Join us on Friday, June 17th for the season finale of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s acoustic series. Toe-tapping, shoe-stomping, all around good time with Na Rosai.
Na Rosai will be making their coastal debut, so come welcome them. The group, made up of four blokes, is based out of Portland, Oregon. In 2010, Erik Killops returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon after receiving his bachelors degree in Irish Music & Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Jersey transplant, and bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and California native, and uilleann piper, Preston Howard at sessions around Portland. All three were eager to start a project and discovered common interests in regards to traditional music. After a few house gatherings, a weekly performance began at local watering hole the East Burn. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O’Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the band.
Na Rosai performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, Breton, and other celtic tunes and songs featuring fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, and whistles. Their focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions of the Celtic regions and North American by arranging tunes from the two regions with a traditional sensibility. Na Rosai is Irish Gaelic for “The Roses” in honor of Portland, the City of Roses.
In the Fall of 2014 Na Rósaí released their debut album featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, old time Appalachian tunes, and a set of Breton and French tunes.
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum offers a uniquely intimate setting that is perfect for such a rich sounding group. Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available through the online gift shop, by phone (503-436-9301), or in person. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips. To volunteer for this event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality!
Lodging for this event has been provided by Beachcomber Vacation Homes!