Community Listings

The events listed on this page are not sponsored by the Celtic Society and are provided as a community service. If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please direct them to the contact information in the event listing. You can find a comprehensive listing of many local Celtic events at the Americeltic and Irish Culture Bay Area Events Calendars.

Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun
Thu Nov 15th 2018, 7:30 PM 
Rosie McCann's, Santa Cruz  
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Join the Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun every Third Thursday for lively Irish tunes and songs in the spirit of the tradition. Hosted by Julie Horner, David Chadwick, and Mark McCornack. All ages welcome, bring the family for dinner and stay for the taste o' the pure drop. For more information, visit
Half Moon Bay Session
Sat Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 
On the street!, Half Moon Bay  
This moderate-to-fast tempo session happens every Saturday from 1pm - 4PM. We play outdoors on the East Side of Main Street -- approx address would be 425 Main St -- between the Half Moon Bay Electric store and the Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese Company. Celtic/Old-Time. All players welcome.

Contact Raymond ( for more information
Classical Mandolin Society Annual Convention and Koret Auditorium Extravaganza
Sat Nov 17th 2018, 7:30 PM 
Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa  
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Mandolin enthusiasts from around the world gather at the Classical Mandolin Society of America Annual Convention in Santa Rosa, November 15, 16, and 17: | (707) 829-0572

December 1: Aurora Mandolin Orchestra 10th Annual Koret Auditorium gala featuring traditional, romantic, ethnic, and holiday music on mandolin and more. 2:00-4:00, 100 Larkin St at Grove, SF. Free.
O'Flaherty's Irish Session
Tue Nov 20th 2018, 6:30 PM 
O'Flaherty's Pub, San Jose  
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A traditional Irish seisiún for experienced Irish style musicians every Tuesday evening. The South Bay's longest running and only up-tempo seisiún! Please visit us on Facebook (

Contact Julie Horner (831-325-1974, for more information
A Gala Gourd Music Evening
Sat Nov 24th 2018, 7:30 PM 
The Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz  
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A Gala Gourd Gourd Evening celebrating our 30-plus years of recording our own unique sound of part folk part classical music. Featuring:

William Coulter, Shelley Phillips, Deby Benton-Grosjean, Barry Phillips, Steve Coulter, and Neal Hellman

More information:
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Weekends November 17 - December 23
Sun Nov 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, Daly City  
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Join us for Six Weekends in 2018 including the Friday after Thanksgiving ~ Nov. 17 through Dec. 23! The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London - an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. Tickets & Info:
Poet and Patriot Session
Sun Nov 25th 2018, 3:00 PM 
Poet and Patriot, Santa Cruz  
Moderate temp session form 3PM to 5PM on the 4th Sunday of every month. Contact Jamie Wylde <> for more information
Molly's Revenge Winterdance at Flynn's Cabaret in Felton
Thu Nov 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 
Flynn's Cabaret, Felton  
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Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. This show always sells out in Felton, get your tickets early!
The Buttery Session
Sun Dec 9th 2018, 2:00 PM 
The Buttery, Santa Cruz  
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A slow-play session from 2PM to 4PM on the second Sunday of every month for those learning the intricacies of Irish traditional music.

Contact Tane Tachyon ( for more information.
Santa Cruz English Country Dance
Thu Dec 13th 2018, 7:30 PM 
Peace United Church (Upper Hall), Santa Cruz  
If you can count and skip and tell your right hand from your left, you can begin doing the easy dances immediately. This form of dance does not require fancy footwork or a high level of coordination. This is an excellent place to learn, even if you’ve never done any folk dancing. Beginners are very welcome.

Come and join in the fun on the second Thursday of every month.

For more information call  Michael at (831) 426-8621, or e-mail him at For even more information, visit our website at

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