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The Porchlights at the Bellingham Irish Festival

  • Culture Cafe at Kombucha Town 210 E Chestnut St Bellingham, WA 98225 USA (map)

Come enjoy wonderful songs and tunes, grab some lunch, and maybe a tasty beverage or two! This performance is in conjunction with the Bellingham Irish Festival. Find out more at:

All ages!

The Porchlights
The Porchlights combine traditional Celtic tunes and centuries-old story songs with a dash of peat moss and a sprinkle of sawdust from calloused fingers. The mischief began on the porch of 1213 Indian Street as late night fire-side entertainment between friends and occasionally as accompaniment for The Portico Dance Company. The spark for the flame was the siren-song vocals of Bethany Loudon, supported by the acoustic genius of David MacGuire, and the worldly percussion talents of David Lofgren. As the ensemble evolved, Zach Bauman joined adding a dapper, sophisticated element of mandolin, followed closely by Clea Taylor, who weaves her elegant and accomplished cello playing through the melodies. The tapestry of the Porchlights’ music is embellished by a revolving roster of renowned local fiddlers, guest soloists, and the voices of their audience. With one foot and the old world, and one in the new, the Porchlights put on a show that is both haunting and lively, steeped in Irish tradition and perfect for settling in with a pint. Listeners are guaranteed to leave with a lilt in their step, a tune in their head, and the smell of wood smoke in their hair.