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 are not feeling well on the day of the show, please do not attend. We will happily refund the cost of your tickets.

Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas
Fri, Dec 17th 2021, 7:30PM
Rio Theater, Soquel
Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas photo
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Tickets
Advance $35 Gold Circle $45
Member discount $5
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These tickets are sold on a third party ticket sales website.


ATTENDANCE AT THIS SHOW IS SUBJECT TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED BY THE RIO THEATER WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.riotheatre.com/rio. THESE REQUIREMENTS MAY CHANGE BEFORE THE DATE OF THE SHOW.

Now in its 25th season of touring nationally, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in his native parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – in the 1950s . . . when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with traditional Irish Christmas carols . . . to raise the rafters with the joy of their music . . . to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances - and, of course, stories – they filled the night with the laughter of their stories
JIm and Susie Malcolm
Tue, Feb 1st 2022, 7:30PM
House Concert, Soquel
(Address supplied after ticket purchase)
JIm and Susie Malcolm photo
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Suggested Donation $20


PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS SHOW AND MASKS MUST BE WORN EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING. IF YOU FEEL ILL ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SHOW AND WE WILL REFUND THE TICKET COST.

Jim has been gracing us with his presence for several years now and his unique talents always make for a great, entertaining concert.

This time, Jim is joined by his wife Susie, an award-winning Scottish traditional singer, who has been performing with Jim Malcolm throughout Scotland for 20 years and more. She sings complex harmonies in a traditional style, and is known as a tradition bearer for the ancient ballads of Scotland, with particular expertise in the bothy ballad tradition from North East Scotland. Performing together, Jim and Susie Malcolm offer our audience a unique cultural experience.

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, engaging wit (and recently his trumpet!), he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”.

As a solo performer with ten solo CDs to his credit, Jim can mix it with anyone out there. As well as a renowned singer, he is in the top handful of simultaneous guitar and harmonica players in the world. He plays mostly in the folk guitar tuning dadgad in both fingerpicking and plectrum styles.

His concerts are always highly entertaining, peppered with funny stories and observations, in the great tradition of Scottish artists through the ages.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
Fri, Feb 11th 2022, 7:30PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz place
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas photo
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Tickets
Prices include 5% City Of Santa Cruz Admissions Tax
Advance $25 Door $30
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 COVID-19 TEST WITHIN THE PERVIOUS 72 HOURS WILL BE ACCEPTED. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING. THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling," and brilliant Californian cellist, Natalie Haas, spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding, and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.). In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She has performed and recorded with a who's who of the fiddle world including Mark O'Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Jeremy Kittel, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, and many more.
Lunasa
Fri, Mar 4th 2022, 7:30PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz place
Lunasa photo
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Tickets
Prices include 5% City Of Santa Cruz Admissions Tax
Advance $25 Door $30
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 COVID-19 TEST WITHIN THE PERVIOUS 72 HOURS WILL BE ACCEPTED. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN EATING OR DRINKING. THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band.

Ed Boyd (Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band) has recently replaced Hennessy.

Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin.

Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud.

Piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan has performed with Riverdance and recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen.

Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”
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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!

Weekends through October 24, come experience the thrill of the joust upon horseback; live music and performances on stage; magical handcrafted wares and clothing to purchase; games, pageantry, and hearty food and drink. Fun for all ages. 

Theme weekends:
October 9th & 10th – Oktoberfest!
October 16th & 17th – Carnevale & Masquerade
October 23rd & 24th – Halloween Fantasy!

Tickets: https://norcalrenfaire.com

You must purchase your tickets online. You can also purchase online from your smartphone at the event.

The Northern California Renaissance Faire is following guidance from the CDC and local and state recommendations regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The State of California strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated before entering the Faire. Currently, face coverings remain optional for all guests at this outdoor event. These recommendations may change and will be updated accordingly.

Warning: there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public setting where people are present.

A fun weekend of Irish Music & Dance is coming up in downtown Fairfax, California. This cherished annual event is back on with all your favorite Bay Area Irish musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers. Walk to all the venues and do a little shopping in this quaint town of free thinkers and artists. More information and a list of performers at participating venues:
www.fairfaxirishfestival.com

13th Annual All Hallows Faire Celtic New Year's Celebration....

Oct. 30th & 31st 2021
Saturday 12pm-10:30pm
Sunday  11am-6pm
Calaveras Fairgrounds
Angels Camp, California
 
All Hallows Eve with a blend of harvest and Halloween. Festival with Live Music, Stage Shows, Fire Show, Craft Vendors and more. New this year we will celebrate Dia De Los Muertos on Sunday.

Live Music
Celtica (Sat. & Sun.)
Culann's Hounds  (Sat. & Sun.)
The Black Irish Band (Sat Only)
Sonora San Jose (Sun. Only)

Entertainment
Stage Shows including
Jugglers, Story Teller, Magic, & Dancers

Shop, Eat and Drink
Craft, Snack & Food Vendors, Pub with great themed drinks, Margarita Specials on Sunday
Whiskey Tasting (Sat.) and Tequila Tasting (Sun.)

Attractions
Costume Contests (Sat. and Sun.) See website for updated details 
Trick or Treating for kids  (Sat. and Sun.)
Pumpkin Games  (Sat. and Sun.)
Beastcubs
Archery Booth

Themed Village with Vikings, Queen's Court, Vampire Hunters, Warriors, Orges, Pirates, Witches, and more.
Night Fire Show and Annual Harvestman Ceremony

www.allhallowsfaire.com 

No Outside Food/Drinks/Alcohol
Service Dogs only No Pets allowed
No Real Weapons

Gate Prices will be higher. No Tent Camping passes sold at the gate presale only and limited amount. 

RV Camping reserved through the fairgrounds
209-736-2561

Covid 19 guidelines will be followed for small faires or festivals. We are not a mega event. Our Team has added cleaning procedures & hand sanitations stations to help in the prevention of spreading germs. 

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 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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