Irish Night Concert Series
Wednesday - February, 20 @ 7:30pm
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Wednesday Feb. 20 - Nikos Apollonio & Kat Logan
Kat Logan is a multi-talented musician and artist, born and raised in Yarmouth, ME. and now living in Georgetown. Plays piano, accordion, guitar and has a diving singing voice; broad repertoire including a number of Celtic songs and tunes as well as original compositions and a number by Larry Ungar. Also a professional artist and interior designer.
Nikos Apollonio hails from Rockport where he started a luthier career in 1962, first informally/self taught and full professional after college 1969. He has made & repaired over 1000 instruments to date and always trying the next innovation to make them more refined sounding, powerful, and playable. Among his customers are Gordon Bok, Noel Paul Stookey, Judy Collins,Bob Zentz, Ed Trickett, Michael Black and his sister Mary, many others.
Nikos began with an interest in folk songs in the 1950's which expanded into learning guitar w. Chet Atkins, Gordon Bok, Tom Rush & otheres in the 1960's. He discovered fiddle 1970 with a field recording of Padraig O'Keefe doing 'Flax in Bloom'...onward & upward, plus discovered 8 string Celtic bouzouki and cittern in the mid-70's after seeing what Dave Richardson played w. Boys of the Lough. Since then has played fiddle, guitar, cittern tracks on a number of friends' CD's and on to 5 of his own, 2 with the local quartet Any Monday and 3 others: Music of the Maine Coast, More Maine Coast Music, and Cittern on the Dock of the Bay (2007, latest). Current instrumentation a large cittern and a Hardanger fiddle prototype he made in 2013; corrently working on a jumbo 12 string guitar and a 14 string cittern both for accompanying himself.
Wednesday Feb. 27 - Ken Segal & Friends
Wednesday March 6 - The Napper Tandies
Wednesday March 13 - Daymark (New EP!)
Wednesday March 20 - Ticketed Show - stay tuned!!
Wednesday March 27 - Boghat
Wednesday April 3 - Torrin Ryan and the Vox Hunters
Wednesday April 10 - Hanz Araki (CD Release Party!)
Wednesday April 17 - Joey Abarta
Wednesday April 24 - Tamora Goltz, David Stimson & Friends
Wednesday May 1 - Noctambule
Wednesday May 8 - Ticketed Show - stay tuned!!
Wednesday May 15 - Josephine County
Wednesday May 22 - Rose Clancy
Wednesday May 29 - Castlebay
Wednesday June 5 - Fódhla
Wednesday June 12 - Kevin McElroy
Wednesday June 19 - Matt Christian and Max Carmichael
Wednesday June 26 - TBD
Wednesday July 3 - TBD
Wednesday July 10 - TBD
Wednesday July 17- Grey Larsen
Wednesday July 24- TBD
Wednesday July 31 - TBD
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.