St. Paddy's Day w/ Pat Chessell Band • March 17 2023
Doors 6:00 | Music 7:00
In a country that loves its Celtic music, it's no surprise that Vancouver's Pat Chessell has become known as one of the most exciting Celtic-folk artists in Western Canada. Pat's rootsy vocal style, charismatic stage presence and expert musicianship (guitar) are making for an ever-growing audience of enthusiastic fans, especially on St. Paddy's Day. The Guinness will be flowing! 🍀
This show will also be Livestreamed on BlueFrogTV.com - Fri. March 17 2023
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Shows are for ages 19 years +
2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee - "Best Traditional Singer"
Pat Chessell - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Jocelyn Pettit - Fiddle
Lauren Gloanec - Backing Vocals
Nate Powell - Banio
Greg Schnider - Pipes & Whistles
In a country that loves its Celtic music, it's no surprise that Vancouver's Pat Chessell has become
known as one of the most exciting folk artists in Western Canada. Pat's rootsy vocal style,
charismatic stage presence and expert musicianship (guitar) are making for an ever-growing
audience of enthusiastic fans.
While his mostly original music falls solidly under the broad umbrella of 'Celtic*, Pat's range is
prodigious and eclectic. It's been variously described as "upbeat Celtic influenced Canadian
folk/pop and "moving mid-and-up-tempo contemporary Celtic", among other labels. His tunes
have also, on occasion, known to be tinged with Americana influences.
But, to cut to the chase, it's all Pat's music. Its music played and performed, and often written, in
Pat's distinctive and unique voice; strongly rooted in the Celtic tradition, but with an
open-hearted connection to the place he calls home and the modern world around him. His lyrics
are at turns profound - or witty and high-spirited - but always dynamic and relatable.
Pat was born into a Canadian family, British Columbia-based, with roots in Ireland and Canada's
East Coast. A lover of Celtic traditions since childhood, he's been playing for as long as he can
remember and performing in public since his early teens. His first real gigs were in a guest spot
with popular Belfast folk singer Danny Burns of the legendary Irish group, The Wolfhound. By
the end of high school he was playing more than 100 shows a year, primarily in the dark pubs
and rustic halls around Vancouver. His skills as a guitar player, singer, songwriter, and performer
were honed and refined through this time. Today, the singer and guitarist annually performs more
than twice that number. And, not one to rest on his laurels, he's recently studied with
world-renowned (and Grammy-nominated) Irish guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer,
songwriter and producer, John Doyle. He's also trained with Aoife Clancy from the famous Irish