Kells – Seattle – Events – St. Patrick’s 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2018
Seattle – Kells Irish Restaurant is gearing up for its 35th annual St. Patrick’s Irish Festival. The celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, traditional foods and much more. Every year hundreds of people from all over the world come to the Kells St. Patrick’s Irish Festival. The festival tent will be up on Thursday, March 15th, straight through the weekend. The area will provide extra room in Post Alley which will be closed to through traffic.
The festival includes a great lineup of Irish Bands direct from Ireland and the Pacific Northwest including: Stocious, Buck Mad Bhoys aka Smokin’ Shamrock’s, Stocious, Servants of the Rich, Liam Gallagher, and the Stout Pounders, Live music will be performed on 3 stages, Back Bar area, Tented area and Kells banquet facility, upstairs. Additional area at Cantina de San Patricio. Our neighbor will be participating in this year’s festivities again, adding over 2000 square feet of fun. Exciting new 1st Avenue space 1921 1st Ave will be available for the first time.
An array of traditional dishes will be on the menu for this year’s festival. Corned beef, Irish stew, Ballycastle Sausage Rolls and Ethna’s Irish Soda Bread, baked daily at Kells. Other delicious dishes and refreshments will be served throughout the celebration. Enjoy beers from our new Kells Brew Pub in Portland. Featuring Kells Lager, Kells Irish Red Ale, Kells IPA, Kells Pale Ale and Kells Irish Stout.
A $20 admission, for those 21 and over, will be charged at the door all day on St. Patrick’s Day Friday,
March 17th (price includes a Festival T-shirt for all pre-purchased passes). Music will start at 10am on St. Patrick’s Day.
Please come and join us and a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all!
With live music beginning on Wednesday, March 14th and running till Sundayy, March 18th, we have an event for everyone.
St. Patrick’s Festival Schedule
Kells - Seattle - Events - St. Patrick's 2018 - SCHEDULE Celebrating 35 Years of Irish Tradition SAINT PATRICK'S FESTIVAL LINEUP
Wednesday: March 14th -Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ 9 PM -FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM, NO Cover Charge) -Mairtin O hUigin, Glenravel Co. Antrim, Ireland -Live Music in the Back Bar.
Thursday: March 15th -Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ 9 PM -FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM, NO Cover Charge) -Buck Mad Bhoys from Belfast & Toomebridge Co. Antrim, Ireland -STOCIOUS w/ Mairtin O hUigin & Darrin Cahill from Glenravel Co. Antrim, and Rhode Co. Offley, Ireland.
Friday March 16th -Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ 9 PM -FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM, NO Cover Charge) Entertainment to include: -Buck Mad Bhoys w/ Cormac Duffin & Declan Keenan from Toomebridge, and Belfast Co. Antrim, Ireland -STOCIOUS w/ Mairtin O hUigin & Darrin Cahill from Glenravel Co. Antrim, & Rhode Co. Offley, Ireland -Live Music in the Back Bar.
Saturday: March 17th, 2018, St. Patrick's Day!! -Open at 9 AM & Music starts at 10am -Ethna's Irish Breakfast -$20.00 Admission (21+ w/ ID) Entertainment to include: -Buck Mad Bhoys w/ Cormac Duffin & Declan Keenan from Toomebridge, and Belfast Co. Antrim, Ireland -STOCIOUS w/ Mairtin O hUigin & Darrin Cahill from Glenravel Co. Antrim & Rhode Co. Offley, Ireland -Stout Pounders, Seattle 2:00 to 5:00 PM -Servant's of the Rich - Seattle from 10:00 AM -Liam Gallagher from Seattle/Belfast -Live Music in the Back Bar, Upstairs/banquet room, Tent area, and San Patricio (DJ) -A free Festival t-shirt will be provided for all pre-purchased passes. (While supplies last) -There will be NO RESERVATIONS taken this day, sorry. Passes will be available directly, at Kells from March 1st!
Sunday: March 18th -Open at 11:30AM & Music starts at 8pm Entertainment to include: -Buck Mad Bhoys w/ Cormac Duffin & Declan Keenan from Toomebridge, and Belfast Co. Antrim, Ireland -STOCIOUS w/ Mairtin O hUigin & Darrin Cahill from Glenravel Co. Antrim, and Rhode Co. Offley, Ireland -Live Music stages: Back Bar.
Get to know the bands
STOCIOUS with Mairtin O hUigin
Darrin was born in Rhode, County Offally into a musical family. At age 11 he was playing guitar in his first band with his uncles. Over the years he has played with various genres of bands and travelled all over Ireland. Recently he spent 2 summers in Spain where he met Mairtin O hUigin and only then did he start learning the banjo.. Since that meet he has travelled all over Europe and parts of Austrailia gigging with Mairtin. His banjo playing is unique and varies for rock and pop to trad Irish..
Mairtin,born in Belfast the youngest son of three. His mother from Ballymeana and his father from Glenravel in County Antrim,where he has lived most his life. Years ago Mairtin joined the band Celtic Rogue from South Derry where he was the lead vocalist. He has spent many happy years traveling and singing all over Ireland as well as Europe,Austrailia and the US. He has played and sang with many Irish singers including The Wolfetones, The Dublin City Ramblers and more recently Damien Dempsey.. Always an entertainer and crowd pleaser..
Liam spent his twenties and thirties “indulging in the bounty”.
In 1982 Liam arrived in Seattle where he meet Gerard McAleese, son of Joe and Ethna McAleese, at an open-mic session. Gerard had just found a location and was in the process of opening Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in Seattle with his parents. Kells provided a fantastic musical venue for Liam, and well 33 years later he still entertains at Kells a few nights a week! Liam’s music can be purchased at Kells online store.
The band is Darin Wallace (Lead Vocals, Bodhran, Tin Whistle); John Moen (Banjo, Bass, Harmonica, THUMPer, Vocals); Christian Hoffman (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Vocals); Marc Wallace(Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Vocals); Jimmy McKnight (Whistles, Accordion, Bagpipes).
Servants of the Rich
Anna is a Hungarian from Transylvania, born to a family of musicians. She sang before she spoke and started the violin at 4. She finished music school and went to the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in her unpronounceable hometown. In America, she became assistant concert master with the Cascade Symphony for 6 years and currently plays lots of chamber music and in various orchestras, quartets, and quintets. She plays “Molly Malone” as a gypsy dirge.
Jeff is from Oregon. He fell in love with Irish music as a boy when he heard John McCormack, the great Irish tenor, sing “The Minstrel Boy” on an old 78. Jeff plays guitar, barbarically, and sings, dramatically. He’s also a lawyer for disabled people. That is, he once served the rich, but now works for the poor.
Wayne is from Seattle. He began his musical career as a rock and roller, playing lead guitar in the clubs of Pioneer Square, wandering the late night streets just before grunge hit. With decades of lead guitar RE experience, Wayne heard the jigs and reels of Planxty. So, he picked up the mandolin. He joined the Servants of the Rich after running into Jeff singing rebel tunes at a local pub.