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Last gig in Florida before heading back to Scotland for a wee while

Saturday October 13th Keltober Oktoberfest

at Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton, Florida 4pm to 6:30pm

The New World Celts - Sarasota, local German community & Germanophiles alike are joining forces to kick off the coming of the fall season with a slight spin on your typical Oktoberfest celebrations — "Keltober Fest"! 

Kilts & Lederhosen are the recommended attire, and the evening will be filled with music beginning at 4PM and continue throughout the festivities until 11PM. Friendly competitions will highlight the evening, including: stein hoisting, best authentic attire (German + Celtic), best beard, plus King & Queen of Keltober Fest, just to name a few!

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  • Here are my next Performances :

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  • Now - a look back at previous Gigs :
  • Friday October 6th Back at Molly McHugh's in Lakeland, Florida. It was a great welcome back - right from the 1st song folks were joining in enthusiastically - brilliant. The four hour gig flew by as if it was two hours, lots of fun and a great bunch of folks working there too... it was nice to be back.
  • Friday& Saturday Sept 28 & 29 - Meehans Irish pub & Seafood house in St Augustime, Florida. It's been 3 and a half years since I played Meehans. At that time I was on my first trip around the USA and we spent three weeks in the area and I played the week of St Patrick's day - each day was different and a lot of fun. It hasn't really changed, yes, the stage is in a different place, but the atmosphere, the high spirits and fun-loving crowd are still the same. The crowd turns over several times in an evening and it was as busy at midnight as it was when I started at 9pm... St Augustine is a party town! I had many people tell me how much they enjoyed the evening and am welcome back for repeat gigs - watch this space - I'll be back!
  • Friday & Saturday Sept 21 & 22nd back in Florida after 4 months up North / West it was great to be back and we met several people who came especially for us - a couple we met at Phoenix airport and another couple who just love to sing - as they sing really well... and of course Gillian (& kids) and our friends from the Celtic & Nordic society... brilliant! It felt like a homecoming. On Saturday I was on after the Byrne Brothers, a very talented Irish father and kids show - they were very good and had a packed crowd for the afternoon. So everyone was well warmed (and Guinnessed) up by the time I took the stage. Another fine evening in Nolans. It's great to be back
  • Saturday August 11 Back in JJ McAuliffe's pub in Racine, Wisconsin. It was a lovely evening, my daughter Valerie was over from Scotland visiting and the appreciative crowd were thoroughly enjoying themselves. It was great to wander around afterwards and talk to the folks who recognised sentiments in my songs ( I had played quite a few of my own songs) and were touched by them. I had a good chat with JJ, he's a fine lad and does a lot for Scottish and Irish music in Wisconsin. Just two weeks after my gig, he had the Red Hot Chilli pipers playing there... they fill stadiums and don't play pubs - unless it's JJ's
  • Saturday July 21 2018 - I had played a very enjoyable private birthday party the day before (it was brilliant Michelle!) ... and admirably managed to leave right after I finished playing as the next day I was on stage at the Portland Highland games at 10:30am. There was a good crowd there for my 1st set and we had a good time... and I sold a lot of CDs (hooray!). Then it was off to the VIP tent for a noon show. This was excellent - playing for a vey appreciative crowd. I was so well recieved there, by the end of it I was invited for a weekend playing and fun, given beer (more than a few - woo-hoo!) , food and told by a head sponsor that he would insist on me being back in 2019. Best of all was being singled out by one of the VIPs and told that I had "made the games for him" he was emotional and sincere. It took me back a bit as he was in the VIP tent watching excellent pipers, surrounded by fine entertainment ... and yet it was me who made his day. This was a fine reminder of why I do this. He made my day too. Later in the afternoon, I did a spell as "wandering minstrel". I sang for people here there and everywhere, some harmonised with me, others chatted afterwards, I sold CDs and everyone walked off happy... what a grand day. On the Sunday I ended my Pacific Northwest visit and headed for the midwest. Goodbye Portland for this year... I'll be back.
  • Sunday July 15 2018 at Garden Vineyards in Hillsboro, Oregon, its hard to find a more beautiful place to play ... and it was hot!! Playing on the patio at 98 degrees F was a big change from playing in Dundee, Scotland! It was great to have wine club folks and my loyal support come out and join me there with a great wine selection... we certainly enjoyed the afternoon. When I finished playing, I looked like I'd fallen in a river!
  • Saturday July 14 2018 At the Bethany pub, it was a fine night playing - a warm Portland Saturday is a good beer drinking and music time.
  • Friday July 13th - Mullen Mania at the Feckin brewery. It was a fantastic event ... the place was full and folks loved the music and fun - a truly great night - as good if not better than expectations. The Scottish dancers were excellent, the pipers were great and produced the desired atmosphere, the haggis was delicious getting a huge thumbs up from everyone - even the sceptics! ... and the Feckin beer had us all hooting and hollering!
  • Monday July 9th 2018. T C O'Leary's is a great wee Irish pub in Portland. I had a nice group of folks come along to see me and we enjoyed a good 2 hours of music, great food and very tasty beer - it's well worth a visit if you're in town.
  • Saturday July 7th 2018 - Mahers Irish pub, Lake Oswego, OR . Nice to be back in the pub where I started in the USA (I actually started in the wee Mahers pub along the road... but this one's nicer than that). It was a beautiful evening on the Mahers patio. I had a great crowd of people who follow me and came to see the show and we all had a great time. The evening flew by as usual when I'm there, sold a few CDs and I hope I managed to talk to all my folks!
  • Friday July 6th 2018 - a good friend, Fergus Nolan has built a pub in his basement... and as Fergus says, an Irish pub isn't an Irish pub until Bill Mullen has played there. Well I did... actually I needed to play in the marquee outside the pub as we couldn't all fit in it. My pal Tony Mills supplied the PA system (sounds great too) and I'll have that with me for the rest of this trip. It was a great night ... a tender head in the morning and England beat Sweden in the World cup...
  • We arrived in Portland, Oregon June 26th 2018 - great flight on Air Alaska by the way- they handled my guitar with great care - that's nice! Then it was up to Ocean Shores, WA on Friday for a weekend playing at the Galway Bay Irish pub & restaurant. There was a very good turnout and a lot of my people were there to see me. I enjoyed playing the show a lot and managed to get caught up with everyone there. I'll miss the festival this year as I'll be in Scotland - hopefully I'll be on the program in 2019.
  • I played my last show of this trip to Wisconsin in Waukesha at the House of Guinness. The name doesn't do the place justice, yes it has Guinness, but it also has Scottish beer (Belhaven), English beer (Boddingtons) and a huge selection of other great beers including of course, some delicious local craft beers. I knew I'd like this place as they also run a whisky school! There were a fine lot of people who came especially to see me and I got on really well with the locals there too - a fine night, great pub - well worth a visit!
  • We arrived in Wisconsin and ware happy to spend a lot of baby time with our new Granddaughter, Cora. Then two weeks in a row Friday shows in Racine at McAuliffe's pub
    (June 8th & 15th 2018) . The pub hosts many bands big and small so the crowd are used to attending concert style - so not your normal pub crowd. We had two happy nights there and enjoyed meeting the people. CD sales were good and JJ McAuliffe has asked me back for another show before we leave Wisconsin... watch this space for details!
  • Thursday night at Nolans Irish Pub in Cocoa Beach, Florida, my last show in Florida for this season. It was a fine happy evening and a farewell - for now. I will be back there on Sept 21 & 22
  • Thursday night at Molly McHughs April 26 in Lakeland. I had great support from James Fulton and his gang, James has some powerful voice and used to play with the "Chanty Wrastlers" That was my last gig there until I return at the end of the summer.
  • A quiet weekend kept clear for the arrival of my 1st granddaughter in Wisconsin - I expected to be up there, hower as she was born a whole month early, I was free on April 20 when the phone rang and Johnny Nolan needed a musician for that night. We dashed ther and got set up just in time for me to start at 7pm... which turned out to be 30 minutes early ! Next time I should check. Like many unexpected events - it was a great night with people surprised to see me there and some great singers joining in, harmonies as well... brilliant.
  • Four Green Fields, Tampa, Friday and Saturday 13 & 14 April. This is a great pub, truly Irish, good locals and a varied crowd. Friday was quieter than normal, but Saturday was quiet, busy, quiet, busy... that means ballad, fast song, ballad, fast song... plenty of opportunity to play all me repertoire :) Nice to see the corner gang again.
  • Molly McHugh's Lakeland - Friday April 6, it was Tartan Day 2018, first Friday of the month - so a very busy Lakeland. The crowd started fairly laid back, joining in and enjoying the music and atmosphere of this authentic Irish pub... and got wilder and wilder as the night progressed. That was a night to remember - brilliant!
  • Celtic Ray, Punta Gorda April 1st. No April fool - this is a great pub... a national finalist for the best fish & chips, a real Irish pub, no TV and people who like their Irish (and Scottish) music. I had a fine night and had fun with a happy crowd. This was my 1st gig after a family week in Wisconsin -the Florida weather was lovely and hot... and my new baby granddaughter in Wisconsin was fresh on my mind.
  • Four Green Fields, Tampa Florida, March 23 & 24. It was great to be back, it had been a year since I played there. It was still a lot of fun. I had a laugh with Hugh Welan, the Godfather of the pub, who joined me on stage to sing "Little Blue Lady" with full kazoo accompaniment!!
  • St Patrick's Day at Nolan's Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach, Florida - it was a blast - check out the video

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  • The Common Grounds meeting place, Thursday March 1st North Port, Florida, a small concert, broadcast worldwide on radio, an enthusiastic crowd including a number of Dorothy's family who were in town visiting us... it was a great night - I laughed a lot at the antics of my daft relatives. That was the last of my series of shows there for this visit.
  • Nolans Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach, FL Thursday February 15th. A nice sunny Thursday, the session band had everybody warmed up, the pub filled up by 7:30pm and off we went - people singing, joining in, laughing... the time flew by and my brother, Doug who was enjoying his last night in Florida for this year went off happy to have experienced another great Nolan's night.
  • Molly McHugh's Jan 9 & 10 - Lakeland, Florida, was buzzing. There was a Mardi Gras celebration in town and people made their way from pub to pub enjoying the warm Florida evening and the variety of music available. Molly's is a very friendly pub with a very mixed and varied crowd - with one thing in common - they are all having a great time. It was a great weekend with so many people around... we all had a ball.
  • Burns night (January 25th) at Nolans has become a bit of a tradition since I did the first one in 2015 - each one has been different and this was, again, a fantastic, richly Scottish experience. This year I had no bagpiper volunteers, so I dusted off my pipes and kicked it all off with Scorland the Brave as I piped in the "Florida Haggis"- it went really well. We had 6 poetry readers, 3 people from the Celtic / Nordic society, John Nolan, Dorothy and the lovely Gillian Fannon from Bannockburn. They all did a great job. We had a fun-filled toast to the Lassies from my friend Steve from Portland, OR and the reply from the Lassies was from his wife Jane Fellows, a marvelous actor we've seen perform in Oregon, she blew us away with her Shakespeare's Macbeth meets Robert Burns. I played,addressed the Haggis and did the "Immortal Memory". Everyone - and I mean everyone - sang to the 1st song, Loch Lomond and that set the scene for the whole evening - the pub was nice and full, everyone had a great time and I was delighted - another cracking Burns night!
  • My 1st show in Molly McHughes was on January 19th 2018. It is a big Irish pub in Lakeland, Florida with plenty of space and cozy at the same time. I was without a doubt the oldest there and the crowd took to my songs immediately. They were singing, clapping, listening... and talking, drinking and enjoying themselves. It was a very happy crowd who mingled well with each other, chatted, laughed and watched no TV... as there wasn't one anywhere. Young people were out having a great time... and were still going strong at 1am when I finished (with an encore). Lakeland too is a really nice place to go out - a good discovery.
  • It was back to Cocoa Beach for the weekend, January 12 & 13th 2018. A very big, enthusiastic crowd came along on the Friday and a smaller but no-less enthusiastic crowd on the Saturday, I met many new people and re-established acquaintances from years past. It was also nice to see the Atlantic ocean from the USA side again.
  • Happy New Year - it's 2018 and I started off with a Hogmany Radio Concert in North Port, Florida, here is a wee video they filmed.

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  • December 14 and 28th found me back in Nolans at Cocoa Beach, FL, the 14th was quieter than the 28th but both evenings were attended by a great listening crowd - keen on music and keen to participate... It's a fine pub and a pleasure to be playing there again.
  • We drove the huskies hard until we escaped the biting winds of Washington and Oregon, Hitched up the wagons to cross the burnt State of California, then through the parched deserts of Arizona and New Mexico... anyway shortly after we passed the fields of cotton... we arrived in Florida. It took a wee while to settle in, then I played my 1st gig of the Winter season in the Celtic Ray Irish pub and restaurant in Punta Gorda It had become December!
  • The Celtic Ray is a very fine pub... there was something different about it - which was proudly pointed out by the owner, Kevin... there is no television anywhere. In his words, I only wanted to hear the sound of laughter, music and chatter - people communicating with each other... then a barman dropped a glass and he laughs "yes and the sound of broken tumblers". I played two solid sets, people had a lot of fun, they payed me, gave me beer and food and asked me to play again in April... fine result for a fine evening. The band who were on after me "LD" were brilliant - weird (in a great way) - but well worth checking them out.

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  • Just one wee show before heading off on Monday Nov 30th- that was the intent of my last Portland gig, my 1st time in T C O'leary's. It's a small, traditional Irish pub with great beer and excellent food. Crowds of Mullen followers came flowing in for one last party ... and we just had a ball. I felt so good... I was still buzzing from the Galway Bay festival and just loved that last show with so many good fine people / friends all there singing my songs... fantastic. I was also delighted when David and Linda (our Hawaiian friends (and hosts when we were there in March this year) showed up too... and joined in - big time! A great way to end the summer season in the Pacific North West.
  • The Galway Bay Celtic Festival, Ocean Shores, WA. This is a huge event, well organised and well attended by public (sold out early) and performers. I was joined by Lisa Gomes, fiddle player who I met while in Hawaii. I have played with Lisa in during my visits in 2016 & 17 - she is excellent, a joy to play with. We also have that musicians bond where you just know what the other is about to do... it was a real pleasure to have her play with me at the festival. We played 11 shows from Tuesday through Friday, each one was different and a lot of fun - playing for happy enthusiastic people is just the best thing you can do. A big thank you to Showell and Nancy for putting us up on the Friday night - regardless of my condition after the Hawaiian after-party !!

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  • Feckin Irish Brewing Oct 13th - a brilliant evening of music, beer and fun. There was a great crowd and I introduced their new beer "Dias de los Muertos" ... wow - that was amazing - a black porter with coffee, horchata, cinnamon and whiskey!! It was as smooth as silk and just gorgeous! The crowd was in the mood to party and we sang the night away. With the new tap room, the brewery has really opened up and stepped up a notch, the smokehouse food was delicious too.
  • Mahers - the last of the Summer patio - Sept 15, the place started to fill up from 5pm, there were so many people came along to welcome us back. Very nice to see everyone, it was just like old times.

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  • This has been the year for private parties - Sept 9 - I felt very specially honored as you can see by the little goodie boxes below

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  • Wisconsin September 2nd and another chance to celebrate my son's wedding for those who didn't make it to the first one - it was an absolute blast - a great day with great people

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  • "Bill is Back" in Portland - the Feckin Brewery was a lively place on Aug 25th as I was royally welcomed back in the Brewery. The Taproom has had a facelift and there's smokehouse food on the menu - the atmosphere was great and the time shot past - what a great night.
  • Private parties are a log of fun and I am playing a few of them this year. My first in Washington was at Eric and Tanyas - they set up their garden like a pro set and invited a lot of great people who really enjoyed the evening. The bangers and mash with Laphroaig also went down a treat!
  • Back in the Pacific Northwest, it was up to Ocean Shores, WA for a weekend at the Galway bay Irish pub and restaurant. Thank you to all the people who showed up especially for me, I was very happy to see you all again, it made me feel like I was home again.
  • It's always a pleasure and honor to play for the residents of the Orchar old folks fome in Broughty Ferry Dundee. This time was as good as usual, attracting residents who don't normally attend the music sessions. A very nice afternoon.
  • Balgay Bowling Club, Dundee Scotland July 8th. On my last visit to Dundee Bill Stewart and his fellow Dundee bowlers were at the Clep where I was playing and decided to hire me for their Summer music night. So it was booked way in advance and seemed a bit unreal that I was now in Dundee playing to a prety full hall all having a great time at great bar prices! It was a great night - and I'm being booked again on my next Scotland trip
  • The best Birthday of them all - Dorothy, my wife turned 60 this year, here's a wee tribute to her

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  • Birthday season in the Netherlands. While in the Netherlands I was happy to play for Tiny, Mary, Monique and Eimert and Jennifer on their big birthday occasions - 4 birthday parties on the one trip - I think that's my record.
  • I was booked through a friend to play way up in the North of the Netherlands in Groningen on June 30th at O`Ceallaigh Irish Pub. Groningen is a lovely city which feels like a village and the pub is a beautiful old building, friendly crowd and the owner, Peter Kelly is a great guy. The torrential rain dampened some peoples wish to come out - but we had a good enough crowd and all enjoyed a fine night together.
  • I played in Mahers Irish pub in Lake Oswego, OR April 21 to a packed in crowd. They were all out to have a great time. It was wonderful - I know so many people there - and know what songs they like. I was meant to stop at 11pm but I tortured them until 11:30 to get through all their favorites - ha-ha! That'll teach'em. I did like the standing ovation though...
  • I also played in the Bethany Public House in Portland, OR April 22 to a big crowd of folks who happen to like what I do - again, the reception was first class. I do love coming back to a place I've enjoyed playing and seeing people there who were there last time. It's even better when they wave goodbye promising to be there again when I'm back. I played so long Michelle (yes you) got tired ... I left the stage sweaty, happy - and needing my Feckin beer !
  • Hawaii... for St Patrick's season (March 12 to 20) - it was pretty good. So many fine people came along for my shows and St Patrick's day was unbelievable, O'Toole's is part of the block party at Downtown Honolulu. People were standing elbow to elbow, singing, dancing in huge numbers. You need to experience that! Here is a wee video taken through the day. On my last gig I was joined on stage by Lisa Hancock Gomes on fiddle and Patrick McGivern on harmonica - it was a blast!! Till next time!

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  • The Common Ground Meeting Hall, North Port, Florida - Thursday February 16th 2017. It was in a small intimate 60 seater hall with a stage and great sound system linked through to a control room at the back where it was connected to the live radio broadcast station of KDW Radio. RJ Malloy is the station master and the host for the evening was Bud Buckley. I had a small but enthusiastic crowd in the hall and 836 people listening to the on-line stream - that was very cool. I really enjoyed it and the two hours went by in a flash. They want me back - so next time I will work in a facebook message stream to hear from the folks listening at home... that will be early 2018... watch this space! Here's a pic of me and R.J. Malloy

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  • Friday and Saturday February 3rd & 4th were my last nights at Nolans Irish Pub, Cocoa Beach Florida until the end of this year. It was a great weekend of playing and enjoying great crowd participation.
  • Burns Night at Nolans, Cocoa Beach, Florida. A real Scottish night of poetry and song to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, our national poet. We had the immortal memory from Joe McColligan, Scottish fun from Jay McClure, to the Laddies and response from the Lassies by Fran and Debbie Reid, Burns readings from Gillian Fannin and Dorothy Mullen. We also added a bit of Irish flair from Siobhan Denecour and Dr Dennis Sommers from Trinity College, Dublin. The haggis was piped in by Ceallagh Dobson and yours truly addressed the haggis and played all the music - it was a full house with great participation from all - what a Wednesday !

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  • Four Green Fields, Tampa, Florida Friday & Saturday January 20th & 21st. My 1st appearance in the Four Green Fields - and it was as good as its reputation. I was accepted into the fold of "the corner gang" and made to feel very welcome. The Friday was more riotous than the Saturday - but both days people were listening and appreciative of the music I played - nice, hoping to be back at the end of the year.
  • Nolans Irish pub 13th, 14th & 19th January. After the cold (including cold germs) of Scotland and the Netherlands it was lovely to be back in the Florida warmth. Made all the better for the warm welcome I received on my return to Nolan's Irish pub in Cocoa Beach. The people are great, the staff are great, the guinness is great and I enjoyed all three evenings there.
  • Café Back in Town, Ugchelen, Netherlands Friday January 6th was great - we had a really good turnout of people despite the bad weather and storm warnings . I did the NL launch of my new album "Mullen it Over" playing songs from the album and some old favourites. This short taste of the album turned into a 3 1/2 hour party. I really enjoyed seeing the Dutch crew again... and singing my two Dutch songs.
  • Freddys bar, Ugchelen, Netherlands Dec 31st - old year / new year party - the best party in town. Started at 11:30pm, champagne with the ringing in of the New Year, Fireworks for an hour then sing the morning away. Country singer Antoinette Hommerson and new Talent Maggie Doedens played sets and shared a nice show - great start to the new year
  • Broughty Ferry, Scotland Orchar December 27th - a lovely afternoon with the Winter sun blazing through the windows into the common room where I entertained the elderly residents with some old Scottish songs, it was a great success brightening the lives of people through music they love. It makes it all worth while.
  • Wellburn, Lochee, Scotland December 23rd a wee concert in the nursing home where my mum ended her days. Nice to see the happy faces beaming when they sing along to their old favourites. My pal Bill O'Rourke who plays there regularly has been playing one of my songs for them, it was a real delight to see that they knew the chorus and were singing along - brilliant.
  • Scotland, Dundee - the Clep Bar December 16th, it was a pleasure to be back in the Clep and see many people who have become friends over the years I've played there. I enjoyed playing with my pal Pat Ferrie and having a great laugh with Big Tam and the crew.
  • Galway Bay Celtic Festival Oct 18 to 22nd was fantastic, 30+ bands/ musical acts on 10 stages Friday Oct 18th to 23rd - fantastic time. It was a great event. I played nine one hour sets over four days. Many of the same people came to each show - which made my decision not to repeat songs this year a good one. I managed to play 7 hours of material without repeating songs... a change from my first solo appearance years ago where I only knew the words to eight songs. My new original songs went down really well
  • October 14 - wow ! - this was my farewell to Oregon for this year. It was standing room only at Mahers Irish pub in Lake Oswego. It was a fantastic evening - so many people came out for the show on a truly horrible rainy Oregon evening - we had a fabulous time!

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  • I played a night at the Feckin Brewery, Oregon City October 8th. This was my 2nd last Portland, OR performance - we had a nice turnout of Bill Mullen followers - it was great, lots of Feckin beer (sung and drank) and a great night.
  • Suffering a bit from the first cold I've had in three years, but as soon as I was on stage it all came together well. Very receptive audience at the Galway Bay and great CD sales - both evenings were good going crowds, staff as usual were first class - and it was sunny on Sunday morning to blow the cobwebs away - what more could you ask? A great weekend - looking forward to the festival there this year.
  • Sunday September 18th - wow what a day. I had been preparing and planning the "Mullen It Over" album release for ages - and the time had come. We had over 70 people at the Feckin Brewery in Oregon City. I told stories about the songs and played them all throughout the day. It was very well received and I was so happy and relieved to have sucessfully launched it. Watch the video here !

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  • Saturday July 23rd - The Bethany pub was jumping- again ! We packed out the back room where I was playing and had a ball. I was amazed when one man requested the song "One Feckin Beer" It's on my new album - and I've only played it 4 times live - the 2nd time was last year in the Bethany pub - and he remembered it! How good is that?! It was also Dorothy's birthday - she had a great time (unexpected as she thought she would be the sober one for driving... Billy was a good boy, only had one Feckin beer and drove home!)
  • Saturday July 16th - Portland Highland Games, was a great day, cooler (temperature) than normal but always a great event. My 9am spot was too early to be busy - but still had enough people to get me set up for the day. My next session was at 11am on the North field, it had filled up well and the crowd got quickly in the mood. The 2pm slot was a lot of fun, lots of people, lots of joining in and great CD sales ! I was the wandering troubador in the VIP tent, British Tea tent and around the running track - it was fun to do and brightened up a lot of people.
  • Kells - my 1st Friday night there, 9pm to 1 am Friday July 15th, The pub was crazy busy at times and good busy at others - I had the crowd going on the 1st song and kept up the pace for most of the evening - a great night.. hard work and not much sleep before the Portland Highland Games... pretty hard core for an auld mannie.
  • Sunday July 10th ('16) at was my first appearance in O'Neils, Portland, OR (formerly Biddy McGraws). It was a sort of pub concert where I played some old favourites, some good but lesser known songs I do, took requests and played five new (original) songs from my album which I'm still finishing. There was a nice turnout and we had a lot of fun. The new songs went down really, really well - great! Thanks to all who came along - it was great to see you there.
  • Return to Mahers Irish pub, Lake Oswego was Friday July 8th ('16) the weather forced this to be an inside gig - it was packed, hot and rowdy - a great night. Brilliant to see the crew again.
  • Back in the Pacific Northwest, my first gigs were up in the Galway Bay Irish pub at Ocean Shores, July 1, 2 & 3 ('16) . What a great place that is, fine food, lovely stage and great people. I enjoyed being back there there, there's a small video

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  • Las Vegas May 14 '16 - Mark & Heidi Maher's Wedding - after Elvis did his job it was over to me - great, totally different wedding! The Mahers know how to party!

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  • The Clep Bar Dundee, Scotland, (April 23 '16) a cracker of a night - the Clep is usually pretty good - this one got better and better as the night went on

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  • My last weekend (April 8 & 9 '16) in Cocoa Beach, Florida was very nice, we'd a great crowd in Nolans all in a great mood singing and clapping a nice end to the first half of this years USA trip, now for a few weeks in Scotland before heading North and West again.

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  • St Patricks long weekend was great at Nolans in Cocoa Beach, Florida, there was a good selection of music, dancers, pipers, food and drink! Theres a short summary below - have a click and get a feeling for the celebration.

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  • New Orleans (Feb 26 & 27 '16) was brilliant - it was great to meet up with Chef Matt Murphy again. I was the headline act in in his New Orleans Celtic festival at the Irish House in St Charles Avenue. On the Friday I played a concert to an appreciative dinner crowd in the banquet room and on the Saturday I was in the downstairs restaurant with a happy crowd of singing, clapping revellers - we had a ball.
  • Read my interview with Sharon Armstrong of WWOZ for the New Orleans Celtic festival

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  • The Highlander in San Antonio (Feb 19 & 20 '16). Great to be back there again and played two good nights. It's a lively place with a friendly bunch of people. I met the family of the owner who all came to hear me on the Saturday... and buy more CDs as they'd gifted the ones they bought last time. Nice. We also had a visit from the Jameson man... he was bearing delicious gifts !!
  • Hololulu, Hawaii (Jan 25 to Feb 8 '16) wow - that was a blast! The place is so beautiful. It was our 1st time on Oahu. I played in Kelley O'Neil's and O'Toole's twice each. The Celtic music crowd there were really good - great support, showing up for gigs, clapping, singing and dancing. I also ran a Whisky tasting - we had about 30 people there - all dedicated whisky drinkers! It went great - the after drink with Bill Comerford was great too
  • Our time in San Diego (Jan '16) was fantastic - I loved my gigs in the Field, they were all good - the last one especially, what a great cowd... for a Wednesday! I met great new friends and I've been writing an album of my original songs that I plan to record in the Summer - It's coming on great - I'm enjoying putting this together.
  • My farewell to Europe gig was in the Café Back in Town in Ugchelen, the Netherlands on December 4th. The place was buzzing - I got to sing my only two Dutch songs, play my Dutch guitar and use my old Bose pro PA system - a great night. Lots of happy faces, old friends, family and new faces - some who stayed the whole night after hearing my sound check 3 hours earlier... Nice!
  • The Dundee Clep (Nov 20 '15)was a fine gig with my pal, Pat Ferrie. It was great to see the crowd again and hear some new & old talent perform during our breaks.
  • I had a wee break (Nov '15) in Dundee, Scotland and am now recovering from a very heavy bout of Birthday Party - I also played two one hour shows at local nursing homes, always a very nice experience playing there

  • I Played 3 days (Oct 21 to 23 '15) at the Galway Bay Irish Festival at the end of October it it is an incredible indoor festival which sold out quickly - there were 30+ bands playing on 10 stages - it was a real blast! I picked up more dates, new fans, sold CDs and am booked again for next year's festival in 2016... pretty good... I even played well - there's a bonus :)

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  • Quote from Chef Matt Murphy, owner of the Irish House, New Orleans (Nov 2014) "Bill played here this weekend and took the roof off the pub"
  • Video from 67 Music - Mahers Sept 12th - Thanks Steve Behrens! 6712sep
  • Video - watch my last performance of 2014 at Mahers Lake Oswego on Sept 12 12sept
  • Video - I appeared at the Pirates Party in Bend Oregon, Sept 17th pirate
  • My music keeps getting played on Maui Celtic Radio - who would have imagined that!
  • Check out the Interview and Video from Steve Behrens of 67 Music, see
 

 

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