About

St. James's Gate - Modern Irish Music in the Celtic Tradition

St. James's Gate, is one of the Northwest's most popular and exciting Irish bands, with a unique sound that spans many traditions, genres and styles.  Performing everything from traditional, popular and original compositions, St. James's Gate has been lighting up stages with fiery Irish music for many years.  The band continues to grow and evolve, always exploring new musical territories.  This crowd-pleasing band has performed in a myriad of performances from festivals to stunning resorts, private celebrations, weddings, corporate parties and some of the livliest pubs throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Headlining St. Patrick's Celebrations and summer festivals including the Kell's Irish Festival, the Shamrock Run, NW Folklife, the Galway Bay Celtic Feis, SunRiver resort and Spirit Mt. Casino.  The band has also presented numerous concerts both at the 7th Street Theatre, the Old Church, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and the Old Liberty Theater.  The band has released 5 CD's, the self-titled, St. James’s Gate”, recorded live at Kell's Irish Pub; Station to Station”, recorded live on the air for KBOO-FM; the studio effort “We’ll Be Right Back;”   The live and studio mix from 2015's "Sessions: Live from the Shamrock Run and the Rock and Roll B&B" and the latest release, "Happy Life."   The band is currently touring to support this new release which features a number of original compositions and some blazing new sets.  We hope to see you out at a show.

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Meet the Band:

Griff Bear - Fiddle, Mandolin and Vocals

Dylan Thomas Vance - Guitars and Vocals

Matthew Rotchford - Basses and Vocals

Dennis Elmer - Drums

 

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