Past Present Perfect

Kate and Steve will perform a set to include Paddy’s Lament at Tony Moylan’s tribute KAM concert in Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland on May 28, 2017 – along with a host of very special guests. See the video here.

Kate originally learned Paddy’s Lament in 1983 from the “Purple Album” by Paul Brady and Andy Irvine while singing in Wildgeese. The traditional song stems from the immigration of the Irish to America during the Civil War from the perspective of the immigrant.

Paddy’s Lament – on just released Portland Romance, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn – and took the Livies Award for Vocal Cut of the Year 2017 from LiveIreland radio in Dublin, Ireland and lauded for revolutionizing the song.

Many thanks to House Party, Bill & Imelda’s weekly radio show, Chicago’s WCDB channel and LiveIreland in Dublin, Ireland.

Paddy’s Lament was recorded at Big Red Studio for the new album, Portland Romance – Kate Power & Steve Einhorn. A recent video can be viewed here.

Wildgeese 1983 CD Re-Release

wildgeese_cover_300x300A spark in the life of music in Portland, Oregon has been found and fanned in the restoration of the 1983 recording, Wildgeese: Celtic Music of the Northwest, produced by Mícheál Ó Dohmnaill and engineered by Michael O’Rourke at Grass Roots studio. Band members of Wildgeese are faceted in the institutional history of Portland’s folk music scene and together created a buzz of evocative music, ecstatic dancing and a deep community that remains intact to this day.

We’d like to thank the folks who responded and contributed to the Wildgeese GoFundMe to  raise the funds needed to remaster the original recording and make it available – CD re-release date is set for February 1, 2015. You will be able to order the CD and downloads at

Sincere thanks go to Sunny Rossi, Mary Anne Hannibal, Caroline O’Brien, Al & Melissa Josephy, Mary Power-Hall, Steve Grimsrud, Kaye Exo, Gail Foster, Melany Berry, Anonymous, Ken & Lori Einhorn, Rob Einhorn, Edgar & Bobbie Einhorn, Jacqueline Magerl, Peggy O’Neill, Jane Keefer, Mira Leslie, Susan Power Dalton, Fred Shipley, Fay Malloy, Laurel Fichman, Deborah Medenbach, Gina Beinecke, and Jose Sponberg. Wildgeese thanks you for your generous support and contributions to make this release possible. We are deeply grateful.

Read more and follow us on the new Wildgeese blog for updates, lyrics, anecdotes and more! If you remember these days and musical moments in Portland, we invite you to contribute your comments, stories, pictures and music to this ‘live’ blog.

Thanks for visiting and reading about Wildgeese: Celtic Music of the Northwest and the unfolding adventure to re-release this beautiful recording. We hope you will join us!

Stay tuned…