State Theatre Portland
Enter The Haggis

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Enter The Haggis

Muddy Ruckus

Fri, February 1, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Port City Music Hall

Portland, ME

$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $30 Preferred GA Seating

This event is 18 and over

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. PCMH box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Enter The Haggis
Enter The Haggis
For more than 20 years, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has been bringing a rock edge to contemporary celtic music by effortlessly blending bagpipes and fiddles with rock instrumentation and AAA-friendly vocals.

It all comes together to make this 5-piece unit a favorite of the festival circuit (Milwaukee Irish Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Merlefest, Ann Arbor Folk Fest, Vancouver Island Musicfest among countless others), the morning show circuit (Live with Regis and Kelly and A&E’s Breakfast With The Arts) and the tens of thousands of fans, the self-described “Haggis Heads,” who have crowdfunded 3 albums, making their album Penny Black debut at #9 on the national Billboard Heatseekers chart.

It should come as no surprise then that Enter The Haggis has become a critical favorite, receiving praise from The New York Times, the Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail.
Muddy Ruckus
Muddy Ruckus
Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. This stripped-down power-duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound.

Muddy Ruckus recently released their new single Brimstone on Jan 25th, 2019. The song was recorded in their home studio in Maine. It begins with a haunting whistle to hook you in, followed by a jangly guitar and profound lyrics like “and I believe i’ll forget all about you, it’s the best thing I can do - for my anger it won’t bring me nothing but those foolish brimstone blues”. Transitioning between alternative rock and folk fusion, the duo keeps a foot in each door by featuring several of their influences in just one song.

"The band is reigning in the ruckus and revealing a bit of their softness with their new single Brimstone, featuring bassist Mark Abraham from Enter The Haggis. Haunting whistles and warm, soulful harmonies lure you in — all the while building up into a powerful, rootsy, instant rock classic you’ll want to play again and again. Listen and hear their unique blend of seasoning, spices, and textures from a road well traveled - helping you to ease your mind and go wherever the music takes you." - Rad Plaid

Muddy Ruckus and The Z-Boys of Providence, RI are releasing a 7" vinyl in March, 2019. The songs were recorded at the amazing Rocktorium Records in W Kingston, RI. The split-vinyl will drop with 4 shows in some of the best venues across New England, including One Longfellow Square in Portland, ME and Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI.
Venue Information:
Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101