Win Tickets ($80): The Paperboys & Dervish @ Aladdin Theater | Portland St. Patrick’s Day Concerts

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Dervish on Friday, March 15 and The Paperboys on Saturday, March 16 at the Aladdin Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend and which show. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 15.

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From our sponsors:
The Paperboys @ Aladdin TheaterDervish
Friday, March 15, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show |21 and under permitted with parent/guardian
Purchase Tickets HERE

The Paperboys
Saturday, March 16, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show | 21 and under permitted with parent/guardian
Purchase Tickets HERE

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694 | More Info:

Dervish: From the Great Wall of China to packed auditoriums in the Holy Land and more recently being the first Irish band to perform at the greatest music festival in the world, “Rock in Rio” on front of an estimate audience of two hundred and forty thousand people, Dervish have come a long way in seventeen years. Formed in 1989 by a group of five musicians, Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin Mc Ginley, Brian Mc Donagh and Michael Holmes who came together to record an album of local music which was released as The Boys of Sligo.Inspired by the project they decided to develop this informal gathering (which gathered weekly to play sessions in local pubs) into a working band under the name Dervish which was chosen as it related to any group of spiritual people who become enraptured by music.

Over the following two years Dervish honed their craft as a formative band. In 1991, Roscommon born singer Cathy Jordan and all Ireland champion fiddle player Shane Mc Aleer joined the band giving them the right balance to produce the first Dervish album Harmony Hill which was released in 1992. It wasn¹t long before the impact of that album became apparent, winning widespread critical acclaim and the album was described by many as “a landmark Irish traditional album“.The impact of the recording was immediate. Its artistry, musicianship and maturity won outstanding praise from the media placing Dervish to the forefront of the bands working on traditional Irish music. Substantial TV and radio exposure for the band and the album began to open all kind of doors. Dervish soon became one of the most sought after acts on the live music circuit worldwide and have continued to remain so over the years.

The Paperboys: Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we’ve been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars.

It is Singer-Songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely FOLK music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but it’s by no means Traditional. It Rocks incredibly hard and is extremely danceable, but that is not to say it can’t be mellow and slow and beautiful. It can be heart breaking, but also joyous.


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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): The Paperboys & Dervish @ Aladdin Theater | Portland St. Patrick’s Day Concerts

  1. Benjamin March 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Well love to win free stuff. But I also love reading about who’s playing and the style of music so I can pick concerts I like.

    • Benjamin March 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      While I really want the free ticket to go. As I said above, but I’d lean to offering them to the gal who has a 6 mo. old who really needs to get out. And besides I only want to go because I love music and I’d like to attend more local events add more fun to my life. It’s probably why I’m single. Woman want a fun guy, not a boring guy. So add fun to my life and maybe I’ll land a new girlfriend. Ok, pushing the pity vote their. lol But I bet if you ask my last girlfriend she’d agree. Hum, I bet you know her, get your mind outta the gutter, she’s just very social and into the local music scene.

  2. Erin V March 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I would love to take my bf to Saturday night’s concert! He needs some St Patrick’s Day cheer, but we’re from out of town, and would have to work Monday AM.

  3. Kelli H March 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    I would love to go to the Dervish show on Sunday! I am a red-headed Irish gal with a man who was born in Oxford, so this is the one day of the year I get to celebrate my heritage and he can’t complain. We just moved to Portland a week ago and are trying to hit up as many life local events as we can. I think he may even be planning to pop the question this weekend!

  4. Russell March 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    I would love to take my wonderful wife out and listen to some great music, but i’m to cheap to purchase the tickets. Invite us to come to the show, and I promise to take her to nice dinner! Really I will.

  5. Elle March 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    I have loved the paper boys since I was 15 years old! I have seen every show in eugene that they have done and was inspired to learn and play the irish fiddle because of them. I wan’t to go to this show very badly and love to dance to their music more than anything.

  6. Leann March 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I need to see these guys and yes my man will not come because there are no sexy, scantily dressed women involved but damn this girl needs a night out to feel the beat.

    • Benjamin March 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Leann you need a new man. Cause going out with your girl should be more important than scantly clad woman. An why’s he even looking anyway he has you. Some men make it hard for the rest of us.

  7. Dane March 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    I’d like to see the Paperboys & Dervish at the Aladdin Theatre because I deink Guiness for breakfast, and with a scoop of ice cream when it’s hot out.

  8. Jill W. March 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to either show. My husband and I both have Irish roots and we would be more than happy to represent! We have an overnight babysitter for our 2 young kids (never.happens)and would love to go out and pretend to be young again ourselves! We promise to drink good Jameson and have a rockin’ good time. Great website BTW.

  9. Lindsey March 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I would love to see Dervish! We just moved from Dallas, TX to Portland and haven’t had the chance to catch a show yet. What better way to bring in St. Pattys than with some tradition Irish music?

  10. Andelain March 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    oh my goodness! These tickets would be amazing! I could take a friend and leave the hubby at home with the new (6mo) munchkin and take a mommy break!

  11. Ben March 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Oh hell yes I LOVE these guys ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Alex March 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    because it would rule super hard

  13. Tim March 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    I would love to take my girlfriend on the night after her birthday.

  14. Jen March 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Would love to win tickets and attend BOTH but if I had to choose I’d choose The Paperboys. Does the Aladdin allow you to get up and out of your seats- because it would be impossible not to!

  15. Edward Levesque March 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    You just have to love the Aladdin Theater.

  16. Anne March 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Winning this would get me whirling.

  17. Marshall Westbrook March 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Would love to see Dervish as everyone is Irish this week!

  18. Izabella March 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I need the make up sex that will follow this show… so pick me please for Saturday.

  19. Dana Wales March 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    I would so love to take the dh to the Dervish show that would be so cool and a great way to end the weekend.

  20. Destry Brown March 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Dervish is a great band I would so love to the wifey!

  21. dana r March 14, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    would love to go see the paperboys! been a fan since living in Vancouver B.C. years ago. great to see they are in PDX. yes. please, party on !

  22. Ben March 14, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Jigger of Irish poured over some Ghanaian Highlife… w/a stalk of Bluegrass. Deliver me on Saturday, Paperboys, please!

  23. Rachel March 15, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    i’m Irish! Pick me!

  24. Dr. Darth Vader March 15, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    This Is A Comment.
    Perhaps The Winning Comment…

    Because: I am Your Father.
    Also: I HappenTo Love Dervish.
    And: I Wear A Kilt Sometimes.

  25. Julian March 15, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    I would fully appreciate this concert. Thanks.

  26. Toby March 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    This would be so fun to take my “newly moved to PDX” friend. i will take him and buy a ticket for another friend too! I can go to either show but would prefer FRIDAY.

  27. Scott Pierce March 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    If it is not to late I would love to win.

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