October Celtic Events pg2  in the Pacific Northwest 


Oct 12th Hanz Araki Concert at Empty Sea Studios
w/Cary Novotny starting at 8pm 

Award-winning Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. After six generations, the name Araki is synonymous with the Japanese shakuhachi (an end-blown bamboo flute) which Hanz mastered, making his professional debut in 1988. Cary has been actively involved in the Irish music scene for 20 years. His trademark sound has made him one of the most in-demand guitar players in Irish music today. With unerring rhythm, boundless energy and versatility, he varies from breakneck speed to delicate finger-style in the blink of an eye. Cary was a founding member of former Lord of the Dance fiddle-duo, The Bridies, Johnny B Connolly's Bridgetown, and Portland's venerable Irish band Cul an Ti.   Empty Sea Studios is located at 6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 
   Tickets are $15 adv, $18 day of Buy:
s! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/408403



Oct 12th Sing, Fiddle and Strum: Celtic Celebrations
at 7:30pm Washington Ctr for Arts 
512 Washington St. SE in Olympia WA

The energetic and evocative sounds of Ireland and Scotland waft and weave through this evening of music and dance.
 Masterworks celebrates Celtic traditions with guest artists:
Margaret Shelton, harpist
The Burren Boys, folk musicians
Seattle Irish Dance Company
Fay Lee, pianist/youth artist

Tickets: Adults $19*  Seniors  $16*   Students $16* Youth $9*
Purchase at venue website http://www.washingtoncenter.org/ 

Irish Set Dance Lessons  are held Sunday nights 7pm  
at  Mick Kelly's  435 SW 152nd St in Burien,   see map  
Lessons are only $5.  Drop in anytime.  There's live music & we walk thru all  dances first.  No partners reqd.  Beginners are welcome to join in  - that's what lessons are for ! 
Check out previous set dance photos & video's here

Contact Kathleen for  more info

( irish-dancer @  comcast.net )

previous set dance photos & video samples here

Irish Tune Learning Class w/Randal Bays on
Tuesday evenings, Sept. 10 - Oct. 29, 7-8:30pm in NE Seattle

Here's a good way to build your Irish repertoire in a group setting and have some fun while doing it. The class learns one tune per  week, puts them in medleys and plays them together a lot, so  by the end everyone has at least eight good session tunes in  common... jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc. The goals of the  class are to build a repertoire of Irish tunes, and to  improve at learning by ear. The class is primarily for beginning/intermediate players. More advanced
 musicians are welcome but will need to be OK with  learning slowly and with lots of repetition.

 The traditional tunes are taught by ear, so bring recording devices (no video recording please), and there will usually be sheet music
 handed out at the end of the classes. Cost is $140 for all eight classes paid in advance, or $25 per  class. (Half price if you're taking regular private  lessons with Randal.) Location: Northeast  Seattle (Ravenna/Maple Leaf  Neighborhood. Please send Randal an  email to register or for more information, and please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.  Thanks!  Best wishes,Randal Bays   



Great Big Sea Concert dates in the Northwest:

Oct 18 Great Big Sea  at Edmonds Center For The Arts
Oct 19th Great Big Sea at Bremerton's Admiral Theatre  http:/www.admiraltheatre.org
Oct 20th at Bellingham's Mt Baker Theatre  http://www.mountbakertheatre.com/
For more than two decades, Great Big Sea has been renowned for drawing together distinct threads of Canadian folk & pop music, creating shows that become a storm of powerful singing, driving rhythms and soaring melody. Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett of GBS have built a strong and enduring career by combining the traditional music of their isolated Newfoundland home with a myriad of pop influences. While not pure celtic music, you'll enjoy a reel & jig from this lively musicians along w/ballads.

 Youtube sample of Great Big Sea


Oct 18th  Portland Oregon Ceili  

Friday, Oct 18th, 2013  Lessons start  at 7:30 P. M.
Dancing to live music begins at 8:00 P. M.

Location: Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave (at Couch Street and 11th)

The Band: Felim Egan, Eric Killops


Oct 19th Intro to Kerry Fiddle Music workshop
at Dusty Strings in Seattle with Lia Zito  2- 4pm, $35.00  

Kerry is a county in Ireland that has regional style of music that favors slides, polkas, bright happy melodies, and ornaments like lacework. Learn how to play these catchy melodies on fiddle that start out simply but can become masterpieces of complexity.

In this workshop, Lia will teach a simple polka (two, if time allows), on fiddle and then Iíll teach the bowing, accents, and ornaments that make it sound Kerry.

Go here to listen to a recording of the tunes she'll be teaching. http://qrs.ly/3n3gcqb 

For more info http://store.dustystrings.com/t-3-ms-WK-fiddleviolin.aspx?skinid=4 

Oct 19-20th  St. Andrew's Celtic Fling in Seattle
t St. Andrew's Church, 111 NE 80th St.  Seattle  WA

Oct 20th: Celtic Music Festival & Highland Dancing, Vendors, Food Booths, Tea Room, Celtic Pub and favorites like Seumas Gagne & Christine Traxler !

Oct 21st: Service & Kirkin o the Tartan traditional Sunday service
For more info contact: Ruby McLachlan  Phone: (206) 523-7476
Email: rubym@saintandrewsseattle.org 

This annual event always offers great bagpiping, dancing & more!
Free to the public so why not checkout this lively Scottish event? 



Oct 19th Scottish Dance Competition Feis
At Sylvester Middle School in Burien, WA   

Scottish Dance competition starts at 9am for beginners. Novices compete around noon  advanced dancers follow.  Its free to public viewing.  Get out and support these fine Highland Dancers & you might get to see a nat'l champ from Spokane in the mix !   
They'll be dancing flings, Seann Triubhas. sword dances and more ...like this one on youtube




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