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Friday, 2018-03-16
Updates, Features, & Events
March 16th – 18th

Hello AmeriCeltic Reader,

• AmeriCeltic co-founder Cecilia Fabos-Becker, offers insight into Irish Ancestry Research in England. (See Below)
• Beginning TODAY, Friday, March 16th, The Black Brothers Band concludes their annual tour around Northern California with shows in Occidental and Berkeley. (See Below)
• Also beginning TODAY, Friday, March 16th, Molly's Revenge concludes their concert tour with 3 more shows in Pacifica, Pacific Grove, Felton and Rocklin. (See Below)
• Also beginning TODAY, Friday, March 16th, the St. Patrick's Day in Ireland 2018 show concludes its tour around Northern California with shows in San Ramon and Vacaville. (See Below)
• TODAY, Friday, March 16th at 8:00 PM, Waterford Ireland's Danú will perform A St. Patrick's Celebration at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore. (See Below)
• Also TODAY Friday, March 16th, at 8:00 PM, Eamonn Flynn presents An Irish Hooley at The Empress in Vallejo, and on Sunday, March 18th, 3:00 PM, a Post St. Paddy's Musical Hair of the Dog show at Poor House Bistro, in San Jose. (See Below)
• TODAY, Friday March 16th, 8:00 PM at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 PM at the Montgomery Theater in San Jose, laugh with Irish comedian Dylan Moran and his Grumbling Mustard Tour. (See Below)
• TODAY Friday, March 16th at 9:00 PM, it's The Shams @ O'Flaherty's & The Temple Bar Boys at Five Points (Click for more info.), in San Jose.
NEW THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, March 17th – Sunday, March 18th, Féile Parkfield offers an eclectic, cross-pollination of Irish and American cultures, in the traditional American hamlet of Parkfield. (See Below)
• THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, March 17th – Sunday, March 18th, The City of Dublin 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration! offers a free, kid-friendly memorable and authentic Irish experience, with Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance, in Dublin CA. (See Below)
• TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, St. Patricks Day, Patrick Redmond reprises his Who's Your Paddy, all day party at Father Paddy's Irish Public House in Woodland. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 11:00 AM, Tour Guide Donagh Mc Keown leads his Irish Influence in San Francisco Walking Tour, starting at the Mechanics Monument, in San Francisco. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, Grass Valley Based Three Times Through plays in Auburn. (See Below).
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 12:00 PM, Wake the Dead continues their March Tour with more stops in Auburn 3/17, and Redwood City 3/18. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 1:00 PM, California Clover Music Festival brings it's mix of Irish and Mexican music and food to downtown San José from 1 PM – 10:00 PM. Irish-Mexican fiddler Catherine John performs at 2:00 PM, (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, Patrick Ball continues his Northern California Tour, in Sunnyvale, then on to Willits and Davis. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, its the 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. (Click for full Details on the UISSF website.)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, 11:00 AM – late, Sláinte Pub will serve up an all day Block Party in Oakland. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 7:00 PM, Art Boutiki host Dan Vado offers his St. Patrick's Day evening in his tiki-themed comic book store, featuring Peter Daldry, and regulars Cap and Ian in San Jose. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 7:00 PM, The Merced Theater hosts Golden Bough in Merced. (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, the Uber-Irish Kavanaugh Bros Celtic Experience, performs at Rosie McCann's Santana Row, in San Jose! (See Below)
• Also TOMORROW, Saturday, March 17th, at 8:00 PM, Culann's Hounds presents their Annual Show with Lucia Comnes, and One Grass Two Grass at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. (See Below)
• On Sunday, March 18th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, UICC, United Irish Societies and Java Beach Café offer their annual Green-Fest - Block Party, in San Francisco. (See Below)
• On Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 PM, Shannon Warto and Catherine John, are giving a Fundraiser Concert of Irish music in San Rafael. (See Below)
• On Sunday, March 18th at 7:30 PM, Goitse (Go-with-cha), return for a concert at the Laxson Auditorium at CSU Chico. (See Below)
• On Wednesday, March 21st, Supergroup Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis begin a three gig tour in Northern California, with dates in Berkeley, Chico, and Auburn. (See Below)

Scan our feature articles below, or as always, you can click here to check the full listings on our website.


Irish Ancestry Research in England

If they came from England, are they Irish or English?

By Cecilia L. Fabos-Becker, March 15th, 2018

This is the time of year when people of Irish descent most think of their ancestors and might be researching their Irish family history. They may get a surprise when they look for their immigrant ancestor's immigration record and find that he or she arrived in New York from England.

Don't worry too much, it doesn't mean your ancestor is likely to be English, but can mean that your ancestor was among the millions of Irish who didn't have enough land to live on, or inherit, and went to work in England for a while to earn enough money to pay for emigration.

We discovered some years ago that both of my husband's Irish great-grandparents had gone to England. The big mystery was, how long were they both in England? Maryann Coyne actually told the census takers in the U.S. that she was born in England. She was not, but she had been brought to England when she was probably no more than 2 or 3 years of age, at most, and had no memory of Ireland. The second mystery was, where was she married to Michael McInerney. He was not found living in the same county in England as Maryann was. So how did we find all the answers?

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Black Brothers Band Concert Tour

Occidental Friday 3/16 | Berkeley Saturday 3/17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Black Brothers Band, who make every day seem like St. Patrick's Day. Led by the charismatic charmers from Dublin, Shay and Michael Black are the singing siblings from Ireland's foremost family of song, The Black Family, which also includes their sisters Mary and Frances and brother Martin. Shay and Michael play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs and historical ballads including songs, for this tour, Irish Emigration. Singing in close harmony, they draw you in with their energy, wit and superb musicianship. They have a special fondness for chorus songs and love to hear their audience sing.

Click to see Black Brothers Band videos

Black Brothers Band line-up is Shay Black, guitar and vocal, Michael Black, banjo, cittern and vocals, Eamonn Flynn, piano, and Bobbi Nikles, fiddle

Black Brothers Northern California Tour Dates

• Friday, March 16th, 7:30 PM, Occidental, Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Ct., Occidental
• Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 PM, Berkeley, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

For more details, check or on facebook,


Molly's Revenge 'March Madness'

18th Annual St. Paddy's Day Tour

To the three members of Celtic band Molly's Revenge, "March Madness" means something other than basketball playoffs. Indeed, for all players of traditional Irish music, the month of March means making hay while the sun shines, for March 17 is the date when Irish people all around the world love to celebrate the venerable Saint Patrick. And since they can't be everywhere on one day, Molly's Revenge will once again be crisscrossong the West Coast for much of the month. Hence the nickname of their annual tour: March Madness.

Here is a sample video: Molly's Revenge Gordon Duncan Set @ KMVR festival 2013.

The California-based folk combo will also celebrate their own longevity in March, as their first gig happened on a fateful St. Patrick's Day some 18 years ago. Piper David Brewer is the only original band member, but fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason joined up after the first couple years. Front man David Brewer, also known as the "hyper piper," leads the charge with an authentic and unique style of playing that has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast.

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 all the top festivals. Their traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Molly's Revenge Northern California Tour

• Friday, March 16, 7:30pm, Pacifica, The Mildred Owen Concert Hall. (with dancers)
• Saturday, March 17, 2:00pm, Pacific Grove, St. Mary's By-the-Sea, (with dancers)
• Saturday, March 17, 7:30pm, Felton, Don Quixote's International Music Hall, (with dancers)
• Sunday, March 18, 5:30pm, Rocklin, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church

Full Details and ticket links at


St. Patrick's Day in Ireland 2018

National Touring Company | as seen on PBS


Transport yourself to Ireland for an evening that celebrates St. Patrick's Day and the joy of being Irish. Lose yourself with The Kerry Traditional Orchestra: four multi-instrumentalists who share their passion for the traditional music of Ireland through fiddles, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran, guitar and flutes. The sound will roar through the theatre with such gusto you may be dancing in the aisles before you know it. Enjoy the powerful and energetic Irish dance led by champion dancer Connor Reider and haunting Irish song from the three lovely lassies of The Kerry Voice Squad. Experience all of the music, song, dance and irresistible merriment from the Emerald Isle (without the jetlag or losing your luggage)

For the St. Patrick's Day in Ireland Tour 2018 video, Click Here.
The Kerry Traditional Band (Jackie Moran (Bodhran, banjo, Vocals), Ryan McKasson (Fiddle, Vocals), Jesse Langen (Guitar), Isaac Alderson (Uilleann pipes and flutes)
The Kerry Voice Squad (Koral Aakre, Katherine Trimble, Ashley Stanbury)
Dance led by Connor Reider & The Kerry Dance Troupe

— rip-roaring music, song, and dance...A Great Irish Night! (Irish News and Entertainment)

Northern California Tour

• Saturday, March 17, 7:00 PM, San Ramon, Dougherty PAC, Tickets
• Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM, Vacaville, Vacaville PAT, Tickets

More information on Facebook


Danú – A St. Patrick's Celebration

Friday March 16th, at 8pm

Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events, featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

TICKETS:  $40, $60, $80 and $17 students/active military

For two decades, Danú's virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has filled concert venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York City. Their live performances have been broadcast on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

VIDEOS: Danú Videos

'Impressive, immersive and uniquely and unmistakably Irish.' – Strings Magazine
'A spirit-raising concoction' – The Irish Times
'A vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy.' – The Washington Post

For more on Danú, check the website:

For more info about this performance, visit, call 925-373-6800, or email


St. Patrick's Day Hooley in Vallejo

Eamonn Flynn/Todd Denman Friday, March 16th @ 8:00 PM

Empress Theater, 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590

Definition of Hooley: (in English, NOUN, plural hooleys) (Irish) (informal) 'A wild or noisy party'

This Hooley will be a real melting pot of Irish and American roots music. Bring your dancing shoes!

Advance Tickets $20 online at

The Empress show will feature some of the top players in the Bay Area music scene
Eamonn Flynn on vocals, piano and B3 (The Commitments, Micheal Franti, Zigaboo Modeliste, Black Brothers, Finbar Furey...)
Todd Denman on uillean pipes (San Francisco Symphony, Mick Moloney)
Jeff Tamelier on guitar (Tower of Power, Cold Blood)
Kevin Hayes on drums (Robert Cray, BB King, Van Morrison)
Don Bassey on bass (Danny Click, Volker Strifler, Liz Kennedy, Kevin Russell)
John Ward on acoustic guitar (Soulstice)
• Dancers from The Whelan School of Irish Dance.

'Uillean piper Todd Denman and Hammond B-3 player Eamonn Flynn are mirror images: Todd an American who grew up with funk and R&B and mastered traditional Irish piping, Eamonn an Irishman who grew up with traditional Irish music and later mastered funk and R&B Hammond. Soulstice is an unlikely fusion of R&B, gospel and Irish music that sounds so natural and obvious it makes you wonder where this music has been all this time. Denman and Flynn have sensitively and ingeniously reharmonized a host of trad Irish favorites, with hauntingly affecting results. I can't describe how strongly (or why) it feels like home to me. Even if it doesn't affect you the same way, it's delightful and worthy of your attention.' – Ken Hughes, Keyboard Magazine.

The show will begin with a set of traditional tunes from Eamonn Flynn on piano, Todd Denman on Uillean pipes and John Ward on acoustic guitar. Joining them for this set will be dancers from the Whelan School of Irish Dance. For the second set the full band will play with Todd joining on uillean pipes for Irish favourites and songs from Eamonn's album The Irish Channel as well as New Orleans Funk, soul and rhythm and blues.

For more Event details, check The Facebook Event or the Empress website or call the Empress at (707) 552-2400.

Post St. Patrick's Day Musical Hair of the Dog

Sunday, March 18th @ 3:00 PM

Poor House Bistro, 91 South Autumn Street, San Jose CA, 95110

On Sunday, March 18th, Eamonn will also appear in downtown San Jose at a 'Post St. Paddy's Musical Hair of the Dog' show from 3 to 7 PM at the Poor House Bistro in San Jose. Eamonn will lead a great Quartet that features Tamellier, Hayes, Bassey on bass and Flynn playing a set they call 'Irish Soul': a unique blend of Irish songs and American roots and soul music. Bring your dancing shoes. Expect some very special guests sit in, and a fun way to wind down the St. Patrick's weekend festivities at a great music venue that also serves excellent New Orleans food.

Event page:
Event facebook page:
For reservations call Poor House Bistro at 408-292-5837 or E-Mail:

Contact Eamonn at Eamonn's Email or check Eamonn's website or Eamonns Facebook Page



Dylan Moran - Grumbling Mustard Tour

Star of TV comedy Black Books

Friday 3/16 San Francisco | Saturday 3/17 San Jose

Dylan Moran, the star & co-writer of cult TV comedy Black Books, lives up to his reputation as one of the top names in British comedy!

Video - Dylan Moran - A man's reaction to interruption.

'Moran is thoughtful, debonair and erudite, ambivalent and mildly embarrassed by all the attention. His comedy has the rambling feel of a free-associated yarn, but there's a sturdy structure that keeps him moving from topic to topic. There's more on his mind than laughs, or at least, that's the image he projects before the punch lines fly.' – New York Times

'Go enjoy the reflections of one of the masters of stand-up comedy. The star of Black Books and Shaun of the Dead never fails to deliver with his shambolic charm and curmudgeonly manner.' – Time Out London

'Comic Genius! Moran's stand-up comedy is a concoction of a few ingredients: keenly observant life anecdotes, surreal verbal journeys, and witty but charming conservation. Come lose yourself in laughter (who doesn't love to laugh?).' – Austin Chronicle

'Known for his deadpan delivery, misanthropic tendencies and the unkempt black hair. Moran's observational comedy is some of the cleverest around, tossed off with a winning casualness. You may recognize him from the cult sitcom Black Books.' – Time Out NY

Northern California Tour Dates

• Friday, March 16, 8:00pm, The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco @ Tickets $40 plus fees
• Saturday March 17, 8:00pm, Montgomery Theater, 271 South Market St., San Jose @ Tickets $40 plus fees


NEW! Féile Parkfield

St. Patrick's Day Weekend | March 17th-18th, 2018

A Celebration of Cultural Ties Between Ireland and America

This St. Patrick's Day Weekend (March 17th thru 18th), celebrate and discover your Irish roots at Parkfield, California's first ever Irish-American festival, Féile Parkfield! Féile, (pronounced fay-leh), is an Irish word meaning festival or feast day, and on this St. Patrick's Day, the tiny hamlet of Parkfield, California will experience an Irish Féile / invasion.

Here is a video of uilleann piper Joey Abarta:

Online tickets for the full weekend are $75 or $40 per day available at (includes camping pass!) Children under 12 years old are free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Hosted by a group of 11 musicians from Ireland, Frank Fairfield & Meredith Axelrod, Joey Abarta, Benjamin Jaber, Audrey Knuth & Matt Takiff, LemonCello, Alfi, Hatchlings, The Coalinga Boys, & Quirke & The Quiet Men, Féile Parkfield offers an eclectic mixture of both Irish and American music, poetry, storytelling, and food, along with Gaelic sports, workshops, local craft beer, trail rides, tours and much more, highlighting the importance of multiculturalism by providing an authentic insight into the cross-pollination of Irish and American cultures, in a traditional American hamlet.

You can follow festival updates, acts announcements, and more at, or call 805-463-2421 and follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram at @FeileParkfield


City of Dublin 36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Dublin Civic Center

10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, 2017

Dublin, California offers a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience from with Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance! Food & Drink! Over 250 Booths! Carnival Rides! St. Patrick's Day Parade and Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk!

Special Show by Michael Mullen and Friends

Showtime 12:30-2pm Sunday Mar 18, in the 'Tea Cottage' (aka the Atrium of City Hall)

Michael Mullen has played the last several years at the Dublin St. Patrick's Celebration as his live looping alter ego, The Trio Of One and longer ago than he cares to think about, Michael made his reputation playing fast and furious fiddle tunes while spinning like a top on stage with Celtic rock band Tempest. However, for this show, Michael will take that same energy in performing fiddle tunes and songs from the Scottish and Irish traditions with power and precision, but also with humor, delight, and joy, with friends Kris Anderson, Steve Kritzer, and Greg Jones joining him periodically throughout the performance for occasional songs and accompaniment.

Saturday, March 17

Stage Performance Time Entertainer
Main Stage 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Plastic Paddy
Main Stage 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Zoo Station
Main Stage 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. O'Craven
Pub Stage 10:00 a.m. to noon Pog Mo Thoin
Pub Stage 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. McCrae's Battalion
Pub Stage 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Avalon Rising
Irish Tea Cottage 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cularan
Irish Tea Cottage Noon to 2:00 p.m. Margaret and Kristoph
Irish Tea Cottage 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Irish Jam Band
Irish Dance Stage 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. McGrath Irish Dancers
Roaming Entertainment 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jeff Campbell, "The Bagpiper"
Roaming Entertainment 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Roaming Leprechaun

Sunday, March 18

Stage Performance Time Entertainers
Main Stage 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. One-Eyed Reilly
Main Stage 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Shamrock 5K Fun Run & Walk Awards Presentation
Main Stage 10:30 a.m. to Noon One-Eyed Reilly
Main Stage 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plastic Paddy
Main Stage 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Zoo Station
Pub Stage 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. McCrae's Battalion
Pub Stage Noon to 2:00 p.m. O'Craven
Pub Stage 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pog Mo Thoin
Irish Tea Cottage 10:00 a.m. to Noon Chris Waltz
Irish Tea Cottage 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Michael Mullen and Friends
Irish Tea Cottage 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dublin Irish Jam Band
Irish Dance Stage 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. McBride School of Irish Dance
Roaming Entertainment 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Jeff Campbell, "The Bagpiper"
Roaming Entertainment 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Roaming Leprechaun

Here is the Festival promotional video Dublin CA St. Paddy's Festival.

For full Dublin Festival details, Click Here


Father Paddy's Who's Your Paddy Street Party

Fun Food Games — Saturday March 17th, 6:00 am - 11:00pm

Father Paddy's Irish Public House, 435 Main St., Woodland

6:00 am starts the Guinness, IRISH COFFEE and Corned Beef Hash
The musical lineup is going to be amazing!
3 bands starting at 12 Noon to kick off our second annual "Who's Your Paddy Street Party"
• 12:00 pm Shovl'n Blarney
• 3:00 pm Cahersiveen
• 7:30 pm One Eyed Reilly to cap off the night we have one of our house favorites playing all your Irish favorites as well as an amazing version of Comfortably Numb.


Former bass player Patrick Redmond took over the most impressive building in Woodland, CA re-opened it as Father Paddy's Irish Public House in May 2016. Father Paddy's has quickly become the center of all things Irish around with plenty of beer, whiskey and Craic. For more information, check, call 530-668-1044 or email


Irish Influence in San Francisco Walking Tour

Saturdays, 11:00 AM

Mechanics Monument Plaza, 501 Market St, San Francisco

The Irish Influence in San Francisco Walking Tour tells the story of the Irish Influence in San Francisco from the 1840s until today. As you walk historic San Francisco, tour guide Donagh McKeown tells of the enormous influence the Irish diaspora has had in making San Francisco the vibrant, successful, enigmatic city it now is.

Hear how one Irish man helped design the city, another who helped build it's infrastructure and another who became notorious as a 'human trafficker' There are many stories of the men and women who gave the city character over the last 170 years.

Irish Influence in San Francisco Promotional Video

The tour costs $20 for adults. $10 for seniors and $5 for children

Guide Donagh McKeown came from a broadcasting background, spent over 25 years as a radio presenter/producer in Ireland and the UK, and for the last 10 years as a video/film producer. Donagh set up Irish Voices to encourage and record the ongoing conversation among the wide Irish Diaspora.


Three Times Through

Eclectic Celtic Music

Based in Grass Valley

Calling themselves Three Times Through, the group plays tradition-based music of Ireland, Scotland and America. Instruments include hammered dulcimer, harp, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bouzouki, banjo, bodhràn, and guitar. The emphasis is on eclectic Celtic music; spirited instrumentals, engaging vocals and haunting melodies.

Here is a link to some sample videos: Three Times Through Videos

Three Times Through Appearances

• March 17th at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Auburn Alehouse, 289 Washington St, Auburn. Check
• First and Third Sunday of Every Month at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Matteo's Public, 300 Commercial St, Nevada City. Check

For more on the band, check their website,, Three Times Through Facebook page, Three Times Through YouTube Channel or email Jeff Peach at


Wake the Dead Saint Patrick's Tour

World's Only Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band

Keeping it Truckin' for Deadheads and Celtoids alike

WAKE THE DEAD, the World's Only Celtic All-Star Party Band, at first impressing the Dead themselves enough for them to release the début Wake the Dead CD on Grateful Dead/Arista Records, now extends their reach to embrace the entire Summer of Love.

First known for weaving jigs and reels into the songs of the Grateful Dead, this hot Bay Area acoustic sextet now Celtifies the entire Summer of Love including the Airplane, Youngbloods, Buffalo Springfield and even the Beatles.

Click Here for the Studio-Produced Videos of Wake the Dead!

Wake the Dead is Danny Carnahan (vocals, fiddle, octave mandolin), Sylvia Herold (vocals, guitar), Paul Kotapish (vocals, mandolin), Kevin Carr (uilleann pipes, fiddle), Cindy Browne (bass) and Brian Rice (exotic percussion).

Eighteen years of rocking acoustic joy and still going strong. Fans are guaranteed brand-new surprises at every show.

Wake the Dead Saint Patrick's Tour

• Saturday, March 17th, 8:00 PM, Auburn Event Center, alias 'The Foothill Fillmore', Auburn. Tickets
• Sunday, March 18th, 8:00 PM, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets

Full Details, updates and ticket links at


The California Clover Music and Food Festival in San José

Ireland Meets California Meets Mexico
St. Patricks Day, March 17th ♫ 1:00 - 10:00 PM

San Pedro Market Square | Gordon Biersch | Deluxe - San Patricios

The San José Downtown area is supporting The California Clover Music Festival with open arms and so it happens again on St. Patricks Day, March 17th 2018 with events expanded to 3 downtown locations, all with music from 1:00 - 10:00 PM.

The diverse music, ranges from majestic, traditional bagpipe to inspired rock and roll and even to rich, Latin rhythms. Whole families enjoy the festival because of the many options for fun and entertainment.

Catherine John

• Catherine John / ¡Fandango Bragh! ¡Fandango Bragh!
• Vista Point
• Chicago, The Tribute
• Jahny Wallz
• LA Project
• 40th Parallel
• LenCat
• Esha K
• NK Riot Facebook Page
• Ivan LeDarth Facebook Page
• Many more!

Event Schedule

San Pedro Square Market

San Pedro Stage 1
2:00pm Jahny Wallz
3:30pm LenCat
4:30pm Bagpipe Band
5:00pm Chicago, The Tribute
San Pedro Stage 2
1:00pm Esha K
2:00pm 40th Parallel
3:00pm South County
4:00pm The Open Road
8:00pm L.A. Project

San Fernando Street

Gordon Biersch - Reggae Stage
1:00pm Trotta, Walters & Lewis
3:00 - 5:30pm Lee Tafari Acoustic to Vinyl
7:00-10:00 Byrds of a Feather
Deluxe Eatery and Drinkery
1:00pm Vista Point
2:00pm Catherine John
3:30pm No Vendetta
5:00pm Ivan LeDarth
6:00pm War of Icaza
8:00pm NK Riot
San Pedro Square Market, 87 N San Pedro St, San José.
Gordon Biersch, 33 E San Fernando St., San José.
Deluxe - San Patricios, 71/81 E San Fernando St., San José.

At Deluxe, Peets coffee will be pouring their best coffee, and there will be Mexican "Pan Dulce" (sweet bread) and each venue will serve their spin on Irish traditional food so save your appetite for some of this delicious fare.

From the emerald hillsides of Ireland to the golden valleys of California, to the magenta flowers of Mexico, The California Clover Music Festival brings people closer together through music, food, and culture. Traditional tastes, cultural and entertainment offerings come to life from Ireland, Mexico, and The United States. There is something for EVERYONE to discover at The California Clover Music Festival.

For more information, email Veronica Garcia, or check the Facebook page:


Patrick Ball Concert | Celtic Harp & Story

Northern California Tour

Come Dance with Me in Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country

Come spend an evening with the life, works and quirks of Irelands greatest poet, W.B. Yeats, and legendary Celtic harper and storyteller, Patrick Ball. Patrick Ball rekindles the fire and wonder of an evening of Irish storytelling. For in telling the marvelous old tales of wit and enchantment, and in playing achingly beautiful music on the ancient, brass-strung harp of Ireland, he not only carries on two of the richest traditions of Celtic culture, but blends them in concert to create a warm and magical performance.

For the Patrick Ball videos, Click Here!

In Celtic Harp and Story, Patrick Ball transports you to the other lands. Ball's words connect with the audience, and the moods he creates with the harp are breath-taking. He is a master interpreter of the legendary Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan in particular.

Whether in the stronghold of a Galway chieftain in the years before history began or yesterday in the snug corner of a pub in Dublin, the Irish have always delighted in storytelling. Their passion for eloquence and wordplay, their deep devotion to their mythical past, their ability to find joy and humor in a dark world, and their belief that the supernatural world could appear between one breath and the next made their stories and the telling of them unrivaled in the world of the oral tradition.

And always, amidst the storytelling, there was music. Jigs, reels and haunting airs graced the spaces between the tales. And first among Irish instruments, and the most honored, was the legendary Celtic harp. With its crystalline, bell-like voice and lavish resonance, it would soothe its listeners and lead them deeper into the realms of the imagination.

Don't miss this chance to be swept away by this master seanchaí (storyteller).

Whenever performer Patrick Ball pulls his stool up to his Celtic harp, streams of silvery tunes glisten and shimmer. It's instant Irish nostalgia, even for a listener who has no particular connection to the country and its culture. Ball plays with a deft, florid touch. The melodies are lovingly shaped and the intricate finger work gracefully phrased.' – the San Franciso Chronicle

Patrick Ball Northern California Tour

Mar 17 Sunnyvale Performing Arts Theater Evenings of Cultural Arts
Sunnyvale, CA
408-733-6611 website Come Dance With Me in Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country
Mar 25 Willits Community Theater Willits, CA 707-459-0895 Tickets Come Dance With Me in Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country
Apr 22 Davis Storytelling Extravaganza Davis, CA Tickets Storytelling Festival

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Celtic Society of Monterey Bay

The venerable Celtic Society of Monterey Bay has a 25 year record of bringing world class Celtic musicians to the Monterey Bay Area and is a key sponsor of AmeriCeltic.

• On Saturday, March 17th 2018, 2:00PM, Molly's Revenge gives a Concert at St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove. A Production Of St Mary's Celtic Music Series.

Click here for full details of All Celtic Society of Monterey Bay Concerts on the CSoMB website! (Click on small arrow in the inset photo for the videos. Click on the 'more info' link for full details and ticket links.)


Saint Patrick's Day At Sláinte

Saturday, March 17th, 11:00 — Late

Sláinte Pub, 131 Broadway, Oakland, CA

We're Hosting a Block Party at Broadway & 2nd Street!
Live Bagpiper, Oyster Shucking. Beer Trucks & Live Music Outside,
Ceili Style Irish Music All Day Inside & Outside.
McBrides lrish School of Dance will perform from 11am to 1:30pm.
Erin Ruth Thompson with Bryan Seet and Philip Batchelder will be performing from 12 noon to 2pm.
Jump on the Bay Ferry and come see us. we are 1.5 blocks from the Ferry terminal.
Serving traditional Boiled Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes & Parsley sauce all day.
Plenty of Guinness to be had ...

Sláinte (slahn-cha) is an authentic Irish pub offering a menu of traditional Irish cooking and classic cocktails in the heart of Jack London Square.

Since opening in April 2017, Sláinte has also featured some of the finest local and regional singers and musicians, in live, acoustic performance and quickly become the hot new place for Irish music in the East Bay.

The menu at Sláinte features Irish cuisine from Irish-born Executive Chef, Jackie Gallanagh, with dishes that include both imported & local ingredients. Owner and Beverage Director, Jenny Schwarz, of Oakland's popular restaurant, Hopscotch, offers a bar menu with classic cocktails, a well-stocked selection of whisky, premium spirits, and local & imported beers.

Sláinte is open Tuesday - Sunday : 12pm-midnight Closed Monday. Contact them at (510) 823-2644 @slainteoakland or check the website


St. Paddy's with Peter Daldry, Cap and Iain

Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Art Boutiki Art Gallery, 44 Race St, San Jose

Host Dan Vado, asks, 'What better place to spend St. Patrick's Day evening than in a tiki-themed comic book store? Stay with us for a second and we will explain.

St. Patrick's Day has become overrun by drunken behavior and the craziness perpetrated by the once-a-year Irish, but if you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a more low-key and family-friendly environment, then our St Patrick's Day show with Scottish Balladeer Peter Daldry playing and singing his original and traditional Celtic songs is what you're looking for. Peter came from Clydebank, Scotland to Northern California where Peter been singing his original and traditional songs for more than a decade. Powerful and passionate vocals, delivered in a celtic folk contemporary style. Click Here for Peter Daldry videos.

$15 in advance / $17.50 at the door. Tickets All Ages.

Also appearing will be folk duo Cap Wilhelm-Safian and Iain Davis. Cap and Iain met while frequenting the open mic scene in San José, and discovered they are both huge fans of lyric based folk/rock and serious harmony junkies as well. They sing a mix of Cap's originals and personal favorites.

Traditional Celtic Music, folk-rock and originals with a special St. Patrick's Day menu featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage and Guinness on tap.

Click Here for full details on Facebook!

For more on Peter, check For more on Art Boutiki Art Gallery, check, call 408-971-8929 or email Dan Vado

Golden Bough

Golden Bough Celtic Music

Traditional Music of the seven Celtic nations

Saturday, March 17th, 7:00 PM, Merced Theatre, 301 W Main St, Merced

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.

Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.

Golden Bough is:
Margie Butler, lead vocals, harp, whistles, recorders
Paul Espinoza, vocals, guitar, accordion
Kathy Sierra, fiddle, whistles

For more information, email or check the website.


Saint Patrick's Day! at Rosie's San Jose

Rosie McCann's Irish Pub, 355 Santana Row #1060, San Jose, CA 95128

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 join us as we celebrate the biggest day out of the year for Rosie McCann's — Saint Patrick's Day!! An all-day event filled with Irish food, green beer and live Irish music by the Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience and much more! This will be our biggest one yet so make sure to get to Rosie's early!

Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience

A Rollicking Good Time

KBCE is a foot-stomping traditional Celtic band steeped in the tradition of Irish folk songs, rebel tunes and pub songs, as well as with a bit of Americana, blues and country. Influenced by the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners, the Pogues, the Grateful Dead, and all points between and beyond, so a rollicking good time is guaranteed.

Click here for KBCE videos.

More details on the Kavanaugh Brothers Celtic Experience Website or email Tim Kavanagh,

Cead Mile Failte! – 100,000 Welcomes! Rosie's SJ Website


Saint Patrick's Day with Style

Culann's Hounds, Lucia Comnes, and One Grass Two Grass

St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17th
The Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco
Doors at 7:30 — Show at 8:30

Come join Culann's Hounds at the premier venue for acoustic music in the Bay Area, The Great American Music Hall. While Saturday, March 17th will be festive across the city at all the Irish pubs, we think our fans prefer to celebrate with a focus on comfort and traditional Irish and other folk music. Naturally, it will rock. Of course there is a full bar.

See the Hounds Promotional Video

Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door

Can you believe it's been 12 years since we released Year of the Dog at the Great American?

The Show

Lucia Comnes, One Grass Two Grass, and The Hounds

The show opens with a short set from Hounds cofounder, Michael Kelleher. This decennial performance features Hounds emeritus, Chris Thomas, on drums, and Hounds bassist Dan Duffin rounding out the power trio.

One of our favorite players in any genre, we are very pleased to have Lucia Comnes on the bill. This year Lucia begins a new collaboration with one of Ireland's most up-and-coming talents: Laura Callaghan - already known as one of the most accomplished female traditional guitarists in the country. On March 17, Lucia will be releasing her fourth studio album 'Held in the Arms' (Delfina Records) on the theme of 'things that nurture'. With special guest Burke Trieschmann on guitar, harmonica and vocals. Lucia Comnes Videos | Lucia Comnes Website.

The Hounds play in the heart of the line-up and will have a roster never seen before. In addition to the current members, Dan Duffin, bass, Jonathan Tait, bodhrán, Tim Hill uilleann pipes, and Mike Kelleher and Steve Gardner up front, we are pleased to welcome back Renee de la Prade on a short trip from Germany. This sextet is bound to put on a memorable set. Culann's Hounds Videos | Culann's Hounds Website.

Closing out the night, and bringing music descendant of celtic, is One Grass Two Grass, a 5-piece string band that delivers high energy, hard driving, fun-loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rockin' California string band music. One Grass Two Grass forges its own style of folk meets old-time, meets rock, meets bluegrass.


The Black Irish Band @ Black Oak Casino

Saturday, March 17th at 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne

On St. Patrick's Day, The Black Irish Band will perform at the Black Oak Casino

More info. Click Here

Here a link to their many music videos

Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, The Black Irish Band has a storied history of 28 years of progressive Celtic & Americana folk music, more than 700 musical performances to date, and the release of 25 recorded albums. Their concerts feature traditional Irish & Scottish, Italian, and American folk music, along with historic songs of the people who spent their lives shaping the American West.

Join us for a fun evening of both traditional and original music, including songs from their upcoming 26th album, "Western Warriors."

When you take Celtic, Spanish, and Italian Music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the The Black Irish Band. Hailing from the historic Gold Rush Country of America, the four member Black Irish Band have a musical style that is as timeless as the rugged landscape of the west, a tribute to the people whose lives were spent building the world we now take for granted. The band's musical style captures the spirit of the immigrants of this land, the men and women who tamed the Wild West.

The Black Irish Band is Patrick Michael Karnahan, banjo, melodeon, octave mandolin, trumpet, guitar, concertina, french horn, vocals, Steve McArthur, banjo, guitar, accordion, mandola, piano, vocals, James Dean Nelson, banjo, guitar, vocals, and Stan Emmons, acoustic bass, vocals.

More information, downloads and videos can be found on their website:


Green-Fest - Block Party and Concerts

UICC, 2650 Sloat Ave, San Francisco

Sponsored by United Irish Societies and Java Beach Café, Sunday, March 18th, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The San Francisco Irish Culture Capital, The United Irish Cultural Center, presents great music, great food and family fun next Sunday March 18th at our Block Party in association with the United Irish Societies and Java Beach Café. There'll be music, dancing, bouncing castles, wheel of fortune for the kids, great food and mimosas too! We'll be serving brunch as usual from 10 AM to 2 PM and our restaurant will be open from 5 PM. Come along - you're very welcome!

Inside the Center from 2 to 5 PM you'll hear The Crooked Road Céilí Band, footstompin' Irish, rock, and folk.

After Party (4-9pm)– Starting around 4pm at the bar inside the Irish Cultural Center (2700 45th Ave.) expect traditional Irish live music (Comhaltas) throughout the evening until late (9pm) with beer and Irish food for purchase.

Click Here for Details.


Irish Music Concert

Featuring Shannon Warto, vocalist
and Catherine John, violinist.

Sunday, March 18, 2018 2 PM

First Congregational Church of San Rafael, 8 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Red-headed, Irish-blooded, natural-born Celtic songbird Shannon Warto, will delight audiences with beautiful Celtic music and songs, accompanied by Marin fiddler Catherine John, perhaps best known for her Irish-Mexican album ¡Fandango Bragh!.

This Concerts proceeds will benefit the charity Every Dollar Feeds Kids, feeding, educating and empowering the poorest of the poor in Morelos, Mexico since 1999.

Suggested donation $20

More information at


Goitse (Go-with-cha)

Gaelic Irish greeting meaning 'come here'

Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:30 PM
California State University Chico, 400 W 1st St, Chico

Goitse (Go-with-cha) is an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning 'come here'. May the luck o' the Irish be 'with-cha' for one more day in this post St. Patrick's Day celebration! Named Live Ireland's 'Traditional Group of the Year' and Chicago Irish American News' 'Group of the Year,'

Goitse Video, The Hills of Sweet Lislea

Tickets Online $26.00 - $37.00.

Goitse may be young, but this lively group has made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish traditional music across the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents.

Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of wonderful Celtic music and fast paced fun with Goitse!

'Perfectly blending the roots of tradition with the freedom of creativity.' - Folkworlds Review

More Info on Goitse:


Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis

Irish traditional Music, Song and it's ever evolving Story.


Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis have been musical collaborators for over fifteen years. Both members of The Green Fields of America, they have also performed in many different iterations on stages across the globe as well as collaborated on five albums and the documentary film Absolutely Irish. Their close musical interplay is equally evident in tunes, songs and stories, giving audiences a glimpse into the experiences of the people who wrote and played this powerful music.

Originally from Limerick Ireland, Mick Moloney is a National Heritage Award-winning Musician, Author and producer of over 40 albums. He holds a Ph.D. in folklore and is currently Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies and Music at NYU. Awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the TG4 Outstanding Contribution award in 2014, Mick Moloney continues to inspire, teach and perform at the highest level.

Born in New York and raised in San Francisco, Athena Tergis released her first album of original and Scottish music at sixteen before moving to Ireland, immersing herself in the music. She went on to join the Sharon Shannon Band, Riverdance, the Clarence Clemons band and the Green Fields of America. Athena is also a frequent soloist with the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and has written and performed with Riverdance-composer Bill Whelan.

Mick Moloney & Athena Tergis Tour

• Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM, Berkeley, House Concert,
• Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM, Chico, California State University Chico,
• Saturday, March 24, 3:00 PM, Auburn, House Concert,

More Details at


Lark In The Morning's 39th Lark Camp

Music, Song & Dance Celebration July 27 - August 4, 2018

Worldwide Workshops, Including Extensive Celtic Music and Song!

Unique in California, Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors teaching dozens of workshops and their inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants, while have one @&%!** of a good time!

For Lisa Lynne's Lark Camp Video, Click Here!

Lark Camp Adult & Family Camp features Music and Dance from the World Over
Music, Song & Dance Workshops • Cabins • Dances • Parties • Sessions • Great Food • Dance Hall • Dining Hall • Camping • Fire Circles • Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods • Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days

Lark Camp 2018 Registration Is Open Register Now to save your place.

Imagine idyllic days & nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that's kind of close to what Lark's Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening. Plenty of good food, new friends, and musical stimulation. Truly a unique total immersion into the joys of nature, music and dance. Many workshops for the professional as well as the beginner!

Irish & Breton Dance Instructors

Shirleigh Brannon-Irish Dance Basics For Everyone, Irish Sean-Nos Dance And Battering For Sets
Michael Riemer-Irish Set Dance
Adrienne Simpson-Breton, Galician & French Dance


Irish, Scottish, Gaician & Breton Music & Vocal Instructors

Shay Black-Irish Chorus, Sea Songs And More, Singing In A Session
Christa Burch-Bodhran
Alexandre Cadarso-Gaita (Spanish Galician Bagpipe), Galician Percussion In The Creek
Danny Carnahan-Octave Mandolin, Songwriting
Kevin Carr-Quebecois Fiddling, Quebecois Session
Marla Fibish-Irish Mandolin
Aryeh Frankfurter-Harp-Anything But Beginning, Swedish & Nordic Music For Nyckelharpa And All Instruments
Jack Gilder-Irish Music on the Anglo System Concertina
Preston Howard-Irish Uilleann Bagpipes, Uilleann Pipe Tune Favorites For Everyone
Wanda Law-Irish Fiddle Basics For Beginners, Beginning Fiddle
Lisa Lynne-Beginning/Intermediate Celtic Harp, Getting Your Music Out Into The World
Stuart Mason-Celtic Tunes for Flatpick Guitar, Old Ballads For DADGAD Guitar
Summer McCall-Celtic Cello, Rhythmic Grooves and Accompaniment For Fiddle and Cello
Ryan McKasson-Scottish Fiddle
Jim Oakden-Breton Music - Dance Tunes, Including Chording/Backup
Celia Ramsay-Get Your Voice Out of the Closet, Scottish Travelers Songs
Autumn Rhodes-Beginning Pennywhistle & Irish Flute, Intermediate Irish Flute & Pennywhistle including Ornamentation & Technique
Dale Russ-Intermediate & Advanced Irish Fiddle
Daniel Schoenfeld-Irish Tune Swap
John Skelton-Irish Flute, Unusual & Rare Irish Flute Tunes For All Instruments
John Weed-Old Time Irish Fiddle

To review the Complete Lark Camp Music & Dance Staff 2017, Click Here. For pictures and videos of past Lark Camps Click Here, or check the history, layout, what happens at camp, and much more, at the Lark Camp website,


Plough and Stars Honored

Added to SF Legacy Business Registry

The Plough and Stars Irish Pub, 116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue, San Francisco

The Plough & Stars is thrilled to announce we've been honored with 'Legacy' status as an historic asset to the city by the San Francisco Office of Small Business ... Join us for great music & the best Guinness pint in town.

What a diverse and vibrant mix of businesses added to the Legacy Business Registry yesterday! Join us in congratulating Babylon Burning, the Lab SF, The Mindful Body, The Plough and Stars and Slim's! Thank you for your commitment and service to our communities.

The Plough and Stars (116 Clement St): An Irish pub and known gathering place for the Irish community for over 40 years. The bar showcases musicians across genres and maintains a tradition for over 35 years of hosting seisiúns, informal Irish jam sessions. Stop by for a perfectly-poured Guinness and see why?? they've been voted Best Irish Bar by SF Weekly.
I would like to thank all the Musicians who have played in the Plough. Without their contributions this would not have happened — Sean Heaney

The Plough and Stars Irish Pub, is known around the world for hosting incredible Irish music and pulling beautiful pints of Guinness since 1975. Since then, it has evolved to host live music every night of the week, except Monday, including all genres of music; Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Zydeco, acoustic Americana, and of course, Irish Traditional.

The first Saturday is always Americana Jukebox and every third Friday is Bluegrass Bonanza! We welcome you to stop in for a drink and try our famous, award winning pints of Guinness, or indulge in any of our other specials. We host Happy Hour all day every Monday with free pool, and the first Monday of the month has a Pub Quiz at 8:30 PM. Check out our website for a full calendar of events!

For a video of a Plough session from 2014, Click Here.

For more about the Plough, check, call 415-751-1122, or email Sean Heaney at


The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

198 5th St, San Francisco

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, is a bustling SoMa spot with Irish pub grub & beers on tap plus sports on the satellite TV.

This local Irish Pub brings the culture of Ireland to San Francisco, offering a full bar, Happy Hour specials, and a full Irish restaurant menu, including favorites like fish and chips which goes with any style of sport, music or fun.

"I am in the city every 2-3 months and The Chieftain is an absolutely integral part of every trip. Mark runs an amazing, authentic Irish pub. Major plus, the only place I know of in northern California to get Kilkenny!!"

"Walked in, Saturday night about 7pm and there was a table right inside the door. We had a shepherds pie and an Irish stew. The shepherds pie was actually made with lamb! The live music was great entertainment too!"

For a video of some the Chieftain's food menu, Click Here.

The Chieftain hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Click Here for the current schedule! The live Irish traditional music and song session every Sunday evening is always great Craic! Here is a sample Irish Session from 2009: Live Irish Session at the Chieftain.

For the latest happenings, check the Chieftain facebook Page, or call 415-625-0436, or email Mark Nagle at or check

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Artisan Candies and Baked Goods, Too

Kristen & Dean Scott offer Celtic Lunch & Dinner

4432 Pearl Avenue, San Jose CA | Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30 pm


Artisan Candies and Baked Goods, Too, has great menu items, both for dessert and lunch or dinner! There are hand-made sausage rolls, meat pies, vegetable pasties, and fruit pies, at the shop, as well as meals-to-go. You can buy the rolls and pies fresh-baked, or frozen so you can bake them at home.

Afternoon tea lunches include chicken salad, cucumber finger sandwiches, fruit mince pie and tea. The meals-to-go consist of 4 bridies, celtic pasties, or sausage rolls, and mash or colcannon. We suggest adding peas or Heinz beans to round out a perfect Celtic lunch or dinner!

We also can deliver to your nearby door in case you can't get to our shop during business hours Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30 pm. (Please allow about an hour for delivery of the afternoon tea or meals-to-go.) Click this link to see the new lunch and dinner menu, but call us directly at 408-267-7090 and we will arrange delivery to your door!

You can still find Kristen and Dean with their booth, Celtic Candies and Cakes, at many of the Scottish and Celtic festivals around California such as the Pleasanton Highland Games on Labor Day weekend, the Big Trees Highland Games coming up on October 7, 2017, and at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair this winter as London's Finest Cakes and Puddings, or book their The Celtic Tea Shoppe, for your event. To check the The Celtic Tea Shoppe Facebook Page, Click Here!

Check our website for all our other baked goods and confections. To order, contact Kristen Scott with a call to 408-267-7090, or an email to


"The Duke" Authentic British Pub

The Duke of Edinburgh Pub & Restaurant

10801 N. Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA, 11:30am - 2:00am every day of the year

The atmosphere at the 'The Duke', is the same as you would find in any pub in the British Isles, full of friendly patrons who come in to socialize, play darts, have a pint or two, and eat a meal. If you are looking for a comfortable elegance, pints of beer and authentic food, in an authentic English Pub, there is no a better choice in the Bay Area. The Duke offers a large number of beers on draft and by the bottle. Almost anything English, Scottish or Irish is available. Murphy's Irish Stout brewed in Cork, Ireland and Scotch Eggs is always a good choice.

The servers are excellent and very knowledgeable about the beer and food menu. The menu is expansive and worth exploring. The dark pubsy feel with old regulars in their respective, but not crowded corners around lunch hour in Cupertino, is a great boon.

You can't find more 'authentic' atmosphere, because the entire building was built in jolly old England, then disassembled, shipped and reassembled on site in Cupertino. With the red velvet seating and wall paper and ornate, dim lighting, you are transported to London as soon as you enter the etched glass door.

More info. on The Duke Facebook Page, website or call 408-446-3853. The Duke is presently looking for line cooks and bussers, call the Pub if interested.

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