Saturday, September 16, 2017

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Old St. Francis School

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:

Juju Eyeball • 1 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.
Cascade Highland Piper • 4 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.
Five Pint Mary • 5 p.m. 'til 8 p.m.

Fiddlplay • 4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m.

Food & Drink Specials

Workingman's Corned Beef & Cabbage

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

Irish Reuben
hot corned beef, Swiss cheese, buttermilk coleslaw &
mustard sauce on grilled rye bread with your choice of
fresh-cut fries or tots 

Iced Irish Coffee
Jameson Irish whiskey, whipped cream &
our own iced coffee 

Irish Mule
Tullamore D.E.W., fresh-squeezed lime & ginger beer 

McMenamins Irish Stout

Event Schedule

Five Pint Mary

5 p.m. 'til 8 p.m.


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."



Cascade Highland Piper

4 p.m. 'til 5 p.m.


JuJu Eyeball

1 p.m. 'til 4 p.m.


JuJu Eyeball

Bend Oregon has a Beatles cover band? They do now, luv. From She Loves You to She's So Heavy, JuJu Eyeball takes an exciting and exacting look at The Beatles catalog. You're likely to hear your favorite, and no one's stopping you from dancing. Party on, Jojo.

Guitarist and native North Westerner Paul Eddy has long wanted to form a Beatles cover band. That desire became a reality when he met future band mates Dan Larsson and Karl Lindgren, who both happen to be Swedish. Thank you, Sweden! The Beatles' repertoire is certainly not the easiest in rock to emulate, but with this particular collection of musicians/singers, the magic happens. Audiences, fully aware we are not the genuine article, respond as if Beatlemania never ended, and the night becomes a memorable one for all. With great vocals, top notch musicianship, and no shortage of good material, JuJu Eyeball delivers the sound and excitement of the greatest band in rock history.

Dan Larsson - bass/vocals
Covering two ends of the sonic spectrum, Dan rocks the low end for Juju and also sings the high vocals in that famous Beatles stratosphere. Oh, Darling! A veteran of pro bands for years, including stints with New York-based rockers Balance, Dan Larsson is a necessary ingredient in the JuJu souffle.

Paul Eddy - guitar/vocals
The unabashed Beatles nut in the group, Paul recreates the excitement and raw energy of the original guitar parts while adding his own Liverpudlian-influenced voice to the vocal mix.

Karl Lindgren - drums/vocals
Everybody sings in JuJu! But not only does he sing, Karl's also one of the busiest percussionists in the local area (The Cutmen, Rod DeGeorge, Long Tall Eddy, to name a few). Why? Because he throws down a serious groove that makes people want to move their bodies. We like that.


Reverb Nation:

Fiddlplay Music

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


Fiddlplay Music


Fiddlplay Music • Featuring

Roland White Fiddle & Mark  Barringer • Guitar 


Roland White & Mark Barringer bring vitality, energy and heart to their music.  From beautiful waltz's to fast paced American and Celtic  tunes. The music is alive and engaging with steady rhythms and catchy fiddle melodies.  They perform in Central Oregon for Pubs, Weddings, Parties, and Community events.

Roland White has been playing fiddle since 1976. Over the years he has collected 100's of fiddle tunes from different genres including American Old Time, Celtic and styles. He has demonstrated the music of the pioneers for the National Park Service  at the Lewis and Clark National Memorial and performed at the North West Folk Life Festival in Seattle Washington. 

He is a Two time Oregon State Senior Fiddling Champion and has placed Three times in the Top Ten of the National Fiddle Senior Division.  He performs and teaches fiddle in the Central Oregon area and provides for local live music and fiddle player resources.

Mark Barringer hails from the San Francisco bay area and played music professionally there for over 20 years in bands and as a solo performer. He has played with some of the best touring and session players in the music business. Mark has been playing guitar since the age of 12 and has explored and performed many different genres including Rock, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic and Old Time music. Mark performs locally solo and with a Bluegrass group, Rare Boots.