Irish Festival Benefitting AIDNW
Sunday, January 13, 2019, Noon to 3pm in Bichsel Hall
Come and enjoy sandwiches & pastries, Irish coffee (with whiskey or Irish cream) & tea, Black & Tans for the big folk; punch or hot chocolate for anyone. Tickets: $20/adult; $25/couple; kids under 12 free with adult.
Dónall Ó Héalaí
Born and raised in Connemara in the West of Ireland, Dónall is the founding director of Celtic Consciousness. A lover and sharer of stories and songs, he is a native Gaelic speaker and a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he was awarded Dr. H.H Stewart Literary prize.
He has worked extensively with the National Irish-language television channel, TG4, as well as with the National Irish-language theatre, An Taibhdhearc. He has also taught at The Irish Arts Center in New York City. In 2015 he was presented with Irish Screen America's rising Talent Award for his in performance in film. His acting work on film and television has featured in the Toronto Film Festival and at the Prix Europa television awards.
Bob McCaffery-Lent is well known to St. Leo Parishioner’s as he served as their Director of Music and Liturgy from 1986-2008. He currently serves in the same role at the Jesuit parish in Seattle, St. Joseph. He is the grandson of Irish immigrants and has played Irish music for over 40 years including co-founding local Irish bands Slainte, Bobryken Celtic and, most recently, Mooncoyne.
Scoil Rince Slieveloughane Irish Dancers
Slieveloughane Irish Dance Company is the largest and most renowned Irish Dance Troupe in the Pacific Northwest. The SRS Dancers have thrilled audiences with their lively and beautifully choreographed traditional and modern Irish.