The Press Gang is one of those rare bands that are ingenious, driving, thoughtful and yet have great respect for the tradition.

– John Doyle

The Press Gang perform the instrumental dance music of Ireland on fiddle, accordion, and guitar. Based in Portland, Maine, these three musicians have become popular over the past four years for their skillful playing and deep understanding of the music–and for their humorous stage presence.

A new collaboration with Hanz Araki

We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with Hanz Araki, flute player, singer, and one of our favorite musicians.

Called "an Irish music phenomenon in America", Hanz's brilliant playing and unique voice open a world of musical possibilities to us. We are honored to welcome him into the band!

Read our full biography for the complete story...



February 7, 2017

Eagles Aerie #1 8201 Lake City Way NE Seattle WA 98115

Abbie Weisenbloom's Portland

February 8, 2017

3652 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Conway Muse

February 9, 2017

The Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St, Conway, WA 98238, USA

Astoria PAC

February 10, 2017

588 16th St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA

The Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

February 11, 2017

115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

Treehouse Cafe Bainbridge Isl.

February 12, 2017

Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA

Concerts in West K

March 19, 2017

3:00 pm

WEST KENNEBUNK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 160 Alfred Rd, Kennebunk, ME 04043, United States

Woods Hole Folk Music Society

April 9, 2017

7:30 pm

Woods Hole, MA

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“The Happy Days of Youth”

2014. 10 tracks, 50 min.

Selections from our repertoire after four years of performing together. Includes many of the tunes we play in our live shows and some new selections. Featuring special guests Hanz Araki and Jeremiah McLane.

$15.00 Add to cart

“The Press Gang”

2010. 10 tracks, 50 min

Our first CD, featuring a blend of tunes from Ireland and beyond.

$15.00 Add to cart

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