Cascadia Irish Music Week

No Cascadia 2023

Dear friends of Cascadia… We’ve decided to take this year off and we will not be presenting Cascadia Irish Music Week in 2023. Last summer was fantastic, but we both have a lot of projects and commitments coming up over the next few months, so it seems best to take this year off and see how things go after that.

We will be presenting concerts and workshops in the Puget Sound region, so be sure and register your email on our Contact Page.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who attended, taught, and volunteered.

So long for now... Slán go fóill,

Randal and Joe

Artistic Director

Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist. He's also famed as a teacher of Irish traditional music, who co-founded and served for ten years as Artistic Director of the Friday Harbor Irish Music Week in Washington's San Juan Islands. Calling on his knowledge of the music and the people in the traditional music world, each year Randal assembles a teaching staff for Cascadia Irish Music Week comprising some of the world's finest Irish musicians.

We also sponsor regional concerts and workshops, including the ongoing Irish tune learning classes taught by Randal Bays. Those classes have been going on for 10 years in Seattle, Olympia and online. Details can be found at

Many thanks for the generous support of the Irish Consulate and the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle.

Presented by Ceol Cascadia

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