Calendar — Mick’s Performances

I send out a monthly email with details on whatever public gigs we’re playing. If you’d like to be on the email list, zap me an email!  mick@nwdulcimer. 

We also play private gigs which won’t be listed here (you can hire us!) — the public gigs are listed below.

Spud Siegel & Mick Doherty — Photo by Deb Chase

April 28, Sunday, 11am-1pm — Spud and Mick help get your leisurely Sunday going at the Rose City Coffee Company, 3370 SE Milwaukie in Portland. Come get your caffeine while we play some pure acoustic music

April 28, Sunday, 5-7pm — Spud and Mick at the Goose Hollow Inn. Nary a microphone in site, as we play their cozy room without amplification — it’s fun! We hope Mark Vahrencamp & his sousshow up for the second set.

May 5, Sunday, 11am-1pm — Spud and Mick are back at the Rose City Coffee Company, 3370 SE Milwaukie in Portland. Come get your caffeine while we play some pure acoustic music

May 5, Sunday, 5-7pmSpud, Steve and Mick, back at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall for our monthly First Sunday gig. We play under their patio canopy — fresh air and live music, good with their beer and pizza, and you can bring in food from their neighboring eateries.

May 16-19, Thursday-Sunday — Mick is back to running the Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous at Hull Park in Sandy, Oregon. It’s a teaching festival for hammer dulcimer players and aficionados, with attendees coming from Florida to Alaska. There is still room for a couple more students!

May 26, Sunday, 11am-1pm — Spud and Mick are back at the Rose City Coffee Company, 3370 SE Milwaukie in Portland. Come get your caffeine while we play some pure acoustic music

May 26, Sunday, 5-7pm — Spud and Mick are joined by Mark Vehrencamp and his sousaphone at the Goose Hollow Inn. Nary a microphone in site, as we play their cozy room without amplification — it’s fun!

May 31-June 2 — Mick is teaching and playing (and perhaps acting as MC for another concert set) for another round of the Virtual Dulcimer Festival. This started as a way for players to get together during the pandemic, and has kept rolling and growing. Four days of concerts, and thousands of hours of workshops in 7 countries.

June 2, Sunday, 5-7pmSpud, Steve and Mick, back at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall for our monthly First Sunday gig under the big top! We play under their patio canopy — fresh air and live music, good with their beer and pizza, and you can bring in food from their neighboring eateries.

June 8, Saturday, 2-3pm Spud and Mick play at the Wilsonville Public Library for their “Book Notes” series.

July 6, Saturday, 10:30am Mick plays a solo set with the hammer dulcimer at Ridgefield Community Library, Ridgefield, Washington.

July 7, Sunday, 5-7pmSpud, Steve and Mick, back at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall for our monthly First Sunday gig under the big top! We play under their patio canopy — fresh air and live music, good with their beer and pizza, and you can bring in food from their neighboring eateries.

July 13, Saturday, 11am Mick plays a solo set with the hammer dulcimer at Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Washington

July 15, Monday, 6pm Mick plays a solo set with the hammer dulcimer at Woodland Public Library, Woodland, Washington

August 4, Sunday, 5-7pmSpud, Steve and Mick, back at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall for our monthly First Sunday gig under the big top! We play under their patio canopy — fresh air and live music, good with their beer and pizza, and you can bring in food from their neighboring eateries.

August 15, Thursday, 8:40, Monmouth, Oregon Oregon Shadow Theatre presents “Jack and the Dragon” — an American Fairy Tale. This is an increasingly rare chance to see Deb Chase (award winning shadow puppeteer and also Mick’s lovely wife) and Mick perform a shadow play. We’re playing outdoors, just enough after sunset to make it good ‘n dark for the shadow puppets: Main Street Park, 120 Main St. E, Monmouth.

September, Sunday, 5-7pmSpud, Steve and Mick, back at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall for our monthly First Sunday gig under the big top! We play under their patio canopy — fresh air and live music, good with their beer and pizza, and you can bring in food from their neighboring eateries.

November 1, Friday, 6:30pm Oregon Shadow Theatre presents “Thumbelina” at Nordia House in SW Portland. This is an increasingly rare chance to see Deb Chase (award winning shadow puppeteer and also Mick’s lovely wife) and Mick perform a shadow play. Thumbelina is our own version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic. Created with the comedic notion that the miniature girl is a flower child. “It’s a trip, man.”

November 2, Saturday, 6:30pm Oregon Shadow Theatre presents “Thumbelina” at Nordia House in SW Portland.

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…recent different sortsa gigs…….

Autumn at Oakshire’s Portland Beer Hall: Dennis Poklikuha, Steve Einhorn, Greg Baker, Spud Siegel and Mick Doherty, reflected in “Lake Oakshire” (Photo by Tia Regan)

June 10, Saturday, 5-9pm, The Oregon Trail Trio played at the Columbia Riverfront Holiday Inn (the old Red Lion there by the water!) as part of “A Local Pacific Northwest Evening”Phil and Gayle Neuman and I played a 75 minute concert program of history and music starting at 7pm.

The Oregon Trail Trio — Phil Neuman, Gayle Neuman, Mick Doherty (Photo by Deb Chase)

December 16, Saturday, 3pm, and December 17, Sunday, 3 pm, The Trail Sextet (Phil and Gayle Neuman, Eddie Parente, Cal Scott, Dan Stueber and (whaddya know?) Mick Doherty were guest performers with the Willamette Master Chorus. The Trail Sextet are former members of the Trail Band. We were also guests in last year’s program and it was lovely — a lot of great singers and arrangements, as well as the top singers from schools in the Salem area in a children’s choir. We play a set of instrumentals, as well as accompany the chorus on several other pieces.