Performances

Kick-Off Concert with MAC

Friday, October 6th doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm - $10, all ages

at the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern - 1015 N. State St.

Join us at the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern on Friday, October 6th for an evening of lively Irish tunes and moving songs by supergroup, MAC! All ages.

MAC: a refreshingly innovative trio featuring the fiery musicality of Ryan McKasson (fiddle), Elias Alexander (bagpipes/vox) & Colin Cotter (guitar/vox). MAC is, at its core, part of the natural progression of Celtic music as it has worked away into the American consciousness. McKasson, Alexander, and Cotter are all three well-versed in the Celtic music tradition, and the music that they write and perform is steeped heavily in this timeless tradition while calling upon influences ranging from rock to classical. Their performances reveal fiery personas tempered with artistry, finesse, and virtuosity as they draw from a deep well of innovative original music and lush arrangements of traditional songs and tunes.
http://tunesbymac.com

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Giant's Causeway Evening Concert

Friday, October 6th 8:30-10:30pm - $3, all ages

at Honey Moon Meadery - 1053 N. State St. (in the alley behind the Pepper Sisters)

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Cayley (fiddle), Clea (cello), Sam (guitar), David (bodhran), and Zach (mandolin) are young West Coast musicians who share a passion for Irish and Scottish folk music (and sometimes a little bit of that ol' timey goodness!). Join them for a couple of sets of lively tunes at the Honey Moon Meadery. 

Click HERE for the Facebook event or: https://www.facebook.com/events/1945342175791260/

 

Gallowglass Morning Concert

Saturday, October 7th 10-11am - free, all ages

at Opera French Pastries & Coffee - 1206 Cornwall Ave

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St. Patrick's Day Night 2014. Four musicians had played in various combinations all around the town all throughout the day and night the Irish music they all love. They'd all jammed with each other a bit here and there, but that night in a late after hours affair, they finally all played together, and Gallowglass was born. Zach Bauman on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, Brit Keeton on fiddle, Jan Peters on bouzouki, harmonica, and vocals, and David Lofgren on the traditional Irish frame drum, the bodhran. We found we share a love of the same kinds tunes - the modal and haunting, the peculiarly compelling, as well as certain super sprightly upbeat jigs, reels, and polkas. We play and sing songs we all share an affinity for, and taking great pleasure in making each piece our own. Summer 2016 - Brit Keeton has gone on tour of summer music camps and Margaret Inez Driscoll as join our efforts. Margaret is a championship Scottish/Cape Breton fiddler who, fortunately for us, happens to enjoy playing Irish tunes with us! 

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/284986571992125/

 

Kathie Hardy - Music in the Town

Saturday, October 7th 11:30am-12:30pm - free, all ages

at the Leopold Retirement Residence - 1224 Cornwall Ave.

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Kathie Hardy will be playing beautiful Celtic harp music in the upper lobby of the Leopold Retirement Residence.

 

The Porchlights Lunch Concert

Saturday, October 7th 12-2pm - free, all ages

at Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town - 210 E Chestnut St.

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The Porchlights combine traditional Celtic tunes and centuries-old story songs with a dash of peat moss and a sprinkle of sawdust from calloused fingers. The mischief began on the porch of 1213 Indian Street as late night fire-side entertainment between friends and occasionally as accompaniment for The Portico Dance Company. The spark for the flame was the siren-song vocals of Bethany Loudon, supported by the acoustic genius of David MacGuire, and the worldly percussion talents of David Lofgren. As the ensemble evolved, Zach Bauman joined adding a dapper, sophisticated element of mandolin, followed closely by Clea Taylor, who weaves her elegant and accomplished cello playing through the melodies. The tapestry of the Porchlights’ music is embellished by a revolving roster of renowned local fiddlers, guest soloists, and the voices of their audience. With one foot and the old world, and one in the new, the Porchlights put on a show that is both haunting and lively, steeped in Irish tradition and perfect for settling in with a pint. Listeners are guaranteed to leave with a lilt in their step, a tune in their head, and the smell of wood smoke in their hair.

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Peadar MacMahon - Music in the Town

Saturday, October 7th 4-5pm - free

at Avalon Records - 1330 Railroad Ave.

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Peadar MacMahon will be sharing songs in Irish that will be recorded on his new album this fall.

 

Flattery Happy Hour Concert

Saturday, October 7th 4:30-6pm - $3, all ages

at Honey Moon Meadery - 1053 N. State St. (in the alley behind the Pepper Sisters)

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Flattery plays mostly Celtic infused songs and tunes with a range of moods from sorrowful to foot-stomping. The band includes Don Sayegh on guitar and voice, Beth Fuller on vocals, penny whistle, and percussion, Eric Mickelson on fiddle, Kurt Yandell on mandolin and bouzouki, and Todd Citron on flute, voice, penny whistle, and percussion.

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Derek Duffy Evening Concert

Saturday, October 7th 6:30-8pm - $3, all ages

at Honey Moon Meadery - 1053 N. State St. (in the alley behind the Pepper Sisters)

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Born in Kilkenny Ireland, and having emigrated to the UK where he was educated, Derek moved to Canada in the 90's where he lived and worked for some 20 years, immigrating once more to the US in 2012. Derek has written music since his teens and has performed worldwide for nearly 40 years playing in a variety of bands. Many of the songs he will be performing are of the immigrant experience, and what it is like to be from back there. The storytelling and songs will be a unique perspective known only to those who have shared this experience of always having been an immigrant in a foreign land.

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1365515416909937/

 

Na Rósaí Evening Concert

Saturday, October 7th 7-9pm - free, all ages

at Vinostrology Wine Bar - 120 W Holly St.

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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 Richie Rosencrans and California native 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. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the group. 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 French tunes. Na Rósaí's second album is currently in the works.

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/223843234815827/

 

Gallowglass Evening Concert

Saturday, October 7th 8:30-10:30pm $3, all ages

at Honey Moon Meadery - 1053 N. State St. (in the alley behind the Pepper Sisters)

St. Patrick's Day Night 2014. Four musicians had played in various combinations all around the town all throughout the day and night the Irish music they all love. They'd all jammed with each other a bit here and there, but that night in a late after hours affair, they finally all played together, and Gallowglass was born. Zach Bauman on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, Brit Keeton on fiddle, Jan Peters on bouzouki, harmonica, and vocals, and David Lofgren on the traditional Irish frame drum, the bodhran. We found we share a love of the same kinds tunes - the modal and haunting, the peculiarly compelling, as well as certain super sprightly upbeat jigs, reels, and polkas. We play and sing songs we all share an affinity for, and taking great pleasure in making each piece our own. Summer 2016 - Brit Keeton has gone on tour of summer music camps and Margaret Inez Driscoll as join our efforts. Margaret is a championship Scottish/Cape Breton fiddler who, fortunately for us, happens to enjoy playing Irish tunes with us! 

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1365515416909937/

 

Na Rósaí Lunch Concert

Sunday, October 8th 1-3pm - free, all ages

at Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town - 210 E Chestnut St.

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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 Richie Rosencrans and California native 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. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the group. 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 French tunes. Na Rósaí's second album is currently in the works.

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/130219034386578/

 

Northwest Irish Dancers - Dance in the Town

Sunday, October 8th 2-2:45pm - free, all ages

at Pickford Film Center - 1318 Bay St.

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Join the Northwest Irish Dancers led by Lydia McClaran for a lively exhibition of Irish dance!

Click HERE for the Facebook event or visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/281323282361486/

 

Bauman & Vogt - Music in the Town

Sunday, October 8th 2-3pm - $3

at Mindport - 210 W. Holly St.

Sam Vogt and Zach Bauman will be playing thoughtful tunes on mandolin and guitar. You can explore the Mindport exhibit for only $3!

 

Aaron Malcomb - Music in the Town

Sunday, October 8th 2:30-3:30pm - free, all ages

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at Third Planet - 200 W. Holly St.

Aaron Malcomb will be playing once again at Third Planet. Enjoy perusing the store while you are serenaded with pipe tunes!

 

Harper Stone & the Cauldron of Plenty - Stories of Ireland 

Sunday, October 8th 4:45-5:45pm - $5, all ages

at the Bellingham Folk School  - 1208 Cornwall Ave.

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Traditional folktales and myths from Ireland told with musical accompaniment by Jan Peters and Abigail Hobart. Tales of magic, humor, intrigue, and delight will pull back the wool that shrouds the world of dream and bring you on a mist-covered path through a thousand years of Irish legend. Come wander in a land filled with Gods and fighting men, sea people and strange beasts, fairies, tramps and thieves who linger in the long hours between midnight and day.

 

Irish and Folk Singers Showcase

Sunday, October 8th 6-8pm - free, 21+

at the Cabin Tavern - 307 W. Holly St.

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Open mic for singers of Irish songs and other styles in the trad vein. Led by Peadar MacMahon.