Upcoming Celtic Events

Click on the group's photo to hear a sample of their music.
Irish Christmas in America
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30pm
Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St. in Santa Cruz

ADMISSION: $25 advance/$27 at door or $22 to Celtic Society members

TICKETS: Available at More Music, 512 Front St. in downtown Santa Cruz. You may also reserve your tickets by calling (831) 464-9778, (408) 847-6982 or contact Bob Breheny at celtsoc@aol.com. Tickets are also available on-line here:
Now in its 10th season, this popular, atmospheric, family-friendly entertainment, rich in history, humor and boundless enthusiasm, returns to Santa Cruz.

The energetic extravaganza features lively traditional tunes, evocatively sung Irish ballads and carols, thrilling Irish dancing and stirring narration bringing to life ancient customs and stories.

The stellar cast of Irish luminaries includes All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and show producer Oisin Mac Diarmada from the award-winning Irish group Teada, the ebullient West Kerry TG4 Singer of the Year and brilliant button accordionist Seamus Begley, virtuoso uilleann piper and flute player Sean gavin from the acclaimed band Bua, cynosure Champion Irish step dancer Samantha Harvey and, for the first time, Seamus' daughter, Meabh Begley, who despite her youth is widely regarded as one of Ireland's most respected singer and button accordionists.

Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas as some of Ireland's finest traditional performers take you on a distinctively Irish journey during the 2014 holiday season.

For more, visit www.irishchristmasinamerica.com.
A Winter Gift
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
Friday, December 12th at 8:00pm
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.

RESERVATIONS: www.donquixotesmusic.info, (831) 603-2294, (408) 847-6982 or by email to celtsoc@aol.com.
"A Winter Gift" is presented by three of the premier Celtic Harpists in the world. Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform Celtic legends, along with Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music.

Audiences will hear three Celtic Harps including the rare wire strung, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Fiddle, Irish Bouzouki and Ukrainian Bandura intertwined with moving stories of the Season.

Patrick Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patrick's critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.

Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Lisa tours year round performing at large US festivals and performing art centers. Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. Lisa was recently named one of 50 Most Inspiring Women by LA Magazine.

Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked and most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his numerous critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.

For more, visit www.legendsofthecelticharp.com.
The First Annual Santa Cruz Moutains Winter Ceili and Set Dance
Saturday, January 31 at 8:00pm until midnight
Felton Trout Farm Inn, 7701 E Zayante Rd, Felton, CA 95018

ADMISSION: $5 at the door for the dancing and music. Bring the whole family for dinner and stay for a bit of the pure drop! Dinner reservations are recommended.

You are invited to an Irish dance party featuring live traditional music by The Crooked Road Ceili Band at the historic Trout Farm Inn. Set dancing and ceili will be called by San Francisco's Michael Murphy. An Irish seisiun follows the dancing.

For more, visit www.leap2three.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.