5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Sunday, March 17, 2019
All ages welcome
Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration!
GymnasiumThe Murray Irish Family Hooley • Noon - 1:30 pm
Danny O'Hanlon • 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Never Come Down • 5 - 7 pm
Molly Malone Irish Dancers • 7 pm
Castletown • 8 - 10 pm
RoamingRiver City Pipe Band • 7 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.
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.
Site handcrafted in Ashland, Oregon by Project A
Copyright © 2018 McMenamins Inc. All rights reserved.
Daily Fresh Sheet