Alki Carrigaline Celtic Swell

Come down to Alki tonight and join us for a lively end of March party at the Celtic Swell. Seattle Irish dancers will join Carrigaline with reels jigs hornpipes and songs.

Next weekend we will host the usual monthly “first Sunday Ceili“  in Fremont at the Doric Temple. Bring your dancing shoes and a partner or two. Family friendly venue, free parking, lots food, great music, dancing instruction and Irish language.

We are inching our way along the road to Limerick via Carrigaline….

Have you gotten your Gathering 2013 T-Shirt yet….

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Molly MaGuires

Join Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dancers this Saturday evening in Molly MaGuires on 65th in Ballard from 9.00 to after midnight. Last time we played at Molly’s we had to clear the floor, there were so many people joining in the dancing. Bring a friend and come celebrate with us – do you need an excuse….)

We need the break after playing with the Taoiseach all day….

Gt up the Yard!

NW Folklife Festival

Carrigaline is invited to participate in the Northwest Folklife Festival 2013. We are excited to perform at the Northwest Court Stage Friday evening 8.45 pm – 9.15 pm. I love Folklife and have played there year by year since 1982… it has changed a lot in recent years, but still has a magic quality about it that can only be Seattle.

Hope to see youthere

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Taoiseach Visit

The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, is in town this Friday. Carrigaline will entertain a breakfast meeting on the 77th floor of the Columbia Tower at 7.00 am. Imagine playing music at that hour of the morning….)

Sorry we can’t invite you.. there is a lot of security issues about this visit and only invited guests of the various Irish organizations in town are invited to attend.

Get up the yard….

PS We are still looking for a corporate sponsor to help us reach our goal in getting to Ireland. Please spread the word and help if you can.

Pledge Here.

Enda Kenny

Happy St. Parick’s Day

Enjoy the fun, the music and the dance. Be Irish as you wish. Stay safe and healthy…..

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Check out the Calendar to catch Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company before they head for Ireland.

Paddy Coyne’s Belleview

How exciting is this??? We’re crossing the bridge and doing a show downtown Bellevue at  Paddy Coyne’s

9 p.m.-midnight…. come down and show the East side what good Irish energy and fun is all about!

Great way to start the weekend of St Patrick’s – sing along with Carrigaline and dance to the reels, jigs and hornpipes. See you there.

Get Up The Yard!!!


Neptune Ceili

Join Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company for the Seattle St Patrick’s Ceili dance at the Neptune on 45th street. Monday 6.00 – 8.00 pm FREE open to the general public. Children welcome. Great floor, fabulous location. Thanks and kudos to Claire Connell and STG for connecting up with Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company to bring this cultural event as part of Seattle Irish Week.

Bring dance shoes (not sneakers – leather soles are best) and lots energy. Live music by Carrigaline and friends. Instruction for beginners and experienced as needed.

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St. Pondera Patrick Party

Grapes and Shamrocks

Join Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company at Pondera Winery in Woodinville,

Sat Mar 9th 5.00 pm. It is true that there are no snakes in Woodinville either.

Patrick was a Carrigaloner and was everywhere.

Pondera is situated in the beautiful Washington Woodinville valley

and boasts some of the northwest acclaimed wines.


Pondera Winery Llc, 144th Avenue Northeast, Woodinville, WA 98072

T-Shirt Sale

Buy a Carrigaline/Seattle Irish Dance Company GET UP the YARD T-shirt and wear it on St Patricks Day.


Here’s how to get one. Go to the Carrigaline Kickstarter site and Pledge $25 or more (link is below).

Get Up the Yard T-Shirt

You will receive an email from Carrigaline – where you will choose:

- style (V-Neck or round),

- Size (small, Medium, Large, X Large XX large)

- shipping address


What does the Get Up the Yard T-Shirt look like….

Color: Black

Front: Celtic knot between Carrigaline and Seattle Irish Dance Company

Back: Irish Flag, Shamrock with delectable Space Needle

Price: $25.00 (includes shipping and tax)

Caption: Carrigaline Get Up the Yard T-Shirt being presented to Margaret Larson, New Day NW (Channel 5) when she featured the Seattle Irish Dance Company performance live in the studio 3/7/2013.

 New day NW

Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company are embarking on a grand tour of Ireland in April/May 2013 to create an Irish Docudrama about community, culture and music.


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New Day NW

Yes…. its Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company on Margaret Larson’s New Day Channel 5. The T-Shirt was a flash of Irish ingenuity….Get up the Yard!

New Day NW – See it here!

Don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter and pledge to keep our show on the road… and buy a Get up the Yard T-Shirt

Carrigaline Kickstarter

Get up the Yard T-Shirt presented to Margaret Larson New Day NW Channel 5


Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dance Company on New Day NW Channel 5 March 7, 2013

Get Up the Yard