Cascadia Irish Music Week 2020

Registration is now open for Cascadia Irish Music Week 2020.  The dates are July 19-25, 2020 at The Evergreen State College (TESC), Olympia, Washington.  Please read through the information on this page before submitting your registration. If you have questions not answered here, please email us.

Please note: Tuition, lodging and meals must be booked through us on this website, not through the college.

Lodgings - Our lodgings for the week are in Evergreen's lovely apartment buildings.  Each building has three floors, and on each floor are several private rooms with locking doors, plus a shared kitchen area and bathrooms.  Unfortunately the range and microwave in these units are disabled during the summer, but there is a refrigerator in each kitchen area.  

Couples: The Evergreen State College charges us by the person, rather than by the room, and each room has only a single bed. Let us know on the application form if you want to room near someone and we will aim to assign you rooms as close as possible.

These structures are tucked back in the woods and are very pleasant.  You can read more about these lodgings and even take a panoramic tour of the rooms on the TESC website.  If you're staying on-campus you'll also have access to the recreation center, and the lovely woods, trails and beaches adjoining the campus.

Meals - All meals are served in the dining Hall at TESC, "The Greenery".  They can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dietary needs.  There is also an espresso shop on campus (not included in our meal plan) . . . two of them, in fact. If you don't choose the full meal plan, you can purchase individual meals in the Greenery depending on availability.


A deposit of $100 (nonrefundable and non-transferable) per registrant is required to confirm your registration and hold your selections.

Full payment is due by June 1, 2020  If full payment is not received by this date your place in the classes is not guaranteed.  Registration after June 1 for any remaining spaces must be accompanied by full payment.

  • Between now and May 12, should you decide to cancel your registration, we will reimburse you in full.
  • After May 12, our cancellation policy is as described below, except
    • If at any time thereafter we cancel the event, we will reimburse you in full.
Please remember that the deposit is not refundable.   If you have to cancel your registration we will quickly return any other fees you've already paid, but we can't return your $100 deposit.  To receive a refund of payments you've made in excess of the $100 deposit, notification must be made by mail or email and received by Cascadia Irish Music Week no later than July 1, 2020, after which no refunds will be issued except in cases of medical or family emergency.

A $3/day/M-F parking fee is NOT included in the above packages.  Daily and weekly parking permits can be purchased directly at the College.

We cannot accommodate "partial week" registrations . . . thanks for your understanding!

Pricing and Packages

Full Package is $985, which includes:

  • Tuition for all classes (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Evening concerts and other events
  • Lodging for 6 nights
  • All meals including Sunday dinner and Saturday breakfast
  • TESC facilities fee, taxes

Intro-only option: 

  • Tuition for 5 Session IV Intro classes:  $250
  • Evening concerts and other events
  • TESC facilities fee, taxes
  • Meals and lodging not included

[Note: Only classes labelled "Intro" may be taken singly.  For this option, select "none" for Sessions I through III.)

Lodging-only (no meals) option:

  • Single room - $785 for 6 nights, incl. all classes, fees and taxes
  • Note:  although refrigerators are available, stoves, ovens or microwaves are NOT available for use during the camp.  Please plan accordingly if not taking the meal option.

Meal-only (no lodging) option:

  • All meals - $735
  • includes Sunday dinner, Saturday breakfast, all classes, fees and taxes
Classes-only (no meals or lodging) option:
  • All classes - $510
  • includes concerts/sessions, facility fee

Chaperone or spouse/partner fee:  $570 

  • includes lodging, meals and admission to evening events but not to classes. 
  • This fee is intended strictly for chaperones of students under 18, and spouses or partners of tuition-paying students. 


At the above link, you'll 

  1. select your "package" options (tuition, food and lodging), then 
  2. select your classes (or "none") for each of 4 daily class sessions and 
  3. pay (via card or Paypal) either the entire amount or at least a nonrefundable $100 deposit. 

You'll also find instructions here if you'd prefer to register by mail with a check.

Class assignments can be changed by email request as long as there are still openings in desired classes.  Most classes will be limited to around 18 students, filled in order of registration received, in order to keep class sizes down.