May 2014 Last Ceili Until September

Join us for the last ceili of the season! Dale Russ and Tom Creegan are coming all the way down from Seattle to 'give it shtick' with our own Joe Trump.

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Lesson at 7:30 P.M.
Dancing to Live Music at 8:00 P.M.

Location: Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave (at Couch Street and 11th). Parking in back or on street.

Caller: Maldon Meehan

The Band: Dale Russ, Tom Creegan, and Joe Trump.

Biddable children are welcome.

April 2014 Ceili Dance

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lesson at 7:30 P. M.
Dancing to live music at 8:00 P. M.

Location: Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave (at Couch Street and 11th). Parking in back or on street.

The Band: Johnny Connelly, Seamus Egan, Django Amerson

Biddable children are welcome.

March 2014 Ceili Dance

We had such a great turnout in February, with lots of new dancers. Maybe it is the functioning water fountain. Maybe it is the pleasant demeanor of the bartender. At the end of the night I saw that no one at all was sitting down while we were dancing the Fairy Reel. Norse Hall seems to be the place to be, now that so many dance venues in town have closed down. 

Friday, March 21, 2014
Lesson at 7:30 P. M.
Dancing to live music at 8:00 P. M.

Location: Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave (at Couch Street and 11th). Parking in back or on street.

The Band: Hanz Araki, Cary Novotny, and Eddie Parente

Biddable children are welcome.

The Next Céilí Dance

Friday, February 21, 2014
Lesson at 7:30 P. M.
Dancing to live music at 8:00 P. M.

Location: Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave (at Couch Street and 11th). Parking in back or on street.

The Band: Geraldine Murray, Teresa Baker, and company

Biddable children are welcome.

Announcing the 2013-2014 Dance Season

The Portland Ceili Society has a new home! The Norse Hall has graciously has opened its doors to us for most of the season. This is definitely a step up in quality from the old PPAA Hall.  If you are familiar with the Norse Hall (there are many dances held there), we will be in the upstairs Lodge Room. Although slightly smaller than the PPAA, there is seating all around the perimeter. There are elegant ladies and gentlemens lounges to change your shoes and stow your possessions. The separate bar (on the first floor) and its staff are excellent and professional (warning: their drinks tend to be strong).

This is naturally a more expensive venue, and although we have taken the step of running our own sound system, we still need a good turnout on a regular basis to keep going. Stay tuned...