Upcoming Celtic Events

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The Hanz Araki Band
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
When
Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm
Where
Haworth House Concert, address provided upon seat reservation

SUGGESTED DONATION: $15

(All proceeds go to the performer)

RESERVATIONS/DIRECTIONS:
(831) 464-9778 or reservations@haworths.org.
Award-winning traditional Irish flute player and vocalist Hanz Araki will be joined by guitarist Cary Novotny, and vocalist and bodhr´n player Colleen Raney for one of a kind live performance in Soquel in October to celebrate the release of a new album, titled Foreign Shore. Recently called "An Irish Music phenomenon in West Coast America" by Irish Music Magazine, Araki is known for his uncluttered and honest approach to traditional Irish and Scottish music.

Hanz Araki, whose full name is Hanzaburo after his grandfather's grandfather, is the 6th generation of his family to earn the title of Kodo Araki, a grand master of the shakuhachi. While he honed his musical ability perfecting the traditions of his father's family, his love of the music of his Irish mother's family lead to a career in Irish music that spans twenty-five years and has produced multiple award-winning albums and international accolades.

Foreign Shore, his eleventh release, is a collection of songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand, and America that illustrates the path of the music and the tradition as it straveled, as Araki's forbearers did, from homeland to new home. Hanz Araki faithfully showcases the inherent beauty of traditional Irish music with performances that are inspired, detailed, and authentic.

For more visit www.hanzaraki.com.
Lisa Ornstein, Johnny Connolly, Dan Compton
Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
When
Saturday, November 8th at 7:30pm
Where
Haworth House Concert, address provided upon seat reservation

SUGGESTED DONATION: $15 - $20

(All proceeds go to the performer)

RESERVATIONS/DIRECTIONS:
(831) 464-9778 or reservations@haworths.org.
American fiddler Lisa Ornstein is, perhaps, best known for the brilliance of her performances of the joyous French-Canadian traditional music during her dozen years as a member of La Bottine Souriante, Quebec's internationally renowned traditional super group. She is a leading authority on French-Canadian fiddle traditions, having learned many beautiful tunes from home visits with older musicians. Lisa's talent for creating compelling, informed, and inventive fiddle accompaniments for traditional Quebecois songs have made her a sought-after collaborator with some of Quebec's finest musicians. Atma Classique's 2008 release, La traverse miraculeuse, on which Lisa participated as both performer and arranger, won the 2009 ADISQ awards (Quebec's equivalent of the Grammy) for best traditional music album. Recently having moved to Portland, OR, Lisa has turned her fiery fiddling to the Appalachian repertoire of her upbringing.

Lisa is accompanied by Northwest folk veteran, Irish-style DADGAD guitarist Dan Compton. This tour celebrates Lisa & Dan's dazzling debut duo CD, 'The Magic Paintbrush,' which includes tunes from French-Canada and Appalachia, as well as sizzling self-penned compositions.

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Compton has been part of Pacific Northwest folk music scene for many years. With a strong background in classical guitar and traditional Irish fiddle, Dan melds both worlds in exploring what the guitar can do in traditional music. Equally adept with a flatpick or fingerstyle, he uses an array of textures and a sophisticated sense of harmony to take traditional music new places.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Johnny has been immersed in Irish traditional music since he was eight years old. By the age of 15 he was a regular feature around his hometown, performing with musicians sometimes twice his age. Johnny's dexterity on the accordion earned him a slot with established Celtic ensemble Anam at the age of 17. For the next two years, he continued to build his reputation back home in Dublin's trad music scene and abroad with Anam, touring festivals throughout Europe and Ireland. Johnny has toured with such artists as Solas, Kevin Burke, Nuala Kennedy and Ged Foley, Tony Furtado, Aidan Brennan, and Casey Neill, and appeared at numerous festivals including The Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, The North Texas Irish Festival and The Austin Celtic Festival and ICONS Festival in Boston.

For more visit ornsteincompton.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.