Venues used by the Celtic Society have established various COVID-19 vaccination and test requirements for people who attend their shows. You will find the requirements included in the listing for each show and in some cases, they may be more stringent than those imposed by the venue. In addition we ask that if you test positive for COVID and have not had a subsequent negative test prior to the concert, or are not feeling well on the day of the show, please do not attend. We will happily refund the cost of your tickets.

Old Blind Dogs
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022, 7:30PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz place
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Tickets
Prices include 5% City Of Santa Cruz Admissions Tax
Advance $30 Door $35
Member discount $2


ALL ATTENDEES OF THIS SHOW MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12, PROOF OF A NEGATIVE PCR COVID-19 TEST WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 48 HOURS WILL BE ACCEPTED. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING. THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The Celtic Society has been privileged to promote concerts by many of the finest performers of Scottish and Irish music over the years and perhaps none better than Old Blind Dogs.

One of the most highly touted Celtic groups of our time, Old Blind Dogs is the only multiple winner of the prestigious Scots Trad Music Award as 'Folk Band of the Year'. With numerous CDs already in the bag, you'll have a chance to collar their brand new offering titled "Knucklehead Circus",

Old Blind Dogs continue 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.'
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Help us to continue bringing world class Celtic musicians to the area by becoming a member. Individual and family memberships are available, starting at $20 per year

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Community Events

These events are not sponsored by the Celtic Society. If you have any questions, please direct them to the contact information in the event listing. Check out the Americeltic and Irish Culture Bay Area events calendars for more local events.

You can now list online shows!

Hosted by Community Music School of Santa Cruz, this week-long sleepover camp for teenage musicians has been changing lives for over twenty years! Students learn and perform Celtic, Swedish, and Americana music in instrument-specific groups, small bands, and with the entire ensemble. For players of fiddle, flute, penny whistle, recorder, clarinet, harp, autoharp, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, accordion, keyboards, percussion, Irish tenor banjo, and cello. Other activities include singing, Scottish dance, movies, crafts, a talent show, and lots of jamming! The camp is held at Monte Toyon Camp and Conference Center-Aptos.

More information and registration at CommunityMusicSchool.org.

53rd ANNUAL MONTEREY SCOTTISH GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

Join us for our 53rd year of bringing the music, food, athletics, and performing arts of Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales to the Monterey Peninsula.

The festival will be held on July 16 and 17, 2022 on 22 oak-studded acres at the beautiful Monterey County Fair and Event Center. On a mission to become the premier food, music, and Celtic festival on the west coast, this year includes exciting new additions - 

  • Eight live performers on two stages from Europe and across the US
  • New beer garden with traditional and local craft favorites
  • New VIP Lounge for sponsors and VIP ticket holders
  • Two whisky tastings per day
  • Over nine pipe bands
  • Three world champion judges
  • Twice as many sheep and agility dog trials
  • New host hotel at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Resort and Spa
  • New kitchen piping contest with over 10 competitors
  • New Saturday night ceilidh* at the host hotel ballroom
Tickets are available at montereycelticfest.com/tickets - children 12 and under are free.

Adult - One Day, $20 - Two Day, $30
Teen (ages 13-18) - One Day(12 and under free), $10 - Two Day(12 and under free), $15
Senior (65 ) - One Day, $10 - Two Day, $15
Military - One Day, $10 - Two Day | $15

Gates open at 9:00am and close at 6:00pm both days.

Celtic Music On The Radio

Get your Celtic music fix and support our local radio stations by listening to the following programs.

89.3 FM

The Mountain Road

Julie Horner

Monday 7 PM - 9 PM


91.5 FM

New Wood

Peter Schwarz

Thursday 7 AM - 10 AM

Friday Folk-Off

Dave Stafford

Friday 3 PM - 6 PM

The Lark In The Morning

Greg Winslow

Wednesday 6 AM - 8 AM


107.5 FM

Please Stand By

John Sandidge

Sunday 10 AM - 12 PM


90.7 FM

Celtic Cauldron

Cindy Odom

Friday 11 AM - 1 PM


88.1 FM

Backroads

Chris Jong

Sunday Noon - 2 PM


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