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
Raven and Rose Restaurant
Red Star Tavern, downtown Portland
Sayler’s Steak House
Mr. Joe Schiwek
Rick Bolme and Sue Jordan
Helen and Paul Lyons
Mary Rose Mulligan
Rose Ann and Tony Ranft
Mary Sacksteder and Larry McKinley
Christine and Kevin Seed
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
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Be prepared for old-fashion picnic fun!
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.