Possibly Irish is a west coast Irish band known for high energy, entertaining shows with our own touch of humor and rich vocal harmonies. Expect to hear traditional foot stomping Irish/Celtic pub songs, modern Irish songs, and originals. We use Irish traditional instruments in a contemporary style.
Possibly Irish has recorded 4 CDs, Roving Out, Still Roving, Keeping It Celtic, and the most recent, Definitely Originals .The 4th CD is all original music. The band enjoys posting a variety of music videos on YouTube. Check out our YouTube music videos HERE.
The band has a steady gig at Enchanted Forest during the summer season and has performed at numerous festivals, concerts, pubs, and private events. Possibly Irish was the headliner for the Central Oregon Highland Games and Celtic Festival, and played at the Tolowa Events Center in California for the DNACCA concert series. The band considers itself very lucky to have been one of the few bands able to continue recording and performing during Covid.
LARGE OR SMALL VENUES...Usually we perform with all 6 at larger events and 4 musicians at smaller pub size events. With 6 band members, we have many options. Possible instruments include Irish whistle, Irish flute, fiddle, Bodhran drum, mandolin, accordion, hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and more.
REVIEWS (references available upon request)
Possibly Irish brought in our biggest crowd of the season, and rightly so! Their combination of humor, beautiful harmonies, superb musicianship, and high-energy performance was delightful every minute of the concert. We would book them again in a heartbeat! - Stephanie La Torre, Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA)
Love Them! This is my 3rd festival hiring Possibly Irish and it won't be my last. They are super flexible & accommodated scheduling issues. Their communication is top notch.
We love them, and so does the crowd. We had a terrible storm come through and they played through the wind & rain like the professionals they are. We can't wait to work with them for both festivals next year! Shelley Reed, Booker for Albany Highland Games and Celtic Gathering
The band was incredible. Easily the most successful aspect of our wedding. All of our guests complimented our choice for music. Book them for sure if you need wonderful live music. Aiden Pruitt
"AMAZING JOB!!! They are very entertaining and easy to work with. We will definitely be booking this band again in the near future" Steve S. Gig Salad Review
We loved having Possibly Irish for our family birthday gathering. A local restaurant let us use their venue. It was beyond perfect. We wanted to recreate a trip to Ireland with pub and music- Possibly Irish made it more than perfect. Joy Dougherty, private event
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.