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6th Annual Sean-nós NorthWest Irish Festival

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Weekend Pass | All events Ended $75.00 $2.87
Workshops only | Saturday (no concert) Ended $45.00 $2.12
Workshops only | Sunday Ended $45.00 $2.12

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The Sean-nós Northwest Irish Festival is pleased to announce it is returning to the Portland, Oregon metro area again this year. Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego will be the site of the sixth annual Sean-nós Northwest Irish Festival, President’s Day Weekend, February 15-17, 2013.

Instructors from both Ireland and the United States will provide classes in Irish language, singing, and traditional Irish dancing. The festival offers workshops in Irish art and storytelling as well as a screening of Irish films. The weekend starts on Friday evening in downtown Portland with an Irish ceili, a social dance with live music. Workshops are offered at Marylhurst on Saturday and Sunday, and a concert featuring some of the festival’s instructors is presented Saturday evening. Participants can attend any or all of the festival’s offerings and no prior experience is needed. Intermediate and master-level courses are also available for more advanced participants. Dance classes at all levels will feature live music.

Sean-nós Northwest is dedicated to promoting traditional Irish singing, language, dancing, and cultural arts in the Pacific Northwest.

www.seannos.org

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Time

Venue

Details

7:15 pm -11:00 pm

PPAA

618 SE Alder Street, Portland

Instruction starts at 7:15 pm

Céilí starts at 8:00 pm
Band: The Jammy Dodgers
9:00 pm – Open

Stomptown Collective

226 SE Madison Street, Portland
Session
Preston, Erik, Conor, Jake & Félim.  



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013

All classes held at Marylhurst University

Shaded courses are a suggested “sampler” program covering language, dancing, singing, and music.  Each course is appropriate for participants who do not have prior experience. The “sampler” program is a suggestion only.  Participants may take any course they wish.


Time

Singing Room

Language Room

Dance Room

Music Room

Other Room

Registration opens at 8:30 am – Please check in to receive your name badge/concert tickets

Coffee and tea available in registration area

         
9:00 - 10:15 Intro to sean-nós singing, Sean Williams Intro to Gaeilge, Traolach Ó Riordáin Old-style Jig, Ben Power

Music: Conor O’Bryan
What to listen for in trad music, Kimberly Goetz Drawing Spirals and Reflections, Jill Sattler
10:30 -11:45 Intro to “traditional” (English-language) singing, David Ingerson Intro to Irish-

language games, Bob Burke
Intro to sean-nós dance, Maldon Meehan
Music: The Jammy Dodgers
Irish music/ instrument workshop, Ben Power

Tracing your Irish Roots, Sean Williams

Lunch Break – on your own

         
1:30 -2:45 Sean-nós singing circle – Bring your favorite song to share! Common Gaeilge Phrases and Idioms, Traolach Ó Riordáin Sean-nós jigs, Maldon Meehan
Music:  Preston Howard
Continuing Irish music/ instrument workshop, Ben Power

Poitín (an Irish-language film), Kimberly Goetz

Tea and treats – reception area

         
3:30 -4:45 Singing to your child, Sean Williams Intermediate Gaeilge, Traolach Ó Riordáin Intermediate Clare Steps, Alicia Guinn
Music:  Andrea McFarland
Irish fiddle seminar, Kevin Burke Designing Celtic Crosses, Jill Sattler

Dinner Break – on your own

         

7:00 pm

Concert, Weigand Hall        

After concert

Session

Stomptown Collective, 226 SE Madison Street

       



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013

All classes held at Marylhurst University

Time

Singing Room

Language Room

Dance Room

Music Room

Other Room

Registration Opens at 10:00 am for Sunday only attendees

Coffee and tea available in registration area

         
10:30 -11:45 Ornamentation in Sean-nós Singing, Sean Williams Intro to Gaeilge, Traolach Ó Riordáin Stretching and warm-up basics, Meredith English Film as modern Irish storytelling, Kimberly Goetz “Craic” Lounge – Come chat with fellow students

Lunch – on your own

         
1:00 -2:15 Lilting, Sean Williams Intermediate Gaeilge, Traolach Ó Riordáin Dance techniques for live music, Ben Power
Music: Jake Grieco

Storytelling and recitation, Kimberly Goetz

Irish Fiddle techniques
Darcy Noonan
2:30 -3:45 Sean-nós singing circle – Bring your favorite song to share! Intermediate Irish-language games, Bob Burke Sean-nós Reel Steps, Maldon Meehan
Music: Félim Egan
Fiddle seminar, Kevin Burke

Irish flute and Whistle

Autumn Rhodes

4:00 -5:15 Sean-nós singing Master Class, Sean Williams Gaeilge Master Class, Traolach Ó Riordáin Sean-nós dance Master Class, Ben Power
Music: Erik Killops
Fiddle Master Class, Kevin Burke Irish DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment
Richard Mandel
6:00 pm Dinner/Session, Biddy McGraws, 6000 NE Glisan St, Portland        



Lodging:

The Lakeshore Inn - www.thelakeshoreinn.com

in Lake Oswego ( about a 5 minute drive from Marylhurst ) has reserved rooms for us at the rate of $79.00 + tax ( total w tax = $ 89.27 ) per night.  Reservations must be made by Dec 15 to get this rate.  Say you are with Sean-nós Northwest.


Osford Suites in Gladsone http://www.oxfordsuitesportlandsoutheast.com/

has contacted us and asked to be included in our recommended places for lodging.  They offer a bit more, but are a little further away.  I don't know what their deadline for reservations is.

If flying use the Portland Airport (PDX) into Portland, Oregon. Someone may be able to pick you up at the airport, depending on your dates and times of arrival and departure.  

Hosting: If you would like to stay with a local host for the festival please contact the accommodation coordinator Delores Day at her email address deloreswday (at) yahoo.com (replace the at with at symbol) 

Have questions about 6th Annual Sean-nós NorthWest Irish Festival? Contact the organizer

When & Where

17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, 97036-0261

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM (PST)


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