2126 S.W. Halsey St. Troutdale, OR, 97060
Saturday, September 14, 2019
All ages welcome
We try not to do anything halfway around these parts - except for this annual party, that is! It's a full-on celebration marking the halfway point to our favorite holiday. We'll have music, food and drink specials and more. Get the cool event stamp for your Passport.
Irish Fries Are Smilingfresh-cut fries topped with cheese & ale sauce, crisp bacon, sour cream & green onion • $10.50
Irish Reubenhot corned beef, Swiss cheese, buttermilk coleslaw & mustard sauce on grilled rye bread with your choice of fresh-cut fries or tots • $14.50
Workingman's Corned Beef & Cabbage (available at select locations)with Hammerhead Ale, red potatoes & carrots 15.75
Beer/Brat tent in front of the pubLeprechaun & Chocolate Coins
Iced Irish CoffeeJameson Irish whiskey, our cold brew coffee & whipped cream • $8
Irish MuleTullamore D.E.W., fresh-squeezed lime & ginger • $8
McMenamins Irish Stouta coffee-like roasted barley bitterness, semi-sweet chocolate & a moderate hop bitterness • $5
Loading DockCul An Ti • 11 am - 12:30 pm
Irish Dancers • 12:30 pm
Spud and the Snake Skinners • 1 - 3 pm
Na Rósaí • 3:30 - 5 pm
Ruthie's Moan • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Castletown • 8 - 10 pm
Little Red ShedCul an Ti • 1 - 3 pm
The Stomptowners • 3:30 - 5 pm
Whistlin Rufus • 5:30 - 8 pm
Winery Tasting RoomThe New Shilling Band • 7 - 9 pm
RoamingRiver City Pipe Band • 4 pm
Balloons and Face Painter • 3 - 6pm
Portland, OR based "Castletown" has a sound best described as "Energetic Celtic Folk Rock," blending the heart and soul of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences with Robert Richter on guitar and vocals, Katie Lubiens on fiddle, Casey McBride on drums and percussion and Willi Jaam on bass. Their new CD "In Reel Time" was released in early 2016.
The group has been lighting up stages around the Pacific Northwest and beyond with performances at the Northwest Folklife in Seattle, Yachats Celtic Music Festival, LaGrande Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Salem Art Fair, Vancouver Recycled Arts Festival, Astoria Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival, Portland and Eugene Saturday Markets, and Galway Bay Irish Pub in Ocean Shores, WA. They have also toured California and Arizona.
Native Portlander Richter began teaching himself guitar at the age of 12 when he purchased a Sears "Silvertone" guitar from a neighbor for $5 and the promise to mow his lawn for a month. Over the years Richter has become known as a versatile singer/songwriter and guitarist writing the original Celtic influenced songs appearing on Castletown's CD.
Katie Lubiens originally from the San Francisco Bay Area is a talented fiddler and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno after attending on a music scholarship. She is a creative player noted for her passionate and energetic style.
Casey McBride also from Portland is well known as a versatile drummer and percussionist performing in multiple projects.
Willi Jaam as well from Portland is a skilled bass player with the ability play many different genres.
Winery Tasting Room
Yeates (guitar, lead and backing vocals) is a veteran
singer/songwriter/guitarist from Dublin, Ireland. He has taken his early rock
roots and combined them with his Celtic influences to create a hard-driving yet
soulful sound. Peter has toured much of the world as a solo act and also with
various Irish musicians, including James Kelly (Planxty, Patrick Street), Noel
Hill (Planxty), Tommy Hayes (Stockton's Wing) and accordion player Paddy
Ken Larson (bodhrán, lead and
backing vocals) originally from Minneapolis, MN, has developed an inventive and
unique style in his three decades of playing bodhrán. He pulls an amazing range
of sounds from the simple Irish drum. He has toured the US with Peter Yeates,
in the two decades of collaboration, and has also performed and recorded with
some of the premier Celtic groups in the Portland area.
Little Red Shed
The Whistlin' Rufus musicians bring a lot
of experience to the stage and have roots in Classical, Irish, Folk, Bluegrass,
Rock and Roll and Jazz music. When you stir it all together combining their
exciting knack for arrangements, their three and four part vocal harmonies,
original ballads and toe tapping fiddle tunes, well, you end up with Whistlin'
Rufus. The band has been together since 2003, celebrating their 10th
anniversary this year.
Pat Connell- Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin'Rufus, Pat
also acts as the booking agent, web-guru, equipment manager, and press agent
for the band. Pat has been performing in
bluegrass and country rock bands for many years from Bend to Portland. Pat and
Ritchie co-write much of the original compositions of Whistlin' Rufus.
Ritchie Wernick- Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin' Rufus, Ritchie is the tunesmith, arranger,
producer and resident happy face in the group. Ritchie learned his craft in
numerous coffee houses on the East coast.
Natasha O'Neal - Fiddle, Vocals - Natasha hails from Wisconsin and her fiddle
playing and high vocal harmonies are the highlight of a Whistlin' Rufus show.
Nat stays fit by chasing around husband Seth and kids Finn and Eliza
Patrick Connell - Guitar, Vocals - Patrick
joined Whistlin' Rufus last year after playing for several years with a
Bluegrass band out of Ashland, "The Mighty Lonesomes". Patrick is the
lead guitar player and his flat picking solo's are the centerpiece of the
Whistlin' Rufus sound.
Zachary Banks - Cello, Vocals - Zach is the newest member
of Whistlin' Rufus and completes the band with his amazing cello and high
lonesome harmonies. A classically trained musician, Zach brings composure,
youth and great good looks to the band.
Jon Meek - Banjo, Dobro - Jon is a multi-instrumentalist playing the banjo and the dobro for Whistlin' Rufus. Jon won the Rocky Mountain Dobro championship a few years ago and his banjo playing is awesome, He can do anything with a string instrument and we are thrilled to have him in Whistlin' Rufus.
River City Pipe Band is a performance pipe and drum band. They exists to provide a supportive and constructive learning environment for its members to improve their craft through practice, performance, and individual and group competition.
The Stomptowners is a rare experience blending dynamic traditional Irish music with voice and hot Irish dance. This four piece puts together Uilleann Pipes, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, breathtaking vocals and driven foot percussion. The tradition comes to life with the all energy today's audience craves.
It is often said about The Stomptowners is that there is something for everyone. A typical performance includes smoking hot Irish and Scottish tunes, choreographed Irish dance, voice with foot percussion, arranged songs as well as evocative a cappella pieces. The Stomptowners repertoire is always kept fresh, alive and relevant to the season. And space permitting, this band will bring the dance floor to capacity with guided Ceili and folk dances.
At the core of The Stomptowners is vocalist Andrea Wild, Uilleann Pipe player, Preston Howard, Irish Bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and dancer Kelsey Wilson.In addition, The Stomptowners round out their performances on an as needed basis with guest musicians. Pub shows and ceilis have boosted energy with guest drummer, Don Viramontes. Other top notch musicians who add to the line-up are multi-instrumentalist, Bob Soper and Sean-nos dancer and singer, Brian O'Hairt.
Born in Liverpool, England, Andrea grew up with the sibling singing tradition emphasizing harmony and a capella performance. Andrea's mother was from Caernarfon, Wales so Andrea grew up in a Welsh speaking household hearing traditional, Welsh songs during childhood. Andrea and her brother Straford began singing in folk clubs throughout the North of England and Andrea was a regular at Liverpool's Irish Centre. Their love of traditional folk music and a quest for adventure brought them to the US where they collaborated with Oregon Symphony cellist Jim Smith and performed at festivals throughout the US as Both Wild. They released a CD recording in 2002 entitled Just Say Nevoth.
In 2011, Andrea teamed up with Sean Nos dancer, Maldon Meehan with a goal to merge traditional forms of percussive dance with song for stage performance. And thus was the birth of The Stomptowners, a project that continues to grow and please crowds from Portland to beyond.
Preston grew up in Northern California where he first heard Irish traditional music in the form of a Finbar Furey recording belonging to his father. This recording sparked Preston's deep interest in the uilleann pipes. After several years playing whistle, flute, and Scottish bagpipes as a child, Preston began learning the uilleann pipes at age 17 with the help of many kind traveling pipers as well as the Pub Scouts, the local Irish music collective in Chico, CA. Preston now resides in Portland, Oregon where he frequently plays at regional ceilis, Sean-nós Northwest workshops and events, local sessions, and performances.
Richie Rosencrans (bouzouki/guitars/vocals) has been performing from an early age. A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, Richie found his way to Traditional Irish music while studying Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. His love of music and outdoor adventure attracted him to the Northwest four years ago and when not on the trail, you'll find him performing weekly inPortland. His accompaniment style is highlighted by a sympathetic ear toward the tunes with open lifting chords and playful countermelodies.
Kelsey hails from a small Northern California town. Her love for movement to music began with dancing to her father's records, and in ballet lessons encouraged by her mother. Her dance journey has led her to various styles, such as ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and African. Her first Irish dance steps were learned from Maria Oliver in Chico, CA. She went on to compete in regional, national and world Irish dance competitions, under the instruction of Kathleen Deely Braten, Kathleen Maeve-Smith, and Patricia Kennelly. Whilst completing her B.A. in Theatre Arts at CSU Chico, she first learned sean-nós dance from Maldon Meehan at Lark Camp in Mendocino, CA. Spellbound and inspired by the dance's integral relationship with music, culture and community, she has since studied with Nic Gareiss, Siobhán Butler, Alicia Guinn and Ben Power.Throughout the journey, she's enjoyed the delight of dancing with a variety of players, such as The Pub Scouts, Dervish, Men of Worth, Kevin Carr, Molly's Revenge, Na Rósaí, and more. Kelsey currently performs, choreographs and arranges dances with the Stomptowners in Portland, OR.
In 2010 Erik Killops returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon after receiving his bachelors degree in Irish Music & Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Jersey transplant, and bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and California native, and uilleann piper, Preston Howard at sessions around Portland. All three were eager to start a project and discovered common interests in regards to traditional music. After a few house gatherings, a weekly performance began at local watering hole the East Burn. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the band.
In the Fall of 2014 Na Rósaí released their debut album featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, old time Appalachian tunes, and a set of Breton, and French tunes.
Na Rósaí's second album is currently is the works.
Cul an ti (Gaelic for "The back of the House") has built a reputation as the Northwest's most exiting Irish band. Founding members Cary Novotny and Danny O'Hanlon have over the years forged a powerful and unique rhythm section that has rocked crowds while simultaneously supporting some of the best Irish musicians performing on the U.S. west coast.
The band features renowned Dublin button accordionist Johnny Connolly as well as the highly regarded Dave Cory on the tenor banjo together with Novotny and O'Hanlon on guitar/vocals and bass/percussion/vocals respectively.
Cul an ti's ability to play authentic traditional Irish music along with the added dynamic of being able to turn on a dime and delight crowds with a dizzying range of American pop and traditional Irish pub songs sets them apart from other bands. Fans of the band's particular style of groove oriented and highly energized Irish music have been raving about them ever since their first appearances in 1995 at Kells Irish pub and Biddy Mcgraws in Portland, Oregon.
The band has also performed at various McMenamins venues in Portland, Kells Seattle, Conor Byrne Seattle, 1995-2000 Salmon Festivals, the National Folk Alliance Convention, The Bite of Portland, The Portland Celtic Music Festival, the Salem Art Fair, Choochakam Festival of the arts in Langley, Washington, the Skamania Irish Festival, and the Highland Games.
Cul An Ti released its first self-titled CD in 1999, recorded live at the original Biddy McGraws.
Cul An Ti creates some of the most exciting and powerful Irish music for American audiences everywhere.
THE PLAYERSCary Novotny has toured and recorded with the internationally known band "The Bridies" featuring members of Michael Flatley's "The Lord of the Dance" as well as the band Bridgetown.
Johnny Connolly, a former member of the band Anam has released a critically acclaimed solo recording on Green Linnet records entitled "Bridgetown" that also features Novotny and Cory.
Dave Cory hails from the bay area and has played with many notable Irish artists across America including The Magic Square, Lisa Schnekenberger, & Bridgetown.
Danny O'Hanlon has played with many notable Irish musicians as well over the years and brings a wealth of experience from the pop world vis a vis his performing, producing, and recording various artist up and down the west coast.
the guidance of the Troupe's founder, Geraldine Murray, TCRG, the Murray Irish
Dancers enjoy a stellar reputation for providing superbly entertaining
performances throughout the Portland
metropolitan area, Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho and
Troupe, well known for its high-energy performances and vividly attractive costumes,
never fails to engage its audience, whether young or old. Every performance is
marked by toe tapping, foot stomping and hand-clapping in the spirit of Irish
culture, music and tradition.
The Murray Irish Dancers have shared the stage with such famous performers as:
♣ Dervish♣ Solas♣ The Chieftains♣ The Trinity Irish Dance Company♣ The Eileen Eivers Band♣ Natalie MacMaster♣ Men Of Worth♣ The Aurora Chorus♣ The Oregon Symphony♣ Molly's Revenge♣ Magical Strings
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