2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Friday, March 15, 2019
3 pm - 10 pm
All ages welcome
Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration!
Loading DockCul an Ti • 3 - 5 pm
Danny O'Hanlon • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Castletown • 8 - 10 pm
Winery Tasting Room (21 & over)The New Shilling Band • 5 - 6:30 pm
Spud & the Snake Skinners • 7 - 9 pm
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.
Winery Tasting Room
Yeates (guitar, lead and backing vocals) is a veteran
singer/songwriter/guitarist from Dublin, Ireland. He has taken his early rock
roots and combined them with his Celtic influences to create a hard-driving yet
soulful sound. Peter has toured much of the world as a solo act and also with
various Irish musicians, including James Kelly (Planxty, Patrick Street), Noel
Hill (Planxty), Tommy Hayes (Stockton's Wing) and accordion player Paddy
Ken Larson (bodhrán, lead and
backing vocals) originally from Minneapolis, MN, has developed an inventive and
unique style in his three decades of playing bodhrán. He pulls an amazing range
of sounds from the simple Irish drum. He has toured the US with Peter Yeates,
in the two decades of collaboration, and has also performed and recorded with
some of the premier Celtic groups in the Portland area.
Cul an ti (Gaelic for "The back of the House") has built a reputation as the Northwest's most exiting Irish band. Founding members Cary Novotny and Danny O'Hanlon have over the years forged a powerful and unique rhythm section that has rocked crowds while simultaneously supporting some of the best Irish musicians performing on the U.S. west coast.
The band features renowned Dublin button accordionist Johnny Connolly as well as the highly regarded Dave Cory on the tenor banjo together with Novotny and O'Hanlon on guitar/vocals and bass/percussion/vocals respectively.
Cul an ti's ability to play authentic traditional Irish music along with the added dynamic of being able to turn on a dime and delight crowds with a dizzying range of American pop and traditional Irish pub songs sets them apart from other bands. Fans of the band's particular style of groove oriented and highly energized Irish music have been raving about them ever since their first appearances in 1995 at Kells Irish pub and Biddy Mcgraws in Portland, Oregon.
The band has also performed at various McMenamins venues in Portland, Kells Seattle, Conor Byrne Seattle, 1995-2000 Salmon Festivals, the National Folk Alliance Convention, The Bite of Portland, The Portland Celtic Music Festival, the Salem Art Fair, Choochakam Festival of the arts in Langley, Washington, the Skamania Irish Festival, and the Highland Games.
Cul An Ti released its first self-titled CD in 1999, recorded live at the original Biddy McGraws.
Cul An Ti creates some of the most exciting and powerful Irish music for American audiences everywhere.
THE PLAYERSCary Novotny has toured and recorded with the internationally known band "The Bridies" featuring members of Michael Flatley's "The Lord of the Dance" as well as the band Bridgetown.
Johnny Connolly, a former member of the band Anam has released a critically acclaimed solo recording on Green Linnet records entitled "Bridgetown" that also features Novotny and Cory.
Dave Cory hails from the bay area and has played with many notable Irish artists across America including The Magic Square, Lisa Schnekenberger, & Bridgetown.
Danny O'Hanlon has played with many notable Irish musicians as well over the years and brings a wealth of experience from the pop world vis a vis his performing, producing, and recording various artist up and down the west coast.
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