2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Saturday, March 16, 2019
All ages welcome
Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration!
Loading DockCul an Ti • 11 am - 1 pm
Molly Malone Irish dancers • 1 pm
Na Rosari • 1:30 - 3 pm
Never Come Down • 3:30 - 5 pm
McDougall • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
This Year's Model • 8 - 10 pm
Little Red ShedCul an Ti • 3 - 5 pm
Whistlin Rufus • 5:30 - 7 pm
Winery Tasting Room (21 & over)Coyote Willow • 3 - 6 pm
The New Shilling Band • 7 - 9 pm
RoamingBalloons and Face Painter • 1 - 4 pm
Distillery tasting-Lobby • 3 - 5 pm
Leprechauns with Candy • 4 pm
River City Pipe Band • 4 pm
This Years Model is an amazing recreation of the live sound of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. Playing material that spans Costello's lengthy career and repertoire, they have been wowing audiences with their high energy, fun shows. Portland musical chameleons, Keyboardist Rich Landar (King Black Acid) and Bassist Dave Rosenberg (Brother's Jam) found they share a mutual love for Elvis Costello and his band The Attractions. Realizing that neither had played much of the music of their favorite keyboardist and bassist respectively (Costello's Steve Naive and Bruce Thomas), they began searching for two additional dedicated musicians to recreate the sound and more importantly the vibe of a live Costello show. Jon Beyer stepped up to master the intricate, powerful drumming put down by The Attractions Pete Thomas, and Alan Charing (AC Cotton) began inhabiting Costello's approach to singing and guitar playing. The four together craft an amazing tribute to the live approach of Elvis and the Attractions, playing like them, but not as a note for note cover band, but rather as a recreation of the feel of a concert performance. This Years Model has three full sets of Costello material but also can play shorter, greatest hits, shows.
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.
Little Red Shed
The Whistlin' Rufus musicians bring a lot
of experience to the stage and have roots in Classical, Irish, Folk, Bluegrass,
Rock and Roll and Jazz music. When you stir it all together combining their
exciting knack for arrangements, their three and four part vocal harmonies,
original ballads and toe tapping fiddle tunes, well, you end up with Whistlin'
Rufus. The band has been together since 2003, celebrating their 10th
anniversary this year.
Pat Connell- Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin'Rufus, Pat
also acts as the booking agent, web-guru, equipment manager, and press agent
for the band. Pat has been performing in
bluegrass and country rock bands for many years from Bend to Portland. Pat and
Ritchie co-write much of the original compositions of Whistlin' Rufus.
Ritchie Wernick- Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
- Founding member of Whistlin' Rufus, Ritchie is the tunesmith, arranger,
producer and resident happy face in the group. Ritchie learned his craft in
numerous coffee houses on the East coast.
Natasha O'Neal - Fiddle, Vocals - Natasha hails from Wisconsin and her fiddle
playing and high vocal harmonies are the highlight of a Whistlin' Rufus show.
Nat stays fit by chasing around husband Seth and kids Finn and Eliza
Patrick Connell - Guitar, Vocals - Patrick
joined Whistlin' Rufus last year after playing for several years with a
Bluegrass band out of Ashland, "The Mighty Lonesomes". Patrick is the
lead guitar player and his flat picking solo's are the centerpiece of the
Whistlin' Rufus sound.
Zachary Banks - Cello, Vocals - Zach is the newest member
of Whistlin' Rufus and completes the band with his amazing cello and high
lonesome harmonies. A classically trained musician, Zach brings composure,
youth and great good looks to the band.
Jon Meek - Banjo, Dobro - Jon is a multi-instrumentalist playing the banjo and the dobro for Whistlin' Rufus. Jon won the Rocky Mountain Dobro championship a few years ago and his banjo playing is awesome, He can do anything with a string instrument and we are thrilled to have him in Whistlin' Rufus.
With his imagination often dwelling in the very real places of his past and present, as well as in the possible future, McDougall’s songs may very well seat you by a coffee-can fire in the middle of a dry California river-bed, pull you up onto a freight train in the lush spring-time of the Pacific northwest, raise your voice in hymns with the entire family on a Thanksgiving afternoon, or haste your good-bye to civilization as you know it, as you ramble on with all you possess on your back.
Fact, fiction, and a little in between, McDougall carries on the relevant tradition of oral history and folklore, making it a part of everyday life and sharing it with those around him. Inspired by the word of God, his family, friends, fellow workers and fellow travelers met along the way, McDougall wishes to keep to the unwritten rule of using what was left by those before while leaving something of your own for those who will come after.
River City Pipe Band is a performance pipe and drum band. They exists to provide a supportive and constructive learning environment for its members to improve their craft through practice, performance, and individual and group competition.
on bluegrass instrumentation with the exception of a pedal steel guitar, Never
Come Down's sound ranges from country, americana and folk with a self
proclaimed vibe of "Soulgrass". Fronted by singer-songwriters Joe
Suskind and Crystal Lariza, the seven piece released their first self-titled
album on Spotify last September. Since then they have performed throughout the
northwest and recently returned from Reykjavik, Iceland where they played the
kick off event for Iceland Airwaves, a four day music festival that showcases
new Icelandic and international acts.
Coyote Willow blends progressive Folk and Americana, with hints of Celtic influence, for an extraordinary mix of vocal harmony, haunting instrumentals and foot-stomping rhythms. Their exciting combination of cello, guitar and rich vocals combine to take you on a musical journey that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and celebrating the rhythms of life. This artistic partnership of genre-crossing styles flows from Tim Coffey's soulful baritone voice and Kat Hilst's powerful cello, with styles ranging from folk, blues, rock to intriguingly complex instrumentals. Their new CD, "Raising the Barn" was recently named one of the top 5 releases in Central Oregon for 2016 by The Bend Bulletin. In the last year, the duo has opened for national acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).
Coyote Willow's unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Their talents attracted the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited them to join their stable of artists. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.
Press quote: Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016
Photo Credit: Gary Calicott Photography
In 2010 Erik Killops returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon after receiving his bachelors degree in Irish Music & Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Jersey transplant, and bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and California native, and uilleann piper, Preston Howard at sessions around Portland. All three were eager to start a project and discovered common interests in regards to traditional music. After a few house gatherings, a weekly performance began at local watering hole the East Burn. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the band.
In the Fall of 2014 Na Rósaí released their debut album featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, old time Appalachian tunes, and a set of Breton, and French tunes.
Na Rósaí's second album is currently is the works.
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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