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

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

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

Chessell is originally from Vancouver. His passion for Celtic music has made him a household name in the western Canadian roots music scene. He and his band deliver sweet Celtic ballads and dance-worthy Irish rock with unparalleled talent.

Chessell’s music spans folk, Celtic-influenced pop and has hints of American 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 graduated from high school, Chessell was playing 100 shows a year in Vancouver pubs and venues. These days, the hardworking musician plays around 200 shows either solo or with his band.

In 2010, Chessell was a featured performer in the Irish pavilion at the 2010 Olympics. He has released five recordings over the past 10 years.

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

No physical ticket is required to be picked up or presented at the door. Tickets are $25.50; children 12 and under are admitted free.

To order your tickets, go to To listen to Chessell’s music, visit

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