Na Rosai performs fast-paced traditional Irish music for weddings, festivals, house parties, public concerts, vintage events and Irish pubs. Its members have been performing for years and have joined to create Portland's newest Irish tradition.
March 17, 2018 - At this time the band is fully booked. Thanks for your interest!
The guys said they hadn't been able to get together for a while so they ended up hanging out way past our officially scheduled time. We were missing one band member because covid...but they sound great together and obviously enjoy playing and being together.
We hired Na Rosai in 2016 for our holiday party and they were great! We hired them again this year and they were even better!
Thank you Na Rosai and Gig Salad too.
This band has a sound that is so sweet, the music is strong, spirited, proud, and warms the heart. Even though none of our crew knows how to do a formal Irish jig, Na Rosai got nearly the entire crew up and dancing. It was perfect! Excellent band!
Na Rosai was a sheer delight to have play at our wedding. We knew we wanted an Irish band and I soon found them on GigSalad, went to hear them in town, and booked them right away. They are awesome! They worked with all our requests to play throughout the event: all 4 played acoustically as guests arrived, then 2 played the processional & recessional, then they played with their sound system during the dinner - including for our first dance. They even sent us a rehearsal recording of it ahead of time so we could practice to it! The music was a beautiful and festive backdrop to our celebration, and the guests loved it! They were friendly, prompt, well prepared and always accessible. We had them play whatever they wanted, and it couldn't have been more magical.
Let me describe this group as musical EAR candy. We had them play my 50th and they were AWESOME!! Getting them to play the party was super easy, very agreeable to terms. I felt that they were worth the money and very easy to work with as a whole. They set up on their own, picked the music that was suitable for the crowd and I did not have play "director". I had a small get together and the noise level was perfect. People were able to socialize without having to yell over the music. Everyone really enjoyed the music and the interaction of the band.
Price Range: $800 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
The band has provided music for a wide variety of events from private house concerts to festival stages. We can be background music or a feature performance. We are always happy to share the history behind the music and instruments to create an entertaining and educational experience. Please contact us for more information about how we can customize our performance for your event.
Na Rosai performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, and Breton tunes and songs on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, and whistles. Their focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions of the British Isles and North America by arranging tunes from the two regions with a traditional sensibility. Na Rosai is Irish Gaelic for "The Roses" in honor of Portland, the City of Roses.
In 2010 Erik Killops returned home to Portland, Oregon after studying Irish Fiddle at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Hampshire transplant and Irish bouzouki player Richie Rosencrans and California native and piper Preston Howard at sessions around town. In 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the group.
The band has released two studio albums which are available at the bands website and CD Baby.
Additional Booking Notes
Na Rosai is a 4-piece acoustic group. In addition to performing acoustically as in a traditional pub session atmosphere, we have the equipment to amplify our sound or plug into a house PA system. The stage area must be large enough to seat 4 comfortably. The venue should be able to provide four armless chairs.
Past Booked Events
|November 24, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||House Party|
|October 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||House Concert - Chico, CA|
|September 30, 2018 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||KVMR Festival - Grass Valley, CA|
|September 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||KVMR Festival - Grass Valley, CA|
|September 28, 2018 • 6:25pm - 11:00pm||KVMR Festival - Grass Valley, CA|
|September 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||House Concert - Applegate, OR|
|September 26, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||House Concert - Monroe, OR|
|September 25, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|August 25, 2018 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding|
|August 18, 2018 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding|
|June 26, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 19, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 12, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 05, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 02, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||House Concert - Ashland, OR|
|June 01, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Boon's Treasury - Salem Oregon|
|May 29, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 15, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 08, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 01, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|April 24, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|April 17, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|April 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Leaven Community Space - Portland, OR|
|April 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Experience Music Series - PCC Rock Creek|
|April 03, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|March 27, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|March 20, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|March 18, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Kells Irish Festival|
|March 17, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||McMenamin's Edgefield - Loading Dock Pub|
|March 04, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Tualatin Public Library|
|February 13, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|February 06, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|January 30, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|January 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event|
|January 20, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Cultural Event|
|December 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Salem Irish Festival|
|October 08, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding, Trout Lake WA|
|September 10, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Lincoln City Cultural Center|
|August 30, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|August 23, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|August 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||St Andrews Concert Series|
|August 16, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Little Red Shed|
|August 09, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|August 02, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|July 26, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|July 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Little Red Shed|
|July 12, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|July 05, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|June 28, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Global Folk Club|
|June 25, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding - Astoria OR|
|June 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Little Red Shed|
|June 19, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Fort George Brewery|
|June 19, 2016 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Astoria Farmers Market|
|June 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cannon Beach History Center, Cannon Beach, OR|
|June 14, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven and Rose|
|June 07, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Galway Bay Irish Pub|
|June 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Galway Bay Irish Pub|
|May 31, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 24, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 17, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|May 03, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Raven & Rose|
|April 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cup & Bar|
|March 19, 2016||Festival|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City, OR|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Portland, OR|
|February 14, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Artichoke Music Portland, OR|
|December 08, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party, Portland, OR|
|December 08, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||First Friday Ceili, Tualatin, OR|
|November 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Raven and Rose Portland, OR|
|October 20, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Raven & Rose Portland, OR|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Ceili of the Valley Concert Series, Salem, OR|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Winona Grange, Tualatin, OR|
|October 03, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bellingham Irish Festival|
|January 17, 2015||Birthday Party|
|Preston Howard||Uilleann Pipes/Whistles|
Influences & Inspiration
Bothy Band, Kornog, Lunasa, Tap Room Trio, De Dannan
4 Armless Chairs
Stage to fit 4 seated musicians