Kaci is Spending her St. Patricks day getting into the Irish spirit with the help of the several local groups listed below.
Tom Quinn, Piper (plays for Baile Glas Dancers)
Different from “War Pipes” or traditional bagpipes as with NW Junior Pipe Band… the uilleann (ILL uhn) pipes are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland…. Uillean is litterally translated as "pipes of the elbow", from their method of inflation. The bag of the uilleann pipes is inflated by means of a small set of bellows strapped around the waist and the right arm… music is softer than bagpipes and very folksy.
NW Junior Pipe Band
Uniformed in kilts, the NWJPB is a competition and performance-oriented pipe band, traveling each summer to Scottish Highland Games, competing against other bands and playing for the thousands of people who attend these events…. the band wears traditional, civilian-style Scottish uniforms with MacKenzie tartan kilts.
John Keane (Importance of St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle - 25th Anniversary of Seattle-Galway, Ireland Sister City Relationship)
- At the turn of the century Irish immigrants came to Seattle for opportunity: fishing, timber, railroad and mining industries
- An estimated 853,000 persons of Irish decent reside in the State of Washington and 358,000 are living in the greater Seattle area.
- Seattle visited last week by Galway Mayor Michael Crowe – 17th Mayor of Galway to visit Seattle
- Sister City relationship emphasizes cultural, economic similarities of two cities
- Seattle’s Sister City relationship with Galway City was confirmed by Mayor Charles Royer in 1986 / one of 21 sister city relationships in Seattle
Live music all day at TS McHughs
- Traditional Irish Food
- Guiness Stout
- Irish Music during day: Claypipe, the Seattle-based trio comprised of Wayne Quinn, Jim Douma and Joe Martin.
- Irish Music during night: Creeping Time
- Bagpipe music, Irish step dancers, face painting, and more. We hope you'll join us!
Performance dance originating in Ireland from traditional Irish dance… popularized by the world-famous show "Riverdance" and its followers… performed in most places with large Irish populations…. there are stepdance competitions all over the world… most competitive stepdances are solo dances, though many stepdancers also perform and compete using traditional set and céilí dances… when performed as a solo dance, it is generally characterized by a stiff upper body and the quick and precise movements of the feet.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times