Irish Night Concert Series

Wednesday - June, 26 @ 7:30pm

Visit Irish Night at Blue on Facebook for the up to date listing!!

Wednesday May 1 - Noctambule
Wednesday May 7 & 8 - Martin Hayes - SOLD OUT!
Wednesday May 15 - Josephine County
Wednesday May 22 - Rose Clancy
Wednesday May 29 - Castlebay
Wednesday June 5 - Fódhla
Wednesday June 12 - Kaitlin Finley, Will Woodson & Junior Stevens - CD Release!
Wednesday June 19 - Side by Each (Don & Cindy Roy, Erica Brown, Matt Shipman)
Wednesday June 26 - Kevin McElroy
Wednesday July 3 - Liz and Dan Faiella
Wednesday July 10 - Matt Christian and Max Carmichael
Wednesday July 17- Grey Larsen
Wednesday July 24- Vacationland Ceili Band
Wednesday July 31 - Ship in the Clouds (Laura Feddersen, Nathan Gourley, Anna Colliton, Natasha Sheehy) 


Big Names, Small Room Series at Blue! 
Martin Hayes - Solo
Two shows! 
May 7th & May 8th | $25| 7:30pm Sharp!
Both dates are now SOLD OUT.

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most significant talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create a formidable artistic intelligence. He has drawn inspiration from many musical genres, but remains grounded in the music he grew up with in East County Clare. He has a unique ability to place the tradition within a wider contemporary context,  creating a unique and insightful interpretation of Irish music.

"THE GREAT FIDDLER MARTIN HAYES SPEAKS WITH THE SOUL OF A POET. A REMARKABLE ARTISTE, THE ONLY ONE OF HIS TYPE." — THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT, IRELAND —Order now! First come, first served - this will sell out very fast!

1) Send an email to [email protected] to reserve your spots and confirm there is space. (seating is first come. first served but you are guaranteed a seat if you order in advance - NO more standing spots)
2) Tom will reply with payment information: Please pay in advance by check, iPhone CASH app ($TomRota) or Paypal - [email protected] (if Paypal, please send as "friends' and family"). If it's too late for a check, you can bring cash to the show - exact change please!
Or you can take your chances at the door but first arrivals get the seats. No refunds unless show is cancelled.
 Doors will open at 6pm for seating and dinner. There is a 2 item purchase minimum for these shows at Blue. We encourage you to support the pub by coming early and eating there.
Session after the concert! - usually around 10pm. All are welcome.

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650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.