Saturday Schedule - March 8th, 2014

Note:

  • It is illegal to have any alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons with you or use of tobacco at the Eugene Irish Cultural Festival, including the Friday evening concert.
  • Below is the incomplete schedule for workshops, presentations, performances, sessions, ceili & hurling match at Sheldon High School on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Hover your mouse cursor over the workshop/presentation/performance and learn more about it.
  • Some workshops will have mandatory supply fees: Celtic Knot Workshop, Irish Calligraphy Workshop, and others have yet to be confirmed regarding a supply fee.
  • Due to our limited budget this year, donations will be requested at each workshop. Please help support the festival by donating via cash or check if you can.
  • At the bottom of this page is the Workshop Registration Form to submit for registering for workshops. We recommend that you register ASAP for workshops because some will fill to their maximum soon.


Time Art Room I Art Room II Band Room Choir Room Little Theater Cafeteria East Cafeteria West Auditorium Sheldon Turf Field
11:00 Guitar Workshop-Kevin Johnsrude-
Kevin Johnsrude is a polyrhythmic guitarist for The Nettles and will teach how to accompany Traditional Celtic Music on guitar. This workshop is for those who know how to play the guitar, but are new to accompanying Traditional Celtic Music. People of all levels of guitar playing are welcome to attend. No supply fee.
About Kevin Johnsrude







Limit: 18

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Irish Song Workshop-Brían Ó hAirt-
Brían Ó hAirt's anomalous voice stands as a testament to the power of tradition. His ability to share the mind’s eye of an older generation of singers has afforded him great acclaim at his young age. He became the youngest and first ever American to win the coveted shield in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 2002—adding his name to the shield’s long list of noted singers including Joe Heaney, Frank Harte and Paddy Berry. Come explore the Irish and English singing traditions of Ireland. Learn about the historic development of these traditions while focusing on phrasing, ornamentation, and individual style. Participants will try their hands at ballads, macaronic songs, rebel songs, hedge school master songs, northern songs and more! Participantts will learn to sing these songs in a small group setting to accommodate participation. Please bring a recording device.
About Brían Ó hAirt







Limit: 20

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Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Workshop-Mick Moloney-
Mick Moloney was born and raised in Limerick Ireland and is an incredibly well known traditional Irish musician throughout the world. This workshop is for people who know how to play the tenor banjo and mandolin, but will be taught how to play and/or accompany traditional Irish tunes with these instruments. Bring your mandolin, tenor banjo or both instruments for this workshop.
About Mick Moloney






Limit: 50

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Harp Workshop-Michelle Mulcahy-
Michelle Mulcahy is a very well known Celtic harp player. This workshop is for people who know how to play the harp, but will be taught how to play and/or accompany traditional Irish music with a harp. Bring your harp with you to this workshop.







Limit: 50
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Introduction to Irish Music on Fiddle Workshop-Dana Lyn-
Dana Lyn is an excellent traditional Irish fiddler. This workshop is for those who know how to play fiddle/violin, but are new two traditional Irish music. All levels are welcome to attend. You will learn two or more traditional Irish tunes, which may include how to ornament the tunes.
About Dana Lyn





Limit: 50
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Seagrass Basket Weaving Workshop ($13 supply fee)-Donna Crispin-

Donna Crispin is an excellent basket weaver. This workshop is for those who are new to basket weaving, but anyone can attend. Age limit is 13 or older. Bring heavy scissors or light weight garden shears. Optional: bring shells with a hole, beads and/or feathers to decorate your basket.
About Donna Crispin



Limit: 12
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Family Activities:

Learn about many aspects of Irish culture, history, geography, mythology and crafts by participating in these activities. People of all ages are welcome.


1. Earn an Irish Coin

2. Ancient Body Art & Temporary Tattoos

3. Make Bridget's Cross

4. Grow Your Own Shamrocks

5. Learn Irish Place Names

7. Make a Celtic Cross

8. Learn About Irish Bogs

9. Make a Book: About Fairies, About Irish Mythology, About Irish Bogs

10. Make and/or Color Celtic Knots
11:10
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11:30 From 11:30 am to 4 or 5 pm, there will be a Hurling Tournament between 3 or 4 Hurling teams. Hurling is the National Sport of Ireland.
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12:30 Uilleann Pipe Workshop-Eliot Grasso-
Eliot Grasso has a Ph.D. in Musicology and is an Adjunct Instructor of Musicology at the University of Oregon. His Master's Degree is from the University of Limerick, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. He has nine entries in the upcoming Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland as well as several articles published in Iris na bPiobairi. Eliot has been playing and teaching the Uilleann Pipes for many years.
About Eliot Grasso







Limit: 18
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Celtic Knot Workshop - $3 Supply Fee-Anne Merydith-

Anne Merydith has been teaching how to Draw Celtic knots for many years. Paper, pencils and markers will be provided with a supply fee of $3. Bring cash or a check. Make the check out to Eugene Irish Cultural Festival.







Limit: 20
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Genealogy Workshop - Resources for Tracing Your Ancestors Back to Ireland-Dawn Carlile-

Dawn will show you many resources for tracing your ancestors back to Ireland. It is recommended that those who attend this workshop are aware of their ancestor's names, but everyone is welcome to attend. You are welcome to bring a recording device, notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.


Limit: 50
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Harp Circle-Janet Naylor, Laura Zaerr & Mary Grace-

This group will play Traditional Celtic music on harps and also discuss the history of harps.








Limit: 50
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12:40
12:50 Transition
1:00 Brian O'Hart Performance-Brian O'Hart-

Brian O'Hart is fluent in the Irish language and is a wonderful Irish song singer and musician.About Brían Ó hAirt
Céilí - Irish Social Dance - Maldon Meehan will teach Irish social dances starting with the easiest social dances and progressing to slightly more complicated dances. The musicians for this céilí will be: Mick Moloney, Michelle Mulcahy and Dana Lyn. Eugene Highlanders Performance
1:10
1:20 Transition
1:30 History & Rules of Hurling-Stephen Power-

Hurling is the national sport of Ireland and the oldest team sport on Earth. Stephen Power was born and raised in Ireland, but has been living in Portland, Oregon for several years. Stephen has been involved in hurling throughout his life. This presentation will cover the history and rules of hurling.

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2:00 Introduction to Irish Language Workshop-Ger Killeen-
Learn at the introduction level of the Irish language from an awesome humanities professor at Marylhurst University and is fluent in the Irish language. He was born in Limerick, grew up in Ireland and attended University College of Dublin and University of London. You are welcome to bring a recording device, notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.
About Ger Killeen


Limit: 30
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Irish Stories-Yvonne Young-
Yvonne Young is a wonderful Irish story teller.
About Yvonne Young



Limit: 20
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All About Irish Bogs-Peggy Hinsman-


Learn about the uniqueness of bogs, origin of Irish bogs, different types of Irish bogs, plants and animals that live in Irish bogs and how the Irish have used and currently use Irish bogs.




Limit: 50
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Intermediate to Advanced Fiddle Workshop-Laura Brophy-
Laura Brophy is known throughout the West for her fiery playing of the fiddle with The Nettles. She first picked up a fiddle at the age of 11 and hasn’t put it down since. Laura’s distinctive technique combines lyrical melodies and rhythmic innovation to give each tune a new twist. This workshop is for those who are familiar with Traditional Irish Music who play at the intermediate to advanced level, but all levels are welcome to attend. Laura will teach two or more tunes, including how to augment the tunes to make then sound very good. Bring your fiddle. No supply fee.
About Laura Brophy


Limit: 50
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Murray Irish Dancers
2:10
2:20 Transition
2:30 Three of Hearts PerformanceThree of Hearts
Will perform traditional Irish, Scottish and English music with three musicians: Barb Ewing (guitar), Debi Noel (ukulele) and Kerri Sage (base).
2:40
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3:00 Session-Irish Session-
Bring your instrument and play traditional Irish music in a jam session.
What's a session?
Sheldon Choirs-Sheldon Choirs-
Three Sheldon Choirs will perform - The Dublinaires, Sheldon Varsity Choir and The Concert Choir
3:10
3:20 Transition Transition Transition Transition
3:30 Next Level of Irish Language Workshop-Ger Killeen-
Learn at the introduction to intermediate level of the Irish language from an awesome humanities professor at Marylhurst University and is fluent in the Irish language. He was born in Limerick, grew up in Ireland and attended University College of Dublin and University of London. You are welcome to bring a recording device, notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.
About Ger Killeen



Limit: 30
Register below to reserve your spot.
Irish Calligraphy Workshop - $3 Supply Fee-Anne Merydith-

Anne Merydith has been a calligrapher for many years and has taught many calligraphy classes. This workshop will provide paper and a calligraphy pen with a supply fee of $3. Bring cash or check. Write the check to Eugene Irish Cultural Festival.




Limit: 20
Register below to reserve your spot.
If it Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews-Mick Moloney-
Exploring Irish and Jewish historical musical links and influences on Vaudeville and Early Tin Pan Alley in America. Dr. Mick Moloney, New York University’s Professor of Music and Irish Studies, is the pre­eminent scholar of Irish-­American music from the past two centuries. In recent years he has been actively involved in documenting this music from 1880 to 1920, a time when vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley flourished with the fertile contributions of Irish and Jewish songwriters, theatrical producers, and music publishers. Taking its title and inspiration from a catchy song composed in 1912 by William Jerome (real name: William Flannery)and Jean Schwartz, “If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews” is an engrossing, entertaining, and insightful examination of this cross­pollination in a bygone era of U.S. cultural history. Former Broadway luminaries such as George M. Cohan (Irish ancestral surname: Keohane), Eddie Foy (real name: Edwin Fitzgerald), Norah Bayes (born Norah Goldberg), Tony Hart, Ed Harrigan, and Ada Jones populate Dr. Moloney’s richly illustrated talk on the nimble wit, socioeconomic observation, exuberant rhythms, melodic charm, and sentimental appeal pulsing through this under­appreciated chapter of American musical history. Anyone interested in Irish and Jewish studies, theater, music, and U.S. history will find this presentation provocative and fascinating.
About Mick Moloney





Limit: 50

Register below to reserve your spot.
Irish Music: Ceili Mhor-Ceili Mhor-
Each winter term at the University of Oregon, harpist Laura Zaerr teaches a Celtic music class. Ceili Mhor is the group of students taking this class and will perform traditional Irish music on several different instruments.
About Laura Zaerr
Sean-nós Dance workshop-Brían Ó hAirt-
Brían Ó hAirt will teach Traditional Irish Dancing at this workshop. Brian is very well known for his many talented skills regarding the Irish language, traditional Irish songs, playing traditional Irish music and traditional Irish dancing. Come learn the Connemara style of sean-nós dancing--a dance form akin to American flat footing or clogging. Learn the basic Connemara step for both jigs and reels. Those with more advanced skills will be challenged with free-formed dancing focusing on the unique rhythm of various dance tunes. Please bring a pair of flat-soled shoes with hard leather or plastic soles. NO IRISH DANCING HARD SHOES PLEASE.
About Brían Ó hAirt
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5:00 The Nettles
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Time Art Room 1 Art Room 2 Band Room Choir Room Little Theater Cafeteria East Cafeteria West Auditorium Main Stage Sheldon Turf Field


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Workshops from 11:00 AM to 12:20/12:50 PM:

Guitar Workshop - Kevin Johnsrude
Irish Song Workshop - Brían Ó hAirt
Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Worksh - Mick Moloney
Introduction to Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle - Dana Lyn
Harp Workshop - Michelle Mulcahy
Seagrass Basket Weaving Workshop - Donna Crispin

Workshops from 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM: (more to be added - select only one)

Uilleann Pipe Workshop - Eliot Grasso
Celtic Knot Workshop - Anne Merydith ($3 supply fee)
Genealogy Workshop - Resources to Trace Your Ancestors Back to Ireland - Dawn Carlile
History and Rules of Hurling, The National Sport of Ireland (ends at 1:20) - Stephen Power


Workshops from 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM: (more to be added - select only one)

Introduction to the Irish Language - Ger Killeen
Irish Stories - Yvonne Young
All About Irish Bogs - Peggy Hinsman
Intermediate to Advanced Fiddle - Laura Brophy


Workshops from 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM:

The Next Level of the Irish Language - Ger Killeen
Irish Calligraphy Workshop - Anne Merydith ($3 supply fee)
If it Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews Workshop - Mick Moloney
Irish Dance Workshop - Brian Ó hAirt


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