October Celtic Events  in the Pacific Northwest 
Oct 6th First Sunday monthly Irish Céilí Seattle
the Doric Lodge in Fremont  ( Seattle)
Spread the word and find good dancing shoes (leather soles) 
that will insure great dancing in this new season.
Doors open at 4.00pm
Suggested donation $10 per family


S&A Entertainment in Tualatin Oregon announce these events:
Tir Eoghain Ceili Classes every Monday w/Sam Keator 7-9pm  @ Yeates Studio in the Arciform Building  4231 North Interstate Ave, Portland OR 13 & older, drop-in fee $3
more details: http://sandairishentertainment.com/events/classes-and-ceilis  phone 503.286.4812

inds of Donegal Irish Ceili class Thursdays, 7-9pm  Winona Grange,  8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin, OR  13 & older, d
rop-in fee $5.  Contact Sam Keator  for details  www.SandAIrishEntertainment.com

Tualatin Ceili , 7:30pm - 11:00pm,  Live Irish music, First Friday of the Month. 8 years and older Admission: $10, $5 students including college and seniors 65+,  Winona Grange #271, 8340 SW Seneca St, Tualatin 97062    www.SandAIrishEntertainment.com

Oct 12th  Tualatin Conc
ert 7:30pm for Colleen Raney CD Release – Here This is Home w/Johnny B Connolly & Sean Earnest. Veterans and students  only $12, general $17 through Brown Paper. $20 door for all.  BUY NOW 2

 Youtube video sample

 email  sam.keator@frontier.com 

Oct. 6 Gymanfa Ganu a Sunday Welsh singalong 2:30pm
This annual event always offers some great music & a Welsh tea starting at  2:30 pm at the Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841N.E. 123rd Street, Seattle, WA. Conducted by Nerys Jones, with special music by Neil Jordan and Richard Lind, organist. Don’t miss this annual gathering of singing and fellowship – along with some simple refreshments and Welsh items 
for sale. Free, but donations are appreciated to cover costs.


Oct 7th thru Oct 28th in Portland 
Sean-nos for Beginners
 Irish Dance Classes  

$10 drop in fee every Monday from 6 to 7pm 
w/Maldon Meehan  at AudioCinema LLC in Portland, Oregon

Sean-nos dancing is appropriate for all ages.  Its a low to the ground aerobic activity.
Bring your water along !   Here's a youtube sample w/Maldon 

for more info

Oct 9th Harp & Gaelic Song House Concert in Seattle w/Marta Cook & Devin Shepherd  7pm 
Each is a champion as a solo performer, and together they will open your eyes to the possibilities of fiddle and harp together. You don't have to take my word for it, though. You can visit their page on Sound Cloud to hear for yourself: https://soundcloud.com/ devinandmarta

Seating is limited at this intimate house concert at a private home near Northgate Mall in Seattle, so please purchase or reserve your tickets by phoning 206.297.8398 or emailing seumas@seumasgagne.com

Tickets are fifteen dollars if you pay in advance by credit card over the phone, $18 if you pay at the door by cash or credit card.
Hosted by Celtic Harpist Seumas Gagne  (contact Seumas for seats)

If you can't make this show, check out their workshops being offered  Oct 12th she teaches 3 different workshopts at Dusty Strings

Marta Cook & Devin Shepherd 

Seattle Beginners Sean-nós Dancing
Wednesdays Oct 9, 16, 23, 30
from 6:30pm  7:30pm.
$50 for the class series.
$15/class drop-in single class.
in the  Lodge Room at Washington Hall,
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122  

The class will be an introduction to the basic rhythms and 
steps of sean-nós dancing. Absolute beginners and those 
who have taken a beginners class previously are welcome! 
Questions and RSVP to

Youtube sample of Alicia 



Oct 11th Seattle Caledonians Gathering 7:30 pm 
The evening starts off with a potluck supper followed by the business mtg.  There's always a tasty Scottish snack served.   The public is invited to attend at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd ST, Seattle WA.  



Oct 11th Colleen Raney's CD Release Concert in Seattle w/Johnny B Connolly & Sean Earnest 7:30pm
at Seattle's Kenyon Hall
7904 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Tickets are $8-14   Buy tickets

Over five weeks in the summer of 2013 Colleen traveled to Dublin, Ireland to collect songs and record them with some of Irish music’s finest players. “Here This is Home” is as much about the time in Ireland as it is about time on the road. More importantly, though, it is about the integral part that this music has played in her life. Rather than a location, the sense of home comes from the songs and stories of the people of Ireland - and of the people who left Ireland, as her family did several generations before. “I can be anywhere, in any car on any long highway, and still get a sense of home from these songs and tunes. They are our living legacy. And they are very much alive.”

Preview a sound sample at Colleen's website 



Oct 11th  Ceili of the Valley Salem OR
There will be dance calling/instructing,  and live Music   at the Salem Oregon ceili held at the VFW Hall, 630 Hood St. NE, Salem OR  The Ceili costs $10 adv , $12 at door.   
Lessons start at 7pm, and the ceili begins at 8pm.

Youtube video sample of a Salem Ceili      More info at www.ceiliofthevalley.org


Oct 11th The Waterboys at The Neptune Theatre 9pm
1303 Northeast 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105-4502  Buy Tickets here

(PS Trevor Hutchison formerly of Lunasa has been touring w/the Waterboys)  

The Waterboys belong to no movement, genre, school or fashion. They play Waterboys music, and have been based in London, Dublin, Galway, New York City and Findhorn, Scotland. They follow the twists and trails of the music wherever it leads, wherever the adventure unfolds. Come along with them.

Youtube sample of the Waterboys    and something more recent



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