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Cascadia Irish Music Week

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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!


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


We plan to award scholarships again this year. See the scholarships page for more information.

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