UPCOMING CELTIC SOCIETY CONCERTS

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Tony McManus
Sunday, September 3rd 2017, 7:30PM
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

"...one of the few Celtic-styled guitarists capable of matching the ornamentation and authority of the best violinists and pipers..." --

Advance Purchase $16 Door Price $18
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-464-9778 or online:
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Johnny B. Connolly and Eamon McElholm
Sunday, September 17th 2017, 3:00PM
St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove

“Johnny Connolly's 'Bridgetown' is the most exciting solo debut album from an Irish artist in years…a must-have CD for all true lovers of Irish box playing.” – The Irish Herald

Advance Purchase $20 Door Price $22
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-224-3819 or online:
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Johnny B. Connolly and Eamon McElholm
Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 7:30PM
House Concert, Soquel

“Johnny Connolly's 'Bridgetown' is the most exciting solo debut album from an Irish artist in years…a must-have CD for all true lovers of Irish box playing.” – The Irish Herald

Suggested Donation $17
Reservations: By email to Lynda Haworth or call 831-464-9778

To help the house concert host know how many seats to layout, please purchase a ticket in advance or make a reservation.

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Old Blind Dogs
Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 7:30PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

"... overwhelming (at times jaw-dropping) musical skill is on full display" -- ThreeWeeks Festival

Advance Purchase $22 Door Price $27
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-464-9778 or online:
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Old Blind Dogs
Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 7:00PM
St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove

"... overwhelming (at times jaw-dropping) musical skill is on full display" -- ThreeWeeks Festival

Advance Purchase $25 Door Price $28
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-224-3819 or online:
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Low Lily with John Whelan
Wednesday, October 4th 2017, 7:30PM
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

"(Low Lily) takes roots music into areas that have not been explored fully and it sounds exceptional and refreshing... (respectful) of another time with modern clarity and restrained power." –No Depression

Advance Purchase $15 Door Price $18
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-464-9778 or online:
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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Saturday, October 7th 2017, 7:30PM
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

“If your live music rations were limited to a single concert in the entire year, then you’d be either crazy or foolish if you didn’t pass that precious time in the company of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.” — Siobhan Long, The Irish Times

Advance Purchase $22 Door Price $25
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-464-9778 or online:

Tickets can also be purchased in person at More Music, Front Street, Santa Cruz (After September 7th)

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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill
Sunday, October 8th 2017, 3:00PM
St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove

“If your live music rations were limited to a single concert in the entire year, then you’d be either crazy or foolish if you didn’t pass that precious time in the company of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.” — Siobhan Long, The Irish Times

Advance Purchase $25 Door Price $30
Advance Child $8 Door Child $10
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-224-3819 or online:
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Gerry O'Conner and Richard Mandel
Saturday, October 21st 2017, 7:30PM
House Concert, Soquel

"...the music that emerged from his instrument couldn’t have been more vibrant. Its plangent, full-bodied tone was utterly intoxicating, enhanced by O’Connor’s flawless and dynamic articulation." —Jessica Nicholas

Suggested Donation $17
Reservations: By email to Lynda Haworth or call 831-464-9778

To help the house concert host know how many seats to layout, please purchase a ticket in advance or make a reservation.

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Mick McCauley
Thursday, November 16th 2017, 7:30PM
House Concert, Soquel

"From his stellar role as a member of Solas, Mick McAuley has truly emerged as a solo artist" — Brian O' Donovan WGBH

Suggested Donation $20
Reservations: By email to Lynda Haworth or call 831-464-9778

To help the house concert host know how many seats to layout, please purchase a ticket in advance or make a reservation.

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The Syncopaths
Sunday, November 19th 2017, 3:00PM
St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Grove

Five Gears generates strong reviews --The latest Syncopaths CD, "Five Gears", captures vibrant snapshots of the ongoing creative evolution that began when mandolinist Ashley Broder joined the band in the summer of 2009.

Advance Purchase $20 Door Price $22
Members receive $2 discount on the above prices
Reservations: call 831-224-3819 or online:
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Jim Malcolm
Tuesday, January 30th 2018, 7:30PM
House Concert, Soquel

“One of the finest singing voices in Scotland in any style” —Living Tradition

Suggested Donation $20
Reservations: By email to Lynda Haworth or call 831-464-9778

To help the house concert host know how many seats to layout, please purchase a ticket in advance or make a reservation.

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If you or a friend would be interested in hosting house concerts in the Santa Cruz area, please contact Bob Breheny by e-mail at concertdirector@celticsociety.org.

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