St. Patrick's Celebration-First Mondays Music & More!
Center For The Arts Foundation, partnering with the All Irish Society of Oregon will kick off the month of St. Patrick's Day on March 1st with Irish Folk Music, Pipes & Drums. View the show 6:00-7:00pm at Facebook.com/GCFTA or on the Center for the Arts YouTube channel.
The event will include an Irish Folk trio and Tualatin Valley Firefighters Pipe & Drum band.
The Irish folk trio consists of Cary Novotny, Eddie Parente, and Matty Sears. Novotny continues to maintain a busy schedule as a guitarist in the world of Celtic and country music and has recorded and performed with the touring Irish dance show “Celtic Legends.” Eddie Parente has been prominent in country and folk music circles, playing and recording with a number of respected traditional bands throughout the years. Although widely known for his virtuosic innovative fiddle playing, Eddie is also an accomplished viola and mandolin player. Matty Sears is originally from Wales, and an accomplished percussionist, singer and wood and metal craftsman. Matty has lived in the Portland area for over two decades now and is a fixture in the Northwest Celtic and folk music scene, having performed with virtually every Celtic music artist of note and is loved for his sensitivity to the music and always making any folk ensemble sound better. Tim Burr is a member of the Tualatin Valley Firefighters Pipe and Drums and may just bring some of his fellow players along for the fun.
Center For The Arts Foundation has committed to continue to provide a FREE cultural experience for all with First Mondays-Music and More! With the help of MetroEast Community Media, and local sponsors, we are producing a virtual event the first Monday of
each month thru June. The Foundation’s Board of Directors strongly feels this an important way to celebrate the variety of culture to be found around our community. Follow
Facebook.com/GCFTA for the latest news and the current month’s show. Each First Monday will offer something different … sometimes a holiday celebration, a dramatic performance or two, and of course music.