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Local Celtic Music Performers

This Monterey Bay area has many local performers who are available for concerts, parties, weddings, etc. Please help promote the celtic music tradition by hiring them for your event!

Hey You Local Performers!

There are many local performers who we don't know about and would like to add to our list so that we can forward your information if we are contacted! Even if you think we already have your details, please send them to Bob at

Brocelïande is Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney. Brocelïande plays Celtic music from the British isles and the Medieval and Renaissance music of the European courts and countrysides, with an emphasis on music inspired by or traditionally performed during each of the four seasons. Featuring stellar vocal and instrumental harmonies, their entrancing sound is built on the interweaving of up to 3-part vocals with the lyrical music of the Celtic harp, octave mandolin, cello, 12-string guitar, recorders, flute, gamba, whistle, percussion, and more!
Charmas is a Santa Cruz-based Celtic band featuring fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bohdran, bagpipe, bass and vocal music.
Elise Ferrell - fiddle, Scottish borderpipes
Jim Powell - guitar, vocals
Matt Johnson - tenor banjo, pennywhistle
Aaron Clegg - wooden flute, low whistle, vocals
Mick O'Broain - bass, vocals
The Crooked Road Céilí Band - Traditional Irish Music
THE CROOKED ROAD CEILI BAND is a lively Irish music dance band with Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Mark McCornack, Jack Gilder, and Douglas Lowder. Featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, concertina, flute, and guitar, with vocals from Erin Ruth Thompson and Julie Horner, we weave together intriguing traditional Irish melodies with that 'certain lilt' for festive occasions of all kinds.
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Dance Around Molly
Dance Around Molly is a Santa Cruz based trio that offers up traditional Irish music on fiddle, tenorbanjo, button box, whistle, mandolin and guitar, plus female vocals in English and Irish (Gaelic). Lively tunes and gorgeous songs galore for all occasions. For more info contact Janet at:
Jana Heller
Grumbling Ginger play original songs in a Celtic-flavoured Folk/Rock style. Their shows recreate the atmosphere of the British Folk Club music scene. They use a variety of instruments including Guitar, Dulcimer, Mandolin, Doumbek, and Bodhran. Beautiful vocal harmonies and humorous story telling are also part of their performance. The band began as a duo around 2001 and now performs with up to five members depending upon the venue. The current core members are Jana Heller on vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer and Bodhran, Andy Gilhooley on Doumbek, Bodhran, Laptop and Mandolin and Kimberley Pryor on vocals. Lead singer and songwriter Jana Heller' CD Laughing in Crime is available on Cycle Records (UK release). Contact:
Hillbillies From Mars
Celtic, French, Quebecois, and American traditional music with an inter-galactic twist. Available for concerts, dances, parties, and other celebrations. Contact:
Lighthouse String Band
is a Half Moon Bay-based Celtic band featuring fiddles, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, and bodhran. The band plays regularly in the Half Moon Bay area and has played concerts in San Jose and Santa Clara. The band is available for concerts, parties, and weddings. The band has just released a CD, which is orderable from their web site. Email:
Molly's Revenge
Molly's Revenge specializes in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and England, with occasional side trips to other parts of Europe plus some of our own compositions. The instruments we play include Scottish Highland Pipes, Scottish small pipes, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, whistles, flute and bodhran. E-mail:
Pat Ryan's Celtic Junket
Fun Live Music for All Occasions ... Make Your Event Special!
Monterey based duo performing music in the Celtic tradition, and including a sampling of American Folk and original compositions. Features Shannon Miller, vocalist, and Laurel Thomsen, violinist/violist, and often guest musicians featured on harp, guitar, and percussion. Sweetfire is available for concerts, parties, weddings and other formal or casual events.

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