Celtic Music Calendar for SF Bay Area

Upcoming events of Celtic music interest in the SF Bay Area

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2/20/24


GENERAL INFO:

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To keep up with Celtic music happenings in the Bay Area, join the CelticSF groups.io group:


https://groups.io/g/celticSF/


Also check the resources listed at the end of this message.


This calendar is also available at https://sites.google.com/site/davbrown2/celtic

and may be updated more frequently than the monthly email sent via celticSF.


Other lists:


SF Folk Music Club calendar

https://www.sffmc.org/community-folk-calendar/


CDSS Events Calendar

https://www.cdss.org/community/events-calendar



NEWS

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* Registration for Walker Creek Music Camp in West Marin 4/11-4/14 is now open!  The spring camp includes an Irish track:

Liz Knowles - Fiddle 

Marla Fibish - Mandolin

Eamon O’Leary - Guitar

Dave Cory - Tenor Banjo

Michael Black - Vocals 


https://walkercreekmusiccamp.org/



* Slainte (Jack London Square, Oakland) has reopened! 

currently with limited hours & a limited menu

https://slainteoakland.com/

https://www.facebook.com/slainteoak


* I've updated the Sessions section with information I've recently discovered about sessions in Grass Valley,

Roseville, and Lodi.


* The Hillside Club (a lovely old buiding on Cedar St in Berkeley) has some wonderful music coming up, including

Noctambule, Celia Ramsay & Friends, and Gerry O'Connor & Don Penzien.

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/hillside-echoes-folk-music-series-1290099



HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

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* Cantrip in February


* Wintergrass in Bellevue WA Feb 22-25 2024

in addition to bluegrass & oldtime, they are adding French Canadian & other music:

Genticorum, Vent du Nord, La Famille Leger

Vasen+Hawktail

many others

https://wintergrass.com/



SAVE THE DATE

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* Lots of Irish music for St Pat's season (Feb thru April...)


* Spring Camp Harmony Online Mar 8-10 2024

https://www.sffmc.org


* Gerry O'Connor (fiddle) in March


* Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary in March


* Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay) in March


* Genticorum in April


* Breabach (from Scotland) April


* Liz Knowles, Eamonn O'Leary, Marla Fibish April


* KVMR Celtic Festival, Grass Valley  May 3-5 (moved from September)


* SF Scottish Fiddlers spring concert 5/17-5/19


* International Sea Music Festival SF Maritime National Historical Park 8/17/24 


UPCOMING (IN PERSON & "LOCAL" ONLINE EVENTS)

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Feb 22 2024

Windborne

Freight


Feb 23 2024

Fiddles on Fire:

Tim Kliphuis (violin) Colm O’Riain, (violin), Cormac Gannon (bodhrán), Tedd Colt (guitar), and Todd Denman (uilleann pipes, whistles)

Throckmorton Theatre Mill Valley, CA

https://www.throckmortontheatre.org/

https://ci.ovationtix.com/35161/performance/11422940?performanceId=11422940


Feb 24 2024 7pm

Windborne

418 Project, 155 River St S, Santa Cruz

https://www.windbornesingers.com/concerts/


Feb 25 2024 3pm

Flynn Cohen & Liz Simmons of Low Lily

Back Room, Berkeley

https://backroommusic.com/

https://flynncohen.net/

https://lizsimmons.net/

https://www.lowlily.com


Feb 25 2024 7pm

Windborne

Hopmonk Novato

https://wl.seetickets.us/HopMonkNovato

https://www.windbornesingers.com/concerts/


Thurs Feb 29 2024 7:30pm

Noctambule

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St Berkeley

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillside-echoes-presents-noctambule-tickets-788204921137


Mar 3 2024 2pm

Celia Ramsay & friends (Eamonn Flynn, Leah Wollenberg, Amelia Hogan, Felim Egan)

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St Berkeley

https://celiaramsay.com/

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/hillside-echoes-folk-music-series-1290099


Mar 5 2024

Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay)

San Jose house concert

https://countercurrentmusic.com/gigs/

https://cope-a-cabana.com/


Mar 6 2024

Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay)

Oakland house concert

houseconcert AT att.net


Mar 7 2024

Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay)

Santa Cruz 

https://countercurrentmusic.com/gigs/

Concerts AT InstantHarmony.com


Mar 7 2024

Patrick Ball

United Irish Cultural Center, SF

https://www.patrickball.com/the-story/tour-dates/


Mar 7 2024

Gerry O'Connor

Trinity Alps Perf. Center, 101 Arbuckle Ct, Weaverville CA 96093 

taylor AT aglipaymusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/gerryoconnordlk

https://gerryoconnor.net


March 8-10 2024

Calaveras Celtic Faire & Concert

(formerly Celtic Heritage Celebration or Sonora Celtic Faire)

Angels Camp CA

https://celticheritagecelebration.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sonoracelticfaire/

https://www.facebook.com/events/287671936622153


Mar 8-10 2024

Spring Harmony Online

https://www.sffmc.org


Mar 8 2024

Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay)

The Strum Shop, Roseville

https://countercurrentmusic.com/gigs/

https://www.thestrumshop.com/events.htm


Mar 8 2024

Black Brothers

United Irish Cultural Center, SF

https://www.black-brothers.com/concerts.php


Mar 8 2024

Altan

Sofia Tsakopoulos Center, Sacramento


Mar 8 2024

Patrick Ball

Los Gatos house concert

https://www.patrickball.com/the-story/tour-dates/

pippasiersema AT yahoo.com


Mar 8 2024

Gerry O'Connor

McCloud River Mtn Music, 325 Lawndale Court, McCloud CA

reynolds.dave3 AT gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/gerryoconnordlk

https://gerryoconnor.net


Mar 9 2024 11am

Probabillies du Nord 

(Kerry Parker, Tony Phillips, David Brown, Daniel Hersh) 

French-Canadian tunes

Noe Valley Farmers Market


Saturday, March 9, 12:30 - 4:30 pm 

Sixpenny

Retzlaff Vineyards in Livermore, CA


Mar 9 2024

Gerry O'Connor

Plough and Stars, 116 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

https://www.facebook.com/gerryoconnordlk

https://gerryoconnor.net


Mar 9 2024

Patrick Ball

Occidental Center for the Arts

https://www.patrickball.com/the-story/tour-dates/

https://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/upcoming-events


Mar 9 2024 7:30pm

Kyle Alden and Rebecca Richman

Timbre Folk & Baroque, 801 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

mark AT timbrefolk.com


Mar 9 2024

Black Brothers

Pacifica Performances

https://www.black-brothers.com/concerts.php


Mar 9 2024

Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay)

POPS Art Center, Dunsmuir

https://countercurrentmusic.com/gigs/

https://www.popsdunsmuir.com/


Mar 9 2024

Altan

Arkley Center, Eureka


Mar 10 2024

Altan

Freight


Mar 10 2024

Patrick Ball

St. Columba’s Inverness, CA

https://www.patrickball.com/the-story/tour-dates/

pwashbou AT gmail.com


Mar 11 2024

Gerry O'Connor and Don Penzien

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709

ellen.hsc AT gmail.com or plitsky AT gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/gerryoconnordlk

https://gerryoconnor.net

https://www.hillsideclub.org/events

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/hillside-echoes-folk-music-series-1290099


Wed Mar 13 2024 7:30pm

Altan

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

https://www.facebook.com/events/849884530035951

https://celticsociety.org


Wed Mar 13 2024

Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary

Little River Inn (Mendocino)

http://www.kevinburke.com/upcoming-shows/


Thurs Mar 14 2024

Black Brothers

Rossmoor private house concert

https://www.black-brothers.com/concerts.php


Thurs Mar 14 2024

Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary

Freight


Mar 15 2024 7:30pm

Wake the Dead

Rancho Nicasio

https://www.ranchonicasio.com/music.htm


Mar 15 2024

Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary

Chico Women’s Club

pullinsusa AT sbcglobal.net


Mar 16 2024

Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O'Leary

The Sofia - Sacramento, CA

https://bstreettheatre.org/


Mar 16 2024

Black Brothers

Berkeley private house concert

https://www.black-brothers.com/concerts.php


Sat & Sunday March 16 & March 17

St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Dublin Civic Center, Dublin, CA.

Sunday 12:45 - 2:45 Sixpenny

https://dublin.ca.gov/293/St-Patricks-Day-Celebration


Mar 17 2024

Danú

Bankhead Theater, Livermore

https://livermorearts.org/events/danu-traditional-music-of-ireland/

https://danu.net/shows


Mar 17 2024 7:30pm

Danú

Mondavi Center, UC Davis

https://danu.net/shows

https://www.mondaviarts.org/whats-on/danu/


Mar 17 2024

Black Brothers w/Eamonn Flynn & Félim Egan

Freight

https://secure.thefreight.org/13456/the-black-brothers


Mar 17 2024

Patrick Ball

Tallman Hotel Upper Lake, CA

https://www.patrickball.com/the-story/tour-dates/

bb AT tallmanhotel.com


Mar 22 2024

Lúnasa

Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Nevada City, CA 

https://www.lunasamusic.com/tour

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunasa-tickets-754811801417


Sat Mar 23 2024

Lúnasa

Presidio Theatre San Francisco, CA 

https://www.lunasamusic.com/tour

https://www.presidiotheatre.org/show/lunasa-2/


Sun Mar 24 2024 7:30pm

Lúnasa

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

https://www.celticsociety.org/

https://www.lunasamusic.com/tour


Sun, March 24, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

March Ceili

United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116

https://sfcooleykeegancce.org/calendar/calendar.html


Apr 2 2024 7:30pm

Breabach 

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz 

https://www.celticsociety.org/


Apr 3 2024 7:30pm

Breabach 

Fresno

https://www.fresnofolklore.net/events-1


Apr 4 2024

Breabach 

Freight

https://www.breabach.com/live-dates


Apr 5 2024

Breabach 

The Sofia, Sacramento

https://www.breabach.com/live-dates


April 5-7 2024

Epicenter contra dance weekend

Mill Valley

Genticorum, Free Raisins

Seth Tepfter, Alexandra Deis-Lauby

http://www.nbcds.org


Apr 6 2024

Breabach 

Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

https://www.breabach.com/live-dates


Apr 6 2024

Liz Knowles, Eamonn O'Leary, Marla Fibish

Berkeley house concert

mfibish AT gmail.com


Apr 7 2024 7pm

Liz Knowles, Eamonn O'Leary, Marla Fibish

Healdsburg barn concert

clendenen.kathy AT gmail.com


Apr 9 2024 7pm

Liz Knowles, Eamonn O'Leary, Marla Fibish

Mt View house concert (potluck at 6pm)

sv.houseconcerts AT gmail.com


Apr 11-14 2024

Walker Creek Music Camp

with an Irish track

Liz Knowles - Fiddle 

Marla Fibish - Mandolin

Eamon O’Leary - Guitar

Dave Cory - Tenor Banjo

Michael Black - Vocals 

https://walkercreekmusiccamp.org/


Apr 11-14 2024

Fiddle Hell Online

Recordings available for 4 months 

https://www.fiddlehell.org/


Tues Apr 9 2024

Genticorum

Santa Rosa house concert

https://www.genticorum.com/english#enconcert-section


Thurs Apr 11 2024 7:30pm

Genticorum

Caspar Community Center

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genticorum-in-concert-tickets-788671556857


Fri Apr 12 2024 7:30pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

St Mary's By-The-Sea, Pacifica

https://alasdairandnatalie.com/tour-dates


Fri Apr 12 2024

Genticorum

Santa Cruz house concert

Concerts AT InstantHarmony.com


Sat Apr 13 2024

Genticorum

Oakland house concert

details TBA


Sun Apr 14 2024

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Freight

https://alasdairandnatalie.com


Thur Apr 18 2024 7:30pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Little River Inn (Mendocino)

https://www.littleriverinn.com/gatherings-and-events/


Fri Apr 19 2024

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Hopmonk Sebastopol

https://wl.seetickets.us/HopMonkSebastopol


Sat Apr 20 2024

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

https://alasdairandnatalie.com


Apr 21 2024  Noon-5pm 

SF Festival of the Mandolins

Noctambule, others

Croatian American Cultural Center

60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, California 94112

http://croatianamericanweb.org

https://www.facebook.com/sfmandofest


Apr 28 2024 1pm-5pm

Sharon Green CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award

Albany Vets Hall

https://cdss.org/about/lifetime-contribution-award/

https://cdss.org/event/cdss-lifetime-contribution-award-celebration-honoring-sharon-green/


Apr 28 2024 2pm-4pm

Women Songwriter's Showcase

Marla Fibish, Patrice Haan, Mary Fineman and Wendy Bekerman.

Hillside Club, Berkeley

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillside-echoes-presents-women-songwriters-showcase-tickets-791228494727


Apr 30 2024

Old Blind Dogs

Duffy's Tavern, Chico

https://www.oldblinddogs.co.uk/tour-dates


May 1 2024

Old Blind Dogs

St Mary's Church, Pacific Grove

https://www.oldblinddogs.co.uk/tour-dates


May 1-5 2024

Julian Family Fiddle Camp (a CBA event)

Joseph Decosimo, Karen Celia Heil, Joe Newberry, others

https://californiabluegrass.org/cbaevent/julian-family-fiddle-camp/


Thurs May 2 2024

Old Blind Dogs

Hopmonk Sebastopol

https://wl.seetickets.us/event/old-blind-dogs/575816?afflky=HopMonkSebastopol


Fri May 3 2024 7:30pm

Old Blind Dogs

Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

https://www.celticsociety.org/


May 3-5 2024

KVMR Celtic Festival, Grass Valley

Socks in the Frying Pan

Wake the Dead

Old Blind Dogs

more

http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/

https://www.facebook.com/kvmrceltic

https://www.facebook.com/events/681483604133070/


Friday May 17 2024 7pm

SF Scottish Fiddlers spring concert

Veterans Memorial Theatre, Davis


Saturday May 18 2024 7pm

SF Scottish Fiddlers spring concert

Glaser Center, Santa Rosa 7-9 PM


Sunday May 19 2024 2pm

SF Scottish Fiddlers spring concert

The Freight & Salvage, Berkeley


May 2024 Noon-4pm

Fresno World Fiddle Day 

Sponsored by the Fresno Folklore Society

First Congregational Church, 2131 N Van Ness Blvd Fresno

2023: https://www.facebook.com/events/227247683234778

presented by Fresno Folklore Society https://www.facebook.com/FresnoFolkloreSociety


Videos from previous Fiddle Days can be found at

https://cmac.tv/?s=fiddle&post_type=show

Also viewable on a Roku player (add the CMAC channel)


May 2024

SF Scottish Fiddlers concerts

Freight


May 2024 (Memorial Day weekend)

SF Folk Club Campout/Gathering

location TBA

typically Camp Herms, El Cerrito (not available this year for Memorial Day)

https://www.sffmc.org/


May 24-27 2024 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center

online & in-person

http://www.nwfolklife.org/


Sat Jun 1 2024 10am-9pm

World Music & Dance Day (inspired by Lark Camp)

Occidental Center for the Arts

https://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/upcoming-events


June 16-23 2024

BACDS Hey Days - English Country Dance

Sonoma State University, Cotati

https://www.bacds.org


June 10-15 2024

Redwood Music Teen Camp

Monte Toyon, Aptos

https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-teen-camp4


June 15-16 2024

Redwood Music Camp

Monte Toyon, Aptos

https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-camp


Jun 15-23 2024

Sierra Fiddle Camp 

Nevada City

http://www.sierrafiddlecamp.org/


Sat June 2024

Alasdair Fraser's Ceilidh in the Park

(concluding concert for Sierra Fiddle Camp)

Pioneer Park Nevada City, CA

2023: https://www.stringsconcerts.com/alasdair-frasers-ceilidh-in-the-park-2023/


June 23-29 2024

BACDS Family Week Camp

Monte Toyon (Aptos, near Santa Cruz)

http://www.bacds.org/familyweek


June 25-30 2024

Voice Works (vocal workshop week)

Port Townsend WA

https://centrum.org/program/voice-works/


June 30-July 5 2024

BACDS American Week Camp

new venue in the Santa Cruz mountains

https://www.bacds.org


July 1-8 2024

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes

Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend WA

registration opens Jan 2 2024

https://centrum.org/program/fiddle-tunes/


June 29-July 7 2024

"Mule Barn Camp" 

Jefferson County Fairgrounds (next to Fort Worden)

concurrent with Fiddle Tunes

Port Townsend WA

http://www.mulebarncamp.com/


June-July 2024

SFFMC July 4th weekend gathering 

Camp Herms, El Cerrito

https://www.sffmc.org


July 2024

Shasta String Celebration

hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge

Weed

http://www.summerstringsummit.com


July 13 2024 

SF Free Folk Festival

Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, SF

http://www.sffolkfest.org/


Week 1: July 13–19 2024

Week 2: July 20–26 2024

California Coast Music Camp

https://www.musiccamp.org/


July 22-Aug 2024

Redwood Music Kid Camp

(A two-week day camp for young musicians ages 7-13)

St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley

https://www.communitymusicschool.org/kid-camp


July 25-28 2024 (4th weekend of July)

Corvallis Celtic Festival

https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/festivals/

https://web.archive.org/web/20230711153635/https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/festivals/

https://www.facebook.com/corvalliscelticfestival


July 26-Aug 3 2024

Lark in the Morning Camp

Mendocino

http://www.larkcamp.com


July 28-Aug 3 2024

Cascadia Irish Music Week

Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 

http://cascadiairish.org/


Aug 2024?

Noel Hill concertina school

Tilikum Retreat Center, Oregon

http://www.noelhill.com/


Aug 16-18 2024

Balance the Bay (in-town contra dance weekend)

Sunday evening dance is open to the public

Note that this is normally on the 2nd weekend of August

Janet Pomeroy Center, SF (near the zoo)

http://www.bacds.org/camps/btb


8/17/24 

International Sea Music Festival

SF Maritime National Historical Park


Aug 2024

CBA Golden Oldtime Campout

likely: Camp Russian River,  Guerneville CA

https://californiabluegrass.org/goc/home/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064358995162


August 2024

(Thurs before Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp)

Fiddle Summit w/ Scottish Fiddle Camp faculty

Freight, Berkeley


Aug-Sept 2024

Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp

(typically Fri through following Sat, week ending in Labor Day weekend)

Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek

http://www.valleyofthemoon.org


Sept 2024 (Friday of Labor Day Weekend) 

Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School Concert 

likely: "Fiddle Extravaganza at DeLaveaga Park"

2023: https://santacruzshakespeare.org/2023-tickets/concert


Sept 2024 (Labor Day Weekend)

SF Folk Club campout

Camp Herms, El Cerrito

https://www.sffmc.org/


September 2024 (Sat & Sun of Labor Day Weekend)

Scottish Highland Gathering & Games

Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

http://www.thescottishgames.com/


Sept 2024 (typically 3rd weekend of Sept)

Echo Summit contra dance weekend 

Camp Sacramento

https://sactocds.wordpress.com/special-events/echo-summit-dance-camp-2023/


Thurs Sept 21 2023 7:30pm

Steve Baughman & Patrice Haan

Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steve-baughman-patrice-haan-tickets-710659019257


Sept 2024

Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival

La Veta CO

https://celticmusicfest.com/


Sept 18-24 2024

Portal Irish Music Week

Kingston NM

(formerly October in Portal AZ)

http://portalmusicweek.com/



Oct 4-6 2024

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Golden Gate Park SF

http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com


Oct 11 2024 7:30pm

Daimh (Scottish)

https://www.celticsociety.org/


Oct 2024 Celtic Colours, Cape Breton

One concert per night is live-streamed (and available for several days afterwards)

https://celtic-colours.com/


Oct 2024

El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito

https://elcerritofreefolkfestival.org/


Oct 2024

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat

Midlothian, TX 

http://www.oflahertyretreat.org


Oct 2024

Fairfax Irish Festival

http://www.fairfaxirishfestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxirishfest/


Oct 2024

Wake the Dead annual Halloween celebration

Freight


Oct 2024 

Walker Creek Music Camp

https://walkercreekmusiccamp.org/


Nov 2024

Yachats Celtic Music Festival

Yachats, OR (southern Oregon coast)

http://yachatscelticmusicfestival.org/


Dec-Jan

Camp New Harmony (SF Folk Music Club) 

Camp Newman (near Santa Rosa)

https://www.sffmc.org


Jan 2025

Alasdair Fraser Community Music Workshop & Ceilidh 

Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall

2024: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alasdair-frasers-new-year-community-workshop-ceilidh-2024-registration-743976643167


Feb 2025 (1st weekend of Feb)

Virtual Lark

https://www.larkcamp.org


Feb 2025?

John Weed's Winter Jam Camp

University of California Hastings Natural History Reservation, 38601 E Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley

jld84 AT cornell.edu


PENDING OR DEFUNCT

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The following have been not resumed post-COVID (or at least I could not find any info about their current status), but keeping them around for informational purposes. 


Apr 

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland

http://woodlandcelticgames.org


June (weekend starting on the 3rd Friday of June)

Faultline Frolic (contra dance weekend); typically public dance on Sunday night

https://nbcds.org


July (last happened 2022)

Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

http://www.montereyscotgames.com

https://www.montereycelticfest.com



August

Festival of the Sea 

Hyde St Pier SF

https://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm




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Online highlights -

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* Passim (Boston) - https://www.passim.org/live-music/

shows typically start at 5pm PT and are live-streamed only (no recording available)

Tickets for Live Stream go on sale starting about 2 weeks before the date.


* Doug Plummer in Seattle streams his house concerts on Facebook & Youtube. Previous concerts available on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/c/DougPlummerPhoto


* Abbie Weisenbloom house concerts in Portland OR are available as streamed; typically 7:30pm PT. 

Previous concerts available on YT.

https://froggie.com/livestream/


* Gaelic College ceilidh (music from Cape Breton) every Wed 3:30pm PT. Past recordings available.

https://www.facebook.com/GaelicCollege

Also - radio station playing Cape Breton music 24/7 - https://www.cbfm.ca/ or download Radio Garden


Old Songs

https://oldsongs.org/concerts/

including Livestream from the UK

Previous concerts available on YT.


ONGOING (Online)

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* The "Old Time Open Jams" Facebook group and its associated Google calendar are a good resource for online jams (Zoom jams, where one person leads while everyone else mutes; oldtime & Irish)


Old Time Open Jams

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390588871395459

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r?cid=MGQzY2thZXZxcjQ1dGVscWl0dWxiYTZpcmNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ


* Zoom Traditional Irish Music Session

Monday, May 8·12:00 – 2:00pm PT

Weekly on Monday

Hosted by Mark Wallis (UK) & Alix Sandra Huntley-Speirs (Nova Scotia), 

You can find the Zoom link at the Google calendar referenced in the previous item.


* Ould Sod Pub in San Diego, CA

1st Thurs of the month 6pm PST

Hosted by Michael Eskin

https://www.facebook.com/groups/345630819944098/


* Trans-Atlantic Session

Wednesdays 12:00 PM Pacific

* Pacific Evening Session

Wednesdays 7:00 PM Pacific

Tony Becker

https://americeltic.net/online/#ta


* Freight classes online & in-person (Shay Black, etc)

https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/classes/


* Hyde St Pier online shanty sings

one Sat per month 11am

https://maritime.org/events-home/chantey-sing/


* South Street Seaport shanty sing 

1st Sundays 11am

https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/chanteysing


* Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Shanty sing

12pm 2nd Saturday 

http://www.pmffest.org/


* SF Scottish Fiddlers meet via Zoom 3rd Sundays 2pm

http://www.scottishfiddlersofcalifornia.org/

https://sfscottishfiddlers43.wildapricot.org/




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SESSIONS:


active sessions:


* East Bay:


Starry Plough, Berkeley

Sunday 5:30pm-7pm Medium Speed FairPle’ seisiun 

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/509309492838084/

Sunday 7:30pm full seisiun  

Monday night 7pm dance lesson/review; 9pm live music

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/79451280937

https://www. thestarryplough. com/events


Dublin Heritage Park, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA 

1st, 3rd, 5th Tues 7pm

https://groups.io/g/dublinirishjam


Benicia sessions:

Mare Island Brewing Co. Taphouse at 440 First Street, Benicia

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 2pm-5pm

Bruehol Brewing, 4828 E. 2nd St (Benicia Industrial Park)

2nd and 4th Thursday 4pm to 8pm

https://beniciasession.org/conc8/index.php/beniciasession-org


* San Francisco:


Plough & Stars - check the venue for dates & times

116 Clement St, SF

http://www.theploughandstars.com/

Sunday 1pm-4pm in the parklet outside, weather permitting

Set dancing alternate Thursday nights 8:30pm-10:30pm

Session alternate Wednesdays 8pm


The Chieftain Sunday 6:30pm

198 Fifth Street San Francisco

Check the Facebook group for occasional cancellations (e.g. for football games or private parties)

http://www.thechieftain.com/live-music

https://www.facebook.com/groups/327635825683579


Irish Cultural Center

last Sat of the month - 4pm slow session (mattrn AT sonic.net); 7pm fast session (cormacg AT comcast.net)

(Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco)

2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco

http://sf.ccewest.org/


* Peninsula/South Bay:


Hop Dogma Brewing Co. - 1st Wed 6pm-8pm

270 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay

https://hopdogma.com/


O’Flaherty’s, San Jose - Tuesdays 6:30 to 10:00

http://www.oflahertyspub.com/

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


* Santa Cruz - see community listings at https://www.celticsociety.org 


1st and 3rd Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm

Community Music School Teen Band (ages 12-19)

facilitated by John Weed

https://www.communitymusicschool.org/teenband


* East:


Sacramento - 3rd Friday 7pm

Fox & Goose

1001 R Street (at 10th) Sacramento, CA 95811

hosted by Stepping Stone band

https://foxandgoose.com

https://www.facebook.com/steppingstonetheband


Roseville - 3rd Thurs 6pm

Irish & Scottish Learning Session

The Strum Shop

https://www.thestrumshop.com/events.htm

https://www.thestrumshop.com/module/class/450489/h3irishscottish-music-learning-sessionh3


Auburn - every Sunday from 6-8pm 

Tap and Vine, 130 Maple Street, Auburn, CA.

https://www.facebook.com/AuburnIrishSessionPlayers


Grass Valley - 1st & 3rd Sun 3pm-5pm

Holbooke Hotel 212 W. Main St Grass Valley

https://holbrooke.com/happenings/

https://www.facebook.com/p/Holbrooke-Hotel-Sunday-Session-100094282022125/


Nevada City - Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

National Hotel Pub 211 Broad Street Nevada City


Lodi - last Sunday of the month 6:30pm-8pm 

Irish session led by Alexandra Annen

Sayla Music Academy

21 W Locust St. Lodi, CA 95240

https://www.saylamusicacademy.com/irish-sessions


Chico - Friday 5pm-8pm 

hosted by Pub Scouts

Duffy's Tavern 337 Main St Chico, California 

https://www.facebook.com/Pubscouts/



-- Scottish


SF Scottish Fiddlers 

http://www.sfscottishfiddlers.org/

2nd Sunday, afternoon. Different location every month. Ocassionally also streamed on Zoom.

see monthly newsletter for other local sessions (Berkeley some Saturdays 1pm-3pm; Scotts Valley 1st & 3rd Mon)


-- English country dance tunes (sometimes prep for open band at the 4th Thurs Berkeley dance):

once a month on a weekend afternoon in Albany. 

https://www.bacds.org/mailman/listinfo/becd-open-band


-- Singing


One Saturday per month

Chantey Sing, Free

Hyde St Pier, SF

6pm to 9pm in the Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, foot of Polk

Reservations required.  To reserve, peterkasin5 AT gmail.com



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The info below is for reference and (hopefully) future info...


-- Irish sessions:


Grass Valley:

Wild Eye Pub

https://www.wildeyepub.com/


-- Quebecois (French Canadian):

once a month on a weekend afternoon in Albany.

https://groups.io/g/QueTradSF


See also:

http://www.americeltic.net/


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Venues:

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Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St. Berkeley

http://www.thefreight.org


The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley

http://backroommusic.com


Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley

http://www.fifthstfarms.com/


Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave Berkeley (at Gilman)

http://www.ashkenaz.com


Starry Plough

3101 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (510)841-2082

http://www. thestarryplough. com/


Christ Church East Bay

2138 Cedar, Berkeley

BACDS dances


Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St Berkeley

www.hillsideclub.org

https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/hillside-echoes-folk-music-series-1290099


Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley 


The Plough & Stars

116 Clement Street San Francisco (2nd Ave)

(415)751-1122 

http://www.theploughandstars.com/


SF Jazz

201 Franklin Street, San Francisco

http://www.sfjazz.org


Brick & Mortar

1710 Mission St SF

http://brickandmortarmusic.com


Sweetwater

19 Corte Madera Ave. Mill Valley, CA, 94941

http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/


Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

390 Morris St., Sebastopol 


Felton Music Hall

(formerly Flynn's Cabaret, Don Quixote's International Music Hall)

6275 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018

(831) 704-7113

https://feltonmusichall.com/


Michael's on Main - closed due to fire 9/22

2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073

http://www.michaelsonmainmusic.com/


Kuumbwa Jazz Center 

320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA 

https://www.kuumbwajazz.org/


St. Mary’s By-The-Sea

146 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove.


Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

http://lvpac.org


Occidental Center for the Arts

https://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/


(see oldtime list for many more)


House Concerts:

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Cope-a-Cabana (San Jose)

https://cope-a-cabana.com/concerts/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/387592954920563


Santa Cruz house concert (Daniel Steinberg)

Concerts AT InstantHarmony.com

https://groups.google.com/g/santa-cruz-house-concerts


Sally Greenberg (Berkeley) 

 no longer active, but you can view the list of past concerts here

http://www.sgreenberg.org/concerts.htm


Wisteria Ways (house concert series in North Oakland) - has not resumed post-pandemic

http://wisteriaways.org/


Bill Wagman - Davis

http://www.wagmanhouseconcerts.org

530-753-3472


Sharon & Jaya Carl - Auburn

530-885-4292

www.AuburnHouseConcerts.org

AuburnHouseConcerts.blogspot.com


Oak & Thorn concerts

Fort Bragg

https://oakandthorn.wordpress.com/events/


Artist websites:

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Marla Fibish

https://www.marlafibish.com/


Noctambule (Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor)

https://www.noctambulemusic.com/


Suzuki Cady

the Pure Drops: Daniel Schoenfeld, Julie Horner, David Chadwick and Suzuki Cady

NEW WILD HOG: Suzuki Cady, Jimmy Murphy, Liam Kaplan, Daniel Schoenfeld and Tim Crockett

https://www.suzukicady.com/


Richard Adrianowicz, Richard Adrianowicz & Peter Kasin, Out of the Rain

https://www.walkashore.com/


Valerie Rose

Avalanche Irish Céilí Band

https://vrosemusic.com/


Tipsy House

http://www.tipsyhouse.com


The Jammy Dodgers (Autumn Rhodes, Darcy Noonan, & Dave Cory)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jammy-Dodgers-Traditional-Irish-Music/241321102643760


Bicycle Irish (Autumn Rhodes and Patricia Ross)

http://bicycleirish.cei.li/

https://www.facebook.com/bicycleirish


Dick Holdstock, Holdstock and Macleod

http://www.dickholdstock.com


Black Brothers

http://www.black-brothers.com/


Todd Denman


Culann's Hounds

http://www.sfhounds.com


The Gas Men

http://www.gasmenmusic.com


Kyle Alden (Thayer)


Kilty Town (Dan Engle & guests)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilty-Town/108429615994275


Molly's Revenge - on hiatus

http://mollysrevenge.com


The Fire

https://www.thefirescottishband.com/


Sixpenny (Celtic music from Dublin - Dublin Calif that is...)

https://www.facebook.com/sixpennyirishband


Gaelic Muses (San Jose)

https://www.facebook.com/GaelicMuses


Stepping Stone (Sacramento)

https://www.facebook.com/steppingstonetheband/


Organizations:

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco

http://sf.ccewest.org/


SF Scottish Fiddlers 

http://www.sfscottishfiddlers.org/


Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay 

http://www.celticsociety.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CelticSocietyMontereyBay


San Francisco Pipers' Club

http://www.sfpipersclub.org/


CONTRA/ENGLISH DANCES:

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Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS)

http://www.bacds.org


North Bay Country Dance Society

http://www.nbcds.org


Hayward contra

https://sfbaycontra.org/


San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance & Circle Left 

http://www.lcfd.org/sf/


Happy Hearts Contra - Alameda

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1370601507119658


Consolidated California Contra Dance Schedule (last updated Jan 2021)

http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_CA.html


Sacramento area contra dances

http://www.sactocds.org/


Santa Cruz/Monterey:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/contrasantacruz/

http://montereycontradance.org


FOLK

----

San Francisco Free Folk Festival

http://www.sffolkfest.org/


Sonoma County Folk Society

http://www.socofoso.com/



RESOURCES

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https://groups.io/g/celticSF/


https://groups.io/g/QueTradSF/


Harmony list (SF Folk Music Club email list):

https://groups.io/g/harmony


Set Dancing in the Bay Area:

http://sf.ccewest.org/dance/dance.html


Plough & Stars Trad Sessions Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2810872905889404


Tony Becker's AmeriCeltic website 

http://www.americeltic.net/

http://www.facebook.com/AmeriCeltic

He also sends out a weekly session/event list via email.


N California Celtic Calendars (Chuck Jamison & Tony Becker)

http://2jamisons.com/calendar.html


Irish Culture Bay Area (no longer being updated?)

http://irishculturebayarea.com/category/irish-music/

http://dev.irishculturebayarea.com/events/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/irishculturebayarea/events/


Jim Scarff's SF Celtic Music website  (may contain obsolete info)

http://www.sfcelticmusic.com/index.htm


French and Breton Trad Music in the Bay Area  (may contain obsolete info)

http://www.frenchfolkmusic.com/French_Folk_Music/Home.html 


Northern California Spelmanslag (Scandinavian music)

http://www.norcalspelmanslag.org/ncsnocaevents.html


http://www.ceolcascadia.org/

Ceol Cascadia Irish Music Association Seattle WA


http://www.hoilands.com/

Irish music around Seattle