Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017

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The All-Ireland Cultural Society thanks the following businesses and members for their financial and in-kind support of the 76th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Mr. Tom Kelly and the Neil Kelly Company

Owen Roe Winery

Ceilí of the Valley in Salem

Carrie Dixon and O’Hara’s Irish Beers

Bob’s Red Mill

Gemma Whalen and the Corrib Theatre

American Automobile Association

Columbia Chapter of the Belleek Society

Carlow Brewing and O’Hara’s beer

Dulin’s in Vancouver

Fiorano Ristorante in Tualatin

T.C. O’Leary’s Irish Pub

Oregon Garden Resort

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Paddy’s Bar and Grill

Pittock Mansion

Raven and Rose Restaurant

Red Star Tavern, downtown Portland

Ringside Grill

Spaghetti Factory

Sayler’s Steak House

Mr. Joe Schiwek

Rick Bolme and Sue Jordan

Jack Crowley

Sylvester DeBray

Margaret Doherty

Peggy Doherty

Shannon Doherty

Wanda Huff

Kathleen Hudert

Brendan Kerg

Helen and Paul Lyons

Louise Martell

Mary Rose Mulligan

Rose Ann and Tony Ranft

Sheila Redman

Mary Sacksteder and Larry McKinley

Christine and Kevin Seed

Colleen Spiering

Debbie Timmins

The All-Ireland Cultural Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the only fundraiser of the year which supports the Society’s mission of promoting Irish culture, music, education and social activities.

Irish Christmas in America – The Show

Irish Christmas in America – The Show

With – Niamh Farrell vocals
Séamus Begley vocals / accordion
Oisín Mac Diarmada producer / fiddle
Gráinne Hambly Irish harp /concertina
Samantha Harvey – dance / piano
Sean Gavin – flute / uilleann pipes

Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. The 2016 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice.

This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish dancing from Samantha Harvey. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2016.

The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Séamus & Méabh Begley, Teresa Horgan, Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon & Eilis Kennedy), Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan and Michael Londra. Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States. One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration, says Mac Diarmada. Music was a way that people stayed close to home.

A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season. For more information visit irishchristmasinamerica.com.

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Annual Summer Gathering and Picnic

The AICS Annual Picnic will be August 21, noon-4PM. St. Birgitta’s Picnic Grove 11820 NW St. Helens Road (Hwy 30) Portland

Call the AICS phone, 503 286 4812, to tell how many people attending and your choices for hamburgers or hot dogs.
Bring a dish (salad, dessert, etc.) to share.
Beer and soft drinks will be available.  $$$ accepted
If you play a musical instrument, please bring it.
If you want to volunteer with set-up, take-down, games, etc. email Bruce Kenny  (architeer@yahoo.com).
Be prepared for old-fashion picnic fun!

Gothard Sisters in Concert

Saturday, December 12 7:30pm show
Early tickets/full information at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1900206 Door price $20

YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISS9fDvrRw&feature=youtu.be 

“On Fire!”  Celtic Radio
“Blew our socks off!”  Missoula Celtic Festival
“Superb Show!” – Auburn Ave Theater

The Gothard Sisters are three sisters who love to play, record and perform music that is timeless, uplifting and energetic.  This music has taken them across thousands of miles, playing for crowds of people of every age and in many different walks of life.  Over the course of nearly 1,000 shows since they formed as a Celtic band in 2006, the Gothard Sisters  who are truly sisters  have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA.

Regularly performing more than 120 shows a year, the Gothard Sisters have built a loyal following by connecting with audiences in a lively, entertaining and touching way.  In 2013, the Irish Music Awards presented the Gothard Sisters with Best New Irish Artist, and they were awarded with Album of the Year for Celtic Radio in 2011 for their album Story Girl.  In addition to their musical endeavors, each of the sisters are highly trained in competitive Irish dance, bringing the heart-pounding rhythms of Ireland to their live shows for a dynamic surprise to keep the audience at the edge of their seats.

Annual Summer Picnic – All welcolmed if you RSVP!

Sunday, August 16, 2015. Starts at 12 noon at the St. Birgitta’s Picnic Grove, 11820 NW St. Helens Road (Route 30), Portland AICS will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks.  Bring a potluck dish to share.  Be prepared to have old-fashion picnic fun including games with precious prizes. Call the club phone (503-286-4812) or Let Sheila Redman (503-285-3992 or sredman@teleport.com) know if you and the number of your guests will be coming.

Beaverton 5th Annual Cultural Festival

Saturday, July 25, 11am – 5pm FREE!! Come join the fun and stop by the AICS booth!

The festival is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more! The event is meant to inform, entertain and foster curiosity learning and fun as we celebrate Beaverton’s racial/ethnic diversity. In 2014, more than 9,000 people attended Party in the Park, many of whom came especially for this event.

FREE. Full details here