Irish Night Concert Series featuring Jenna Moynihan and Owen Marshall

Wednesday - April, 25 @ 7:30pm

Jenna Moynihan is widely regarded as one of the best of the best in the new generation of acoustic musicians. Versatile and inventive, her fiddling style draws strongly from the Scottish tradition, but is in no way bound by it. Folk Radio UK said of her playing, “…from the first time you hear Moynihan, it is clear that her playing is resonating straight from the depths of her soul.” Jenna is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and currently calls Boston home. She’s performed and collaborated with Mairi Chaimbeul, Darol Anger & The Furies, Hamish Napier, Old Blind Dogs, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Phil Cunningham, and as a soloist at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops. In 2015 Jenna released her debut solo album, Woven.

Vogue magazine calls musician Owen Marshall “A guitar/mandolin/banjo player rivaled in character only by the occasional three-pronged carrot” (Vogue 2009). Owen has performed and recorded with many of traditional music's top performers including Seamus Egan, Liz Carroll, Darol Anger, John Doyle, Andrea Beaton, Jerry Holland, Ari & Mia Friedman, “The Press Gang” and the acoustic trio “Haas, Walsh and Marshall”. His music has appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, BBC television, and the back of his left elbow briefly appeared on MTV. In addition to being a respected performer, Owen is in demand at music camps throughout New England and the U.S., where he shares his approach to accompanying traditional music.

Wednesday May 2 - Le Bon Truc
Wednesday May 9 - Alden Robinson and Neil Pearlman
Wednesday May 16 - Josephine County
Wednesday May 23 - Matt Heaton (solo)
Wednesday May 30 - The Vox Hunters
Wednesday June 6 - The Napper Tandies
Wednesday June 13 - Fódhla (Nicole Rabata, Ellery Kelin, Bethany Waickman)
Wednesday June 20 - Junior Stevens and Tim Ebersold
Wednesday June 27 - Kathleen Conneely & Seán Clohessy 

Upcoming Events

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, October 6th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, October 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Yellow House Blues Band

Friday, October 7th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Carl Dimow Quartet

Saturday, October 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Tuesday, October 11th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, October 12th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


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.