From The Bulletin :
Hanz Araki just traded Portland for Portland.
The Irish-Japanese flutist, percussionist and singer moved from Portland, Oregon, his home of the last 11 years, to Portland, Maine, about three weeks ago. Seattle native Araki, who has long been at the forefront of traditional Celtic music in the Pacific Northwest, made the move primarily out of convenience — he recently joined Maine-based traditional band The Press Gang. Shorter traveling distances on tour — and the Northeast’s burgeoning Irish music scene — helped seal the deal.