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Past Concerts

Date Performer Venue
Fri Apr 19th 2019, 7:30 PM Andrew Finn Magill House Concert
Tue Apr 9th 2019, 7:30 PM Väsen Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Sat Mar 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM Dervish

A Production Of Aromas Grange

Aromas Grange
Sun Mar 17th 2019, 2:00 PM Molly's Revenge

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Thu Mar 14th 2019, 7:30 PM Imar Michael's On Main
Sun Mar 3rd 2019, 2:00 PM Realta Michael's On Main
Sun Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 PM Lunasa Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Sat Feb 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM Tommy and Saundra O'Sullivan

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sun Feb 10th 2019, 3:00 PM The Fire

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Wed Feb 6th 2019, 7:30 PM The Outside Track Michael's On Main
Tue Jan 29th 2019, 7:30 PM Jim Malcolm House Concert
Mon Jan 14th 2019, 7:30 PM Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely House Concert
Fri Dec 21st 2018, 7:30 PM Molly's Revenge Winterdance

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Wed Dec 19th 2018, 7:30 PM Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas UCSC Recital Hall
Wed Dec 12th 2018, 7:30 PM Tony McManus Michael's On Main
Sun Nov 4th 2018, 3:00 PM Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Tue Oct 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM Heron Valley Michael's On Main
Wed Sep 26th 2018, 7:00 PM MAC is back!

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Tue Sep 25th 2018, 7:30 PM One For The Foxes Michael's On Main
Tue Aug 14th 2018, 7:30 PM The Fire CD Release Concert Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed Jun 20th 2018, 7:30 PM Jeremy Kittel Trio Michael's On Main
Tue Jun 5th 2018, 7:30 PM John Doyle House Concert
Mon May 21st 2018, 7:30 PM Richie and Rosie House Concert
Sun May 6th 2018, 3:00 PM New World String Project

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sat May 5th 2018, 7:30 PM Dylan Foley and Eamon O'Leary House Concert
Sun Apr 29th 2018, 7:00 PM Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Apr 25th 2018, 7:30 PM Nordic Fiddler's Bloc Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Apr 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM Nordic Fiddler's Bloc

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sat Mar 17th 2018, 2:00 PM Molly's Revenge--The Party for Paddy! Special matinee show.

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Thu Mar 15th 2018, 7:30 PM Black Brothers Michael's On Main
Sun Mar 4th 2018, 7:30 PM Lunasa Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed Feb 28th 2018, 7:00 PM Daimh

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sun Feb 25th 2018, 7:30 PM Väsen Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Thu Feb 15th 2018, 7:30 PM Open The Door For Three Michael's On Main
Wed Feb 7th 2018, 7:30 PM Randal Bays & John Coyne House Concert
Tue Jan 30th 2018, 7:30 PM Jim Malcolm House Concert
Sun Jan 21st 2018, 3:00 PM The Press Gang St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sat Jan 20th 2018, 7:30 PM The Press Gang House Concert
Fri Dec 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM Molly's Revenge Winterdance

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Thu Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas Resource Center For Non Violence
Thu Nov 30th 2017, 7:30 PM Irish Christmas In America Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Sun Nov 19th 2017, 3:00 PM The Syncopaths

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sun Oct 8th 2017, 3:00 PM Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sat Oct 7th 2017, 7:30 PM Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed Oct 4th 2017, 7:30 PM Low Lily with John Whelan Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Sep 27th 2017, 7:00 PM Old Blind Dogs

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Tue Sep 26th 2017, 7:30 PM Old Blind Dogs Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Wed Sep 20th 2017, 7:30 PM Johnny B. Connolly and Eamon McElholm House Concert
Sun Sep 17th 2017, 3:00 PM Johnny B. Connolly and Eamon McElholm

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Sun Sep 3rd 2017, 7:30 PM Tony McManus Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Jun 18th 2017, 7:30 PM Molsky's Mountain Drifters Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Sun Jun 18th 2017, 3:00 PM Mari Black Trio

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church
Tue May 16th 2017, 7:30 PM Hanneke Cassel Flynn's Cabaret
Fri May 5th 2017, 7:30 PM Kevin Burke House Concert
Wed Apr 26th 2017, 7:30 PM Alan Reid and Rob van Sante House Concert
Mon Apr 17th 2017, 7:30 PM Väsen

A Production Of Community Music School Of Santa Cruz

St John's Episcopal Church
Sun Apr 2nd 2017, 2:00 PM Black Brothers Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Mar 15th 2017, 7:30 PM Dervish Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Tue Mar 7th 2017, 7:30 PM Skipper's Alley Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Feb 8th 2017, 7:30 PM Daimh Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Jan 25th 2017, 7:30 PM Burns Night with Jim Malcolm House Concert
Wed Jan 18th 2017, 7:30 PM Runa Flynn's Cabaret
Tue Jan 17th 2017, 7:30 PM Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely House Concert
Fri Dec 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM Irish Christmas In America Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Fri Nov 18th 2016, 7:30 PM Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh House Concert
Wed Nov 9th 2016, 7:30 PM Archie Fisher Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Oct 30th 2016, 2:00 PM Ashley Broder, William Coulter, Aria DiSalvio House Concert
Wed Sep 28th 2016, 7:30 PM The Outside Track Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Sep 14th 2016, 7:30 PM East Pointers Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Aug 21st 2016, 7:00 PM De Temps Antan Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Jul 17th 2016, 7:00 PM The Paul McKenna Band Flynn's Cabaret
Mon Jun 20th 2016, 7:30 PM Kevin Burke House Concert
Sat Jun 18th 2016, 7:30 PM The McCarthy Family House Concert
Wed May 25th 2016, 7:30 PM One Lane Bridge Flynn's Cabaret
Sun May 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Apr 24th 2016, 7:00 PM Noctambule Flynn's Cabaret
Sat Mar 19th 2016, 7:00 PM The Black Brothers Band House Concert
Mon Mar 14th 2016, 7:30 PM Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville Flynn's Cabaret
Tue Mar 8th 2016, 7:30 PM Old Blind Dogs Flynn's Cabaret
Wed Mar 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis Flynn's Cabaret
Fri Feb 26th 2016, 7:30 PM Teada's 'Reawakening' - 100 Years of Irish Freedom Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Feb 14th 2016, 7:00 PM Charmas Flynn's Cabaret
Tue Jan 26th 2016, 7:00 PM Jim Malcolm Flynn's Cabaret
Sun Jan 10th 2016, 7:00 PM Tony McManus Flynn's Cabaret
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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.

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 (https://www.facebook.com/OFlahertys.Irish.Seisiun).

Contact Julie Horner (831-325-1974, leap2three@gmail.com) for more information

Join the Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun every 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 www.facebook.com/SantaCruzTradIrishSeisiun, or www.meetup.com/Santa-Cruz-South-Bay_Irish-Music-Meetup/.

With acclaimed fiddler Alasdair Fraser at the helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers will get your toes tapping and your heart pumping with their driving tunes, lyrical songs and intricate dances deeply rooted in the Celtic tradition. Over one hundred fiddles, cellos, guitars, harps, piano and percussion! “It’s like a dance party in a concert hall! … the massed SF Scottish Fiddlers are an experience not to be missed” – San Francisco Chronicle. Dancing in the aisles or in your seat is encouraged!

For tickets go to www.sfscottishfiddlers.org.

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 (mtn_kahuna@yahoo.com) for more information

With acclaimed fiddler Alasdair Fraser at the helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers will get your toes tapping and your heart pumping with their driving tunes, lyrical songs and intricate dances deeply rooted in the Celtic tradition. Over one hundred fiddles, cellos, guitars, flutes, harps, piano and percussion! “It’s like a dance party in a concert hall! … the massed SF Scottish Fiddlers are an experience not to be missed” – San Francisco Chronicle. Dancing in the aisles or in your seat is encouraged!
 
For tickets go to www.sfscottishfiddlers.org.

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 mking@cruzio.com. For even more information, visit our website at http://www.englishcountrydancing.net

Community Music School of Santa Cruz presents a week-long camp through June 22 where teens (12-18 yrs) learn and perform the folk  music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and more. For players  proficient on fiddle, flute, penny whistle, recorder, oboe, harp,  guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, accordion, keyboards, percussion, Irish  tenor banjo, or cello. Other activities include dancing, singing, crafts, campfire, and bamboo flute making. $795 includes all meals and board.  https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-teen-camp4/

Skerryvore kicked off 2018, with an astounding performance in front of 12K revelers at Inverness Hogmanay celebrations. The year was yet another whirlwind of live events, but also interspersed with preparatory work for EVO, their latest album, due for release on June 11th.

Described as ‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk,’ (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2), the band - Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) and recent addition Scott Wood (bagpipes) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also worldwide.

The 2015, their Decade World Tour was launched with a sell-out 6000 capacity concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban and then took in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and USA, as well as UK gigs stretching from Shetland to the South of England. Skerryvore returned to USA in August 2016 for a 7-week, coast to coast tour, their longest yet. Then in 2017, they signed with US agents SRO and enjoyed 2 US tours – a festivals tour and a theatres tour – and by Easter had already completed two of multiple transatlantic trips in 2018.

All members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the 6 albums released since 2005.

Their latest 11 track album, EVO is a mix of songs and tunes that typically migrate from ‘big blast’ numbers to heartfelt, reflective tracks. It includes the previously released single “Live Forever” and their latest release, “Take My Hand.” A video for “Take My Hand” was release in mid-May.

Following on from the sell-out success of their 2015 Decade event, Skerryvore’s “Oban Live” launched as a two-day event in May 2016 and is now fully established on the Scottish Music Festivals calendar with the third instalment in June 2018. Follow the band by visiting www.skerryvore.com

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

Backroads

Chris Jong

Sunday Noon - 2 PM


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