Category: The Band

  • Michael

    Michael Schaefer

  • Brian Baker

    Brian Baker Guitar, Vocals, Percussion Brian grew up in Eugene, attended Churchill High School and graduated from the University of Oregon. At some point during his teen years Brian got what’s commonly referred to as “the fever” for playing the guitar. The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones were all early influences.…

  • Tyler McDowell

    Tyler McDowell Bass Guitar

  • Jamie Vandenberg

    Jamie Vandenberg Accordion, Vocals Jamie teaches piano lessons and works as a musician in the Portland area. She met Brian and John through the extended community plays at Bethel Lutheran Church and was thrilled to be invited to play with Beltaine! Jamie fell in love with the accordion in 2008. After playing the piano for…

  • John Keys

    John Keys Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Pennywhistle, Vocals, Cowbell John has been playing music for most of his life. John grew up with his sisters playing guitars in the back yard. There were many summer nights listening to music and roasting marshmallows by the fire. John started with piano at Madeleine Grade School in Portland, Oregon.…

  • About Beltaine

    About Beltaine

    Beltaine is a Celtic band from Portland, Oregon that features hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, flute and pennywhistle. Performing both instrumental and vocal tunes, Beltaine offers a unique blend of instrumentation and musical styles. The original and traditional music performed by Beltaine is inspired from Celtic, folk, rock and classical sources. The members of Beltaine approach their music with passion and energy.   Thank you for visiting this site…

  • Band Members

    Band Members: John Keys – Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Pennywhistle, Vocals Brian Baker – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion Jamie Vandenberg – Accordion Tyler McDowell – Bass Guitar   Guest Musicians: Kris Chase – Hammered Dulcimer, Marimbula, Mountain Dulcimer Dick Weissman – Banjo Ryan Marquardt – Bass  Judas Espinor – Drums Kathy Lee – Violin, Vocals Tomas Peralta –…