Win Tickets ($40): I Draw Slow @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Folk, Irish

We are giving away a pair of tickets to I Draw Slow @ The Old Church Concert Hall on July 30. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 25.


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I Draw Slow
July 30, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $2-$25 | All Ages
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The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Dublin, Ireland’s I Draw Slow has already won the adoration of fans in their home country and North America by combining American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter. And on their debut with Compass Records,Turn Your Face to the Sun, released April 21, 2017, the band adds even more depth to their sound and songwriting.

This time out, sibling vocalists Dave and Louise Holden, with Dave on acoustic guitar, Adrian Harton violin, Colin Derham on clawhammer banjo and Konrad Liddy on double bass, chose to color their blend of vocals and strings with brass and percussion. They also chose to address a theme of loss, through lyrics that examine both the darker side of human nature and the goodness of redemption.

The band first drew attention beyond Ireland’s shores with their 2011 release, Redhills. Fueled by a prominent Spotify playlist placement and a video suggesting both 1890s bordello and 1920s speakeasy, the song “Goldmine” became the album’s breakout track.Their follow-up album, 2014’sWhite Wave Chapel, reached No. 2 on Ireland’s iTunes chart, driven in part by the video for “Valentine,” which featured Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen.

In the meantime, they established themselves as festival standouts, appearing at MerleFest, Pickathon, Wintergrass, RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Red Wing, Edmonton Folk Fest and High SierraMusic Festival to name a few. They’ve also appeared on many radio shows, including the syndicated“Mountain Stage.”




  1. Lisa Kendall on July 12, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve never been to a concert in the Old Church. Lots of Willamette Writers meetings but no concerts yet.
    This is the time and the concert.


  2. PeterbTemoleton on July 13, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I Draw Slow is one of my all time favorite groups . I have been in awe from the first time I heard them play at the Taos Mesa Brewery over 1O years ago.until now . Each of the band members contribute their skills to create a unique unified sound . They truly harmonize as a band . Their song writing skills are amazing ! They draw upon their love of Appalachian music , their Irish heritage , and creative story telling abilities to manifest beautiful and interesting songs . I enjoy almost every song they have come out with. I look forward to hearing their newest songs . I like to see them at different venues across this country . I have heard them play in Colorado, Oregon, and Massachusetts . They are one of the few groups I would travel a distance to go hear in person . They have a great sense of humor and are some of the friendliest folks I know . My wife and I plan to be at the Old church – one way or the other . The idea of winning concert tickets in a contest always piques my interest What the heck – worth a shot!

  3. Leslie Van on July 13, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    This sounds magical. I’d love to go!

  4. Martin McCurdy on July 14, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    I’m Irish and I LOVE Irish music!

  5. Noah on July 16, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Would love to see these folks play! They sound incredible.

  6. Leigh on July 19, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    I love Irish music and I love the TOC! It would be fantastic to go!

  7. Orest on July 19, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    I want to lift my spirits in these sad times.

  8. Rachel on July 24, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    I haven’t done anything fun since March 2020. I’m ready for an evening out and this sounds like a blast!

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