Aug 28 - Sept 7, 2020

Pat Chessell

Pat Chessell began his career as a teenager performing with Richmond resident Danny Burns of the legendary Irish band The Wolfhound, performing in venues around Richmond and Vancouver. Now in his mid-thirties, Chessell has become known as one of the most exciting Celtic acts in Western Canada, playing the region’s top festivals, nightclubs, theatres, and special events. His two latest albums were recorded at the Warehouse Studio, the legendary recording venue owned by Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. Pat has brought his unique Canadian-Celtic sound all across Canada, throughout Upstate New York, and in his ancestral homeland of Ireland; he has opened for such acts as Jim Byrnes, Delhi 2 Dublin, Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, and more. He will be joined for this performance by long time musical collaborator Nathanael Powell (who was born in Richmond). Before the pandemic, Chessell was performing an average of 200 shows a year - either solo or with his backup band. In the last few months, he has performed many virtual shows for his friends and fans. Both Pat Chessell and Nathanael Powell's families have East Coast roots so needless to say they are quite excited to be part of the Richmond Maritime Festival! website youtube twitter facebook instagram