the 3rd Friday Irish Ceili Dance
Friday February 15th, 2013
Lesson at 7:00 PM, Dance at 8:00-11PM
PPAA, 618 SE Alder Street, Portland OR 97214
Cost: $8 students/seniors, $10 general admission
The Jammy Dodgers, an Irish Band from San Francisco, will play for dancers and lovers of traditional Irish music. There will be a short performance of Irish song and dance at the break in conjunction with the Sean Nos NW Irish Festival held this weekend at Marylhurst University. All dances taught and called. No partner or experience required. Come at 7pm for the lesson, stay from 8 to 11pm for the fun and frivolity. 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 dance, song and music in the Portland metropolitan area. See you on the dance floor.
About the Jammy Dodgers:
Since their start in 2010, The Jammy Dodgers have been bringing traditional Irish music with a novel twist to the Bay Area and beyond. From the high-energy driving rhythm of Irish jigs and reels to melodic airs and sean nós ('old style') songs (sung in both Irish and English), they stay well in touch with the roots of the music, while infusing it with their own special style. Their influences include Skara Brae, The Bothy Band, early De Dannan, Liz Carroll, Planxty, and bohola.
The band has performed at a number of notable events, including the Crossroads Irish-American Festival, the official San Francisco St. Patrick's Day celebration, the Sea Music Festival at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and the Alameda Celtic Festival. They are regulars at The Plough and Stars in San Francisco, the first home of Irish music in the Bay Area.
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