Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)

Pat Chessell is a singer/songwriter whose passion for Celtic music tinged with folk and western influences makes him one of B.C.’s prominent acts on the folk music scene. (Contributed Photo/Pat Chessell)

Musician Pat Chessell to ring in St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Harrison

100 tickets available for Memorial Hall show

It’s a taste of the Emerald Isle right here in our backyard.

Harrison Festival Society has announced local singer/songwriter Pat Chessell and his band will play at Harrison Hot Spring’s Memorial Hall (290 Esplanade Avenue) on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Chessell hails from Vancouver. His passion for Celtic music has made him a well-known name in western Canada’s roots music scene. He and his band deliver gentle Celtic ballads and dance-worthy Irish rock with unparalleled skill.

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Chessell’s music spans folk, Celtic-influenced pop and has hints of Americana and country/western influences. Chessell’s first gigs came as a guest of popular Irish singer Danny Burns of The Wolfound; by the time he finished high school, Chessell was playing 100 shows per year in pubs and halls across Vancouver. These days, the hard-working musician plays roughly 200 shows either solo or with his band.

In 2010, Chessell was a featured act in the Irish Pavilion at the 2010 Olympic games. He has released five recordings during the past 10 years.

The band will play two 45-minutes sets with a brief intermission between sets at the upcoming Memorial Hall show. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the show’s capacity is limited to 100 people. Proof of double vaccination and masks are required.

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No physical tickets are needed to be picked up or presented at the door. Tickets are $25.50; kids 12 and under are admitted for free.

To order your tickets, visit harrisonfestival.com. To hear Chessell’s music, visit plchessell.wixsite.com/patchessellmusic.


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