"KVMR Celtic Festival Sept. 29 & 30, Grass Valley, Northern California! http://126.96.36.199/celticfestival/. Fabulous international bands and a beautiful outdoor venue in the mountains 50 miles west of Lake Tahoe. Performers for the 2012…"
"Hello Irish fans from the PNW. I'm from Northern California. Here up north we identify more with the PNW than that mess down south called LA. I promise not to Californicate the group too much. Did you know my hometown of Grass Valley, just west…"
Sceallog, Sorry for the long time to respond, but I never even knew this site had this feature. I'm old school, don't blog much. But yes, I have an Irish pub in Ocean Shores, WA called "Galway Bay". Your son may know the place. It is a 2 hr drive from Seattle right on the coast. We hold the largest Irish music festival on the west coast here every October. I am originally a midwest boy, Peoria, Illinois, but have been out here for over 30 years now.
I love traditional Irish music, and dance. And I love the Irish accent! I hope to visit Ireland and Scotland someday--after retirement, perhaps. My husband is of Acadian and Scottish descent. I am of Acadian, French and German descent, but have some Irish and Scottish ancestry--just a little, though. I see you live in Washington state. Are you from there originally? My older son works out of Seattle. He works as a Marine Auditor and flys out there from Louisiana every 45 days!