"A guitarist of eclectic sensibilities and delicate technique. His music circles the globe in imagistic compositions." -Kimberly Hass, "Echoes" Executive Producer

"...the acoustic guitar player infusing his original melodies and Indian scales with a Celtic lilt." -John Diliberto, PRI radio host

"Michael Mandrell is a stellar guitarist and composer who strums your soul, transporting you to the vast, edifying and whimsical depths of your imagination.  He is a purely riveting, distinctive and mezmerizing performer." -Ric Sharette, Music Director, Salt Lake City, UT 



 

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Notes From the Road

2-11-17

It's such a lovely time In Portland now with the promise of spring in the air. I'm heading down to Ashland in S.Oregon this weekend for a visit to the vibrant Unity church for some morning service music and then playing a house concert hosted by friends that evening. It's always a blast to see all my old friends there and revel in the beauty of the Siskiyou mountains. My touring schedule will pick up later this spring in April and May with several epic road trips on the horizon. More will be revealed so stayed tuned for all of my music stops as it comes together here in the next few weeks. See you on down the road!

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Upcoming Concerts & Happenings

Previous events

Nacogdoches House Concert with Charlie Rafferty

private residence, Nacogdoches, TX.

Celtic musician and Uillean Piper Charlie Rafferty will join Michael for a fun filled house concert with special guest Charlie Jones on fiddle. Hosted by Craig and Michelle Smith at their home in Nacogdoches in East Texas. Please call or text 936-554-7280 to RSVP for their address or to get more information. $15-$20 sliding scale donation.

Houston House Concert with Charlie Rafferty

private residence, Houston, TX.

Leave the Holiday Bustle behind and spend an unforgettable evening with two World-Class Musicians in the Willowbrook area in N. Houston. We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30. If you feel so inspired please feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share at the table. Some wine, drinks and refreshments will be provided. We’re asking a donation of $15-20/sliding scale for the show to support these fine artists. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP for the address to the house concert location please Call or Text Doris at 817-247-2132, or email Damsp6@hotmail.com

Guest Soloist at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hidalgo County

1401 South Nebraska, San Juan, Texas 78589

For more info. visit http://www.uufhc.org. UUFHC is a spiritual community of religious liberals coming together in fellowship to seek truth and to promote our common interests. It is also a fellowship which celebrates the presence and participation of people of all races, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations

Feb12

Ashland House Concert

Private Residence , RSVP for Address, Ashand, OR.

From the Hosts:

Thrilled to be hosting Michael again.....You're invited to come together in community and music for an exquisite evening perfromance with acoustic guitar artist Michael Mandrell. This intimate house concert will be hosted by Donna Benjamin and Al Chase on Sunday, February 12th

We'll gather at 5:30pm and the music will start around 6. Organic Snacks and Beverages provided by Chef Al Chase.

We’re asking a sliding scale donation of $15 to $20 for the show and seating is limited. To RSVP please call Donna at 541-531-5359 or email yournativesong@gmail.com. With your RSVP you’ll be given the address and directions to the house concert location.

Portland House Concert with David Michael and Benjy Wertheimer.

private residence, SE Portland, OR.

A Celtic Christmas house concert with Celtic harpist David Michael and tabla master Benjy Wertheimer. This trio of old and dear friends will perform music from Celtic to world fusion, with a few songs and seasonal tunes as well. Potluck at 7pm, music at 7:30, a $20 donation is requested. Some refreshments will be provided. RSVP to lhirschfield@yahoo.com for information and directions.

Port Orchard House Concert with Charlie Rafferty

Abbey Lane Recreation Center, 1718 Harrison Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA. 98366

Hosted by Lauri Doty at the Abbey Lane Recreation Center. We'll gather at 7:00pm and the music will start around 7:30. If you feel so inspired please feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share at the table, however some wine, drinks and refreshments will be provided. This concert will be held in the Recreation Center, located to the right as you enter the apartment complex. We’re asking a donation of $20 for the show to support these fine artists. To RSVP and inquire about directions, parking availability or any other information please call 360-550-2263 or email Lauri at lauriellen.doty@gmail.com. Please join us for this exquisite evening of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments along with Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars.

Port Townsend House Concert with Charlie Rafferty and David Michael

Home of David Michael, Port Townsend, WA.

On Friday, August 5th at 7:30 PM, there will be an intimate house concert of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments, Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars and David Michael on Celtic harp. Suggested donation is $20. To reserve seats and get directions, please contact David: 360 301 4451 or email: harp@olympus.net .

A note from David and Dari, our hosts:

We’re throwing together a midsummer house concert in honor of the return of Charlie Rafferty, the Uilleann piper from Taos, New Mexico. I last saw him when he led Dari and I down the “aisle” on our wedding day over 12 years ago! Details below... Very limited seating for this event so please RSVP soon if interested. Thanks!

Portland Summer Garden Concert with Charlie Rafferty

Home of Lana Hirschfield in SE Portland

Friends,

Lana Hirschfield is hosting a midsummer house concert in honor of the return of Charlie Rafferty from Taos New Mexico! We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30. If you feel so inspired please feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share at the table. Some wine, drinks and refreshments will be provided. We’re asking a donation of $20 for the show to support these fine artists. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP for the address to the house concert location please call 503-901-6682 or email Lana at lhirschfield@yahoo.com. This concert is planned for outside so please feel free to bring blankets or portable chairs.

Please join us for this exquisite evening of Celtic World Fusion music with Charlie Rafferty on Uilleann pipes and other Celtic wind instruments along with Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars. Charlie Rafferty is a master of the Uilleann, or Irish bagpipes, as well as a variety of other wind and stringed instruments. Traveling from his home in the high desert of N. New Mexico, this will be his first appearance in Portland in 12 years. A modern troubadour, he has been performing for over 30 years at Renaissance Fairs along the Atlantic seaboard as well as music festivals, pubs and auditoriums internationally. He’s a musician, storyteller (who also sings and plays guitar), poet and craftsman. He learned the Irish bagpipes at the age of 15, has trained and performed with some of the best respected musicians on both sides of the Atlantic and has 6 published CDs under his belt.

Michael and Charlie have been performing together for many years now and are known for their beautiful, fiery and transcendent Celtic fusion. The duo explores the realm of modern and traditional, their concerts are a world acoustic music tour from Celtic mythos to Irish fiddle tunes with songs and stories and Hindustani rhythms. More than just accomplished musicians, they have an on-stage synergy which is not to be missed.

Jul9

Ashland House Concert

Private Residence, Ashland, Or.

House Concert with Michael Mandrell
Saturday, July 9th hosted by Donna Benjamin at the home of Bonnie Pfeiffer in Ashland.

We'll gather at 7pm and the music will start around 7:30.

Beverages and vegan snacks will be provided by Chef Al.

We’re asking a sliding scale donation $15to $20 for the show and seating is limited. To inquire about seating availability or to RSVP please call Donna at 541-531-5359 or email yournativesong@gmail.com. When you RSVP you’ll be given the address and directions to the house concert location.

As with all of Michael’s shows no one will be turned away for lack of funds.