Upcoming Events

Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay

CharmasSun Feb 14th7:00pmFelton
Teada's 'Reawakening' - 100 Years of Irish FreedomFri Feb 26th8:00pmFelton
Mick Moloney and Athena TergisWed Mar 2nd7:30pmFelton
Old Blind DogsTue Mar 8th7:30pmFelton
Le Bruit Court dans la VilleMon Mar 14th7:30pmFelton
The Black Brothers BandSat Mar 19th7:30pmSanta Cruz

To see a list of other upcoming local celtic events or to advertise your event, visit the community listings page.

Charmas
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm 
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Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $12 advance/$14 at the door, $10 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at or .
Also available for purchase at Don Quixote's.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, or send email to celtsoc@aol.com .

The Santa Cruz-based Celtic band Charmas presents a special Valentine's Day show of love gone wrong. Featuring fiddle, pipes, flute, low whistle, saxophone, guitar, bass, bodhran and vocals, the evening includes traditional Irish and Scottish ballads about romantic disasters, risque comedic songs, singalong sea chanteys, the odd limerick and lots of terrible jokes. For more info, visit www.charmasband.com.
Teada's 'Reawakening' - 100 Years of Irish Freedom
Friday, February 26th, 2016 at 8:00pm 
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Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $25 advance/$27 at the door, $23 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at or .
Also available for purchase at Don Quixote's.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, or send email to celtsoc@aol.com .

Inspired by the remarkable artistic flourishing of the Irish at home and abroad in the 100 year period from the 1916 onwards, Reawakening sets historic musical and song material beginning from the early 20th century to a backdrop of archival video footage and still images from the 1916 Easter Rising. The program is enriched with extracts from a newly-commissioned musical piece by leading Irish composer Peadar O Riada reimagining the legacy of 1916.
For more info, sights and sounds, visit www.teada.com.
Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 7:30pm 
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Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $18 advance/$20 at the door, $16 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at or .
Also available for purchase at Don Quixote's.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, or send email to celtsoc@aol.com.

Author, musicologist, professor and professional musician, Mick Moloney brings profound depth and life to his music through stories and history of Irish music and its journey to America. One of the all-time greats on banjo, mandolin and guitar, Mick is also a master singer and storyteller who has been involved in the production of over 50 albums, host of three nationally syndicated television series on folk music and has been awarded the National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Mick's knowledge and talent are vast, but it is his stories and the spirit in his music and singing that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Joining Moloney will be frequent touring partner, both, as here, as a duo and also in the esteemed ensemble The Green Fields of America, the charismatic fiddler Athena Tergis. Inspired by attending the nearby Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp, Athena moved to Ireland following her passion for Celtic Music. Athena then was summoned to New York to star in Riverdance on Broadway and recently was the cynosure in Riverdance composer Bill Whelan's new show, Heartbeat of Home. Her CD with guitarist John Doyle, 'A Letter Home,' has been critically and popularly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. For more info, sights and sounds, visit www.mickmoloney.com and www.athena.cd.
Old Blind Dogs
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 7:30pm 
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Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $20 advance/$22 at the door, $18 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at or .
Also available for purchase at Don Quixote's.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, or send email to celtsoc@aol.com.

After being dog gone in quarantine for far too long. Scotland's pick-of-the-litter for traditional bands, Old Blind Dogs, has finally been unleashed and return barking mad to one of their favorite kennels, Don Quixote's.

One of the most highly touted Celtic groups of our time, OBD is the only multiple winner of the prestigious Scots Trad Music Award as 'Folk Band of the Year' and released 11 acclaimed CDs.

OBD continues to distinguish themselves as vital, innovative ambassadors of Scots music by subtly and ingeniously expanding upon the very tradition they celebrate in harnessing the rich resonance and timeless themes of the songs and tunes of their homeland and weld them to new rhythmic frameworks, dynamic arcs and textural expanses, This produces a uniquely identifiable sound that reflects the rich heritage of their forefathers, yet comes across as resoundingly fresh and immediate.

OBD's incandescent instrumental arsenal of pipes, fiddle, whistles, bouzouki, guitar and percussion and their vibrant, virile vocals have left concertgoers raving for more and led to rave reviews, such as from The Scotsman, 'Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm as players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion.'

For more info, sights and sounds, visit www.oldblinddogs.co.uk.
Le Bruit Court dans la Ville
Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Add to calendar 03/14/2016 07:30 PM 03/14/2016 10:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Le Bruit Court dans la Ville Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton falseMM/DD/YYYY

Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$17 at the door, $13 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at or .
Also available for purchase at Don Quixote's.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, or send email to celtsoc@aol.com.

Permit me to put a bee in your bonnet about Le Bruit Court dans la Ville (The Buzz Around Town) flying into town to celebrated the release of their second CD, 'Les Vents Qui Ventent' (The Winds That Blow), as hI've a notion you'll be over the moon by this honey of a trio and will give them a swarm welcome. Their eponymous first album 1996 and lively performances defined for a generation the Quebecois sound and influenced countless younger musicians, such as Le Vent du Nord's Nicolas Boulerice who wrote, 'They are our mentors. When Le Bruit play, it's as if the music of Quebec were part of their DNA.' The illustrious luminaries of master musicians and bons vivants who comprise Le Bruit are melodious singer, glittering guitarist and atomic clock foot percussionist Andre Marchand who is often referred to as the Godfather of the Quebec folk music revival through forming the esteemed ensemble La Bottine Souriante, earthy singer accordionist & harmonica player Normand Miron from the heartland of Quebec music, Lanaudiere, and fiery, feisty, American fiddler Lisa Ornstein who brings the zeal of the convert, having learned the music from old masters in kitchen sessions until dawn. As Irish fiddler Kevin Burke has said, 'Lisa, Andre and Normand are fantastic musicians and audiences cannot fail to be charmed and entertained by them.' For more info, sights and sounds, visit www.lebruitcourtdanslaville.com.
The Black Brothers Band
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 7:30pm 
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House Concert, Santa Cruz

ADMISSION: $18 advance/$20 at the door, $16 to Celtic Society Members. Available online at .
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Mark Conover at (831) 469-4307, or send email to Spiral@wcliff.org.

Continue your St. Patrick's festivities with a special concert by the Black Brothers Band that will highlight songs commemorating the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising. The outstanding outfit is led by the charismatic charmers from Dublin, Shay and Michael Black, the singing siblings from Ireland's first family of song, The Black Family, which includes their sisters Mary and Frances and brother Martin. They have been hailed in the Irish Echo as 'one of the most impressive groups of Irish singers to be found anywhere... exquisite, exhilarating and nothing short of thrilling.' Raising sibling rivalry to revelry, Shay and Michael adroitly accompany their sheer joy of singing with banjo, cittern and guitar with the Black and Black Minstrel Show also featuring fiddle virtuoso Bobbi Nikles and Eamonn Flynn on accordion and keyboards. The concert will also include traditional Irish ballads, Dublin street songs, music hall ditties, contemporary compositions, jigs and reels, all interspersed with hearty Irish humor that invariably have audiences smiling broadly and joining in on the choruses.

The concert will be preceded by a potluck from 6:30pm.

For more info, sights and sounds,
visit www.black-brothers.com.