67 Music to Features PCS

From 67 Music's website

"Certainly the oldest in Oregon and quite possibly the largest Ceili Society on the west coast of the USA, the Portland Ceili Society has been around since 1982 and is about to begin their 30th Season this Fall! The PCS has held scores of dances, concerts and other events over the years and has hosted some of the most talented and prestigious musicians from both locally and abroad. Take a look as we profile this wonderful organization!

Consider joining the Portland Ceili Society- the PCS is always looking for new members and dancers! To quote PCS President Stevyn Travillian: “You’re guaranteed to have a good time!”
You need not be a member however, to attend a Ceili- simply attend any one of their Ceili’s held typically on the third Friday of each month, September through May."

John Campbell RIP

We lost a great friend and dancer this last week. John you will be missed.

September 29, 1941 ~ October 11, 2011

John William Andy Campbell, Jr. of Vancouver, WA, passed away early Tues. morning due to complications of cancer. Family and friends have surrounded him since he fell ill and he is greatly missed. John was born in Jefferson City, MO in 1941 and soon after his birth his family relocated to Vancouver,

John was an avid folk dancer and was well known for his Northwest Irish, Scottish, Contra and Scandinavian dancing. He was a member of Norske Runddansere from the early 1980's and a charter member and later director of Nordlys Scandinavian dancers. He was also an active member of Sons of Norway Grieg lodge in Portland, OR. John promoted events for musicians and dancers and is perhaps most remembered for second Sunday Folk gatherings at his home on Officers Row in the 1980's. He also served as a member of the Vancouver City Council in the 1970's.

John also enjoyed playing croquet with his family at annual reunions and
cards when he was younger. He is survived by his sons, John Campbell III of Vancouver, WA and Eric
Andrew Campbell of Fallon, NV and their mother, Judy Campbell; his precious grandson, Jonah, who was the light of his life; and a sister, Valerie Orona of Nevada.

A graveside service will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, WA on
Mon., Oct. 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held on:
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 6pm
the Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

October 21st Ceili Dance

3rd Friday Irish Ceili Dance
Local Irish musicians play for dancers and lovers of traditional Irish music. Join us for the annual costume ceili. No partner or experience (or costume) required. All dances are taught and called. Come at 8pm for the lesson, stay till midnight for the fun and dance.

The Portland Ceili Society is a 501(c)3 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.

Lessons at 8:00 PM
Dance at 9:00 PM

618 SE Alder Street
Portland OR 97214
$8 students/seniors, $10 general admission