Coastal Celtic Music Festival
The first annual Coastal Celtic Music Festival is taking place March 22nd through 24th in Long Beach Washington. Ten bands are scheduled for the event. There will be vendors, food and beer/wine/spirits available. Get your weekend pass and make your hotel reservations. The Chautauqua lodge and Adrift hotels are offering discounted rooms for festival goers. This is sure to be a good time. Get your tickets now!
Stout Pounders is a Seattle based Celtic Folk band. Since 2007 the band has brought new energy and comedic twists to time tested Scottish and Irish Folk music. Stout Pounders are great for pub atmospheres or large festivals. The band plays regularly around Seattle and has been the house band of the Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Dash since 2009. stoutpounders.com/
Portland, OR based “Castletown” was formed in 2012 and has a sound best described as “AmeriCeltic,” blending the heart and soul of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences with talented Heidi Beth Sadler on violin and vocals and Robert Richter on guitar and vocals. Known for their engaging live performances they perform as both a duo and with their full band. Castletown has released several CD’s and their new project featuring their own original music is due out in 2019. castletown.gandi.ws
Born in the town of Omagh, County Tyrone in Ireland in 1974, That Irish Guy has been steeped in music from an early age. His great-grandmother was Sarah Makem, the celebrated folk singer and song collector from Keady in Count Armagh. Her son, Tommy, was himself a famous folk singer in America, having gained the moniker “The grandfather of Irish folk” with the Clancy brothers. His uncles, Tom and Jimmy Sweeney played in Barley Bree in the 70’s and 80’s. That Irish Guys’ influences range from the staple of Irish trad music to American folk artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. He plays guitar and writes his own songs. That Irish Guy
Pacific Northwest native Annie Henry has been entertaining and delighting audiences for ten years with her unique mix of Celtic, folk, and Contemporary music, both traditional and original. Trained by some of the best, she has competed and won awards for her fiddle playing at regional and national levels. Her pure voice and guitar spin stories new and old, and her fiddle is sure to get every toe in the house tapping. Annie Henry Music
Zach Daugherty has been bringing Irish folk music to pubs and festivals for many years. His music draws the crowds, warms the heart and sells the beer.
…is a Celtic and Maritime band based in Olympia, WA. The group plays rollicking songs and tunes at Irish pubs, festivals, and private events around the Northwest.
Sons of Malarkey have a foot in Irish Trad and a foot in Celtic Rock and are the perfect mix of the two. Founded in 2009, their smooth vocals and fantastic music capture listeners from the first note. What began as jam sessions around kitchen tables has become a seasoned live band that performs throughout the Pacific Northwest. SOM has always had a strong love of the traditional, but they love the modern elements as well. An SOM set includes covers of traditional Irish favorites such as “Finnegan’s Wake” and “Whiskey in the Jar”, as well as toe-tapping originals like “Gone, Gone, Gone”. sonsofmalarkey.com
Local musicians from the Long Beach Peninsula bring jigs, reels, and hornpipes to the Festival.
The Katie Jane Band is all about spreading the joy of Celtic music to their listeners. The talented duo has a fiery energy that is only rivaled by their unmistakable on-stage chemistry. Not only do these talented musicians perform original arrangements of high-speed AmeriCeltic fiddle tunes and heart-warming original songs, but their dynamic performance gets toes tapping and dancers dancing in every venue they attend. Katie Jane is exploding with pure joy while she plays, and her sweet dulcet voice could melt an ice cap. Alongside her is Adam’s multi-instrumental accompaniment whose unique rhythmic melodies blend to create a perfectly balanced musical counterpart. Katie Jane
Marian picked up a guitar at the age of five and just can’t put it down! Music is how Marian connects with people and stays connected to herself; being on stage is not ‘performing’ – it is exposing and sharing one’s innermost joys and aches, sometimes flawed, but always authentic, and always genuine.
Influenced by the likes of Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Wills, Christy Moore, and Mary Black, Marian prefers to think of each song as a story, with pictures drawn through notes and lyrics. With a healthy mix of original compositions and cover renditions, her sounds range from bluesy folk and old school country to lively or haunting Irish. Marian Dicicco