Beltaine is a Celtic band from Portland, Oregon that features hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, bass guitar, 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 and being a part of Beltaine.     

SlĂ inte!

Band Members:

John Keys – Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Pennywhistle, Vocals, Cowbell

Brian Baker – Guitar, Vocals, Percussion

Jamie Vandenberg  Accordion, Vocals

Tyler McDowell – Bass Guitar


Michael Schaefer – Photographer, Page Auditor, Sound, Sales, Roadie

Jamie Sanborn – Sales Assistant

Guest Musicians:

Kris Chase – Hammered Dulcimer, Marimbula, Mountain Dulcimer

Dick Weissman – Banjo

Ryan Marquardt – Bass 

Judas Espinor – Drums

Kathy Lee – Violin, Vocals

Tomas Peralta – Bagpipes 

Aarun Carter – Fiddle