Cascadia Irish Music Week

Cascadia is back for 2024!


We're on!  Cascadia Irish Music Week 2024 will be held the week of July 28 - August 3, 2024, on the campus of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Registration is now open, including an Early Bird discount if you register and pay by St. Patrick's Day. See the registration page for details, and for information about scholarships and financial assistance.


Cascadia offers five days and six nights of classes with some of the world's finest Irish traditional musicians, evening concerts and sessions, intimate talks and more. All this takes place in a beautiful, wooded setting next to Puget Sound.


We hope you can join us for what promises to be another great year at Cascadia Irish Music Week.

A word from Artistic Director Randal Bays

We're very happy to present Cascadia 2024, again at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. As always, we've engaged a brilliant teaching staff, some familiar from years past and some who are making their first visit to Cascadia Irish Music Week. 

This year marks a change in how our classes are organized. We're not offering beginning classes (except in concertina). Instead, all our classes in the first three periods will be "Intermediate to Advanced". You'll find more details on our registration page.

Cascadia Irish Music Week 2024 Teachers - See our Faculty Page for full information


Fiddle - Randal Bays, Eimear Coughlan, Therese McInerney

Flute - Eamonn Cotter, Patsy Hanly

Concertina - Tim Collins, Francis Cunningham

Uilleann pipes - Mickey Dunne

Button accordion - Josephine Marsh

Piano and Tinwhistle - Geraldine Cotter

Tenor banjo - Brian McGrath

Guitar - Frank Kilkelly

Ceol Cascadia also sponsors regional concerts and workshops, including the long running Irish tune learning classes taught by Randal Bays. Those classes have been going on for more than 12 years in Seattle, Olympia and online.  Details can be found at http://randalbays.com/classesandlessons.html 

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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