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.

O'Flaherty's Irish Session
Tue Sep 18th 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
Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun
Thu Sep 20th 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.
Half Moon Bay Session
Sat Sep 22nd 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
Poet and Patriot Session
Sun Sep 23rd 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
Contra Dance
Fri Sep 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 
Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz  
The Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz , Will Blier will call the dance to the music of the Whoots.

New dancers are welcome and a free lesson will be offered 20 minutes before the regular dance.

Suggested donation is $12 regular, $8 for full-time students with ID card. Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes and comfortable loose-fitting light-weight clothing.

For information, visit, the group’s Facebook event page or e-mail
2018 KVMR Celtic Festival
Sun Sep 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley  
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The 22nd annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 28 through 30 in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. There are eight stages and performance areas. Our main stage hosts many of the best Celtic musicians on the world stage.
Irish Arts & Writers' Festival 2018 Opening Reception
Fri Oct 12th 2018, 5:00 PM 
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga  
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Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland OPENING VIP RECEPTION, MONTALVO ARTS CENTER. Greet our Irish guests, listen in on a classical recital, or performance & poetry sessions, while enjoying food, wine & art, at Montalvo’s historic villa. Tickets: |
Irish Arts & Writers Festival "Irish in 'Lost' Gatos'"
Sat Oct 13th 2018, 9:30 AM 
Los Gatos Town Center Park, Los Gatos  
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Don't miss the annual Irish Arts & Writers Festival in Los Gatos this October! To participate, please contact Catherine Barry with Irish Culture Bay Area:

Also hope to see you at the opening night gala at Montalvo Arts Center in available now:
The Buttery Session
Sun Oct 14th 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.

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