Owl & Thistle

Come Down Town to join Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dancers at the Owl & Thistle Saturday night. Believe it or not – this is where we first teamed up with the best dance troupe ever…..) not more than 6 months ago.

Andrew has been practicing Danny Boy… oh dear, the pipes are calling. It must be St Paddy’s month already. And Bob has taken out the old bones…. should be right shenanigans in the old town tonight….) Where’s Alice?

Enjoy the slag… Get up the Yard!

March Ceili

See you today at 4.00 in Fremont. Yeahhhhh. Its Ceili day. Bring your shoes and your energy… and be ready to sing, dance and play… There are a number of birthday parties dtoday and a new fear a’ ti to host teh Irishness of March. Beir bua


Its Sunday Ceili time again. Bring your dancing shoes and your friends. Carrigaline and Seattle Irish Dancers invite you to join us for another fabulous cultural event. Irish dancing, Irish language, great music, food, lots of food, safe place for children, free parking….

Note: The image for this month is an old black and white of the Chieftains with Carrigaline performing at the Opera House in Seattle a few years ago. Sad to say, two of the Chieftains have passed on but their spirit lives on in Irish music and dance. O thuaidh! We had a good time playing and dancing when the Chieftains were in town.

St Patrick’s Day

March is a busy month. Don’t forget to check the Carrigaline Calendar for a list of events that are in our future. We are teaming up with the Neptune Theater in the U District to stage a huge St Patrick’s Ceili Monday March 11th 6.00 – 8.00 pm. FREE. Bring family, friends and good dancing souls and soles….)

Look for a write-up about Ceili dancing in Seattle in the Celtic Connection and the Fremont Centrist this month. You will find copies of the Connection in your favorite Irish restaurant/bar. The link to the Centrist is here:


Here are the details for the usual first Sunday Ceili at the Doric Lodge in Fremont..

Ceili in Fremont – Sunday March 3rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Doric Lodge – 619 N 36th St

Music starts at 4:00 and continues to 8 p.m.
Free parking on the street

Family style Ceili and potluck
Kitchen included – bring food – there will be Irish soda bread and tea available
Beautiful wooden floor – bring leather soled shoes for best dancing impact
Live music provided by local Irish musicians
Instruction in basic steps for Ceili and Set dancing

Suggested donation $10.00 per family – the Ceili is also a fundraiser for the Seattle Irish Dancers to travel to Ireland next spring.
Schedule (approximate):
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Ceili and set dancing instruction
5:15 dinner
6:00 p.m. Irish language instruction
6:30 Ceili and set dancing
For more information, please call Alice (206) 227-8773

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Kickstarter Support

New Day Irish Dancing and T-Shirts with Space Needle on Shamrock Flag….

And Congratulations to Alice from County Yakima for becoming the first band member Carrigaloner – by not getting on the New Day NW Channel 5  – only in spirit!!! Hope you enjoyed the extravaganza as well….


Thanks everyone for a fabulous Ceili. Great dancing, music, food and fun….

Don’t forget that there is another opportunity to kick up your heels this Monday March 11th at the Neptune on 45th. Doors open for 6.00 pm start. We dance until 8,00 pm.


It’s March… the sun is shining on a beach in Clare – according to a Carrigaloner with a camera. We are on our way….. very soon. Kickstarter is up and we need your support. Pledge at a level that is comfortable for you and know that this Irish tour will kick up connections and relationships that will last a lifetime…

Here is the link to the Kickstarter site: Give it a whirl. Get up the Yard!

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Carrigaline Celtic Band and the Seattle Irish Dancers are heading to Ireland this April to begin the docudrama that Connects Seattle with Carna in Galway. Joe Heaney is the glue that brings this together. When Carrigaline was a mere fledgeling thought in Seattle, Joe Heaney was bringing a career of sean nos music and story telling to a close at the University or Washington Ethno-Musicology department. During this years Joe Heaney Commemorative Festival in Carna, May 3-6, Carrigaline will perform and represent Joe’s old home, Seattle during the construction of a docudrama about his work and life.

Pledging your support. Please spread the word.  Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dancers are embarked on a quest – Irish Docudrama.

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Tug with Carrigaline

Carrigaline joins the Tug clientele for a night of singing and dancing and revelry. Join us this Saturday evening February 9th in West Seattle and bring your sing-along voice and dancing shoes. Harleys welcome….

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