Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration to play 3rd Friday Ceili

Irish Ceili Dance
PPAA, 618 SE Alder, Portland Oregon
Friday December 18, 2009, 8 PM lesson, 9 PM dance
Music by: Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration
$8 students/seniors, $10 general, members $2 off, $30 max for families
Sponsored by The Portland Ceili Society*

Anyone who follows the local Irish dance and music scene knows full well the incredible talents Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration bring to life. And if you are not familiar with these players then you owe it to yourself to find out.

Elizabeth Nicholson & Stringed Migration is a Portland, OR, based quartet that performs a lush synthesis of Celtic and international roots music with a twist of jazz. Comprised of four multi-instrumentalists whose individual careers have garnered regional, national and international recognition, the band is enjoying a rapidly growing reputation in the Northwest folk world.

Stringed Migration is: Elizabeth Nicholson on vocals, harps, and guitar; Eddie Parente on violin and viola; Bob Soper on bouzouki, fiddle, vocals and guitar; and Rob Barrick on double bass and Scottish smallpipes. Jim Chapman, a Stringed Migration alumni, still performs with the band on bouzouki from time to time.

The dances are taught and called, and no experience or partner is needed.

*Note that a Ceili is a traditional Irish social and dance party.

The Portland Ceili Society (PCS) is a 501C3 not for profit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, educate and encourage the practice of traditional Irish folk dances, songs and music in the Portland metropolitan area. PCS has been hosting concerts, dances and events since 1982. Ceilis are typically held on the Third Friday of each month, September through May. For more information visit www.PortlandCeiliSociety.org or email PortlandCeiliSociety@yahoo.com.