Upcoming Events

Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay

Linsey Aitken and Ken CampbellSun May 22nd7:00pmFelton
One Lane BridgeWed May 25th7:30pmFelton
The McCarthy FamilySat Jun 18th7:30pmSanta Cruz

To see a list of other upcoming local celtic events or to advertise your event, visit the community listings page.

Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm 
Add to calendar 05/22/2016 07:00 PM 05/22/2016 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton falseMM/DD/YYYY

Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $14 advance/$16 at the door, $12 to Celtic Society Members. Purchase tickets online at or in person at Don Quixote's.
Make a reservation at or by contacting Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, email celtsoc@aol.com.

Hailed in The Scotsman as warmhearted & suffused with a sense of people & place wistful, atmospheric & straight from the heart, from their home on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland, longtime stalwarts of the Scottish folk scene, cellist, vocalist & composer Linsey Aitken & singer, songwriter, guitarist & Northumbrian piper Ken Campbell, return to Don Quixote's, near Loch Lomond, California.

Their music encompasses a host of subjects, all with Scots related themes, all about people with compelling stories to tell, that they have championed to all points of the compass as amiable ambassadors of Scottish music & culture.

The Living Tradition wrote of their latest CD, Authentic, assured, warm & inspiring, Kith and Kin beautifully blends traditional & contemporary influences in a marvelous example of all that is best about Scots music & song, integrating myriad strands to produce memorable & well-crafted songs. Two highly accomplished & polished musicians with many years experience, combine flawlessly & seamlessly, complimenting the other's skills with beautiful harmonies provided by the other. The melodic & sensual tones of the cello weave hypnotically throughout an ideal fit for the songs.

For more info, sights & sounds visit www.linskenscotland.scot.
One Lane Bridge
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Add to calendar 05/25/2016 07:30 PM 05/25/2016 10:30 PM America/Los_Angeles One Lane Bridge Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, Felton falseMM/DD/YYYY

Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton

ADMISSION: $15 advance/$17 at the door, $13 to Celtic Society Members. Purchase tickets online at or in person at Don Quixote's.
Make a reservation at or by contacting Bob Breheny at (408) 847-6982, email celtsoc@aol.com.

One Lane Bridge, featuring local Celtic music heroes, John Weed from Molly's Revenge, whom I'm sure weed all agree is one of the finest fiddlers on terra firma, Aria DiSalvio, whose cello salvos songlike & celestial & makes you salivate for further from her & William Coulter in whose mighty mitts the guitar can sound as frisky as a colt one minute & bill & coo lovingly the next, perform music guaranteed to be right up your alley as they will mesmerize & delight with their unique & artful arrangements on traditional & contemporary tunes.

Fusing folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Spain & beyond with modern influences results in something both ancient & cutting edge; a rhythmically vibrant, melodiously engaging chamber-folk music trio with brio. Sure, it doesn't take a Roads Scholar to know One Lane Bridge's traffic/music jam is one you won't mind being stuck in as your attention span will be riveted. When One has Lane in their lap of luxury, you're bound to let out Bridge of Sighs for more.

For more info,sights and sounds visit www.williamcoulterguitar.com/onelanebridge
The McCarthy Family
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 7:30pm 
Add to calendar 06/18/2016 07:30 PM 06/18/2016 10:30 PM America/Los_Angeles The McCarthy Family House concert, 2016 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz falseMM/DD/YYYY

House concert, Santa Cruz

ADMISSION: $18 advance/$20 at the door, $16 to Celtic Society Members. Purchase tickets online at .
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Mark Conover at (831) 469-4307, email Spiral@wcliff.org.

Fiddler Tommy McCarthy & his wife, button accordionist & banjoist Louise, nee Costello, come from families steeped in Irish traditional music as well being owners of one of the premiere venues for traditional music in this country, The Burren in Somerville, Mass.

Son of legendary West Clare musician Tommy McCarthy senior, Tommy grew up in London performing with the many talented Irish performers on the vibrant trad scene there & also with stalwarts from frequent trips back to Co. Clare. Louise was similarly influenced by the session scene in her native Co. Galway.

Tommy & Louise have recently released a critically acclaimed CD, 'Grace Bay,' hailed in The Irish Echo as 'simply beautiful and feels very alive from beginning to end. If I walked into a session sounding like 'Grace Bay,' I'd be absolutely delighted.'

Joining Tommy & Louise in concert are fiddler daughter Rose & uilleann piper nephew Peadar, who have been honing their already considerable skills yearly at the Willie Clancy Summer School.

A concert late last year during an Australian tour by this fabulous family foursome led Brisbane's Broadway News to enthuse, 'There was so much life in the music they had the listeners enthralled. It was a memorable evening.' For more info, sights & sounds, visit
tmccarthy.powweb.com/burren/ McCarthy_Family_promo2015.html.