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Poitin Band performs at Crooked Lane Farm

August 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Crooked Lane Farm Summer Concerts 2020

On August 6, enjoy music from Poitin Band.

Tickets just $5. Children 12 and under free admission.

Food truck and beverage sales available, no coolers please.

About the band

Poitin Band – the Band from County Fargo -featuring Bush/Irish Music from The Red River Valley.
Poitin (pah-CHEEN, Irish Gaelic for ‘Illegal Homemade Whiskey, or Moonshine) Band has been entertaining audiences in the Great Northwest and beyond with their unique blend of Irish, Celtic, French-Canadian, and Metis traditional dance music and ballads since 2001.

Poitin is a six-piece band featuring fiddle, banjos, guitars, mandolins, Irish bouzouki, bodhran, harmonica, bass and drums.

Poitin released their fifth album – ‘Banks of Red River’ in March 2013, exploring the correlations between the Irish and the Metis Red River traditional music.

Poitin is Don Rice, guitar, banjo and vocals; Bonnie Haney, vocals and bodhran (irish drum); Alex Rydell, fiddle, bass, and vocals; Jason Thorstad, bass, bouzouki and vocals; Lance Tessmann, drums; Jim Haney, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals; and Bob Schieffer, sound engineer and backing vocals.

The Metis, or “Mixed” (Native and European) traditional music of the Red River country dates from the early days of the fur trade, well into the early part of the 17th century, when the men known-in French- as ‘courier de bois’ or ‘bush lopers’, ran the unofficial fur trade in the area. These men took Native women as wives. The resultant descendants of these marriages are the Metis (may-TEE).

Some of those coureur de bois were fiddlers in their native Ireland or France or Scotland or Britain, – or eastern Canada-and passed this fiddle tradition to their Metis sons and daughters.
Some of the Metis fiddlers have instruments that have been played in their families for ten generations.

Poitin has become committed to helping preserve some of this wonderful local traditional music by recording and performing it to delighted audiences.

Band members include:
Doug (Vocals, Harmonica ,Lead and Rhythm Guitar)
Brian (Vocals, Bass Guitar)
David (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar)
Mattie “MJ” Richardson (Drums, Vocals, Fiddle)
The band’s hometown is Lisbon North Dakota.

About Crooked Lane Farm

Crooked Lane Farm is a family farm dedicated to preserving, growing & celebrating the rural community through education, celebrations, and the arts. They host to family events, weddings, and private celebrations; offering a beautiful, natural farmstead that feels like home. The farm is a peaceful, happy, authentic country setting.

They also offer classes, workshops and events that encourage the arts and crafts that reflect the historical and traditional values of our community.

Goals include: Preserving Crooked Lane Farm and the heritage of the small family farm in ND, offering a learning environment that provides youth and adults opportunities to discover and engage in the arts and crafts that reflect the traditional values of our community, and finally, celebrating rural life and fostering community.


August 6, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Crooked Lane Farm
17385 County Road 4
Colfax, ND 58018 United States
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