Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Gaelic Songs of the Sea – Free Workshop
November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Òrain Obrach na Mara – Work Songs of the Sea in Gaelic.
Learn a few seafaring work songs in Scottish Gaelic with singer songwriter, Fae Wiedenhoeft, and Scottish Gaelic teacher, Geoffrey Sammons.
Fae Wiedenhoeft is an award winning singer songwriter who also owns a small music school called Syren’s Voice. Fae teaches voice, guitar, ukulele, bodhran, and song composition classes in Bothell, WA. She has been a student of Gaelic since 2014. Over the last 18 years, Fae has had the honor to teach and perform throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Her band, SeaStar, brings original and traditional Celtic, Folk, and Americana music to their audiences. www.jetbutterfly.com
Geoffrey Sammons started learning Scottish Gaelic in 1993 with a native speaker from the Isle of Skye. He completed the Gaelic language distance learning program from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic medium college on the Isle of Skye. He has been teaching since 2006 for continuing education programs, our local Gaelic society, private lessons, and now for the Atlantic Gaelic Academy. He also teaches classes on the history of the Gaels, the Celts, and travel to Scotland and Ireland. www.gaelicseattle.com
Presented by Maritime Folknet.
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This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.