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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!

There is a weekly Irish session of tunes and songs held on Zoom Every Tuesday.

Here's the Zoom meeting info:

Join Zoom Meeting…
Meeting ID: 619 368 1854
Password: session

Michael Eskin says:

Hi Music Friends!
Please come join our "Round the Circle" style session on the same night and time as our weekly Tuesday night sessions at The Ould Sod.
Here's how it works:
Anyone on the meeting may volunteer to start a set.
I mute everyone's microphones except the person playing the set.
The person plays their set, and everyone else can hear them and play along.
Because only one mike is unmuted, you hear just the person who started the set and yourself.
When done with the set, I unmute all the microphones.
At that point anyone can pick a new set to play and we do the same muting sequence as before.
Stay safe, stay healthy,

Full Details on the website:

Sin Silver is an Irish singer songwriter based in the Bay Area in California. To watch the show, go to Sin Silver’s Facebook Profile, and then look for the little red LIVE button.

Sin live-streams from ‘Murray’s Pub’ (her recreation/piano room) every week and this week will be an all request – piano bar show. Find her Live Performance by checking Sin’s Facebook Profile, or go to and search for Sin Silver.

During the live stream, just drop your requests in the comments.

Virtual Tip Jar:
Venmo @Sin-Silver

I will be back at the ‘630 Park Steakhouse’ located inside the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park this Saturday 6/20, Sunday 6/21 (Father’s Day) and Monday 6/22, playing from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Graton casino are requiring temperature checks, masks and social distancing will be enforced.
With a unique style, her ‘Irish piano’ and angelic voice are delighting audiences. A featured artist at Northern California’s Graton Casino Resort, she brings a unique flavor to her craft. Whether she is playing her expertly crafted originals, covers with her own twist or celtic music, Sin Silver is someone that deserves to be heard live.

A true singer-songwriter at heart, Sin Silver weaves a silver tapestry drawing from diverse influences such as David Bowie, Elton John, Sinead O’Connor, Jack White and Joni Mitchell.

Check out her website here: or email her at

On Sundays, from Noon – 1:30 PM, LIVE on Facebook from their beautiful backyard in Modesto, CA, Golden Bough founders Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza will entertain you with Celtic, Beatles, Oldies, originals etc. with Backyard Streaming Concerts. Then, on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM, Golden Bough fiddler Kathy Ross Sierra, hosts Kathy’s Celtic Hour.

Join them at the appointed time for either show by pointing your browser to the Golden Bough Facebook Page, and where you will find the little red LIVE button.

Here a link to their many music videos
All three Golden Bough bandmates, are well versed in all genres of traditional folk songs, and have recently added favorites of the American Folk Revival from the 50’s-60’s. From working on the Railroads to leaving on that Jet plane, Golden Bough brings you the songs America loves.

For those of you seeking an entertaining respite that offers a bit of history, virtuosic instrumentation, sweet and seamless vocals, the occasional yarn and irrepressible toe-tapping, seek no more. Golden Bough is your answer.

For more on Golden Bough, email or check the Golden Bough Facebook Page, or the Golden Bough website.

Tree House Concerts presents Sunday Serenades with Kyle Alden. New songs, old songs and an Irish tune or two, and sometimes a guest performer.

Tune in by pointing your browser to Kyle Alden’s Facebook Page, and where you will find the little red LIVE button.

Kyle’s new album, Fables: songs made from poems by Yeats, Auden, Jeffers and others, has just been released. Here is a link to the first single from that new album–Two Songs for the Sake of the Tune:

Singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has appeared on stages throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, New York and Ireland. Kyle draws material from the American, Irish and British folk traditions, original folk music settings of poetry as well as original songs. He is recognized for his songs based on the poems of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats, and is a member of Irish trad band The Gas Men, and Americana combo the MC Boyz (with Rory McNamara).

For more information about this event, check the Kyles’s Facebook Page. For more information on Kyle, check his website,, or email Kyle Alden at

Click Here to go to Amelia’s Facebook Profile, and then look for the little red LIVE button.

Amelia Hogan sings traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American folk songs for over 30 years and plays a small Welsh lap-harp, across both sides of various ponds.

Amelia says:
Come sit a spell and sing along if you’d like, Tuesdays at 4:00 PM PT, and Fridays at 8:00 PM. Mini-busking/ fireside chat sessions from my home in San Francisco.

Tip Jar: and if you’d like more content and other goodies, you can subscribe to my patreon at Thanks a million!
Here is a sample video of Amelia Hogan singing Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

Check Amelia’s Facebook Page here:

Back by popular demand, Tempest offers a second Social-Distancing Compliant livestream event brought to you by Robert Berry’s SoundTek Studios in Campbell, California.

Lief will be Live on the Air with David Stafford on Friday, July 10th at 4:00 PM, KKUP.ORG, streaming from KKUP (and broadcast on 91.5 FM) for another interview and there may be a bit more Tempest News!

To join this Free concert, at 6:00 PM West Coast, (7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Midwest, 9:00 PM East Coast time) point your browser to Tempest Facebook Page, and where you will find the little red LIVE button.

This is a free event, but please help us through a tricky patch by making a donation:

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.

Signed to Carta Records, Tempest’s releases are acclaimed worldwide. Just a year ago, the group celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary with a fab new studio CD, Thirty Little Turns, a collection of inspired new original and traditional material — with a cheeky surprise or two.

‘Tempest Rocks, all right, but it’s forte is folkrock with a decidedly Celtic accent, drawing on traditions stretching hundreds of years.’
— Chicago Tribune

Celtic Music On The Radio

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

90.1 FM

The Mountain Road

Julie Horner

Monday 8 PM - 10 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


Chris Jong

Sunday Noon - 2 PM

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