The 15th annual Galway Bay Celtic Music Feis, or Festival, turned Ocean Shores into an Irish music Mecca this past week as more than 30 performing acts and scores of enthusiastic revelers traveled into town.
The event actually began Monday with a dinner and music at the 8th Street Ale House in Hoquiam, then Tuesday eased into the first of six days and nights at the beach with five acts playing seven sessions at Galway Bay and then at the Convention Center simultaneously.
Co-headliners Celtica Pipes Rock and the Young Dubliners each played three times at the Convention Center.
Performers included: Crooked Jacks, Oliver Mulholland and That Irish Guy, all from Ireland; Celtica Pipes, from Scotland and Austria; O’Jizo, from Japan; Blackthorn and Whiskey Dicks, from Canada, the Young Dubliners and Molly’s Revenge, from California; James McCarthy, from Hawaii; Tallymoore, from Wisconsin; The Commoners, from Colorado; MAC, from Washington, Oregon and Scotland; Biddy on the Bench, Coming Up Threes, Cul an Ti’, Peter Daldry, and St. James Gate, all from Oregon, and Stefan Germer, The Bold Doherty, Burren Band, Curlew’s Call, Kimberly Goetz, Sean Williams, Carter Junction, Hank Cramer, Harmony Ridge, Ockham’s Razor, Stark Raving Plaid, Travis Nelson, and the Seattle Irish Dancers, all from Washington.
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