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General Discussion / Irish Week is No More
« Last post by poobah on July 23, 2021, 03:52:28 PM »
We're sad to report that Roche Harbor has declined to further host our event.  Included below is their explanatory email to Dan.

It's been a great run and we'll miss it dearly.


From Brent Snow, Roche Harbor.

Dan Paulson,
Thanks for our conversations over the last week regarding the Irish Music Camp at Roche Harbor.
The email below is a summary and formalization of our talk.
The Irish Music Camp has been a great part of our late winter program for more than a decade.
Sadly, however, circumstances have changed significantly over the years.  The rate of change in the past 17 months has accelerated even more.
As much as it pains me to tell you, the run has been a good one, and like all great performances, the end of the show has come.
Here are the fundamentals of why we must, sadly, call an end to the camp at Roche Harbor:
  • The Camp and it’s guests, have very real, and reasonable needs for service and support.  The guests are not “super low maintenance” guests as was envisioned when the camp was formed many years ago.
  • Roche Harbor has necessary and significant room repairs and upgrades (QuarryMan and Condos) planned for the late winter and spring.  This will reduce the number of available rooms.  There will not be a surplus of unoccupied room.
  • Staffing has been very difficult during the pandemic and post-pandemic.  This labor shortage applies to all areas for both domestic and visa workers.  We see no change in this over the next year.  There simply are not enough staff to operate at narrow margins.
  • Rates: under the last 2018 agreement, the Irish rates are 30% of our current winter rack rates.  It is simply not possible to operate Roche Harbor lodging at these rates.
Dan, I realize this may seem like short notice (7+ months), however the conditions are changing around us at a pace we’ve never seen before.
The Camp has been a memorable event for years.  It will be part of our history and one we’ll always remember.
We hope the Camp will find a new home.
General Discussion / Covid-19 and 2021 Irish Week - Update: CANCELLED
« Last post by poobah on September 10, 2020, 01:32:08 PM »
We regret to announce that the 2021 retreat is cancelled, due to the pandemic. 
General Discussion / Re: Tune Name - error
« Last post by bconnor on February 12, 2020, 08:00:56 PM »
Listed as a taught tune written by Paddy O'Brien & taught by Nancy G 2019 - Newton Bridge.  This name should be Newtown Bridge. Can someone correct this on the "Irish Tunes from Roche Harbor 2019"? and on the transcription Chris made that is posted?
all full up in the condo.....if anyone needs a ride on the 24th then let me know. have room in the jeep rental
Hello all,

I have a 3 bedroom condo at the resort and my two travel companions cannot attend. Anyone want to bunk with me??? $45.56 a night 2/24-29.
Denise Jenkins
775 230-8064

ps. I am coming through Seattle , renting a suv and doing the ferry. Can take on folks on the 24th.
Hi Folks

I'm looking for a ride from Redmond WA to Roche Harbor on Sunday 2/23/2020. I can be right by HW 405 in Kirkland for convenient pickup--most folks coming from the south will drive right by. I'll be happy to help with ferry and transport costs. I'll make my own way back to SEA on Friday.
If you or someone you know has space in a car, please contact me.
Looking forward to tunes...
Jim Oakden
831 479-9533
General Discussion / Re: Tune Notations
« Last post by chrisroe on December 02, 2019, 10:51:30 AM »
Sorry about the delay- I don't check this forum very often, and just got alerted by Diana yesterday that people were having problems.  I think I've got that tune site working now - I'll check back to see if there are still problems..
General Discussion / Re: Tune Notations
« Last post by Diana on Lopez on December 01, 2019, 06:28:07 PM »
hi there, just communicated with Chris, she's working on changing something or other for the tune notations. in the meantime, dave marshall, has a lot of tunes we all play listed on his website, just so ya know... diana o'
General Discussion / Re: Tune Notations
« Last post by s.moore on November 07, 2019, 07:02:42 PM »
Hello Chris,
The link to tune notations used to be free access.  Now it lands on an admin Wordpress page, and I can't seem to get past that.  Setting up a Wordpress account seems to establish a business or blog website.  What gives?

Steve M
Roche Harbor Irish Music Retreat info for 2020:

This information is preliminary and will be updated as soon as possible.

Irish Music Week 2020
7 days / 6 nights, arriving Sunday, February 23 - departing Saturday morning, February 29

•   Reservations may be made by calling 800.451.8910 and mentioning the code IRISH
•   Deep discounts are available for event dates listed above (and + 1, - 1 day) (min. 5 nights)
•   20% off regular room rates can be offered to anyone attending the festival staying additional nights or less than five nights
•   Multiple bedroom units must have one main point of contact and a list of all additional occupants staying in the unit
•   Multi-bedroom accommodations must be fully occupied to receive discount
•   No deposit is necessary to secure room reservation
•   Cancellation period and PAYMENT IN FULL is 30 days prior to arrival
  Hotel de Haro shared bath (no view)   $34/night, plus tax
  Hotel de Haro shared bath (view)        $39/night, plus tax
  Hotel de Haro suite                              $65/night, plus tax
  Cabin private bedroom   $65/night, plus tax
  Cabin shared bedroom   $52/bed, per night, plus tax
  Condos   $73/bed, per night, plus tax
  Quarryman Hall standard suite   $84/night, plus tax
  McMillin Suite & Quarryman Dlx   $102/night, plus tax


Venues available for music:
   Madrona Room            Every day from 9am – 1am
   Executive Dining Room         Every day from 8pm – 1am
   McMillin’s Fireside Lounge         Every day from 8pm – 1am
   Lime Kiln Café            Every day from 4pm – 1am
   Hotel Lobby            Every day from 9am – 12am
   Chapel               Every day from 9am – 12am

Food & Beverage options:
   Breakfast & Lunch – Lime Kiln Café & Company Store
   Dinner – McMillin’s Dining Room
   Beer & Wine – Company Store
   Liquor – Dominique’s House
   All alcoholic beverages are subject to Washington State liquor and open container laws

1.   Alcoholic beverages are available for consumption in lodging guest rooms or for purchase from Roche Harbor in Madrona Room only.
2.   Lodging rates and dates are guaranteed through March of 2021and no more than a 3% increase beginning in 2022.  Dates include the following to start on the last Sunday in Feb:
  a.   2/24/19 to 3/2/19
  b.   2/23/20 to 2/29/20
  c.   2/28/21 to 3/6/21
3.   Catered food & beverage not included
4.   Guest hosted potluck available in Pavilion the first Monday of each event.  Guest to supply all items
5.   $30/person resort fee due per attendee in addition to lodging each year
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