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Sean-nós Northwest Festival in Olympia WA

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Saturday: Macaronic Songs & Crooked Steps

Sunday: Beginning Level Irish Gaelic

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The Sean-nós Northwest Festival celebrates and promotes three aspects of traditional Irish culture: sean-nós singing, sean-nós dancing, and the Irish language, otherwise known as Gaeilge. These cultural treasures are incredibly rare to find anywhere outside of Ireland. We aim to sustain a vibrant community for these and other Irish cultural arts (including storytelling, poetry, and decorative arts) throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The Festival offers a full weekend of classes and workshops as well a concert and social events. We don’t feature competitions or vendors - just fun classes on all things Irish. We encourage attendees to explore new topics in a safe and supporting environment. Ever wished you could dance a jig or cook a traditional Irish recipe? This festival is the place for you - we hope you’ll join us!