Formed in 2006, the Céilí of the Valley Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish heritage and culture in the Willamette Valley primarily through social events that incorporate music and dance.

We hold Irish social dance (céilí – pronounced kay-lee) classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at the VFW Hall in Salem, Oregon. Additionally, on the second Friday of the month, we host a Céilí Mor with live music, called dancing, food, a raffle and more (also at the VFW Hall) Come check us out!

Our purpose is:

  • To educate the public about Irish dance and culture by providing public access to the same;
  • To research the history of Irish dance and preserve that cultural knowledge through educational outreach to the public;
  • To nurture and develop Irish dance callers and musicians for the purposes of ensuring the continuation of a vibrant cultural community;
  • To enhance the community by creating a cultural organization dedicated to Irish music, dance and other Irish cultural activities;
  • To support the local Irish community and to enhance relationships between the local Irish, Scottish and other Celtic cultural communities in the Salem area and the larger Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Click here to join the Ceili of the Valley Society.