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WINTERDANCE CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
South Bay Edition, in San José

Molly’s Revenge
Amelia Hogan, vocalist
The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers
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Saturday, November 30th, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)

Tabard Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St, 2nd Floor, San José, CA

The annual, fabulously popular Winterdance Christmas Show is on once more, and kicks off in San José!

‘A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience.’ — Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine

Amelia Hogan

Amelia Hogan

Molly’s Revenge, starring David Brewer, John Weed and Stu Mason with guest vocalist Amelia Hogan, and the award winning Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.

Molly’s Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bodhran, have toured the world with their unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. Their arrangements of traditional jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

As always, this 14th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration will capture the traditional spirit of the season and warm the hearts of all who attend. Vocalist Amelia Hogan, and her voice of lilting grace and a subtle power will again balance the evocative storytelling of these great songs, and the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers will bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage.

California-based Molly’s Revenge has toured since 2000 as a four and five-piece acoustic band, releasing eleven CDs along the way, and in 2014, Molly’s Revenge and Christa Burch recorded a collection of Celtic Christmas and winter-themed music at a remote windswept retreat in the redwoods of the Mendocino coast. This beautiful Winterdance holiday album will be available at the shows.

To raise funds for their programs, co-sponsors AmeriCeltic.net and the South Bay Scottish Society offer WinterDance – South Bay Edition at the Tabard Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St, 2nd Floor, upstairs from O’Flaherty’s, in downtown San José, with ample validated parking in the City parking ramp accross San Pedro lot. Check out the Tabard Theatre and Parking here: Theatre Virtual Tour.

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Autumn Rhodes and Tim Hill with Richard Mandel

Autumn Rhodes and Tim Hill
with Richard Mandel

Friday, October 25th, 7:30 PM
Presented by Cope-a-cabana and AmeriCeltic

Cope-a-cabana, 433 S. Henry Ave., San Jose, CA

Autumn Rhodes and Tim Hill are a musical duo steeped in the traditions of Ireland dating back over 200 years. The pairing of Autumn’s heavily rhythmic style on the concertina and flute mixed with Tim’s relaxed yet deadly accurate uilleann piping results in a graceful and infectious sound that has drawn rapt audiences from both sides of the coast and the Atlantic. They continue to perform throughout the United States, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Midwest, as well as in northern New England. Well known guitarist Richard Mandel will join in to complete the trio.

Watch the promotional Video: https://youtu.be/VmVlJoWlsoQ
More on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hillandrhodes

Tickets sliding scale $15 – $20 cash at the door

Autumn Rhodes was raised in a rural Indiana household full of Irish music. At the age of 12, Autumn got a tin whistle for a birthday present and a year later was performing professionally, shortly after, progressing to the flute and concertina and learning from master players such as Laurence Nugent, Kevin Henry, and John Williams. Autumn is equally renowned as a singer in the sean-nos style of Irish tradition.

Born in the Philadelphia area, Timothy Hill has spent the last decade studying and performing Irish traditional music. Tim started his career with Irish music on bodhrán, and at the age of 11 took up the uilleann pipes. With years of tutelage from John Donnelly, Jerry O’Sullivan and Tim Britton, and performances with Mick Moloney, Paddy Keenan, Teada, Billy McComiskey, Tony DeMarco, Seamus Begley, Gabriel Donohue to name a few, Tim has become one of the top young pipers in America.

Richard Mandel fell into the well of Irish music in the mid-’90s and was soon driving every session he could get into. As a first-call accompanist, Richard has performed with legendary Irish musicians including Paddy Keenan, Jimmy Keane, Gerry O’Connor, Mick Maloney, Paddy O’Brien, Tony DeMarco and many others. Richard plays in the trio Three Mile Stone with mandolinist Marla Fibish and fiddler Erin Shrader. Three Mile Stone released its debut CD, produced by John Doyle, in March 2010 and has received rave reviews. In addition to Three Mile Stone, Richard can be heard on Christa Burch’s CD ‘Love of the Land’, Radim Zenkl’s, ‘Restless Joy’, and Tipsy House’s CD, ‘Sets in the City.’

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Cope-a-Cabana
Folk-Fest San José
(click the links for details)

→ Sunday, September 15th, 7:00 PM, Erica & Friends
→ Friday, September 20th, 7:00 PM, Windborne
→ Saturday, September 21st, 7:30 PM, New World String Project
→ Friday, September 27th, 8:00 PM, Daimh



Erica and Friends
Erica Hockett, Chris Hammond, Anne Goess
Charlie Hancock, Jason Courtney

Erica and Friends

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Doors open: 6:30, Concert 7:00-9:00
→ Watch the Video ←

RSVP to RSVP@Cope-a-cabana.com

Erica and Friends is a Berkeley based folk and traditional band that you really should hear if you get the chance, for example, Sunday August 4th at 4:00 PM, just before the Starry Plough Session in Berkeley!

Last Fall, Erica and Friends issued their debut album, Hillside Avenue, showcasing their distinctive, upbeat mix of jigs and reels, pub songs and ballads from around the British Isles and Ireland, at the Pleasanton Highland Games.

For Erica Hockett and Friends videos, just Click Here!

Erica Hockett — Vocals/Bodhrán Erica Hockett grew up in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, nestled in the English Cotswolds, home of Fairport Convention. Growing up singing in the local pubs, Erica came to love folk music from the British Isles and Ireland, especially the tales of woe and the history embedded in the old ballads. Erica met Anne Goess while performing in The California Revels vocal ensemble.

Anne Goess — Violin/Vocals/Tin Whistle Fiddler Anne Bingham Goess has played for many a ceili, English Country and contra dance in the Bay Area, with The Raggedy Annes and Raven Hill, among other bands. She has also arranged instrumental music for several theater productions, including Bloomsday and a commemoration of the Easter Rising. When she’s not fiddling, she’s singing with the Christmas Revels and directing the Revels Solstice Singers, a traditional music vocal ensemble that entertains year-round. For more on Anne, Click Here.

Chris Hammond — Guitar/Vocals Chris Hammond’s first musical love is Bluegrass and Appalachian music. He plays several acoustic guitars, including a beloved model made in the 1930s, and he loves to sing those high lonesome harmonies.

Charlie Hancock, — Accordion/Keyboards Charlie plays with The Bogues, an SF based Pogues cover band and for Contra and International Folk Dance in and around the Bay Area from his base in Berkeley.

Jason Courtney, — Bouzouki Jason is a seasoned player at Bay Area sessions and has played in the Elderberries band.

For more on Erica and Friends, check their Facebook Page here! | For even more music, check their Soundcloud site, or
their Reverbnation site!

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Windborne

Windborne

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Doors open: 6:30, Concert 7:00-9:00

RSVP to RSVP@Cope-a-cabana.com

The internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

Much more on the Windborne website.



New World String Project

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Doors open: 6:30, Concert 7:30-9:30

RSVP to RSVP@Cope-a-cabana.com

The New World String Project brings together four mighty players who weave a shimmering sonic tapestry from Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Fiddler John Weed and guitarist Stuart Mason also play together in the long-running Celtic band Molly’s Revenge. And Celtic harp master Lisa Lynne, who gained international renown via recordings and tours with the label Windham Hill, often performs in a duo with NWSP-mate Aryeh Frankfurter, an expert on harp and Swedish nyckelharpa. Together, these intrepid string explorers take audiences on a thrilling, melodically exuberant musical ride.

Click Here for their videos.

Check out all their info at https://newworldstringproject.com, or email Lisa Lynne




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Dáimh

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Doors open: 7:30, Concert 8:00-10:00

RSVP to RSVP@Cope-a-cabana.com

Dáimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for ‘kinship’ Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.

Click for a video of Daimh doing Dhannsamaid le Ailean by Celtic Connections 2016.

With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by ‘new guy’ Murdo ‘Yogi’ Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up. Daimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament’s most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals.

Check out the Daimh Website.



Tempest
Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One
Tim Hill, Steve Gardner, and Kyle Alden

Saint Patrick’s Day in San José
Sunday, March 17th, 2019

3:00 PM – Matinee Show | 7:00 PM – Evening Show

Kyle Alden, Tim Hill and Steve Gardner
Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One
Celtic/World Rock Legend Tempest
Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Avenue, San José, CA

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3:00 PM Matinee Show
Kyle Alden, Tim Hill
Steve Gardner

Steve Gardner brings his decades of performances with Culann’s Hounds and a reputation for stage shows filled with mash-up of tradition and energy drawn from folk melodies drawn of Ireland, France and early America. With seeming effortlessness he plays Irish traditional music, Cajun, country and rock, pairing with his bandmates at breakneck speed. At once thought provoking, accessible and infectious, Steve’s virtuosic violin style is clean and uncut, and when he grabs his guitar and sings, he brings his own irreverent style to both classic and original songs.

To watch their Videos, CLICK HERE!.

Kyle Alden is an award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician recognized for his Irish traditional guitar accompaniment, Kyle has several issued several albums of original work and supported many top players in concert, including Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin Tommy Peoples, Paddy Keenan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Liz Carroll, Athena Tergis, Andrew McNamara, Tony De Marco and Ann Kirrane, among others and has appeared on stages throughout the western US and Ireland.

Born in the Philadelphia area, Timothy Hill has spent the last decade studying and performing Irish traditional music. Tim started his career with Irish music on bodhrán, and at the age of 11 took up the uilleann pipes. With years of tutelage from John Donnelly, Jerry O’Sullivan and Tim Britton, and performances with Mick Moloney, Paddy Keenan, Teada, Billy McComiskey, Tony DeMarco, Seamus Begley, Gabriel Donohue to name a few, Tim has become one of the top young pipers in America.

Mini-Festival

Lecture: Local Irish Heroes and Villains
5:30 – 6:30 PM
In the Studio Room

Donagh Mc Keown

Donagh Mc Keown


Irish Voices and Donagh Mc Keown are pleased to announce that the Irish Influence in San Francisco Walking Tour is going on an extended walk to San Jose on this upcoming St. Patrick’s Weekend. In association with AmeriCeltic, we are proud to present a special talk on some of the Irish Heroes and Villains who helped form San Francisco and San Jose. The talk will be a donations only event.

Music: Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers
5:00 – 7:00 PM
In the Courtyard

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The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional types of American music such as Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and gospel music, as played on the fiddle and other compatible acoustic instruments. Their public outreach performance band, The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers, will entertain us with an hour of Celtic and related old-time tunes.
Check out The Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association, on the SCVFA’s Website or SCVFA on Facebook.


Trio

7:00 PM Evening Show
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Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One
Hard Driving Live Looped Celtic Acoustic Rock

Never pre-recorded, always immediate and created fresh, the masterful Michael Mullen makes live looping an art form. Experiencing this solo musician building his TriaSoli ‘ensemble’ group gives the audience a unique and powerful connection with old chamber favorites – You may have heard them a thousand times, but never like this. Then, in Trio of One, the Mullen brings to life the music of his Celtic roots, creating a full band while you watch and listen. In the end, you’ll understand why his old Tempest bandmates dubbed him The Mad Fiddler.

Says Michael:
“If you haven’t seen me perform my live looping act, The Trio Of One—perhaps you live too far away to make it to any of my shows—this might be your best chance to see what I do.”

See Michael’s videos, Click Here!
Check Out Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One YouTube Channel

Tempest

Celtic/World Rock Legend Tempest
Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock!

World-famous Tempest needs no introduction — close out your Saint Patrick’s Day fun while grooving to Celtic Rock with flavors of Scandinavia, India, Africa & Arabic Nations.

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

Tempest videos: Click Here!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Sorbye
Artist sites and sounds: www.tempestmusic.com.
Artist Booking: 510-817-4736

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.

Signed to Carta Records, Tempest’s releases are acclaimed worldwide. Last year, the group celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary by releasing a fab new studio album, Thirty Little Turns, a collection of inspired new original and traditional material — with a cheeky surprise or two.

Mail order CDs directly from Tempest: tempestmusic.com/html/cdorder.html

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WinterDance! Molly’s Revenge,
with Amelia Hogan and Rosemary Turco Dancers

Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration

Friday December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Raffle to benefit Camp Fire Victins

In its 13th year, the Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration for 2018 AmeriCeltic presented on Friday, December 14th at 7:00 PM, at the Hoover Historic Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose to a Sold Out audience of over 200.

The program featured the renowned Celtic band Molly’s Revenge: https://mollysrevenge.com, vocalist Amelia Hogan, and The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers. Co-sponsors AmeriCeltic.net: https://americeltic.net, the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association: https://www.fiddlers.org, South Bay Scottish Society: http://southbayscots.org and the Saint Andrews Society of SF: http://saintandrewssocietysf.org, each provided reception tables with staff to greet and discuss their services with the public.

Saint Andrews Society of SF outgoing President, David Campbell, was co-master of ceremonies along with AmeriCeltic’s co-founder, Tony Becker. David Campbell, was dressed in full Scottish traditional attire, including his formal chain of office, providing many of the house with fine photo opportunities.

Camp Fire Relief Raffle

The Program included a raffle of Premium Events and Gift items which benefited the victims of the Camp Fire Wildfire, and more than $1000 was sent to the North Valley Community Fund https://www.nvcf.org.

Raffle Items List

  • GRAND PRIZE $240 value – as Seen on PBS, and all around Northern California, 4 premium main floor seats at the stage show An Irish Christmas, Thursday, December 20th, 7:00 PM, at the Mountain View CPA, from Kerry Irish Productions. Includes meet-and-greet with the performers, including Irish Step Dancers Caterina Coyne and Connor Reider of RiverDance and World Champion Tyler Schwartz as well as 5 show CDs.
  • $120 value – Whiskey and Cigars Gift Basket with 2 Toro Cigars, 2 whiskey lowball glasses, 2 shot glasses and a fifth of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey from San Jose Police Emerald Society Pipe Band
  • $120 value – 4 tickets to the ABBA MANIA show on Saturday, March 9, 2019 8pm from The Flint Center, Cupertino.
  • $120 value – 2 gift tickets to 25th Annual Burns Night, Saturday, January 19th, 4:00 PM @ Mountain View Masonic Temple from South Bay Scottish Society of San José.
  • $120 value – 2 gift boxed wines, 2016 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay and 2016 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, each 1.5 liters, from J. Lohr of San José .
  • $50 value – 2 tickets to the Wake the Dead show Friday, March 22nd, 2019 in Gilroy from Wake the Dead.
  • $43 value – Jameson Trilogy gift set containing three 200 ml bottles, one each of World – Favorite, Select Reserve and Caskmates from  Saint Andrews Society of SF
  • $40 value – 1 liter bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey from O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, San José.
  • $40 value – 2 tickets to Frankie Gavin House Concert, Sunday, February 10th, 8:00 PM , from Cope-a-cabana, San José.
  • $36 value – 4 passes to The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, including the new Medieval Alchemy Exhibit from Rosicrucian Park, San José.
  • $30 value each – 2 Gift Certicates, each worth a pair of tickets up to $30 value to Show of your Choice at Art Boutiki, San José.
  • $30 gift card for Britannia Arms Almaden, San José.
  • $25 value each – 2 Gift Cards, worth $25 each, from Scrambl’z on the Alameda, San José.
  • $25 value – One 1.5 lb. Fyne Traditional Christmas Pudding, steamed to perfection and stuffed with with fruit, with a touch of Guinness and dark rum, from Artisan Candies, San José.
  • $25 value – Two Piece Traditional Christmas Centerpiece and Wreath, from Barb Pesavento, of San José.

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The Black Brothers Band

Friday, March 9th, 2018, Black Brothers Band @ Trinity Cathedral

On Friday, March 9th in San Jose at 7:00 PM, The Black Brothers Band returned to San Jose, generously hosted again by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. Second Street, San Jose, bringing The Biggest and Best St. Paddy’s Show in the South Bay with with Special Guests Moonshine Jelly and Greene Academy Dancers!


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Moonshine Jelly

Black Brothers Band line-up is Shay Black, guitar and vocal, Michael Black, banjo, cittern and vocals, Eamonn Flynn, piano, and Bobbi Nikles, fiddle
Click to see Black Brothers Band videos http://bit.ly/2zCvjYW

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Sarah Buchinski and Kate Behan

Exciting world folk band Moonshine Jelly opened for the BBB exclusively at the San Jose appearance. Sarah Buchinski and Kate Behan from The Greene Academy of Irish Dance greene-academy.com added a graceful and flashy Irish Dance performance.

The program was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund was co-sponsored with the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program and benefited their Pat McMahon Masters Level Scholarship Fund.

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Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers
with Molly’s Revenge

2017 WinterDance Celtic Christmas Celebration

At 7:00 PM on Friday, December 15th, 2017, at Trinity Cathedral, 81 North Second Street, San Jose Molly’s Revenge, featuring David Brewer, John Weed and Stu Mason with stunning vocalist Christa Burch of the Syncopaths, and the award winning Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers Nickie Crofts, Rachel Downey and Sammi Powell, presented an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance included Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.

The program was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund was co-sponsored with the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program and benefited their Pat McMahon Masters Level Scholarship Fund.

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Erica&Friends

Erica & Friends and Lee Corbie-Wells

Friday, September 29th at 7:30 PM

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose, CA

Erica and Friends is the Bay Area’s new folk and traditional band.

Born of the rich Berkeley Arts culture, they’ve served up an upbeat mix of jigs and reels and pub songs, along with jazz, standards, and sweet ballads all over the East Bay and San Francisco.

With Erica Hockett‘s vocals, Anne Bingham-Goess‘ fiddle, Lucas Gonze‘ mandolin, Troy Dillinger‘s accordion, and Chris Hammond‘s guitar, they are destined to become one of our great regional folk music resources. For the first time, hear them in the South Bay, at Art Boutiki!

For more on Erica & Friends, check their websites:
YouTube Videos |
Facebook Page |
Soundcloud | or
Reverbnation

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San Francisco native Lee Corbie-Wells has startled the Bay Area folk scene with her striking vocal and multi-instrument talents, venturing into Celtic, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Latin, Scandinavian and Bluegrass genres. Lee will enthrall you with a spread of savory songs including Gaelic, Russian, and Welsh, along with original tunes, accompanied with violin, hardanger fiddle and guitar.

Lee has Scottish ancestors and took up fiddle at 6. Her great-grandmother was from Skye, great-grandfather was from Glasgow, and grandmother was from Howwood, Renfrewshire. Her parents were both music teachers, and taught her Celtic and American tunes by ear, fostering her love of traditional folk music.

Lee toured Southern Ireland with Alison Streich in the band, Drowsy Maggie and has since performed in numerous Celtic, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ragtime, and Latin bands, including a few years with Los Gatos based The Gallowglasses. In 2014, Lee formed her own band, Moonshine Jelly, and earlier this year, a Scandinavian-Bluegrass-Contra band called Kaptain Bottletop.

For more on Lee Corbie-Wells, check her websites:
YouTube Videos |
Facebook Page |
www.moonshinejelly.org

For more Fabulous Folk Details and $10 Advance Tickets, Click Here!

For more on Art Boutiki Art Gallery, check www.artboutiki.com, call 408-971-8929 or email Dan Vado kahuna@artboutiki.com.

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Shay and Michael Black
with the Black Brothers Band

Black Brothers Band Concert

On Friday, March 3rd in San Jose at 7:00 PM, The Black Brothers Band returned to San Jose, proudly presented by The San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program, and generously hosted by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. Second Street, San Jose.

  • Black Brothers Band: Shay and Michael Black, Eamonn Flynn, Bobbi Nikles
  • Greene Academy Irish Dancers
  • Goodies available from Artisan Celtic Candies
  • Opening performance by vocalist Erin Ruth Thompson

The performance was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund with proceeds benefiting the Pat McMahon Scholarship Programs of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program.
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Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers
with Molly’s Revenge

2016 WinterDance Celtic Christmas Celebration

At 7:00PM on Friday, December 9th, 2016, at Trinity Cathedral, 81 North Second Street, San Jose Molly’s Revenge, featuring David Brewer, John Weed and Stu Mason with stunning vocalist Christa Burch of the Syncopaths, and the award winning Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers presented an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance included Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.

The program was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund was co-sponsored with the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program and benefited their Pat McMahon Masters Level Scholarship Fund.

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California and the Easter Rising

Black Brothers Concert

On Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 7:00pm, The Black Brothers Band returned to San Jose, proudly co-sponsored by AmeriCeltic the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program, and generously hosted by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. Second Street, San Jose, and attended by more than 150 happy attendees, who enjoyed,

  • The Black Brothers Band, with Shay and Michael Black, Eamonn Flynn, Bobbi Nickles
  • Irish step dance by the Greene Academy Irish Dancers
  • and a Short Film California and the Easter Rising

California and the Easter Rising Final from Irish Voices on Vimeo.

The program was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund was co-sponsored with the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program and benefited their Pat McMahon Masters Level Scholarship Fund.

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Vocalist Christa Burch sings ‘WinterSong’
December 19th, 2013
at Trinity Cathedral in San José

Winterdance Celtic Christmas Concerts

Six Decembers from 2011 through 2017

For six years, from 2011 through 2017, annually in mid-December, AmeriCeltic co-sponsored this live, traditional Irish music concert with the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program. All of these were generously hosted by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. 2nd Street.

These six Annual WinterDance Tour concerts featured Molly’s Revenge, starring David Brewer, John Weed and Stu Mason and stunning guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers, presenting an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season.

The San Jose concerts often included an opening performance by new talents, such as on Friday, December 11, 2015 7:00 PM, when the Concert was opened by three members of the Santa Cruz collective, Charmas, Richard Dwyer, vocals, low whistle and bodhran, Aaron Clegg, vocals, Celtic wooden flute, Jim Powell, backup vocals and guitar.

These performances were all made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund with proceeds benefiting the Pat McMahon Scholarship Programs of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program.

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Story Road

Story Road Concert

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 @7:30 PM at Prospect HS Performing Arts Center, 18900 Prospect Road, Saratoga CA, the San Jose Dublin Sister City Program presented Story Road progressive traditional Celtic creations in partnership with AmeriCeltic.

After forming in 2012, Story Road quickly emerged as a leading traditional Irish band on the West Coast, convening twice a year for spring and autumn tours that delighted trad music fans from Santa Barbara to Seattle. Their live show ranges from driving dance tune medleys to heart breaking songs of love and immigration. This year’s presentation promises a taste of Americana as well, and a singalong or two in the mix.

This all-star Band line up includes Portland, Oregon’s stunning Colleen Raney, of Seattle’s celebrated Raney Family, and two-thirds of Molly’s Revenge, accomplished cross genre fiddler, John Weed and veteran multi-genre instrumentalist Stuart Mason.

Joining these three founding band members is Hanz Araki, the master singer and traditional flute player in the Pacific Northwest for more than 2 decades.

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Shay Black, Eamonn Flynn and Michael Black

Photo copyright © 2012 Lawrence Whitcomb Photography Licensed for use by Tabard Theatre, San Jose – Dublin Sister City Program, Celtic Society of Monterey Bay, AmeriCeltic, and Black Brothers Band.

The Black Brothers Band Concert
Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM

Magnanimously hosted by Trinity Cathedral, 81 N. 2nd St., San Jose CA, the Black Brothers Band returned to San Jose. In partnership with AmeriCeltic, the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program proudly presented Shay & Michael Black, the singing siblings from Ireland’s foremost family of song, The Black Family, with a special appearance by Celia Ramsay in duo with Shay.

A full house spent an enchanted evening with the charismatic charmers from Dublin.

Celia Ramsay and Shay Black sang selections from their collaborative album, ‘Singer’s Request’. This seminal work includes instrumental support from John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Michael Black, Patrice Haan, Charlie Hancock, Eamonn Flynn, David Morris, David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky and vocal harmonies on some songs from Shay’s family: niece Róisín, sisters Mary and Frances, and brothers Michael and Martin.

The performance was made possible in part by the Harold R. Hayes fund with proceeds benefiting the Pat McMahon Scholarship Programs of the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Program.


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