Saturday, September 17, 2022

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

The Ashlings

The Ballybogs

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band

St. James’s Gate

Old St. Francis School

Live music starting at 1pm

All ages welcome

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About Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

May the luck of the Irish be with us all! We're celebrating the halfway point to our favorite holiday with Devils Bit Whiskey, live music and don't forget the extra-green stamp for your McMenamins Passport.

Live Music

The Ashlings • 1-3pm

The Ballybogs • 3:30-6pm

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band • 6-7pm

St. James's Gate • 7-9:30pm


About The Ashlings

The Ashlings

The Ashlings are an acoustic duo/trio from Bend Oregon featuring Laurel Brauns on guitar and vocals, Julie Southwell on violin, and cello, bass and drums depending on the occasion. "Ashling" means dream or vision in Irish Gaelic. We are the perfect Irish band for your house party, backyard BBQ, Anniversary Party, wedding or celebration of life. We have a full three-hour set of Irish ballads, drinking songs and instrumental fiddle tunes.

About The Ballybogs

Irish music

The Ballybogs

The Ballybogs came together in 2017 as a diverse group of experienced musicians and singers who met at the local Irish music session in Bend.

Beginning as a dance band for local contradances, we expanded our repertoire to include ballads and songs. We still play at dances, but also at pubs, festivals, private parties and other venues in Central Oregon.

In addition, we play weekly at local pubs, in "sessions", and also house sessions with other local musicians interested in traditional Irish music. Several members are also involved in slow and tune learning sessions for beginners.

Traditional Irish music consists of not only of tunes and rhythms that are for dancing, but also songs with stories, and melodies that you think you've heard before.

Members of the band are:
Amanda Wrenn, fiddle and vocals
Jason Herzog, bouzouki, whistle and vocals
Michael Long, uillean pipes, low whistle and bodhran
Michele Sims, flute and button accordion
Steve Lundgren, fiddle and mandolin
Jeff Sims, guitar



About Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band

Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band

The Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band is a traditional bagpipe band consisting of pipers and drummers from the central Oregon area. This group has been in existence since 2014. We play traditional Irish and Scottish tunes for our audiences. Come out and support your local pipe band this St. Patrick's Day!

About St. James’s Gate

Celtic Rock

St. James’s Gate

St. James's Gate, is one of the Northwest's most popular and exciting Irish bands, with a unique sound that spans many traditions, genres and styles. Performing everything from traditional, popular and original compositions, St. James's Gate has been lighting up stages with fiery Irish music for many years. The band continues to grow and evolve, always exploring new musical territories. This crowd-pleasing band has performed in a myriad of performances from festivals to stunning resorts, private celebrations, weddings, corporate parties and some of the livliest pubs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Headlining St. Patrick's Celebrations and summer festivals including the Kell's Irish Festival, the Shamrock Run, NW Folklife, the Galway Bay Celtic Feis, SunRiver resort and Spirit Mt. Casino. The band has also presented numerous concerts both at the 7th Street Theatre, the Old Church, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and the Old Liberty Theater. The band has released 5 CD's, the self-titled, "St. James's Gate", recorded live at Kell's Irish Pub; "Station to Station", recorded live on the air for KBOO-FM; the studio effort "We'll Be Right Back;" The live and studio mix from 2015's "Sessions: Live from the Shamrock Run and the Rock and Roll B&B" and the latest release, "Happy Life." The band is currently touring to support this new release which features a number of original compositions and some blazing new sets. We hope to see you out at a show.