Irish Night at BLUE presents : RAKISH
Wednesday - January, 03 @ 7:30pm
Maura Shawn Scanlin and Conor Hearn, both also of the Boston’s contemporary folk band “Pumpkin Bread,” unite to form their brand new duo “Rakish”. Drawing on their shared repertoire, Rakish performs a compelling take on a variety of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes and American folk songs, in addition to some music composed by the pair themselves.Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of an accomplished classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston playing guitar for a number of traditional music acts and bands in the area. As a duo they have performed on Brian O’Donovan’s Burren Backroom Series and can be heard on broadcasts of WGBH’s “A Celtic Sojourn.”
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.