700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Thursday, June 1, 2017
7 p.m. til 10 p.m. FreeAll ages welcome
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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."
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