November 18, 2011 Ceili

This month's dance will be a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. We are asking that each of you bring 3 cans of food to the ceili on November 18th. We hope to raise at lease 300 cans of food.

County Offaly native Felim Egan (button accordion), University of Limerick graduate Eric Killops (fiddle) and Portland’s own Teresa Baker (penny whistle and keyboard) play for dancers and lovers of traditional Irish music. Join us for an evening of revelry. No partner or experience required. Get in shape for the holidays. All dances are taught and called. Come at 8pm for the lesson, stay till midnight for the fun and frivolity.

Félim Egan was born in 1972 in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and raised in Cloghan, Co. Offaly (west Offaly). His dad has a passion for music and encouraged him to play He began lessons at the age of four with his father and then with a local Offaly fiddler Dan Cleary. He comes from a family of 5 children all well accomplished musicians. In his youth he the drummer in the Clochan Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ceili Band as well as competing in solo fleadh competitions on the Button accordion, Bodhrian and ceili drumming. In 1993 he moved to Portland, OR where he started doing his first gigs with Bob Soper and Aidan Brennan and playing at Mikey Beglan's East Avenue Tavern session.

Friday November 18, 2011 Lessons at 8:00 PM, Dance at 9:00 PM
PPAA, Address: 618 SE Alder Street, Portland OR 97214
$8 students/seniors, $10 general admission