Saturday, September 14, 2019

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Old St. Francis School

All Day

Free admission

All ages welcome

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About Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

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.

Food Specials

Irish Fries Are Smiling
fresh-cut fries topped with cheese & ale sauce, crisp bacon, sour cream & green onion • $10.50

Irish Reuben
hot 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

Drink Specials

Iced Irish Coffee
Jameson Irish whiskey, our cold brew coffee & whipped cream • $8

Irish Mule
Tullamore D.E.W., fresh-squeezed lime & ginger • $8

McMenamins Irish Stout
a coffee-like roasted barley bitterness, semi-sweet chocolate & a moderate hop bitterness • $5

Live Music:

Cascade Highland Piper • Noon - 1 pm

Coyote Willow • 1 - 4 pm

Five Pint Mary • 5 - 8 pm

Fireside Courtyard
Darin Gentry • 4 - 7 pm

About Five Pint Mary

Celtic rock with a punk edge

Five Pint Mary

Five Pint Mary has been performing in the Central Oregon area and beyond for 7 years. They have performed at such venues and events as: McMenamins (Bend & Portland), Portland's Biddy McGraw's, Seattle's Murphy's Irish Pub, The 2015 Swashbuckler's Ball/Melody Ballroom/Portland OR (with The Young Dubliners), the 2016 Tortuga Pirate Festival, 2015 & 2016 Seadog Nights and Gypsy Festival, Silvermoon Brewing, M&J Tavern, Midtown/The Annex, Crux Fermentation, C-3 Event's Spring, Summer, and Fall Festivals,The Tower Theater, The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brew Fest, The Deschutes Brewery/Rotary St. Pat's Dash, the Deschutes Brewery Taproom, the 2016 Old Mill Fermentation Project, and The Les Schwab Amphitheater 2016 Summer Sunday Concert series.

Five Pint Mary was featured among the 30+ international bands at the 2014 & 2016 Galway Bay Irish Festival in Ocean Shores, Washington, performed at the 44th Annual 2015 Folklife Festival in Seattle, and they receive weekly airplay on the Pirate podcast radio show, "Scoundrel's Inn", out of Houston, Texas.

"Upbeat, loud, & rollicking, the long-running Bend, Oregon based band, Five Pint Mary, plays a unique blend of Irish and American folk rock. Five Pint Mary is lead by it's original band members, Michael Holmes (guitar/accordion/vocals) & Sarah Pollock-Holmes (vocals/guitar/Irish tin-whistles), and are graced by the huge talents of members Rick Havern (banjo/vocals), Matt Gwinup (mandolin/cajon /vocals), Tyler Cranor (bass/vocals), & Evan Holmes (violin). Collectively, this multi-generational group of seasoned musicians dish out a well-honed brew of spirited music, both traditional and original. Finished off with layers of tightly woven 3-5 part harmony vocals, the band creates a sound that is infectious and fun. Bordering on the boisterous, their sound hearkens back to the old-world pubs of Europe. Influenced by the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, a bit of the Eastern block, and infused with a ripple of American Bluegrass, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh and lively world sound."



About Coyote Willow

Cello-Fired Americana

Coyote Willow

Coyote Willow blends progressive Folk and Americana, with hints of Celtic influence, for an extraordinary mix of vocal harmony, haunting instrumentals and foot-stomping rhythms. Their exciting combination of cello, guitar and rich vocals combine to take you on a musical journey that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and celebrating the rhythms of life. This artistic partnership of genre-crossing styles flows from Tim Coffey's soulful baritone voice and Kat Hilst's powerful cello, with styles ranging from folk, blues, rock to intriguingly complex instrumentals. Their new CD, "Raising the Barn" was recently named one of the top 5 releases in Central Oregon for 2016 by The Bend Bulletin. In the last year, the duo has opened for national acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).

Coyote Willow's unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Their talents attracted the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited them to join their stable of artists. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.

Press quote: Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016

Photo Credit: Gary Calicott Photography



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