March 5-6: Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

Two days of Irish music, culture and more! Eugene Irish Cultural Festival »

Featuring Ireland's finest youngest traditional Irish music group, Téada (Téada means "strings" in Irish and is pronounced tay-DAH):

  • Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle)
  • Paul Finn (button accordion)
  • Damien Stenson (flute)
  • Seán McElwain (bouzouki/guitar)
  • Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán)

Evening Concert

Téada performs at 8 p.m., Friday, March 5, at Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon.

Daytime Festival

10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 6, Sheldon High School, Eugene, Oregon

More details at the festival's new website: Learn about events, submit for volunteering, register for workshops and more:

  • Téada Workshops: Fiddle, Guitar, Bodhrán, Flute and About Irish Music
  • Other Music Workshops: Uillean Pipes, Intro to Tin Whistle, Intro to Irish Music on Fiddle
  • Performers: Sheldon Dublinairs & Sheldon Choir, Murray Irish Dancers, Tonn Nua, Harp Circle, Eliot Grasso & Glen Waddell, Danielson/Muennich/Naylor/Schwall, Ceili Mhor, and others to be announced
  • Dance Workshops: Ceili (Téada playing music), History & Styles of Irish Dance, Irish Dance Workshop
  • Art Workshops: Basket Weaving, Calligraphy (Irish Font), Drawing Celtic Knots
  • Irish Language: Intro, The Next Level, How the Irish Invented Slang
  • History Presentations: Easter Rising, Dry Stone Masonry in Ireland
  • Sports: History and Rules of Hurling, Hurling Match
  • Family Activities: Crafts and activities for all ages that helps you learn more about Ireland and Irish culture
  • Sessions: Two Irish jam sessions
  • Vendors: Irish Festival T-Shirts, Performer's CDs, Celtic Fantasy, Deliberate Innocence Books, Hurling Teams and others to be announced
  • Food and Drink: Alpine Catering will sell excellent authentic Irish food in the Cafeteria, and Espresso On The Move will sell excellent coffee, lattes, espresso drinks, tea, hot chocolate and baked goods in the courtyard

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