Window on the Emerald Isle

Tap into Celtic heritage at the 11th annual Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

Michelle Mulcahy

More than 50 percent of Lane County residents have some Celtic heritage. At least that’s what Eugene Irish Cultural Festival organizer Peggy Hinsman has found in her research. So put down that James Joyce novel and head out to the 11th Annual Eugene Irish Cultural Festival Saturday, March 8, at Sheldon High School, with an opening concert Friday, March 7, at Beall Concert Hall featuring traditional Irish music. Continue reading 

Raise A Pint! Toad in the Hole Returns

It’s time for Celtic music lovers to raise their glass for the return of Toad in the Hole, the band whose passionate fans succeeded in cracking the floor at Max’s Tavern during a St. Patrick’s Day show in 2005. After a six-year hiatus, punctuated by another well-attended St. Paddy’s Day at Luckey’s two years ago, Toad in the Hole is back and ready to prove that Celtic music and tradition is alive and well. Continue reading