Cascadia Irish Music Week

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Cascadia Irish Music Week

If you’re interested in Irish traditional music you’ve come to the right place. Every summer we bring some of the world’s finest Irish traditional musicians to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for an unforgettable week of music and good times

"Think of Irish traditional music as a language, and Cascadia Irish Music Week as an immersion program. Students hear the music all week long, played by the teaching staff and by fellow students. They play in sessions, attend classes, hear afternoon talks by the teachers plus intimate evening concerts. By the end of the week, students come away with some new tunes and a deeper sense of how the music feels and sounds, as well as advice on technique from excellent musicians. All that plus a week of great fun with wonderful people!"

2018 Teaching Staff:

Randal Bays - fiddle
Manus McGuire - fiddle
Nathan Gourley - fiddle
Kevin Crawford - flute
Frank Kilkelly - guitar
Patsy Hanly - flute
Angelina Carberry - banjo + mandolin
Josephine Marsh - button accordion
Liam O’Brien - concertina

Plus introductory classes in

Tin whistle
Button accordion
(loaner instruments will be available for the concertina and accordion intro classes)

Re: Cascadia Irish Music Week

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Mairead Casey, beloved sean-nos and set dancing teacher from County Longford. Bring your instrument and your two left feet and join us in Olympia this summer!

Re: Cascadia Irish Music Week

We’re gearing up for a great week of classes, concerts, and sessions. A few classes are full, so if you’ve been thinking of registering, now’s the time. We are offering youth scholarships again this year and still have a few available. Find all the details at See you in August!