Celtic entertainer Doug Folkins celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at the Royal Coachman this Saturday.

Celebrate the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day

The Royal Coachman invites you to a raucous Maritime kitchen party this St. Patrick’s Day with the music of Celtic entertainer Doug Folkins

The Royal Coachman invites you to a raucous Maritime kitchen party this St. Patrick’s Day with the music of local singer songwriter and Celtic entertainer, Doug Folkins.

Along with his East Coast and Irish tunes, Doug will be showcasing many songs from his newest CD titled Ceilidh – Gaelic for Kitchen Party.

Come out and tip a pint at the Royal Coachman Pub on St. Patrick’s Day, this Saturday.  Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ceilidh (pronounced “Kay-Lee”) is Folkins’ sixth album.  “This disk is a collection of some of my favourite Celtic songs from the East Coast, Ireland and Scotland plus a few of my originals” says Folkins. “We recorded most of the songs in my kitchen on a stormy Sunday afternoon in January” says Folkins.

He says he is very proud of the CD.

“It sounds great with lots of energy without being over produced,” says Folkins.

Many local musicians lend their talents to the project with fiddles, bagpipes, tin whistles, mandolins as well as drums, bass, guitars and vocals.

Folkins has spent the last 13 years, writing, playing and producing his own material.

He is able to blend traditional Celtic influences, country twang and pop jangle to create a fresh sound that is as comfortable as your favourite pair of jeans.

He is a serious musician who takes time to whittle down each song to the most essential elements.

Ceilidh will be available for sale at any of Folkins’ shows, the Music Plant, and on iTunes.

For more on Folkins visit www.dougfolkins.com