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Kells – Seattle – Events – St. Patrick’s 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1st, 2022

Every year thousands of people from around the world flock to the Kells St. Patrick’s Irish Festival. This year is no different and our iconic Kells Irish Restaurant, located in Seattle’s Post Alley, for this 39th annual celebration!

Starting on Thursday 10th of March, the festivities will include live Irish music, dancing, traditional foods and so much more! Our festival will start up Thursday, March 10th straight through to Sunday, March 20th. This tented area will provide extra room for our revelers in Post Alley (which will be closed to through traffic) to celebrate all things Irish.  There will be activities in our 3 inside areas, back bar, front restaurant, and banquet facility.  We will have something for everyone.

As always, our menu offers an array of traditional dishes like corned beef, authentic Irish stew, Ballycastle Sausage Rolls and Ethna’s Irish Soda Bread (baked daily on Kells’ premises). For a real taste of Ireland, you can enjoy a tantalizing selection of beers from our own Kells Brewery in Portland – choose from Kells Lager, Kells Pilsner, Kells Irish Red Ale, Kells IPA, Kells Pale Ale or Kells Irish Stout.

So why not join us for great food, excellent company and much celebration this Saint Patrick’s Day! We look forward to welcoming you to this epic Festival.

Admission details and live music line-up are provided in the schedule below. #kellsirishpub #stpatrickskells

With live music beginning on Thursday, March 10th and running till Sunday, March 20th, we have an event for everyone.

SCHEDULE

St. Patrick's Festival Schedule

Kells - Seattle - Events - St. Patrick's 2022 - SCHEDULE Celebrating 39 Years of Irish Tradition

Thursday: March 10th Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ 9 PM Performer (Mairtin O hUigin)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Friday: March 11th Kells opens at 11:30 AM, Music begins @ 9 PM  Performer (Mairtin O hUigin) Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Saturday: March 12th Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ Noon. Performers (Stark Raving Plaido & Stocious)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Sunday: March 13th Kells opens at 9 AM and Music begins @ Noon.  Performers  (Stark Raving Plaid & Stocious)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)  St. Patrick’s Fun Run. 8:30 AM and St. Patrick's Day Parade 1 PM.

Monday: March 14th Kells opens at 4 PM and Music begins @ 9 PM. Performers (Buck Mad Boys & Stocious)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Tuesday: March 15th Kells opens at 4 PM and Music begins @ 9 PM.  Performers (Buck Mad Boys & Stocious)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Wednesday: March 16th Kells opens at 11:30 AM and Music begins @ 9 PM  Performers (Buck Mad Boys & Stocious)  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

Thursday: March 17th Kells opens at 10 AM and Music begins @ Noon.  Performers (Servants of the Rich, Buck Mad Boys, and Stocious) also, Firefighters Pipes and Drums 8 PM.  Entry is $20 - free Festival t-shirt provided for all PRE-purchased passes (while stock lasts). No reservations - passes available directly from Kells from March 1st.  Pre-purchase at Kells $15.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 18th to 20th Kells opens at 11:30 and Music begins at 9 PM.  Entry is FREE (21+ w/ ID after 9PM)

BAND BIOS

Get to know the bands

STOCIOUS with Mairtin O hUigin

Born in Belfast, Mairtin O hUigin is the youngest son of three. His mother is from Ballymena and his father from Glenravel in County Antrim, where he has lived most of his life. Years ago Mairtin joined a band from South Derry called Celtic Rogue where he was joint lead vocalist. He has spent many very happy years traveling all over Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the US. These days, most of his gigs are local and you can usually catch him at the Central Bar in Cushendall.  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..

Stout Pounders

Stout Pounders is a Seattle based Celtic Folk band bringing new energy and comedic twists to time tested Scottish and Irish Folk music. Our music is great for party atmospheres. Dancing and jigging is highly encouraged and we certainly won’t stop you from tipping back a drink or two along the way.

Buckmad Bhoys

The Buckmad Bhoys are Cormac Duffin and Declan Keenan from Co. Antrim in N. Ireland and have been playing together for four years.  A Buckmad Bhoys show takes the audience over the edge with their own personal twist on Irish traditional music fusing it with rock, jazz, blues and punk. They released their first album Darkness & Light in 2016 it is available on iTunes as well as many other download sites or can be bought at their shows as a hard copy. The Buckmad Bhoys are currently working on their second album and fans are funding this on a Patreon page you are welcome to join them. The Bhoys are currently touring in Europe, finishing in Switzerland before traveling to Seattle. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. This is a band you won’t want to miss so get yourself down to Kells Irish Pub, Seattle during St Paddy’s week and let the Buckmad Bhoys help you party hard.  

Servants of the Rich

ANNA FURMAN-FERENCZY 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. JEFFREY BAIRD 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 JOHNSON 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.