Slideshow highlights below are from the Jan Irish Hooley in Des Moines, WA  
At an Irish Hooley, musicians, dancers, family & friends gather for a fun evening. It starts with a pot luck supper, followed by a
 trad Irish jam session, ceili & Irish set dancing, singing,  & laughs.  All dances are taught & easy to learn.  Musicians take
 turns leading & selecting the tunes.  Singers are welcome to join in too. For questions, email  mjhoiland@yahoo.com
     
In Feb 2012, we hosted a ceili w/Patrick O'Dea in Des Moines WA 
March 2012 was too busy with green events like Cove to Clover & Irish Heritage Club wkend to tackle more, but...
      April 1st, 2012 we hosted a concert w/uilleann piper Joey Abarta , plus sean nos singer/dancer & concertina player 
Brian O'Hairt in Des Moines WA at 3pm..$15 tickets - click for more info 

Sept 18th, 2012 we started a new fall season with a hooley in Des Moines.

      
 
The next Irish Hooley is Saturday Oct 13th, '2012 at  North Hill Community Ctr, 20827 3rd Ave S, Des Moines WA  
Bring your beverage of choice - its a family friendly event.  Suggested donation is $5/person with $10 family max
to offset rent & supplies - but Oct is an appreciation month - fee's waived to thank all our supporters.
 If you are new to hooleys - Click for FAQ info  i   
   To receive notices on future events,  send an email to: hooley-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 
  

  

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Click on the links below to view the video samples on You tube from the Jan 2011 hooley ! 
 If your modem is slow & this plays jerky,  just hit the Pause bottom on the player and let the video 
download completely before you hit Play again.     It should play smoothly for you then. 

Ceili dancing

another ceili sample