Upcoming Celtic Events

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Beoga
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
When
Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30pm
Where
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9 in Felton

TICKETS: $15 advance/$17 door or $13 to Celtic Society members

On sale online at Brown Paper Tickets & at Don Quixote's & More Music, 512 Front St. in Santa Cruz.


RESERVATIONS: www.donquixotesmusic.info, (831) 603-2294, (408) 847-6982 or by email to celtsoc@aol.com.
Beoga (Gaelic for 'lively') are one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music. Formed in 2002, Beoga's unique sound features the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee & multi-instrumentalist Sean Og Graham, keyboardist Liam Bradley & four times All-Ireland Bodhran Champion Eamon Murray.

In 2005 their lineup wwas complete with the addition of Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland's premier young talents on vocals and fiddle.

The bedrock of Beoga's sound lies firmly in the Irish tradition, however they are not afraid to incorporate other genre's nuances into their music, including bluesy riffs, Astor-Piazzola jazz and raunchy New Orleans jamboree. Their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy traditional Irish sound with a huge sense of fun and adventure that works wonderfully well.

Beoga have become notorious for its charismatic rapport with audiences and highly energetic performances. Described in the Wall Street Journal as 'the best traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century,' Beoga's 2009 release, 'The Incident' was short-listed for a Grammy, their album, 'How to Tune A Fish' ranked first in the esteemed Irish Echo's list of traditional albums in 2011 and Irish Music magazine called the collection, 'some of the best music in the world today.'

Compass Records has just issued their latest, 'Live at 10,' a CD and DVD of Beoga's 10th anniversary concert.

With their inventive arrangements, virtuosi instrumental talents and beautiful vocals, Beoga's popularity continues to flourish as they captivate audiences on a global scale.

For more, visit www.beogamusic.com.
Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
When
Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30pm
Where
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9 in Felton

Tickets: $15 advance/$17 door or $13 to Celtic Society members On sale online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/712084 & at Don Quixote's & More Music, 512 Front St. in Santa Cruz.

Reservations: www.donquixotesmusic.info, (831) 603-2294, (408) 847-6982 or by email to celtsoc@aol.com.
The Celtic music of Scottish Highland settlers brought to the small island community of Cape Breton, off Nova Scotia, Canada, over 250 years has been both pristinely preserved & evolved uniquely by the rich tradition of composing in the folk style. Among the most notable of today's keepers of the flame are the award-winning Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond & fabled fiddler & step dancer, a founding member of the Cape Breton supergroup Beolach, Wendy MacIsaac. Friends for years, their delightful & dazzling debut duo CD, entitled 'Seinn,' pronounced 'Shane' & meaning in the Gaelic, 'to sing & play together,' has catapulted these crowd pleasers to even greater heights by landing on a plethora Best Recording lists, including National Public Radio, and being the winners of the prestigious East Coast Music Award, 'Group Recording of the Year' & 'Traditional Album of the Year' from Canadian Folk Music Awards. The Guardian enthused, 'Anyone who has had the opportunity to hear MacIsaac & Lamond perform together could not help but be struck by the chemistry between them. It's as if they were born to play together.' Joined by gifted guitarist Seph Peters & accordion & Old Blind Dogs-like percussion from Cathy Porter, the concerts features high-energy reels & strathspeys, dizzying mouth music & mournful songs of unrequited love; in short, a Cape Breton Kitchen Party to which you're all invited to share the merriment. For more info, sights & sounds, visit the website at www.maryjaneandwendy.com.
Socks in the Frying Pan
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
When
Sunday, October 12th at 7:00pm
Where
Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9 in Felton

TICKETS: $14 advance/$16 door or $12 to Celtic Society members

On sale online at Brown Paper Tickets & at Don Quixote's & More Music, 512 Front St. in Santa Cruz.


RESERVATIONS: www.donquixotesmusic.info, (831) 603-2294, (408) 847-6982 or by email to celtsoc@aol.com.
Named `New Group of the Year' by Live Ireland Awards & `Best New Band' by Tradition in Review Awards,' from the epicenter of traditional Irish music, Co. Clare, comes Socks in the Frying Pan for the first time to America as part of their `Knock Your Socks Off' Tour.

Performing on fiddle, button accordion, guitar & vocals the word-of-mouth ballyhoo of their concerts in the West of Ireland led to the recent release of their dazzling eponymous debut CD which has seen `Socks' stock skyrocket with an unprecedented outpouring of critical praise, including `Simply stupendous' by Irish American News,

`Attitude and musical daring... the music flows in magnetic, energetic waves' by Irish Music Magazine & The album features a lot of high-energy playing, fancy ornamentation and frolicsome arrangements by the Journal of Music.

While the band will only reveal the origin of their enigmatic name at their concerts, do be assured that `Socks' are darn good and you'll be singing their praises, Hose-anna in the Highest, at the mighty musical skills of their skillet.

For more, visit www.socksinthefryingpan.com.

All items on this site are listed free of charge. To have your event listed, contact Bob Breheny by email at celtsoc@aol.com or phone (408) 847-6982.