"A guitarist of eclectic sensibilities and delicate technique. His music circles the globe in imagistic compositions." -Kimberly Hass, "Echoes" Executive Producer

"...the acoustic guitar player infusing his original melodies and Indian scales with a Celtic lilt." -John Diliberto, PRI radio host

"Michael Mandrell is a stellar guitarist and composer who strums your soul, transporting you to the vast, edifying and whimsical depths of your imagination.  He is a purely riveting, distinctive and mezmerizing performer." -Ric Sharette, Music Director, Salt Lake City, UT 



 

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Port Orchard House Concert with Charlie Rafferty

Abbey Lane Recreation Center, 1718 Harrison Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA. 98366

Hosted by Lauri Doty at the Abbey Lane Recreation Center. We'll gather at 7:00pm and the music will start around 7:30. If you feel so inspired please feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share at the table, however some wine, drinks and refreshments will be provided. This concert will be held in the Recreation Center, located to the right as you enter the apartment complex. We’re asking a donation of $20 for the show to support these fine artists. To RSVP and inquire about directions, parking availability or any other information please call 360-550-2263 or email Lauri at lauriellen.doty@gmail.com. Please join us for this exquisite evening of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments along with Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars.

Port Townsend House Concert with Charlie Rafferty and David Michael

Home of David Michael, Port Townsend, WA.

On Friday, August 5th at 7:30 PM, there will be an intimate house concert of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments, Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars and David Michael on Celtic harp. Suggested donation is $20. To reserve seats and get directions, please contact David: 360 301 4451 or email: harp@olympus.net .

A note from David and Dari, our hosts:

We’re throwing together a midsummer house concert in honor of the return of Charlie Rafferty, the Uilleann piper from Taos, New Mexico. I last saw him when he led Dari and I down the “aisle” on our wedding day over 12 years ago! Details below... Very limited seating for this event so please RSVP soon if interested. Thanks!

Portland Summer Garden Concert with Charlie Rafferty

Home of Lana Hirschfield in SE Portland

Friends,

Lana Hirschfield is hosting a midsummer house concert in honor of the return of Charlie Rafferty from Taos New Mexico! We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30. If you feel so inspired please feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share at the table. Some wine, drinks and refreshments will be provided. We’re asking a donation of $20 for the show to support these fine artists. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP for the address to the house concert location please call 503-901-6682 or email Lana at lhirschfield@yahoo.com. This concert is planned for outside so please feel free to bring blankets or portable chairs.

Please join us for this exquisite evening of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments along with Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars. Charlie Rafferty is a master of the Uilleann, or Irish bagpipes, as well as a variety of other wind and stringed instruments. Traveling from his home in the high desert of N. New Mexico, this will be his first appearance in Portland in 12 years. A modern troubadour, he has been performing for over 30 years at Renaissance Fairs along the Atlantic seaboard as well as music festivals, pubs and auditoriums internationally. He’s a musician, storyteller (who also sings and plays guitar), poet and craftsman. He learned the Irish bagpipes at the age of 15, has trained and performed with some of the best respected musicians on both sides of the Atlantic and has 6 published CDs under his belt.

Michael and Charlie have been performing together for many years now and are known for their beautiful, fiery and transcendent Celtic fusion. The duo explores the realm of modern and traditional, their concerts are a world acoustic music tour from Celtic mythos to Irish fiddle tunes with songs and stories and Hindustani rhythms. More than just accomplished musicians, they have an on-stage synergy which is not to be missed.

Jul9

Ashland House Concert

Private Residence, Ashland, Or.

House Concert with Michael Mandrell
Saturday, July 9th hosted by Donna Benjamin at the home of Bonnie Pfeiffer in Ashland.

We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30.

Beverages and vegan snacks will be provided by Chef Al.

We’re asking a sliding scale donation $15to $20 for the show and seating is limited. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP please call Donna at 541-531-5359 or email yournativesong@gmail.com. When you RSVP you’ll be given the address and directions to the house concert location.

As with all of Michael’s shows no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

House Concert in Albuquerque

Private Residence, Albuquerque, NM

Hosted by Susan Peck at her new home in Albuquerque! To RSVP and get directions please contact Susan at speck@peak.org.

Michael and Susan will be performing a few duos as well, so come celebrate Susan's new home and life as the music director at First Unitarian in Albuquerque.

Concert in Mt. Shasta, CA. with Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill

Shastasong Events Studio, Mt. Shasta, CA.

For directions and more information please visit www.shastasong.com and click on the music concerts tab.

Anton Mizerak and tour partner Laura Berryhill offer a series of intimate music concerts at their Shastasong Events Studio on the side of majestic Mount Shasta. Admission is by donation. Our community concert series will resume in June 2016 with Michael Mandrell.

Ashland House Concert

hosted by Donna Benjamin at a private residence, Ashland, OR.

From host Donna Benjamin:

Dear Friends,

Thrilled to be hosting Michael again... House Concert with Michael Mandrell Thursday, June 2nd

We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30.

Organic Snacks and Beverages provided by Chef Al Chase.

We’re asking a sliding scale donation $15 to $20 for the show and seating is limited. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP please call Donna at 541-531-5359 or email yournativesong@gmail.com.

When you RSVP you’ll be given the address and directions to the house concert location.

As with all of Michael’s shows no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

We would love to see you here!

New Thought Center for Spiritual Living

1040 C Ave, Lake Oswego, OR. 97034

I'm delighted to be a part of this special Memorial Day service as the guest soloist for a lovely commemorative slide show celebrating departed loved ones. I'll also be sitting in with Gary Skye and the band, we'll be playing our heart and souls out for the 9 and 11am services!

www.newthoughtcsl.org (503) 296-9922

May22

Unity of Portland

Stark and SE 45th, Portland, OR.

Guest soloist and then sitting in with Sydney Lehman and the band for the 11am service.

Port Orchard House Concert with David Michael

Home of Larry Davis and Carmel Pennington, 1810 Wood Road SE, Port Orchard, WA. 98366

I'll be teaming up with my good friend David Michael (www.purnimaproductions.com) on his amazing Celtic harp for an evening of world fusion tunes, songs and plenty of great stories.

From the hosts: 6:00pm Potluck & 7:00pm Concert hosted by Larry and Carmel at our home in Port Orchard, WA. at 1810 Woods Rd SE, 98366. We will gather at 6pm for a potluck and socializing; the music will start at 7pm. Please feel free to bring your favorite side dish/entree or drinks to share. (the grill will be hot for your use if needed). We are asking for a donation: $20 for the show. Seating is limited so please RSVP. For more information please call 360-440-7844 or email Carmel at Namaste2u@wavecable.com. We would love to see you here!

New Thought Center for Spiritual Living Taize Service

New Thought CSL, 1040 C Ave., Lake Oswego, OR. 97034

A beautiful and meditative musical service that I will be playing with two of my favorite musicians, Gary Skye and Lauri Jones.

Wednesday Night Inspiration--7:00 to 8:00 pm "New Beginnings" Image representing our service

A Special Taize Service facilitated by the Practitioner I and II students.

A Taize service includes: Silence, Candlelight, Readings, Prayer, Meditation and Repetitive song or chanting. The origins of Taize began in a little village in Burgundy France over 60 years ago, when Brother Roger Shultz founded a community devoted to prayer and living a parable of reconciliation with the church and within the human family. Thus, the Taize service is inclusive and ecumenical with persons of all faiths being invited.

www.newthoughtcsl.org

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