Events downtown

Jun 07

First Friday Trad Seisiún
Location: 34 Gray street, Portland, Maine 04102, US
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event website

TGIF! Start your weekend at the Maine Irish Heritage Center with live Irish traditional music and a cash bar on June 7th from 5 PM – 8 PM. We’ll have superbly talented local musicians, led by Will Woodson and Caitlin Finley, in a Trad Seisiún. Alongside the lively tunes, we’ll also have tours of our historic building. Stop by and sit for a while! To show our appreciation for our members, we’re offering a free drink ticket per Individual member and 2 tickets per Household member. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Traditional Irish Music Made in America
Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes) and Caitlin Finley (fiddle) play sparky and driving traditional Irish music grounded in the textures and rhythms of the rich Irish-American soundscape of the 1920s and 30s. With roots in the living Irish musical cultures of Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia and tremendous admiration for the first generation of recorded Irish musicians, the duo conjures up the sounds of the dance halls, vaudeville theaters, and house sessions central to Irish-American music from the first half of the twentieth century.