AmeriCeltic From Portland
Willie Jaam Gilmore
"Castletown" performs a high energy show with a sound best described as "AmeriCeltic," blending the heart and soul of traditional Irish reels with modern folk, blues, jazz and country influences with Robert Richter on lead guitar and vocals, Patricia Rojas on violin, guitar and vocals and Malderine Birmingham on mandolin, vocals, penny whistle, guitar and piano. Willie Jaam Gilmore on bass and Casey McBride on drums form the solid rhythm section.
Based in Portland the band has performed at concerts and festivals all around the West Coast opening for notable acts including Internationally known Irish fiddler Kevin Burke and Atlantic Records Recording artist Danny O’Keefe, whose songs have been covered by Jackson Browne, Elvis Presley and many others.
In 2022 the band is thrilled to return to perform on the main stage at the Portland Rose Festival on May 29th at 8 pm. Performances are also scheduled on March 17-18-19 at McMenamins Grand Lodge and Edgefield.
In 2021 Castletown performed at the Granada Theater in The Dalles and in 2019 at KINK-FM Noon Tunes at Pioneer Courthouse Sq in Portland. The band has made four appearances on KGW-TV Channel 8 the NBC affiliate in Portland. Their most recent album “Traditions” was released in 2020.