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?
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.
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
For more details, check www.black-brothers.com or on facebook, www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Brothers-Band/143426742350651
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)
Full Details and ticket links at https://mollysrevenge.com.
St. Patrick's Day in Ireland 2018
National Touring Company | as seen on PBS
IRISH TO THE CORE – NOT TO BE MISSED!
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.
— rip-roaring music, song, and dance...A Great Irish Night! (Irish News and Entertainment)
Northern California Tour
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 https://lvpac.org/event/danu
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
For more on Danú, check the website: www.danu.net
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 https://empresstheatre.org/events/st-pattys-with-eamonn-flynn
The Empress show will feature some of the top players in the Bay Area music scene
'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.
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: https://poorhousebistro.com/events/eamonn-flynn-band-cd-release-party/
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!
'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
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: https://youtu.be/yeFL73UU8zg
Online tickets for the full weekend are $75 or $40 per day available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3310394 (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 https://www.feileparkfield.com, or call 805-463-2421 and follow the festival on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/feileparkfield 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.
Here is the Festival promotional video Dublin CA St. Paddy's Festival.
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., Woodland6:00 am starts the Guinness, IRISH COFFEE and Corned Beef Hash
9:00 am IRISH DANCERS
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 www.fatherpaddyspub.com, call 530-668-1044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The tour costs $20 for adults. $10 for seniors and $5 for children https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-irish-influence-in-san-francisco-walking-tour-tickets-42407871084
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 http://auburnalehouse.com
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.
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
Full Details, updates and ticket links at www.wakethedead.org/events
The California Clover Music and Food Festival in San José
Ireland Meets California Meets Mexico
• 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.
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.
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
|Mar 17||Sunnyvale Performing Arts Theater Evenings of Cultural Arts
|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|
For more on Patrick Ball, check www.patrickball.com.
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.
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 https://slainteoakland.com.
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!
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
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, email@example.com.
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.
Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culanns-hounds-lucia-comnes-one-grass-two-grass-gamh-st-patricks-day-folk-music-extravaganza-tickets-42478909562
Can you believe it's been 12 years since we released Year of the Dog at the Great American?
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
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: http://blackirish.com.
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.
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 www.fccsanrafael.org.
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 https://vimeo.com/222254997
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: http://goitse.ie
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, Berkhouseconcert@gmail.com
• Friday, March 23, 7:30 PM, Chico, California State University Chico, www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance
• Saturday, March 24, 3:00 PM, Auburn, House Concert, www.auburnhouseconcerts.org
More Details at https://www.moloneytergis.com
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!
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
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, larkcamp.com.
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!
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!"
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.
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!
"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.
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