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

We are giving away 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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Young Dubliners
December 4, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
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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.” “(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




  1. Michelle m on October 11, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    I would love to take my honey to see the YDs! Great band. Good time!

  2. Lisa Kendall on October 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    A favorite music genre; Celtic. I love the Mission and it’s the right place for the Dubliners.

  3. Carol Trekas on October 11, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    want to go back to my celtic roots please.

  4. Theo Madrone on October 12, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Love some good Celtic rock!

  5. leonard on October 12, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    yes please!

  6. Tim on October 13, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Love the venue and love the music.
    I need a good night out. Heck I might even take my wife with me.

  7. YB on October 13, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    They are so much fun live!

  8. DrO on October 13, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    Awesome. Let’s go!

  9. Myra on October 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to win tickets to take my boyfriend to see this amazing band performance by Young Dubliners for my boyfriend’s birthday! 😍🙏🎉

  10. Maria on October 15, 2022 at 8:23 am

    I’d love to take my son to this concert. It would be a fun way to bond and expand his horizon on music.

  11. T Hendry on October 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Yes, please! ☘️

  12. Austin Walker on October 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    This would be a lot of fun! Great music and lots of energy!

    • Cynthia on October 18, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      Would love to go because I love Celtic music

  13. Margaret Hill on October 20, 2022 at 4:21 am

    I love Celtic music.

  14. Jim Winski on October 20, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    I’d LOVE to see the Young Dubliners in December. C’mon, gimme an early Christmas present!

  15. Maureen Davis on October 20, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    I would love tickets to their concert. If I won tickets it would be a great excuse to buy tickets for the rest of the family and have a party.

  16. Jenn on October 21, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Looks like fun!

  17. roger on October 24, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Not really young anymore but neither am I. My cats would probably like me to leave them alone for a day.

  18. Lia Kendall on October 25, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    I’m part Irish and Scottish and need to know more about the culture.
    I’ll leave my umbrella at home.

  19. Diane on October 25, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    My Irish toes are already tapping. ☘️☘️☘️☘️

  20. Juva on October 26, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Yes please!!

  21. Eva on October 27, 2022 at 10:35 am

    I love Celtic rock. Yes please!

  22. CHRIS on October 27, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    My wife loves Celtic music

  23. Tim on October 27, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Yes, count me in. Sounds like a fantastic night of music!! Tickets please.

  24. Rose on October 29, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Please pick this Irish Rose 🙂

  25. Teena on November 1, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    What’s not to love about this?

  26. Morgan on November 1, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Would love to be reunited with my Irish roots again!!!!

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