Portland Summer Garden Concert with Charlie Rafferty

Home of Lana Hirschfield in SE Portland


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.