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. At Cascadia you will hear the music all week long, played by the teaching staff and by fellow students. You’ll play in sessions, attend classes, hear afternoon talks by the teachers plus intimate evening concerts. By the end of the week you’ll 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!

Cascadia Irish Music Week 2019 will be held from July 21 through 27, 2019 at The Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington … we look forward to seeing you!

2019 Teaching Staff
Randal Bays - fiddle
Mairead Casey - sean-nos + step-dancing
Tim Collins - Anglo concertina
Pauline Conneely - banjo/mandolin
Johnny Og Connolly - button accordion
Eamonn Cotter - flute
Nathan Gourley - fiddle
Frank Kilkelly - guitar accompaniment
Antoin MacGabhann - fiddle
Catherine McEvoy - flute
Mick O’Brien - uilleann pipes

Plus introductory classes in
Fiddle (Eileen Sullivan)
Tin whistle (Miray Campbell)
Concertina (Jason Kies)
Uilleann pipes (Wally Charm)