continuing the gypsy travel life from adventure to adventure. But always with a guitar nearby.

Meet and greet starts at 6:30, general admission doors open at 7:30 for 8:00 concert.

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Feb
26
6:15 PM18:15

Emmet Cahill at the Old Church

Over the past four years, Emmets life has been transformed from a young man pursuing a career in classical music to being plunged into the world of touring across cities and performing to thousands of fans with world renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder. After three years of phenomenal success, including three albums shooting to number 1 on the world billboard charts, Emmet is now carving out his own unique identity as a solo artist.

Emmets talents have been recognized both home and abroad. He has enjoyed success as a multiple prize winner in various competitions across Ireland, the RIAM Promising young singer of 2010, the John McCormack Young Tenor Award, as well as being voted Tenor of the year in 2013 by The Irish Music Association in the United States in recognition of his performances on stage. He also performed in stage productions at The National Concert Hall as well as The Gaeity Theatre, Dublin.

Growing up in a musical household, pursuing a career in music was always a natural path for Emmet to take. From the tender age of four, his father began to provide music lessons, leading to a 5 year Schola Cantorum music scholarship at his local secondary school. After attending formal classical training at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music, Emmet soon found himself touring the world, from the United States, to Canada, to Australia as a lead singer with the Irish music group, and relishing every moment of it.

Its quite a surreal feeling waiting backstage in such famous venues like The Fox Theatres in America. You see the signatures on the walls of some of the most famous artists of all time. Your thinking, Im about to go on and perform on the same stage as those musical iconsThey are the moments you really cherish.

During his time with Celtic Thunder, he has been immersed in a variety of distinct musical genres, awakening his passion for Irish music as well as other styles.

Meet and greet starts at 6:15, general admission doors open at 7:30 for concert at 8:00.

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Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Chloë Agnew in Concert -- Seattle!

Are you a fan of Celtic Woman?  Live in the Seattle area?  You're in luck!

Former Celtic Woman singing sensation, Chloë Agnew is thrilled to celebrate St Patrick’s week in America announcing her debut solo shows; 3 intimate shows singing Irish standards such as Galway Bay, Danny Boy, Raglan Road & My Lagan Love and more Celtic classics.

Dublin born Chloë shot to fame as an integral part and one of the original members of the world-famous music group, Celtic Woman, which she joined when she was just 14. Over a 10 years span, Chloë released 14 cds with Celtic Woman selling more than eight million albums worldwide, all of which debuting at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart. The group's eponymous debut album (2006) broke Andrea Boccelli’s long-standing record of chart-topping longevity, staying at #1 for 81 weeks.

In 2013, Chloë resumed her solo career which she had began at the age of 6 with her first national TV singing appearance, and recording her first albums at age 12 & 14. Often referred to as Ireland’s Celtic Songbird, Chloë won ”Best Female Vocalist” by The Irish Music Awards in 2012.

Over the next few years, Chloë has appeared as special guest performing with many artists including Lisa Kelly, Paul Byrom, Emmet Cahill, Eamonn McCrystal, Ethan Bortnick and Damian McGinty (PBS Special Power of Love), Atlanta Pops and the Military Tattoo in Colorado, South Africa and Switzerland. Chloë is so excited to bring her solo show to the US.

For more information & ticket links to see Chloë live, please visit: www.chloeagnewofficial.com

 

 

 

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Chloë Agnew in Concert -- Portland!

Are you a fan of Celtic Woman?  Live in the Portland area?  Looking for something to do on St. Paddy's Day? You're in luck!

Former Celtic Woman singing sensation, Chloë Agnew is thrilled to celebrate St Patrick’s week in America announcing her debut solo shows; 3 intimate shows singing Irish standards such as Galway Bay, Danny Boy, Raglan Road & My Lagan Love and more Celtic classics.

Dublin born Chloë shot to fame as an integral part and one of the original members of the world-famous music group, Celtic Woman, which she joined when she was just 14. Over a 10 years span, Chloë released 14 cds with Celtic Woman selling more than eight million albums worldwide, all of which debuting at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart. The group's eponymous debut album (2006) broke Andrea Boccelli’s long-standing record of chart-topping longevity, staying at #1 for 81 weeks.

In 2013, Chloë resumed her solo career which she had began at the age of 6 with her first national TV singing appearance, and recording her first albums at age 12 & 14. Often referred to as Ireland’s Celtic Songbird, Chloë won ”Best Female Vocalist” by The Irish Music Awards in 2012.

Over the next few years, Chloë has appeared as special guest performing with many artists including Lisa Kelly, Paul Byrom, Emmet Cahill, Eamonn McCrystal, Ethan Bortnick and Damian McGinty (PBS Special Power of Love), Atlanta Pops and the Military Tattoo in Colorado, South Africa and Switzerland. Chloë is so excited to bring her solo show to the US.

For more information & ticket links to see Chloë live, please visit: www.chloeagnewofficial.com

 

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Mar
12
9:00 AM09:00

Irish and Scots-Irish Genealogy in Milwaukee (3/12) and Portland (3/13)

Want To Discover Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and have come online in recent years.

Join experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been doing research for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops!

Researching Irish Ancestry - Saturday

Date:

Saturday, 12th March

Location

Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Researching Irish Ancestry - Sunday

Date:

Sunday, 13th March

Location

Genealogical Forum of Oregon, 2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite B-18, Portland, OR 97202

More information about the seminars can be obtained:

By e-mail:

seminar@gfo.org

At the website:

http://www.gfo.org/IrishSeminar_Mar2016.pdf

Staff from the Ulster Historical Foundation – Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt - will present seminars on Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy for beginners and active family historians. Mullan is Executive Director of the Foundation, an educational nonprofit organization which specializes in historical research and publications. Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation.

These seminars provide very practical and detailed information on how to trace your Irish ancestors. The presenters are from one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organisations and publishing houses and they will give advice on what to do and where to go next. These sessions will help the beginner and the seasoned genealogist alike.

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day itself, than by making a start on your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestral quest? Your Irish genealogy is waiting to be discovered.

With over 55 years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.

For more information on the work of the Ulster Historical Foundation and our Irish & Scots-Irish genealogy lecture tour across North America, please email enquiry@uhf.org.uk

 

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Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Cascadia Irish Music Week Teachers Concert

  • The Evergreen State College Longhouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tradition of great Irish music in the Pacific Northwest
Every summer some of the world's finest traditional musicians travel from Ireland and North America to teach and play at Cascadia Irish Music Week in the Pacific Northwest. This year Cascadia will be held on the campus of The Evergreen State College in Olympia. The week concludes with a grand concert featuring our teaching staff at the Longhouse on the Evergreen campus, Friday July 24th at 8pm.

The concert features an outstanding lineup of musicians, including:

Patsy Hanly, flute, from Co. Roscommon
Antoin MacGabhainn, fiddle, from Co. Cavan
Sean Gavin, flute, from Chicago
Angelina Carberry, tenor banjo, from Co. Longford
Josh Dukes, guitar, from Washington DC
Josephine Marsh, button accordion, from Co. Clare
Caitlin NicGabhann, concertina, from Dublin
And Olympia's own Randal Bays on fiddle, Program Director of Cascadia Irish Music Week


Tickets available at:

<<http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/1692032>> (or search "Cascadia Irish")
Tickets will also be available at the door (Check www.cascadiairish.org for ticket availability on day of show)
Adults, $22; Seniors, $18; Youth (under 12), $12; (Well-behaved children under 5 free)

Cascadia Irish Music Week Teachers Concert
Friday, July 24, 8pm
The Longhouse at Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

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Jun
22
to Jul 3

2015 Blas International Summer School

  • Irish World Acadamy, University of Limerick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Limerick, Ireland

The 19th Blas International Summer School for Irish Traditional Music and Dance takes place in the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick from Monday 22nd June to Friday July 3rd 2015.

Blas has a well developed ethos where access to the best of tuition from some of the most famous musicians, singers and dancers is combined with classes and lectures given by experts in the academic study of our traditions. This follows the overriding ethos of all Irish World Academy of Music and Dance endeavors, where performance and reflection are seen as equal of stature and mutually beneficial.

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May
9
8:30 AM08:30

2015 Spring Rain Feis

Belwood, Ontario

Ontario's FIRST Open Platform Irish Dance and Music Feis!

SPRING RAIN FEIS Ontario's FIRST Open Platform Irish Dance and Music Competition Sat May 9th, 2015 8:30 – 4:30 Belwood, Ontario, Canada

The "official registration packages” are ready. Registration is now open and will fill on a first registered/paid basis.

This is an opportunity for you and your students. As an Open Platform Feis, anybody from any school, organization, or no school/organization is eligible to register and compete.

Please take a couple of minutes and read through the attached revised “official” syllabus. If you have any questions, drop us a line.

Competition classes will be determined by competitor's age as of Jan 1st, and will be arranged by age-groupings (ie Under12, U18, etc), and ability (Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Preliminary Championship, and Championship) once registration closes.

Blessings as you prepare to work with students this year, -Marilyn Abraham SPRING RAIN FEIS

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008529782872  or spring_rain@email.com

P.S. Reminder to those travelling from outside Canada. You will need to bring a valid Passport in order to cross the border.

P.P.S. Why not make a whole weekend of it? Secure lodging in the area and participate in the Spring Rain Workshops.

Edwina Gukian, Sean Nos Dancer Extraordinaire from Ireland Friday May 8th Sean Nos Workshop 8:30-12:30 $45CAD Sunday May 10th Sean Nos Workshop 8:30-3:30 $60CAD Trust me > these workshops will be like adding the meringue to a succulent lemon pie!

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Feb
13
to Feb 15

2015 Spring Festival: Sean-nós NW Festival

  • The Evergreen State College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Olympia, Washington

Come immerse yourself in a weekend of traditional Irish cultural arts!  Workshops are offered in the Irish language (Gaeilge), traditional singing in Irish and English, sean-nós dancing, art, poetry, and Irish culture.  An evening concert and traditional Irish session are also featured.  Please join us!

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Nov
8
to Nov 9

2014 Fall Festival: Portland Festival of Irish Language and Culture

Portland, Oregon

Join us for a half-day, full day, or full weekend of workshops on traditional Irish sean-nós singing, sean-nós dancing, and the Irish language!  This is a fundraiser for the Irish Cultural Society of the Pacific Northwest and the travel scholarship fund for Renaissance School.  Come join us for a fun time and support two very worthy causes!

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