Win Tickets ($50): Young Dubliners @ Mission Theater | Celtic Rock

We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Young Dubliners @ Mission Theater on December 4. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 28.



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From our sponsors:
Young Dubliners
December 4, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info: mcmenamins.com

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album and will dedicate much of the year to the project while still heading out on the road for their summer tour.

The boys spent the first quarter of 2022 playing shows all over the US and “reconnecting with fans while we tightened up as a musical unit and prepared to hit the studio” says lead singer, Keith Roberts.

The band is Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar). With a solid line up and a new batch of songs to play, The YD are excited to get out on the road and continue to bring back live music into people’s lives. New dates are being added daily as the world reopens.

“We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can be to our sanity after what we’ve all been through” says Roberts. For only the second time the band is looking to its fans to finance the album instead of a traditional record company. “The business has changed so much over our lifetime that it no longer makes sense for us to take money from a label and then owe it all back” says Roberts. “Making all our supporters co producers is a far more rewarding way to make a record and allows us to maintain control all the way”. The band have teamed up with long time producer, Irish born Tim Boland, and will begin recording in the coming months.

The Young Dubliners have released nine albums to date. The set on the upcoming dates will draw from all their albums and include unreleased new material.

In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared twice on ABC’s Jimmy Kimme lLive, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list ofartists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak andmany more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’,that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it’s not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows.

After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “Thatwas always the idea”, explains Roberts “The sound was intended to be ahy brid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I amfrom Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with”

“Their sound defies categorization. The Young Dubliners can be seen as Ireland’s answer to Los Lobos, with a similar combination of traditional folk music, raucous electric rock, and forward-thinking experimentation.” Allmusic.com “(the songs) range from stadium-friendly extravaganzas to more intimate but equally outspoken pub-sized opuses.

Lead singer Keith Roberts’ powerhouse vocals front a maelstrom of fiddle vamps, howling guitars and frenzied drums. But even so, the hint of rueful melancholy that lies at the heart of traditional Celtic music survives, transformed yet triumphant!”–Christina Roden, Amazon Music

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14 Comments

  1. Seth Hansell on November 1, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I don’t live anywhere near Portland, closer to Boston actually, but I love the New Dubliners and can’t encourage enough people to listen to their sound. My daughter lives in Portland and winning tickets would give me the excuse to fly out there and take her to the show. Even if I don’t win, I’ll encourage her to go. Fantastic music!

  2. Brittanie on November 5, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Sounds cool!

  3. Tony M on November 6, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Great music!

  4. Brian on November 8, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Could this be my chicken dinner? Win.rar These are not spam comments I just want to win musics and feel feelings again.

  5. YB on November 9, 2022 at 9:47 am

    This would be a blast to see!

  6. Scott Pierce on November 9, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Not looking so young

  7. Christine Skorjanc on November 10, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Sure to be a great show & venue too !! What a great time !!

  8. Lori Shelby on November 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Sounds like great music! I’d love to go

  9. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I love Celtic music.

  10. Secret Belanger on November 13, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Sounds like a great time!

  11. Sean jackson on November 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    My girlfriend loves Celtic music! Would be a wonderful date night to get these tickets!

  12. Steve Russell on November 17, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Love me some Irish music. Would be worth the nearly 3 hour drive to come see this.

  13. Kate on November 22, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    My last name is English but I’m 100% Irish.
    I would so appreciate this!

  14. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

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