Cascadia Irish Music Week 2019
Mark your calendar for the week from Sunday, July 21st to Saturday, July 27, 2019
We have got our dates for next summer and we'll once again be on the beautiful campus of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. 
We're still working on the details so stay tuned to this website, www.cascadiairish.org  and our Facebook page

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!"

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

Coming soon!


Artistic Director

Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist. He's also famed as a teacher of Irish traditional music, who co-founded and served for ten years as Artistic Director of the Friday Harbor Irish Music Week in Washington's San Juan Islands. Calling on his knowledge of the music and the people in the traditional music world, each year Randal assembles a teaching staff for Cascadia Irish Music Week comprising some of the world's finest Irish musicians.


Scholarships will be available...more info soon!





Many thanks for the generous support of 4Culture of King County, and the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle!