Community Listings

The events listed on this page are not sponsored by the Celtic Society and are provided as a community service. If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please direct them to the contact information in the event listing. You can find a comprehensive listing of many local Celtic events at the Americeltic and Irish Culture Bay Area Events Calendars.

Felton Farmers Market with The Crooked Road Ceili Band
Tue May 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 
Felton Farmers Market, Felton  
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Lively jigs, reels, barn dances, hornpipes, slides, slip jigs, polkas, and hop jigs in the Irish tradition with Santa Cruz Mountains' own Crooked Road Ceili Band. Featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, and guitar, fill your basket with spring veggies and enjoy a day in the sun with toe-tapping tunes! Join the fun:
Colleen Raney Trio
Thu Jun 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 
The Ugly Mug, Soquel  
Colleen Raney is amongst the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation. Hearth Music enthuses "Singing with a deep love for the tradition and the dark poetry of Celtic song, Colleen has been drawing new life from old ballads and renewing our love for Celtic music."

Veteran artist Stuart Mason (guitar, mandola, banjo, vocals), and Ryan Davidson (bouzouki, vocals) accompany Colleen. | 408-499-9441 | |
2017 Artist of the Year Shelley Phillips
Fri Jun 2nd 2017, 7:00 PM 
Samper Recital Hall, Cabrillo College, Aptos  
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2017 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Shelley Phillips has brought the gift of music to thousands through her generosity of spirit and collaborative endeavors. Enjoy a concert featuring Shelley and friends, including the Teen Celtic Band and Harp Orchestra, the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz, and previous Artist of the Year Linda Burman Hall. Free. Details:
Redwood Music Camp
Thu Jun 15th 2017, 3:00 PM 
Sempervirens Outdoor School, Boulder Creek  
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Adult camp offers a combination of rustic camping, shared cabins, and a swimming pool. Musical styles range from Irish and Scottish to American traditional. All levels of playing welcome, participants get the full music immersion experience of learning in small workshop settings in the morning and early afternoon, and sessions bringing it all together in the late afternoon and evening, plus lots of informal jamming.
Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun
Thu Jun 15th 2017, 7:30 PM 
Rosie McCann's, Santa Cruz  
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Join the Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun every Third Thursday for lively Irish tunes and songs in the spirit of the tradition. Hosted by Julie Horner, David Chadwick, and Mark McCornack. All ages welcome, bring the family for dinner and stay for the taste o' the pure drop.
Mari Black Trio--Special Father’s Day Concert
Sun Jun 18th 2017, 2:30 PM 
St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, Pacific Grove  
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Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Tickets and reservations: 831-224-3819 or email
Irish Set Dancing with The Crooked Road Ceili Band
Thu Jun 29th 2017, 9:30 PM 
Plough and Stars, San Francisco  
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Lively Irish music for set dancing from Julie, Jack, Doug, and David! Featuring the hypnotic combined voices of hammered dulcimer, concertina, fiddle, flute, and guitar. Join the craic:
The Crooked Road Ceili Band with Erin-Ruth Thompson
Fri Jun 30th 2017, 6:30 PM 
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco  
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Join The Crooked Road Ceili Band for a wonderfully warm evening of traditional Irish melodies and songs sung solo and duet by Erin-Ruth Thompson and Julie Horner. Lively tunes on the hammered dulcimer, concertina, Irish wooden flute, fiddle, and guitar with Jack, Julie, Doug, and David. Bring your dancing shoes! Online:

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