Past Concerts

Date Performer Venue
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
Join The Society

Benfits include monthly newsletter, concert ticket discounts, no credit card fees on ticket purchases, free CDs, and exclusive member only events

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

You can also join our mailing list for free

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.

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

Moderate temp session form 3PM to 5PM on the 4th Sunday of every month. Contact Jamie Wylde <jwylde@gmail.com> for more information

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

Kick off the St. Paddy's season with the legendary Irish Rovers on their last tour through the US. For 55 years, the Rovers have been selling out concerts worldwide. After these last North American dates, they head over to Ireland for lifetime honors.

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 (tachyon@tachyonlabs.com) for more information.

Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for the big day. The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish Comedic talent, accents included and is coming to Santa Cruz for one night only!

Tickets: here
$20-25
21
Full fest info and schedule here

Lineup:

Sean Finnerty is based in NYC and originally from Longford. Sean was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition and as a semi-finalist in both the 2014 Florida’s Funniest Comedian Competition and the 2014 Charleston Comedy Festival. Sean this year became the first Irish comic ever to appear on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon 

Ger Staunton quickly became a regular headline act on the Irish Comedy circuit and has already been described by the International Comedy Club in Dublin as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland.” 

Dave Nihill: Dave is the founder of the Real Irish Comedy Fest, an NPR featured storyteller, bestselling author, winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. His work has been featured in Inc, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Today FM, and on TV3. From Dublin Ireland he now calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit. 

Katie Boyle, based and originally from Co. Kildare. Katie is a regular at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Broadway, Greenwich, Creek and the Cave and refuses to say ‘third’ on stage. She has toured multiple states and was featured in the Hartford and Albany Funnybones. 

Mark Hayes, has been dubbed “Ireland’s craziest and wittiest comedian and writer, a poet at times.” Saying that he has also been called the “runt of Irish literature” so take your pick. He is the author of three books  and runs his own weekly s

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

Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for the big day. The Real Irish Comedy Fest showcases the best blend of Irish Comedic talent, accents included and is coming to Monterey for one night only!

Tickets: here
$25
Full fest info and schedule here

Lineup:

Sean Finnerty is based in NYC and originally from Longford. Sean was selected for Comedy Central’s Up Next competition and as a semi-finalist in both the 2014 Florida’s Funniest Comedian Competition and the 2014 Charleston Comedy Festival. Sean this year became the first Irish comic ever to appear on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon 

Ger Staunton quickly became a regular headline act on the Irish Comedy circuit and has already been described by the International Comedy Club in Dublin as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland.” 

Dave Nihill: Dave is the founder of the Real Irish Comedy Fest, an NPR featured storyteller, bestselling author, winner of the 43rd annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition. His work has been featured in Inc, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Today FM, and on TV3. From Dublin Ireland he now calls San Francisco home when immigration officials permit. 

Katie Boyle, based and originally from Co. Kildare. Katie is a regular at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Broadway, Greenwich, Creek and the Cave and refuses to say ‘third’ on stage. She has toured multiple states and was featured in the Hartford and Albany Funnybones. 

Mark Hayes, has been dubbed “Ireland’s craziest and wittiest comedian and writer, a poet at times.” Saying that he has also been called the “runt of Irish literature” so take your pick. 

Live Irish music all afternoon with The Crooked Road Ceili Band on the front patio at O'Flaherty's in the heart of downtown San Jose! The Bay Area's best Irish party on St.Paddy's Day with music, dance, and libation starting early and going late into the night.

Corned beef and cabbage feast on the gracious back patio, Irish dancers upstairs and tickling the tiles among the punters downstairs, bagpipes, and additional musical entertainment outside and inside into the wee hours.

No cover, come early to grab a pint and take a seat! Or bring your dancing shoes and kick up your heels at the only place you need to be on St.Patrick's Day! You're a stranger here but once!

www.facebook.com/CrookedRoadCeiliBand
www.facebook.com/OFlahertys.Irish.Seisiun

A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series

Advance $22 Door $25
Child Advance $10 Child Door $12
Member discount $2
https://www.celticsociety.org/

The quintessential St. Patrick's Day tradition continues, with the exuberant sound of Molly's Revenge, the high flying Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers, and St. Mary's festive bistro offerings. Yes, it's the party for Paddy 2019!! 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. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more. 

www.facebook.com/events/368689710356538

3:00 PM - Matinee Show
7:00 PM - Evening Show featuring Tempest
→ WATCH THE VIDEOS!!! ←
Get Tickets NOW! — CLICK HERE!
Updates on the Facebook Event
--------
3:00 PM Matinee Show - (Doors open at 2:15 PM)
Kyle Alden, Tim Hill & Steve Gardner

Kyle Alden is an award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician recognized for his Irish traditional guitar accompaniment, Kyle has several issued several albums of original work and supported many top players in concert.
Steve Gardner and Tim Hill of Culann's Hounds bring their reputation for stage shows filled with tradition and energy. Tim has become one of the top young pipers in America and Steve's virtuosic violin style is clean and uncut, and when he grabs his guitar and sings, he brings his own irreverent style to both classic and original songs.
--------
7:00 PM Evening Show (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
→ Double Bill ←
The opening set from Michael Mullen's Trio Of One will be Hard Driving Live Looped Celtic Acoustic Rock. Never pre-recorded, always immediate and created fresh, the masterful Michael Mullen makes live looping an art form.
Says Michael:
"If you haven't seen me perform my live looping act, The Trio Of One—perhaps you live too far away to make it to any of my shows—this might be your best chance to see what I do."

With 17 albums & 2,500 gigs, world-famous Tempest needs no introduction — close out your Saint Patrick's Day fun while grooving to Celtic Rock with flavors of Scandinavia, India, Africa & Arabic Nations.

Lief says:
"We are delighted to announce our new line-up for 2019-- please join us in welcoming the big, rich bass playing talent of Mirco Melone, straight from Bologna, Italy, and on blistering lead guitar we now have Kevin Florian -- recently arrived from Chicago - and man, these guys rock! Buckle up, 'cuz it's gonna be a wild ride"

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 www.facebook.com/SantaCruzTradIrishSeisiun.

The pipes are calling, and the tribal clans will gather once again on Saturday, April 6 2019 for the annual Tartan Day Scottish Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.

Sponsored by the East Bay Regional Park District and the East Bay Scottish Association, Tartan Day at Ardenwood is always a colorful and enjoyable event for the whole family, whether you’re Scottish or not.

Throw on your kilt and celebrate Tartan Day with music, Scottish dancing, bagpipes, handmade crafts, historical re-enactments, and Highland athletics. Local Scottish clans and societies will share their rich culture and colorful heritage. Children can find magic and fantasy in the Children's Glen and might just see a fairy or dragon. Food and libations will tempt - enjoy a meat pie or other Scottish treat.

For Information call: (510) 544-2797 Free parking. Fees: $12/adults, $8/seniors (62 ), $6/children (4-17 yrs.), 3 yrs. & under free. Advance tickets are available online: (888) 327-2757, option 2. Advance tickets will be mailed within 2 business days of purchase and the same day entrance fees are the same as the advance tickets prices. Pre-sale tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are also available for purchase at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

www.facebook.com/events/891462321024292

Celtic traditional music infused with Swedish, Norweigen, Cape Breton, QUebequois, and much more.  A total variety show with 120 fiddles, cellos, guitars, harps, pianos, percussion.  Will have you dancing in your seats!

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/

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


Website version v1.0.0
© Celtic Society Of The Monterey Bay, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (EIN 47-3366613
)