Sunday, March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land

Kennedy School


Free admission

All ages welcome

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About St. Patrick’s Day Across the Land

Irish or not, you're invited to join in our celebration!

Live Music:

The 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

River City Pipe Band • 7 pm

Event Schedule


8 - 10 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.



Molly Malone Irish Dancers

7 pm


River City Pipe Band

7 pm


River City Pipe Band

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.

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Never Come Down

5 - 7 pm


Never Come Down

Built 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.   


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Danny O'Hanlon

2:30 - 4:30 pm


The Murray Irish Family Hooley

Noon - 1:30 pm