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Celtic Community Night with Hills & Hollows
Artichoke Music Venue
Portland, OR
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Celtic Community Night with Hills & Hollows
In March we welcome Hills & Hollows, a Portland based duo weaving Celtic Roots music and song with a mystical heart. Ryan Powell and Jake Grieco share a love for the songs and tunes of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond. Their music is a unique weaving of songs ancient and new, along with jigs, reels, and melodies of Ireland played on Flute, Irish Bouzouki, Bodhran, Whistles, Guitars, and a wee bit of Didjeridu. Joining together in song and music is an ancient way of harmonizing our hearts with the present moment and to form a true community of deep listening and collective heart song.

As always their performance will be followed by an open traditional music, song, and dance session. All are welcome to participate and listen. Tickets are sold in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door on a sliding scale of $5-15.

About the Performers:
Ryan Powell was indoctrinated at birth into a lifetime love of Irish music by his father John who sang him the old ballads in his deep voice whenever he had the chance and a captive audience. Ryan took up guitar and whistle at a young age and began to play ballads after his first visit to Ireland as a young teenager in 1986. During the early 1990s, Ryan lived in Ireland for 6 months and busked the streets of Galway and Dublin while studying James Joyce with Senator David Norris and absorbing the rich culture and music of the east and west of the country. In the mid 1990s, Ryan was one of the founders of Celtic Rock band Blind Rafferty which played all around the Pacific Northwest for 6 years and recorded two albums. Today, Ryan weaves together his study of Daoist philosophy, martial arts and energy cultivation with his love of Irish music and lore. He guides the One Root Sacred Ireland journey to the SW of Ireland every few years and orchestrates a deep tour of the land which includes local storytellers and guides and daily health building Qigong practice.
Jake Grieco has been performing traditional music for dances, pub audiences and events for over 15 years. Hailing from Vermont and exposed from an early age to the lively folk music scene there, he took to playing Irish flute, DADGAD guitar, and folk singing since his late teens. Now a Portland resident of nine years, Jake collaborates regularly in sessions and performances with many highly regarded Irish musicians in the area. He currently performs with Outbound Traveler, a trio whose music spans traditional and contemporary folk traditions from the Appalachia's to the British Isles; The Lads, a lively traditional Irish quartet, and Hills & Hollows, whose focus is to bring together Celtic song and tunes in a mystical and heartfelt way. Jake has established his footing on a lifelong path of music and performance, and an ever-deepening journey with traditional music.


Artichoke Music Venue (View)
2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
United States


Music > Celtic

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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