Gallowglass Opens For Barrio Manouche! Thursday May 23 8PM, The Firefly Lounge. Click Photo Below For Information & Tickets:

Up Coming Shows!

May23

Gallowglass Opens For Barrio Manoush!!

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The Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA

The Firefly Presents: Barrio Manouche, Gallowglass Irish Band 21+ | 8pm | $8 adv, $10 at Door

The Firefly invites you to an evening of exciting, eclectic world music featuring San Francisco's Barrio Manouche and Bellingham Irish band Gallowglass. Come prepared for everything from traditional Celtic tunes to flamenco, world jazz, group improvisations, and more!

About The Artists

Barrio Manouche

"WE PLAY MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE PLACES WE COME FROM AND THE PLACES WE HAVE LIVED, THOSE THAT HAVE COME BEFORE US, AND THE NOMADIC SPIRIT. WE BELIEVE THAT MUSIC IS A PRIMARY FORM OF EXPRESSION AND WE USE IT TO DESCRIBE THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT. TOCAMOS LA MÚSICA INSPIRADA POR LOS BARRIOS EN DONDE NACIMOS Y EN LOS QUE HEMOS VIVIDO DESPUÉS, AQUELLOS QUE NOS PRECEDEN, BASADA EN EL ESPÍRITU NÓMADA. CREEMOS QUE LA MÚSICA ES UNA FORMA EXPRESIÓN Y LA UTILIZAMOS PARA CONTAR COMO VEMOS EL MUNDO."

The San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with an emotionally charged sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California and is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions. Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and its passion for musical improvisations. With latest collaborations including French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance Brazilian dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Iván Rondón, Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World Music. Barrio Manouche is taking their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no other. “Barrio Manouche makes magical acoustic music mashed together from all corners of the globe — a new form of Americana, if you will, where flamenco guitar drifts above Brazilian beats, clashing with Gypsy-jazz melodies. It could very well qualify as Americana in another decade or two. Or maybe its rich, gorgeous blend of acoustic Latin-French jazz will always remain distinctly Barrio Manouche.” — Aaron Carnes

Gallowglass Irish Band

Gallowglass is an acoustic Irish band from Bellingham, Washington. They formed on St. Patrick's Day night 2014 during a spontaneous music session at percussionist David Lofgren's house with David on bodhrán, Zach Bauman on mandolin and bouzouki, and Jan Peters on bouzouki and harmonicas. Both Jan and Zach share a love of singing and have brought some uncommon songs to their repertoire, as well as new arrangements to some familiar ones. Now well into their forth year, they've attracted highly accomplish fiddler Margaret Inez Driscoll to the group who brings a powerful drive and beauty to the jigs, reels, and hornpipes they play. Also fantastic Fiddler Kera-Lynne Newman features with Gallowglass and twin fiddle sets are likely to occur whenever possible. Most recently they've been featuring singer Mishon Kirkland who brings new and compelling dimension to the songs they perform.

The Collin Stackhouse Trio

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Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden, 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham

Irish & Folk Mondays Present The Collin Stackhouse Trio:

Collin Stackhouse is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who calls Portland Oregon home. Raised in musical family in the wilds of Alaska, he has spent his last few years balancing his influences from traditional Irish fiddle, rock musicians like Jim Croce... and the princess of pop, Britney Spears. After releasing debut album in 2018 at the Alaska Folk Festival, he has toured locally and around the US with Alaskan, Portland and LA artists. He is a founding member of the boundary-pushing Scandinavian folk fusion group Varelse, which released their debut album this past March.

The Collin Stackhouse trio is comprised of Portland bluegrass musicians Julay Brooks and Joe Pomianek on guitar and mandolin, with Collin on clawhammer banjo and fiddle. Adding harmonies, ripping solos, and some classic Americana, their combined sound is perhaps one part Alanis Morisette, one part The Dubliner's, and yet completely original.

What some people have said: "Combining modern vocal edge with old time instrumentation, he accompanies himself on banjo in the moments when he isn't drawing on his roots in Irish and old time fiddling." - McKain Lakey

"A tinge of Americana, a snap of old-timey mountain sounds, a couple of hugs worth of Irish antics, and a barrel of authenticity" - Writer's Block, Anchorage

$5-15 Door

Irish First Wednesdays w/ Gallowglass @ Stone's Throw Brewery

Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

We've found a new monthly home at the Stone's Throw Brewery in Fairhaven, Bellingham. Each month we settle in and play for a couple of hours to an attentive and appreciative room, and in the summer months we're outside in the patio.

Great drink, great folks, great vibes at Stone's Throw.

New Recording by The Tango Cowboys! I'm on harps on the cowboy songs and the CD release show is Saturday April 27, 7-9, at Greene's Corner:

Just out is the new and first Tango Cowboys Recording! I'm on a bunch of cowboy songs and we're doing a CD Release Show on Saturday April 27, 7-9PM, at Greene's Corner. Please join us and click photo to site!

Just out is the new and first Tango Cowboys Recording! I'm on a bunch of cowboy songs and we're doing a CD Release Show on Saturday April 27, 7-9PM, at Greene's Corner. Please join us and click photo to site!

Irish & Folk Monday will be at Greene's Corner for the new Fall/Winter season.  Same programming as ever: 6-8 open Irish session, 8-9:30 feature concert each week! Click poster to their site.

Irish & Folk Monday will be at Greene's Corner for the new Fall/Winter season. Same programming as ever: 6-8 open Irish session, 8-9:30 feature concert each week! Click poster to their site.

First Wednesdays at Stones Throw Brewery are nothing short of magic.

First Wednesdays at Stones Throw Brewery are nothing short of magic.

Peadar is coming back for a bunch of shows! This one not the least of and check April 'Shows' for more...

Peadar is coming back for a bunch of shows! This one not the least of and check April 'Shows' for more...

I've played with Robert Blake & The Dublin Letters (a.k.a. The Paddy Whackers) every Saint Patrick's Day Night for 15 years, or so now.  Join Robert Sarazen Blake, Fiddler Chris Glass,  Bodhrán player David Pender Lofgren, and myself  at Boundary Bay Brewery Sunday evening March 17th, 7PM until 11PM, or so...

I've played with Robert Blake & The Dublin Letters (a.k.a. The Paddy Whackers) every Saint Patrick's Day Night for 15 years, or so now. Join Robert Sarazen Blake, Fiddler Chris Glass, Bodhrán player David Pender Lofgren, and myself at Boundary Bay Brewery Sunday evening March 17th, 7PM until 11PM, or so...

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Some Past Shows of Note:

Irish Masters Dylan Foley & John Whelan blew the roof off the stage on Monday August 27th at Irish & Folk Mondays!

Irish Masters Dylan Foley & John Whelan blew the roof off the stage on Monday August 27th at Irish & Folk Mondays!

Was a stunning night of music.  They're back in Feb... check 'Shows' .... Click on photo to Hanz's site.

Was a stunning night of music. They're back in Feb... check 'Shows' .... Click on photo to Hanz's site.

Irish Fiddle Master Dale Russ comes up from Seattle for the 5th time to play for us at Irish & Folk Mondays on June 18, 8pm, $5-10 Suggested, right after the open Irish session as always! I'll be joining Dale on a few sets and it's always such an immense pleasure and honor to play with him.  Click on the photo for more about Dale!

Irish Fiddle Master Dale Russ comes up from Seattle for the 5th time to play for us at Irish & Folk Mondays on June 18, 8pm, $5-10 Suggested, right after the open Irish session as always! I'll be joining Dale on a few sets and it's always such an immense pleasure and honor to play with him. Click on the photo for more about Dale!

About

Jan Songs Productions Is Jan Peters of Bellingham, Washington & Region

Providing entertainment and music of distinction for most any occasion

I play harmonicas, Irish bouzouki, and still get on the piano at times. I enjoy arranging, composing, and reocording as well. 

I make shows happen with groups and artists I am very excited and passionate about presenting and working with. I'm very passionate about exposing more people to truly great music.  

Me after playing a show at The Conway Muse -Photo by Jasmine Jean

Me after playing a show at The Conway Muse -Photo by Jasmine Jean

Playing with Pete Irving of Hot Damn Scandal at The Honeymoon - Photo by Thaddeus Hink

Playing with Pete Irving of Hot Damn Scandal at The Honeymoon - Photo by Thaddeus Hink

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