Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Celebrate Father Luke’s Birthday

Old St. Francis School - Father Luke's Room

5 - 7 pm


All ages welcome

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About Celebrate Father Luke’s Birthday

Celebrate Father Luke’s Birthday

Hailing from County Cork, Father Luke made his way to the “wilds” of Oregon to establish a Catholic parish in Bend and, later, the St. Francis School. Join us in raising a glass to our founding Father Luke!

Live Music with Fiddlplay, Irish small bites and, of course, Irish beers and whiskeys!


Fiddlplay • 5 - 7 pm

About Fiddlplay


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.