3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Saturday, September 16, 2017
All DayFree admissionAll ages welcome
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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.
Live Music Lineup:
Pat's CornerBlarney Thursday • Traditional Irish • 2 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m.Irish Dancers • 3:30 p.m.Castletown • Celtic Folk Rock • 4:30 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m.Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters • Americana • 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Sky in the Road • Folk Singer-Songwriter • 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Sky in the Road creates music with an organic feel that reflects their unique native Oregonian perspective. Sky in the Road is the performing name of singer/songwriter duo Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest. Their musical collaboration spans two decades. They describe their music as folk-based winding its way through Americana, country, Celtic, world folk, gypsy jazz, new age, rock and reggae. Known for their tight, soaring vocal harmonies they fill out their sound with a variety of instrumentation including 6 and 12 string guitar, Irish bouzouki, banjo and East Indian harmonium.Their songs have received honors in competitions locally and nationally including Billboard Magazine's National Songwriting Contest. Sky in the Road has released several CDs including, "Time Travels", "Celtic Gypsy", "Where Everything is Music" and their 1996 debut, "Sky in the Road".They have toured nationally and have been heard at numerous concert halls, conferences, coffee houses and festivals including Winterfolk, Portland's Rose Festival, Artquake, The Bite, Seattle Folk Life, and many more. Their recordings have received airplay in major markets such as Boston, San Francisco and Portland and on numerous college radio stations nationwide. They have been featured on the nationally syndicated radio show River City Folk three times since 2001.
Hailed as "Darling of the NW Americana music scene;" Ashleigh Flynn & her new band the Riveters spin infectious well-crafted Americana music delivered by a well-curated band of musically virtuous middle-aged women who write classic songs that speak to our common humanity - songs about love and loss, the forces of good and evil...and love and loss, good and evil are just that - regardless of whether you are young or old, gay or straight, man or woman...
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.
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