Saturday, September 16, 2017

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

All Day
Free admission
All ages welcome

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.

Live Music Lineup:

Brothers Dunne • 4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.

Mattie's Room
The High Deductibles • 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Cellar Bar
Eddie Parente • 7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Event Schedule

Eddie Parente

7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.

Cellar Bar

Eddie Parente gained his diverse musical chops in Boston, Massachusetts, where he played in a Mexican mariachi band while studying classical Indian music with tabla master Shashi Nayak, attending Irish traditional music sessions and playing in an International folk dance band.

Since moving to the Portland area, he has continued to play and record on an epic scale with a wide variety of musical groups, covering many styles. Some of his past and present associations include Portland State University Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra as Principal Violinist, Everything's Jake Swing, the legendary Celtic rock group The Full Shilling, a 10 piece western swing group Ranch Dressing, Cul An Ti (Celtic), Raven, the "Trail Band" best described as an 8 piece folk orchestra and David Valdez's "Septeto Latino"?just to name a few.

Parente has also released a CD of his original jazz and latin compositions, Touraco.



Brothers Dunne

4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.

Mattie's Room

Brothers Dunne

Tommy and Tony Dunne have been performing live around the Northwest since the '80s. The brothers learned music in grade school by virtue of the good nuns at St. Thomas More with spiritual assistance from Lennon, McCartney, and the Clancy Brothers -- The British invasion meets the Irish uprising!

"Sister" Mary Harvard was let out of the family's basement and joined the brothers' musical escapades in 2006, contributing her own folk influence, added instrumentation, and Part 3 to the buttery tight vocals.

Together the trio provides hours of entertainment, playing a variety of music with an emphasis on Irish folk, a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies, and an even greater emphasis on FUN! Pure entertainment... whether you're Irish or not!