Previous events

Fiddlesticks Presents Rosin & Reed In Concert W/ Very Special Guest Alicia Guinn, Irish Step Dance

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Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, Seattle

Calling fans of Irish traditional music... and listeners discovering it for the first time!

This all-ages concert includes a little bit of everything to tickle your fancy — from fiddle and pipes, to guitar and singing, to a demonstration of how Irish tune types relate to their dance steps.

Gallowglass Residency at The Honey Moon - 8pm after open act from 7-8

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Honeymoon Mead & Cidery , 1053 North State Street Alley , Bellingham, WA

Gallowglass Celtic Folk Band plays every Friday in May at The Honey Moon in May - I'll miss the first one as I'll be performing a concert with Rosin & Reed in Seattle, so there'll be an awesome traditional music opener then an Irish session. Then from there each Friday through May we'll have a different opener at 7, and we go on at 8!

Rosin & Reed Duo Play Easter Sunday at Bellewood Farms

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Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264

Rosin & Reed Duo at Bellewood Farms for Easter Weekend

Kera and Jan will play lots of Irish and some American tunes for frolicking and merriment on the patio - lots of wonderful food and drink to avail yourselves of at Bellewood Farms and kids having a blast!

Easter Saturday With Rosin & Reed Duo

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Bellewood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264

Rosin & Reed Duo at Bellewood Farms for Easter Weekend

Kera and Jan will play lots of Irish and some American tunes for frolicking and merriment on the patio - lots of wonderful food and drink to avail yourselves of at Bellewood Farms and kids having a blast!

Bassist Jeff Naylor Send Off Show w/ Hambone Wilson, Cary Stevens, & Jan Peters

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Greene's Corner , 2208 James Street, Bellingham

Superb bassist and cool dude Jeff Naylor is moving back to Arizona, our loss, but he's brought deep groove and musicality to countless shows. Join Hambone Wilson, Cary Stevens, and myself on this final session with Jeff for now.

Gallowglass Irish Band First Wednesdays

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Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

It's our monthly session into the deeps at Stones Throw Brewery - Folks tend to give us the gift of really listening, and all the channels of communing open up betwixt us all.

Come join us for this very sweet monthly and we'll play our hearts out for ya.

Gallowglass Irish Band First Wednesdays

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Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

It's our monthly session into the deeps at Stones Throw Brewery - Folks tend to give us the gift of really listening, and all the channels of communing open up betwixt us all.

Come join us for this very sweet monthly and we'll play our hearts out for ya.

Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern Play Irish & Folk Mondays!!!!

Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden, 1107 Railroad Ave, Bellingham

Tony McManus is one of the world's greatest and most beloved acoustic guitarists. Julia Toaspern is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and song-writer of tremendous dimension. Together they will transport us into many realms of feeling and existence.

Tickets will be $20 once on line.

Gallowglass Irish Band First Wednesdays

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Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

It's our monthly session into the deeps at Stones Throw Brewery - Folks tend to give us the gift of really listening, and all the channels of communing open up betwixt us all.

Come join us for this very sweet monthly and we'll play our hearts out for ya.

Gallowglass Irish Band First Wednesdays

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Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

It's our monthly session into the deeps at Stones Throw Brewery - Folks tend to give us the gift of really listening, and all the channels of communing open up betwixt us all.

Come join us for this very sweet monthly and we'll play our hearts out for ya.

Gallowglass Irish Band First Wednesdays

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Stone's Throw Brewery , 1009 Larrabee Avenue, Bellingham

It's our monthly session into the deeps at Stones Throw Brewery - Folks tend to give us the gift of really listening, and all the channels of communing open up betwixt us all.

Come join us for this very sweet monthly and we'll play our hearts out for ya.

Andrew Calhoun!!!?!!! A Very Great Man of Song Indeed!

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Greene's Corner , 2208 James Street, Bellingham

“Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well... fascinating and unpredictable.” — Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory

“He’s blessed with crystalline fingerpicking, a resonant baritone, and a writer’s ear.” —The Oregonian

“A true voice of poetry and lore.” —Jon Hogan

Andrew Calhoun's innovative music is rooted in tradition. In over forty years as a performer he has cultivated a prismatic repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Anglo-Scottish ballads, folk spirituals, and poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Burns. “You can’t understand folk music without studying history, and vice versa,” Calhoun says.

More Here: https://andrewcalhoun.com/home

Gallowglass will play the Sylvia Center For The Arts on Friday October 8 as part of the Bellingham Irish Festival! 

Irish Fiddle Master Dale Russ plays at 6:30 then us 🕺🏻🎶✨🎶

Doors open at 6pm

Dale Russ set 6:30-7:05 
Intermission 7:05-7:20 

Gallowglass set 7:20-8:00 

$15 Tix / Vax Passports - Link Below! 

Bellingham Irish Festival

 

 

Gallowglass is very excited to play the Jansen Arts Center on Saturday November 8, 7:30-9:30PM

Ticket Link Below!

Some Past Shows of 2021

- Rosin & Reed Trio will be at The Ferndale Main Street Bar & Grill Every Third Wednesday, 7-9PM  July 21, August 18, & September 15! FaceBook Event Link 

- Friday July 30 - Blues and Great Songs w/ Hambone Wilson at Greene's Corner 7-9PM

- Saturday July 31 - Blues Set at Brodie Nation Festival w/ Hambone/Jan Band 1:20-2:20PM

- Thursday August 5 Gallowglass plays Hotel Leopold 'Dram & Jam' Series 6-8:30

- Friday August 6 at Skylark's Hidden Cafe w/ Cheryl Hodge & Matt Eakle https://www.facebook.com/events/866829290583283/ 

- Saturday August 21 at Skylark's w/ The Tango Cowboys 5-8PM 

- Thursday September 2 Gallowglass plays Hotel Leopold 'Dram & Jam Series 6-8:30

Thursday September 9, Gallowglass plays Boundary Bay Brewery Happy Hour 5-7:30

Stringband Jamboree In The Works .....!!!!!! Gallowglass will play Thursday Night Late Acoustic Set & Sat August 13 Main Stage 

 

This Saturday June 5th I'll be sitting in with the very fine singer-songwriter Havilah Rand at Skylarks in Fairhaven, Bellingham.  The show is from 5-8PM, hope you'll join us! 

A message from the painter of the painting that inspired the song 'Tight Rope', Quint Buchholz: "Hello Jan,  I saw your question on Facebook. I'm not a member there so I'm answering on this way. The title of the tightrope walker painting is "Giacomond". It's a fantasy word, combined from the name "Giacomo" (the name of a clown I was working with at that time) and the German word "Mond" (moon). A little boy named the image like that, when I was painting it many years ago. I am very honored that this painting inspired you. If you like, you could find more about my work here www.quintbuchholz.de  and here https://www.instagram.com/quintbuchholz/  All the best  Quint"

A message from the painter of the painting that inspired the song 'Tight Rope', Quint Buchholz: "Hello Jan, I saw your question on Facebook. I'm not a member there so I'm answering on this way. The title of the tightrope walker painting is "Giacomond". It's a fantasy word, combined from the name "Giacomo" (the name of a clown I was working with at that time) and the German word "Mond" (moon). A little boy named the image like that, when I was painting it many years ago. I am very honored that this painting inspired you. If you like, you could find more about my work here www.quintbuchholz.de and here https://www.instagram.com/quintbuchholz/ All the best Quint"

My Song 'Tight Rope' from the 2009 album 'These Waters' - Click On Painting!

My Song 'Tight Rope' from the 2009 album 'These Waters' - Click On Painting!

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Rosin & Reed Duo Saturday May 15, 5-7PM

Kera & I will play Irish and other tunes at this Norwegian Festival because why not! 

St Pat's Live Stream w/ The Dublin Letters

W/ Robert Blake, David Lofgren, & Jan Peters

It's over 15 years now we've played St Pat's shows and on the day of at Boundary Bay Brewery.  Now in these times the second live FB broadcast show comes and here's the link! https://www.facebook.com/events/3860545050688736/

Gallowglass Irish Band Will Perform at The 2121 Bellingham Irish Festival Oct 8!

Click on Photo to 2021 Bellingham Irish Festival October 8, 9, 10

Click on Photo to 2021 Bellingham Irish Festival October 8, 9, 10

Recent Shows: 

Easter Sunday Rosin & Reed Duo at Bellewood Farms 11AM & 3PM https://bellewoodfarms.com

Thurs June 10 - w/ Kera-Lynne Newman at Ferndale Main St Bar & Grill as The Rosin & Reed Duo 8-8:45PM  

Sun June 20 -  As The Guest at Kitchen Table Livestream 5-8PM w/ Robert Sarazin Blake  

Sun June 27 - Kitchen Table w/ Robert S Blake & Guest Steven Webb  

Thurs July 1st - Happy Hour Boundary Bay Brewery 5-7:30ish with Robert S Blake & David P Lofgren  

Fri July 2nd - Downtown Art Walk Street Set w/ Robert S Blake & David P Lofgren  

Thurs July 8 - Gallowglass Irish Band! 5 - 7:30ish in The Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden Our first appearance in So Long!   

Wed July 21, Wed Aug 18, and Wed Sept 15 Rosin & Reed Trio will be at The Ferndale Main Street Bar & Grill - 7-9PM ~ Traditional Music Third Wednesdays!  

Sat July 17 - Deception Pass State Park Concert Series with Gallowglass

Believe Me If - A draft of my new version of a very old song - I hope you enjoy!

Believe Me If - A draft of my new version of a very old song - I hope you enjoy!

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

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

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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!

Irish & Folk Mondays has been on hold since Covid hit - I'm not sure what the future holds, but lots of Celtic Music is in the works always!

About

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

Providing entertainment and music of distinction for most any occasion.

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. 

I sing, play harmonicas, Irish bouzouki, and still get on the piano at times. I enjoy arranging, composing, and recording as well.  I am a co-founder of Gallowglass Irish Band, Rosin & Reed, created Irish & Folk Mondays, book superb folk, blues, and jazz shows in town, and love being a side man with great artists every chance I get.

 

"I could listen to Jan perform all day long!  He is incredibly aware of the collaboration between he and his fellow performers and contributes in ways that escalates the entire musical enjoyment for everyone. I've heard Jan play with a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists, and he keeps amazing me with his level of taste, sensitivity, and 'ensemble'.  His approach to each and every piece makes the audience perk up and his fellow performers shine. Can't wait for the next opportunity to hear Jan Peters!

Patricia Bourne, EdD 

Professor, Coordinator of Music Education, WWU Bellingham, WA

"My 10 year old daughter has taken folk music lessons with Jan. She has traditional classical training with piano and violin and was looking for something different to enhance her life. He has introduced her to a new genre of music that is fun and open to musical interpretation. Jan has inspired her creativity as well as learning to play the guitar!''

Michelle Hsu, Color Chiropractic, Bellingham, WA

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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