Possibly Irish band symbol of Makaio's bodhran drum
Title Possibly Irish Meet the Band
 Possibly Irish performs in different groups of 2-5 band mates. Who's who in order of when they joined the band: ﷯SUSAN VASLEV - (original band member 2015) Susan plays hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, Bodran drum plus vocals and is the oldest member of the group...much older. Susan is part of the family that has created the Enchanted Forest theme park. She composes and records all the music for the park, was the recording engineer for the bands second CD, and has composed several songs for Possibly Irish. Susan toured as a harpsichordist, has a music degree from the U of O and post graduate studies in Paris, France. She also directs and writes the musical theatre shows at the Enchanted Forest. ﷯EMMA ULVELAND - (original band member 2015) Emma sings and plays guitar, cello and Bodhran drum. Susan and Emma also perform Irish step dance at many performances. Emma is studying English and Environmental Studies at University of Victoria. She is a song writer and has released her first YouTube video, Hollow Hearts. You can follow her music on Instagram at emmakatesmusic. You can watch Hollow Hearts at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkLEgg6uxu0. ﷯ ABBY ULVELAND - (original band member 2015) Abby plays the fiddle (plus vocals) and is the youngest member of the group. She participates in the Salem Youth Symphony. She is a trained dancer in ballet, tap and jazz and has a major interest in science, being very fascinated by how things work. She misses her sister Emma who is often in Canada at University of Victoria where Abby hopes to attend also. Abby intends to pursue Bio-Medical engineering. ﷯TIMOTHY WARD- (joined 2016) Tim plays guitar and sings. Tim, Noah and Evan love performing in the Western Town at the Enchanted Forest any morning they can get together. Tim started out in the theatre at Enchanted Forest, but when auditions opened for Keeping it Celtic he didn't hesitate. A storyteller and poet at heart, Tim loves performing Irish music because of the elaborate stories told by the songs. Tim currently works for PCL (Partnerships in Community Living) supporting people with disabilities. ﷯EVAN MERKLIN- (joined 2016) Evan plays the fiddle (plus vocals) for the band. Evan is currently attending Corban University in pursuit of a degree in music education. He has been playing fiddle for a long time and brings his signature high energy and dry humor to the band that always keeps the audience on their toes. Evan loves working as sound engineer on many projects and teaches violin to aspiring young musicians. ﷯SAMANTHA OWINGS- (joined 2016) Samantha (Sami for short) was lead female vocalist is Keeping It Celtic and plays the Celtic harp, which her father made for her. The wood was all cut from within 10 miles of her home in Aurora, so it is truly an Oregon harp. Sami is a classically trained singer who comes from a strong flute background and can also be heard playing Irish Whistle in the band. Sami is currently attending Brigham Young University in Utah and hopes to major in music composition. ﷯CAMERON MCCOY (joined 2018) Cameron plays the bagpipes, whistle, Bodhran and guitar. They fell in love with the bagpipes at the age of 4 after seeing them at the World Beat Festival, and after 3 years of begging, their parents finally relented. They played with the Oregon State Defense Force Pipe Band (now the Willamette Valley Pipes and Drums) for 7 years before setting aside the pipes to focus on school. After college and traveling Latin America, they have decided to give music a 2nd chance. Cameron also plays with the local afrofusion jam band Sakumuna Bless http://www.sakumuna.com/ ﷯DEVIN DESMOND (joined 2018) Devin is the newest member of the band and can also be found directing music at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Salem First Congregational United Church of Christ. He is currently finishing up his time at Corban University to get a degree in music composition and performance for percussion instruments. Devin plays all stringed instruments from guitar to fiddle, cello and everything in between plus Bodhran drum. HOW POSSIBLY IRISH STARTED Possibly Irish formed in July of 2015. Susan Vaslev, director of theatre at Enchanted Forest, was late to warm-ups one morning. She asked Makaio what they had been doing to warm up and he said they had been singing Irish songs. Susan, who had just returned from Ireland, asked them to sing the Irish songs for her. She immediately said they should start a band to perform in the park. Within a few days, the band was formed with Makaio, Cabeau, Emma and Susan, all members of the theatre department at Enchanted Forest. While rehearsing one day, Makaio said, "If only we had a fiddle player!" Emma said her little sister played the fiddle, and the group became complete. For the 2016 season at Enchanted Forest, Susan decided to create a second band to help cover the group's busy summer schedule at Enchanted Forest. Musicians auditioned for this band and the result was the talented group of musicians that came together to form Keeping It Celtic. Band members from both bands ended up substituting for each other, and not just at Enchanted Forest, but at gigs and festivals and decided it just made sense to join the bands together, which they did January 2017. Cameron McCoy joined the band January 2018 and Devin Desmond joined in July of 2018. FORMER BAND MEMBERS: ﷯MAKAIO CAUDEL - (original band member) Makaio not only sings and plays Bodhran drum, but he is currently attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in L.A. Makaio is a voice-over artist, has his own YouTube channel, DaCatMatt, with over 35,000 followers and his Anime Impressions video has over 500,000 views. Makaio grew up in New Zealand. ﷯CABEAU SCHUERGER - (original band member) Cabeau plays guitar and sings in the band. Cabeau has been acting since he was a young child and plans to pursue it as a career. He has been an actor in the theatre at Enchanted Forest and also in numerous productions in the Albany area. Cabeau is a DJ and performs as his DJ alter ego Sugar Cannon. You can follow him on his YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/1Cabeau. His is currently pursuing his dream by working at Disneyland. ﷯NOAH VANDERBURGH- Noah was Keeping It Celtic's lead male singer and plays the Bodhran drum as well as the penny whistle. Noah attends Oregon State University, where he is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering . He will be interning for an engineering company during the 2018 summer season. Noah hopes to someday work for NASA or Boeing to design aircrafts.