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.

Le Vent du Nord
Tue, Sep 27th 2022, 7:30PM
Michael's On Main, Soquel place
Le Vent du Nord photo
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Tickets
Advance $22 Door $27
Member discount $2


Le Vent du Nord is a Canadian folk music group from Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu in Quebec. The band performs traditional Québécois music, as well as original numbers in this style, in French.
TANNAHILL WEAVERS
Thu, Oct 27th 2022, 7:30PM
Michael's On Main, Soquel place
TANNAHILL WEAVERS photo
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Tickets
Advance $22 Door $27
Member discount $2


The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power and entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old-time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll."

Born of a session in Paisley , Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

In 2021 they have been joined by exciting piper and fiddle player Iain MacGillivray, who is also Scotland's youngest Clan leader. Iain, a fluent Gaelic speaker, has worked on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts, and has performed for a huge list of stars and dignitaries in recent years. As the band celebrate the nomination of their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) as album of the year, and themselves as band of the year, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
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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!

Now in its 22nd year, this annual event offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing both the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the dulcimer and just making music.
Our special guests this year are Don Pedi and Aubrey Atwater who will be in concert Friday night August 19th. at 5:00 (Pacific time).
Our talented staff includes: Jessica Cameau, Karen Ashbrook, Dusty Thorburn, Kevin Roth, Janet Herman, Neal Hellman and Steve Eulberg.

We will have four sessions of workshops and each workshop is 75 minutes long. Also featured will be a round robin performance by our instructors which will happen during lunch.
Redwood Dulcimer Day also offers a 20 minute "stretch" class featuring Stephanie Golino. To view all the workshop details and schedule please go to: http://redwooddulcimerday.org
 
Read more about Redwood Dulcimer Day from Bay Area hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer player Peter Tommerup:

Join in the Pescadero Pie Ranch Meadow dances on 3rd Saturdays from 6:30-9:00 pm. Dances are for all ages, no experience or partner needed. Gender-free role names are used. There is always a live string band and calling by Claire Takemori. (There may be a chance to sit in with the band with advance notice.)

Join us in the meadow for some joyful folk music and "barn" dancing!


  • $30-$15 sliding scale for ages 12

  • $10 for ages 5-11

  • FREE for children under 5

Please note that there will be LIMITED tickets for sale at the door. Pre-registration is encouraged for this event.

This dance is outside! Dress appropriately for a festive evening outside on the coast in springtime.

PARKING

Please park behind the roadside barn, continue on foot to the picnic meadow. Staff will wave you in, and check your registration at the welcome table next to the goat barn.

To encourage a friendly family atmosphere and encourage safe driving out on Hwy 1, the meadow dance is an alcohol-free events.
Tickets on site may sell out, so arrive close to 6:30 pm or buy tickets online.

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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