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Traditional Irish music with sounds of strings, whistle, drum and voice for over ten years

Kinvara is the name of a small town in County Galloway on the west coast of Ireland. It is also the name taken by a local traditional Irish music band. Grant Crowley, Sue Davis, Mark Masterson and Dennis O'Malley all live in northeast Portland. They are American made of Irish parts. They have been pouring out the sounds of strings, whistle, drum and voice in playing traditional Irish music and song together for over ten years. They have played at weddings, fairs, farmers markets and several Irish pubs in the Portland area. There is no doubt that the group has come a long way over the years. After over 100 performances and producing two CDs, they now respond with a steady confidence to the request to play something you know. In listening to Kinvara, one indeed finds that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Admittedly, the parts themselves may be suspect, each one a human, humble bundle of walking, talking contradictions partly truth, partly fiction. So why should you come out to hear these folks? Because as they sing in one of their trademark songs, "for good times and good friends we'll never steer you wrong". And in these difficult times, it's good to remember that it was traditional Irish music that was sustaining all those passengers on the lower decks of the Titanic on their final journey.
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By: Biddy McGraws

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