The first Sean-nós NW Festival was held in Portland, Oregon in 2008, and was a small one-day event organized by Portland singer David Ingerson, featuring Seán Williams (singing) and Maldon Meehan (dancing).  Since then, the festival has grown significantly and alternated between Portland and Olympia, Washington.  Sean-nós NW was organized as a Washington State nonprofit corporation in 2009 by founding Board members Seán Williams, David Ingerson, Maldon Meehan, Alicia Guinn, Kimberly Goetz, and Graham Smith.

In 2014, the Irish Cultural Society of the Pacific Northwest took over the responsibility of running the festival.


PREVIOUS SEAN-NÓS NW FESTIVALS

2017 Program, Posters, and Instructors

2017 Sean-nós NW Festival Program

2017 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

2017 Festival Concert Poster

  • Pa Sheehan
  • Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
  • Colleen Raney
  • Shannon Dunne
  • Randal Bays
  • Felim Egan
  • Sarah Kellington
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Alicia Guinn
  • Jill Sattler
  • Kimberly Goetz

2016 Program, Poster, and Instructors

2016 Sean-nós NW Festival Program

2016 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

  • Bairbre Ní Chiardha
  • Bridget Fitzgerald
  • Kieran Jordan
  • Hanz Araki
  • Randal Bays
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Alicia Guinn
  • Jill Sattler
  • Kimberly Goetz

2015 Program, Poster, and Instructors

2015 Sean-nós NW Festival Program

2015 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

  • Liam Ó Cuinneagáin
  • Mary Mc Laughlin
  • Siobhan Butler
  • Danny O’Mahony
  • Brían Ó hAirt
  • Dale Russ
  • Tes Slominski
  • Riley McLaughlin
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Alicia Guinn
  • Jill Sattler
  • Kimberly Goetz

2014 Program, Poster, and Instructors

2014 Sean-nós NW Festival Program

2014 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

  • Máirín Uí Chéide
  • Mary Mc Laughlin
  • Shannon Dunne
  • Eliot Grasso
  • Anthea Lawrence
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Brían Ó hAirt
  • Alicia Guinn
  • Meredith English
  • Jill Sattler
  • Kimberly Goetz

2013 Program, Poster, and Instructors

2013 Sean-nós NW Festival Program

2013 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

  • Kevin Burke
  • Traolach Ó Riordáin
  • Ben Power
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Alicia Guinn
  • Maldon Meehan
  • Kimberly Goetz
  • Meredith English
  • Jill Sattler
  • Richard Mandel
  • Autumn Rhodes
  • Darcy Noonan

2012 Schedule, Poster, and Instructors

2012 Sean-nós Festival Schedule

2012 Guest Instructor Bios

2012 Sean-nós NW Festival Poster

  • Micheál Ó Cuaig
  • Traolach Ó Riordáin
  • Rónán Regan
  • Sean McComiskey
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Brían Ó hAirt
  • Maldon Meehan
  • Kimberly Goetz
  • Meredith English

2011 Instructors

  • Emma O'Sullivan
  • Celia Ní Fhátharta
  • Imelda White
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Maldon Meehan
  • Alicia Guinn

2010 Instructors

  • Kevin Burke
  • Kieran Jordan
  • Lillis Ó Laoire
  • Seán Williams
  • David Ingerson
  • Bob Burke
  • Brían Ó hAirt
  • Maldon Meehan
  • Alicia Guinn

2009 Instructors

  • Brían Ó hAirt
  • Ben Power
  • Aíne Ní Meenghan

2008 Instructors

  • David Ingerson
  • Seán Williams
  • Maldon Meehan