Possibly Irish is a traditional Irish Pub band based out of Salem, Oregon. Expect foot stomping good fun, and harmonies and ballads to soothe your soul. Possibly Irish celebrates the pub music of Ireland through their lively performances. We play your favorite Irish pub songs, along with Scottish and English music. Instruments can include fiddle, Irish whistle, Bodhran drum, mandolin, accordion, hammered dulcimer, guitar and more. Coupled with the band's harmonic vocals and humor, Possibly Irish brings the fun of the Irish pub to festivals, weddings, concerts, house parties and of course Irish pubs.
We loved having Possibly Irish for our family birthday gathering. A local restaurant let us use their venue. It was beyond perfect. We wanted to recreate a trip to Ireland with pub and music- Possibly Irish made it more than perfect.
Response from Possibly Irish:
Thank you so much! We really enjoyed playing for your family, you were all such a delight. McMenamin's was such a great choice of venue and everyone had a blast!
This is a group of very talented musicians and vocalists. One member of the band switched between the flute, banjo, and bagpipe. We had them play for our fifth grade students at camp. They kept them entertained and even had audience participation songs that kept up the energy throughout the show. At the end the band let all the kids come up and try out their instruments and answered all their questions. They are very entertaining and easy to work with. We will definitely be booking this band again in the near future.
Great re-pour with the crowd. Easy to work with.
Price Range: $500 and up for 3-5 performers
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
3-5 performers per gig.
The group can be fun and humorous and very interactive or tone it down for more reserved events. There are also kid friendly lyric options for many of the drinking songs.
Options available for music:
Favorite Irish pub songs, audience can sing along in most choruses
Beautiful Celtic music
Lively Sea Chanties
Some original songs
a little Irish step Dance
instrumentals available for Ceili type dancing for the audience
Possibly Irish formed in July 2015 at the Enchanted Forest and they still have a standing gig there to this day. Their music can be heard on their CDs, (Roving Out, Still Roving Out, and Keeping It Celtic) and on YouTube where they showcase many music videos.
Gigs are normally performed with 3-5 members of Possibly Irish, but due to high demand, a second band was formed, Keeping It Celtic, to be able to substitute for each other. Keeping It Celtic officially joined Possibly Irish January 2017, allowing more options for providing entertainment for more venues.
During COVID performances are limited to 2-4 band mates, Susan Vaslev, Timothy Reed, Evan Merklin and Devin Desmond.
Additional Booking Notes
Instrumental and vocal mics and sound system for all performers. We are often able to provide this if need be. Minimum 3' stage space for each performer, 6' during Covid. Normally 3-5 performers per gig. At least 2 stools and 1 small table. Power must be available. If outdoors, covering such as tent. Stage plot plan can be sent as needed.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 18, 2021 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Festival|
Past Booked Events
|March 03, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 10, 2019 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Festival|
|June 30, 2018 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm||World Beat Festival (Main Stage)-Salem, OR|
|June 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Running Dogs Brewery St. Helens|
|May 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Concert|
|May 04, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Feckin Brew Pub|
|September 16, 2017–September 17, 2017 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||McKenzie Highland Games and Celtic Gathering|
|August 13, 2017 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Livingston Farmer's Market-Portland|
|July 15, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Reunion|
|June 25, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||World Beat Festival|
|June 24, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||World Beat Festival|
|June 10, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Piper and Ceileidgh|
|April 27, 2017 • 9:30am - 10:30am||School Assembly|
|March 24, 2017–April 02, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Enchanted Forest|
|March 18, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Bonaventure Irish Celebration|
|March 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Sister's Irish Bistro St Patrick's Celebration|
SET LIST MAY VARY DEPENDING ON PERFORMERS AT EVENT
Rising of the Moon
Whisky in the Jar
As I roved out
Star of the County Down
Leaving of Liverpool
3 Old Gypsies
Little Beggarman (traditional)
Little Beggarman (rock influence)
Ni Na La (Gaelic chorus)
Red Is the Rose
Back Home In Derry
Paddy's Shamrock Shore
Fields of Athenry
Johnny I hardly Know Ye
May It Be (royalties)
Health to the company
Roll the Woodpile Down
(all with Irish/Celtic flavor)
Possibly Irish Intro Band Song (lively, funny)
Sail Away (slow, beautiful)
Donegal Bay (slow, beautiful)
Fa, Li, da (showcases hammered dulcimer)
Cottonwood Tree (slower, beautiful)
Shamus (slower, beautiful)
One reel and one jig danced by one or 2 of the girls from Possibly Irish
Instrumentals for Ceili dancing
(songs in this category depend on performers playing the event)
Julia Clifford's/Sean Healy's
Tom Billy's Favorite/Bank of Turf
Scully Casey's/Dan O'Keefe's Slide 1 and 2
Toormore Polka 1 and 2
Dusty Miller/Fig for a Kiss
Reel - The Musical priest
Brian Borough's Marcy
Influences & Inspiration
High Kings, Celtic Storm
Instrumental and vocal mics and sound system for all performers. We are often able to provide this if need be. Minimum 3' stage space for each performer. Normally 3-5 performers per gig. At least 2 stools and 1 small table.