First Dance of the Fall


The first ceili of the season is sponsored by the Celtic Heritage Alliance, who generously provided us with a grant. Thank you, Celtic Heritage Alliance!  Grants and donations are what keeps a 503(c) nonprofit organization like ours going, helping us pay for the few but non-negligle expenses outside of the dances themselves. You can also help us be becoming a member or renewing your membership - our folks at the door will help you with that.

See you at the dance!

Time: This Friday, October 20th, 2017, 8:00 P.M.
Location: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont Street
Caller: Sam Keator
The Band: Johnny Connelly, Cary Novotny
$12 General Admission, $10 Student with ID, $8 Member                         

Annual Meeting and New Season

The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at 3973 NE 7th Ave., Portland (at 7th and Shaver). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will discuss our regular dance season as well as some special events, like a kid's ceili.

The first ceili dance is Friday, October 20th at 8 P.M. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont Street. Sam Keator is calling. Johnny Connelly and Cary Novotny are playing. Price: $12 general admission, $10 student, $8 member.

Upcoming Dances

Have a great summer! See you in October for more dancing.

All dances held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 SW Vermont Street

Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:00 P.M.
Caller: TBD
Band: TBD

Year End Report

Year End Report
The 2015 and 2016 season has been challenging for the Portland Ceili Society. Dances have been unprofitable and though the move from the Norse Hall lowered our overhead, we still need better attendance to break even. Hopefully, a month or two of a full hall will keep the doors open for a slower month.
The grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust has been completed and all paperwork submitted. The needed fillings for the state has been sent, insurance for the current season purchased, and our dances booked for January, February, March and April 2017.
Invite your friends and have a party. The kitchen area at St Barnabas has been a great gathering place between dances and allows the less than frantic dancer to visit and relax.  Brook no excuse and make it to the ceili, and if you do there may still be a ceili to make it to in the future.

November Ceili

The next dance is at our new home of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (2201 SW Vermont St.) There is plenty of easy parking. The dance starts at 8 P.M. (doors open at 7:30 - if anyone needs it, they can come by 7:45 and we'll walk you through the basic steps). 

The Band: Elizabeth Nicholson, Bob Soper, and Jake Grieco

New Season - New Venue - Starting October 21st

We will start this season at a new hall, the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on 2201 SW Vermont St. There is plenty of easy parking. The dance starts at 8 P.M. (doors open at 7:30 - if anyone needs it, they can come by 7:45 and we'll walk you through the basic steps). October is traditionally our costume ceili, so feel free to attend as someone you are not.

Season Comes to a Close

Thanks to everyone who came out for a dance or contributed to the Portland Ceili Society this year. We will be back in October at a new venue with better parking!