The Celtic Calendar–August, 2018

7/28/18

To keep up with Celtic music happenings in the Bay Area, join the CelticSF Yahoo group:

Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celticsf
(or go to http://groups.yahoo.com and search for celticsf)

Also check the resources listed at the end of this message.

This calendar is also available on the CBA (California Bluegrass Association) website – go to http://www.cbaweb.org and select Regional Newsletters from the News Features menu.

Session listings after the events – corrections/additions welcome.

NEWS

* There is a new Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance at Ashkenaz on the 4th Thursday, every other month. The next dances will be Aug 23 & Oct 25.

* Lark in the Morning now has a physical store in Berkeley (830 Gilman) and is starting to hold sessions. The first one was July 21 (too late for this newsletter) but keep an eye out for future sessions.
Look for events on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LarkInAM or the website: https://larkinthemorning.com.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH:

* Festival of the Sea, Hyde St Pier, Sat Aug 18. I just received the schedule via email; I expect it will be posted on the website shortly.

SAVE THE DATE:

* End of September/beginning of October – KVMR Celtic Festival in Grass Valley,
plus other local appearances by artists coming for the festival.

* 10/16 We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore at the Freight

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Aug 4
Aalotar (Finnish)
Fifth St Farms, Berkeley
http://fifthstfarms.com/

August 5 through 11, 2018
Cascadia Irish Music Week
Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
http://cascadiairish.org/

Aug 10-12 2018
Balance the Bay (in-town contra dance weekend)
Janet Pomeroy Center, San Francisco (on Skyline Dr near Lake Merced)
http://www.bacds.org/camps/btb

Aug 18 2018
Festival of the Sea
Hyde St Pier SF
https://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm
https://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=E03B3CA2-1DD8-B71B-0B73EA3D2174A4B1

Aug 23
Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance
Ashkenaz
http://www.ashkenaz.com/eventcalendar/2018/8/23/pan-celtic-ceilidh-dance

Aug 23 2018 (Thurs before Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp)
Fiddle Summit w/ Scottish Fiddle Camp faculty
Freight

Aug 24 – Sept 1 2018 (Fri through following Sat, week ending in Labor Day weekend)
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp
Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek
http://www.valleyofthemoon.org

Aug 31 2018 (Friday of Labor Day Weekend)
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School Concert
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz.
http://www.celticsociety.org/communitylistings.html

September 2018 (Sat & Sun of Labor Day Weekend)
Scottish Highland Gathering & Games
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
http://www.thescottishgames.com/

Saturday, September 8
Wake the Dead
Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael
(Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads is a mecca for Deadheads)
http://www.wakethedead.org/events/

Sun Sept 16
Tannahill Weavers
Freight

Thurs Sept 20
Connla
Ashkenaz

Friday, September 21th, 6:30 PM
Connla
Concert @ Fraternal Order of Eagles, 210 N Corry St, Fort Bragg, CA

Sept 23 5pm-6:30pm
Connla
Forestville United Methodist Church                                 
6550 Covey Road, Forestville
free; donations enthusiastically accepted.
Café serving soup & salad dinner benefits local non-profit –   meal: Adults  $10 / Kids $5

Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00 PM, (Tentative)
Connla
Michael’s On Main, 2591 Main St, Soquel, CA

Wednesday, September 26th, 3:00 PM & 7PM (?)
Connla
Workshop & Session
Cope-A-Cabana,  San Jose, CA

Friday, September 28th, 7:00 PM (?)
Connla
Concert @ Cope-A-Cabana,  San Jose, CA

Fri Sept 28 7:30pm
John Whelan & Haley Richardson
Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley
http://fifthstfarms.com/

Sep 28
Heron Valley (Scottish)
https://www.heronvalleyband.co.uk
House of Hamill (duo from Philadelphia Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan)
https://www.houseofhamill.com  
Ashkenaz

Sept 28-30 2018
KVMR Celtic Festival
http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/

* Heron Valley (Scottish)
https://www.heronvalleyband.co.uk

* Connla (North Ireland)
https://connlamusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/Connlamusic/

* Recollective
www.therecollective.ie (caution – site is hacked?)
www.facebook.com/therecollectivemusic

* Matthew Bryne (Newfoundland singer)
www.matthewbyrne.net
www.facebook.com/mattbyrneNL

* House of Hamill (duo from Philadelphia Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan)
https://www.houseofhamill.com  

* Seamus Egan Project
(with Moira Smiley, Kyle Sanna & Owen Marshall)
https://www.seamuseganproject.com/

* The Elders

Tues oct 2
Heron Valley
Michael’s on Main, Soquel
Heron Valley

Oct 2018
Big Trees Scottish Festival
Felton CA
http://bigtreescots.com/music/

Oct 5-7 2018
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Golden Gate Park SF
http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

Oct 3-8 2018
Portal Irish Music Week
Portal AZ
http://portalmusicweek.com/

Oct 5-13 2018
Celtic Colours   
http://celtic-colours.com/
various locations in Cape Breton
You can watch streaming performances each night (available on demand until the next day’s concert starts)

Oct 11
The Recollective
Flynn’s Cabaret @ Don Quixotes
http://www.therecollective.ie (caution – site is hacked?)

Oct 2018
Fairfax Irish Festival
http://www.fairfaxirishfestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxirishfest/

Oct 13 2018 (tentative)
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave
http://ecff.sffolkfest.org/wordpress/
http://www.elcerritofolkfest.org/

Sun Oct 14 1pm FREE
Celtic Song Sing-Along with Celia Ramsay and Shay Black: Favorite Songs from Scotland and Ireland
reservations open 9/16/18
Freight

Oct 16
We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore
Freight

October 17
We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore
Carriage House Theater, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
http://montalvoarts.org/events/banjo_skerryvore_2018/

Oct 23
Martin Hayes Quartet
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
https://www.seb.org/event/3797208-the-martin-hayes-quartet

Oct 24
Martin Hayes Quartet
Freight

Oct 25
Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance
Ashkenaz

Sunday, October 28
Wake the Dead
Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley
http://www.wakethedead.org/events/

October 31, 2018  7:00 PM
April Verch & Joe Newberry
Mt View house concert
SV.HouseConcerts AT gmail.com

4 Nov 2018     
April Verch & Joe Newberry; Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood
Homstead House Concert Series
Oakland
wendyburchsteel AT aol.com

Monday November 12  7pm
Open the Door for Three (Liz Knowles, Kieran O’Hare, Pat Broaders)
Arcata house concert
http://www.relevantmusic.org/CribConcerts/

Dec 7-9
Tony McManus & Teja GerkenL Guitar Weekend
Healdsburg
http://www.tonymcmanus.com/

Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 7:30PM
Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern
Michael’s On Main, Soquel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UARAeSObDMw

Fri Dec 21
Irish Christmas in America
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
https://www.facebook.com/events/2043742055900540/
https://lvpac.org/event/irish-christmas-in-america/

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Camp New Harmony
SF Folk Music Club
Walker Creek Ranch (west Marin)
http://www.sffmc.org/harmony_body.html

JANUARY 2019
Alasdair Fraser Community Music Workshop, Ceilidh Dance Party & Brunch
Grass Valley Elk’s Lodge
sally AT culburnie.com
2018: http://www.sierrafiddlecamp.org/ABF_workshop2018.html

Wed Feb 6 7:30pm
The Outside Track
Michael’s on Main, Soquel
https://www.celticsociety.org
https://www.theoutsidetrack.com/

Feb 8
The Outside Track
Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg
https://www.bandsintown.com/e/22984778
https://www.theoutsidetrack.com/

Wed Feb 27 2019 7:30pm
Natalie Macmaster & Donnell Leahy
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
https://lvpac.org/event/natalie-macmaster-and-donnell-leahy/

Feb 2019
Chief O’Neill’s Irish Music Festival
Tiburon, CA.
http://www.oneillirishmusicfestival.org/

Feb-March 2019
Roche Harbor Traditional Irish Music Retreat
do-it-yourself – no formal instruction
Roche Harbor, WA (San Juan Islands)
http://www.rocheharborirish.com/

Thurs Feb 28
Realta
Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg
http://www.realtamusic.com/
https://www.bandsintown.com/en/e/22984779

Sun March 3 7:30pm
Realta
Michael’s on Main, Soquel
https://www.celticsociety.org
http://www.realtamusic.com/

March 14
Imar
Michael’s on Main, Soquel
https://www.celticsociety.org

March 16-17 2019
Féile Parkfield
Irish & American music
www.feileparkfield.com

Apr 5-7 2019
Epicenter contra dance weekend
Mill Valley
http://www.nbcds.org/epicenter

Apr 2019
Julian Family Fiddle Camp
http://www.familyfiddlecamp.com/

Apr 2019
John Muir Birthday Celebration
John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue at Highway 4 Martinez
Scottish Fiddlers, bagpipers, other music
http://www.johnmuirassociation.org/php/bday-earthday/bday-earthday.php
http://www.nps.gov/jomu

Apr 2019 Noon-5pm
SF Festival of the Mandolins
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, California 94112
2018 http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/event_details.php?id=231

Apr 2019
SF Scottish Fiddlers
http://www.sfscottishfiddlers.org/index.htm

Apr 2019
Woodland Celtic Games & Festival
Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland
http://woodlandcelticgames.org

April 19, 2019
Andrew Finn Magill & Cary Novotny
Santa Cruz?
https://www.andrewfinnmagill.com/

April 20, 2019
Andrew Finn Magill & Cary Novotny
Mt View house concert
SV.houseconcerts AT gmail.com
https://www.andrewfinnmagill.com/

May 2019
Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh
downtown Mountain View
http://svirishfleadh.com/

Memorial Day Weekend:  
Redwood Music Camp
Camp Harmon, Boulder Creek,
2018: https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-camp-2018/

Memorial Day weekend:
Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center.
http://www.nwfolklife.org/

June 2019?
Berkeley Sunday Streets
http://www.sundaystreetsberkeley.org/

June 2019
San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Everett Middle School, 450 Church St (at 16th) SF
http://www.sffolkfest.org/

June 2019
Faultline Frolic (contra dance weekend)
Santa Rosa
http://nbcds.org/event/faultline-frolic-dance-weekend/

Jun 2019
Sierra Fiddle Camp
Nevada City
http://www.sierrafiddlecamp.org/

June 2019
Folklore Camp
Mendocino
http://www.mendocinofolklorecamp.com/

June 2019
Alasdair Fraser’s Ceilidh in the Park
(concluding concert for Sierra Fiddle Camp)
Pioneer Park Nevada City, CA

June 2019
fiddlekids, Berkwood Hedge School, Berkeley
http://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp/

June 2019 11:30am
fiddlekids concert
Freight free

July 2019
BACDS Family Week Camp
Monte Toyon, Aptos (near Santa Cruz)
http://www.bacds.org/familyweek

July 2019
BACDS American Dance & Music Camp
Jones Gulch Camp,  La Honda (west of Palo Alto)
http://www.bacds.org/camps/americanweek/

July 2019
BACDS American Week final dance – open to the public
Palo Alto

July 2019
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
Fort Worden State Park., Port Townsend WA
http://www.centrum.org/fiddle/

July 2019
“Mule Barn Camp”
Jefferson County Fairgrounds (next to Fort Worden)
concurrent with Fiddle Tunes
Port Townsend WA
http://www.mulebarncamp.com/

July 2019
California Coast Music Camp (CCMC)
near Auburn, Placer County
http://www.musiccamp.org

July 2019
Shasta String Celebration
hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge
Freight & Salvage
http://www.summerstringsummit.com

July-Aug  2019
Lark in the Morning Camp
Mendocino
http://www.larkcamp.com

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SAVE THE DATE!
Apr 16-19 2020
CCE (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann) North American Convention
SF Airport Mariott Waterfront
http://www.CCEConvention2020.com

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SESSIONS:

Items marked with ?? should be verified.

— Irish sessions:

* East Bay:

Starry Plough, Berkeley Sun 8pm & Mon 9pm (playing for ceili dancing)
https://www.thestarryplough.com/events

Slainte (Jack London Square, Oakland)
Sun 4pm-7pm
Thurs 7pm-10pm
Sat 3pm-6pm
https://slainteoakland.com/

Lark in the Morning 830 Gilman Berkeley – occasional
https://www.facebook.com/LarkInAM
https://larkinthemorning.com

Murray Schoolhouse, Dublin Heritage Center, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA.
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday 7 PM to 9 PM.
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/DublinIrishJam

* San Francisco:

Plough & Stars Sun & Tuesday
http://www.theploughandstars.com/

Irish Cultural Center
(Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco)
1st Sat of the month 7:30pm (??)
http://sf.ccewest.org/

The Chieftain Sunday 6:30pm
198 Fifth Street San Francisco,
http://www.thechieftain.com/live-music

* Marin county:

19 Broadway, Fairfax (??) Sunday 2pm (or 1pm?)
http://19broadway.com/

Mayflower Pub, San Rafael 1st Tues
http://www.themayflowerpub.com/events/

St. Isabella’s school, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael
Wednesdays from 7–9pm
http://www.marinirishmusic.com/

Wu Wei Tea Temple,
third Sunday 3pm
1820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
https://wuweiteatemple.com/collections/events

* Sonoma county:

Aqus Cafe Petaluma – 1st Thurs 7pm-9pm
https://aqus.com/event/celtic-music-session-2016-05-05/2018-04-05/

Redwood Cafe, Cotati
2nd Sun 3pm-5pm
2nd & 4th Sun 6pm-9pm
Irish dancing 1st & 3rd Wed 6pm-8pm
https://www.redwoodcafe.com/

* Peninsula/South Bay:

outdoors ~425 Main St, Half Moon Bay Saturdays 1pm-4pm
mtn_kahuna AT yahoo.com

O’Flaherty’s, San Jose – Tuesdays 6:30 to 10:00
http://www.oflahertyspub.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OFlahertys.Irish.Seisiun

Lilly Mac’s Sunnyvale, CA (??)

* Santa Cruz – see https://www.celticsociety.org/communitylistings.html

* Davis/Sacramento/Auburn:

Fox & Goose
1001 R Street (at 10th) Sacramento, CA 95811
https://foxandgoose.com/music-and-events/
hosted by Stepping Stone
1st Thursday 8pm-10pm

Auburn:
https://www.facebook.com/AuburnIrishSessionPlayers/

— Quebecois (French Canadian):
once a month on a weekend afternoon in Albany. Sometimes, but not always, the 4th Sat of the month.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueTradSF

— Scottish

SF Scottish Fiddlers
http://www.sfscottishfiddlers.org/
2nd Sunday, afternoon. Different location every month.
Every Tues 7:15pm-9:30pm North Oakland

See also:
https://www.celticsociety.org/sessions.html
http://www.americeltic.net/

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Venues:
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Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St. Berkeley
http://www.freightandsalvage.org

The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave Berkeley
http://backroommusic.com

Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave Berkeley (at Gilman)
http://www.ashkenaz.com

Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (510)841-2082
http://www.thestarryplough.com/

Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley

The Plough & Stars
116 Clement Street San Francisco (2nd Ave)
(415)751-1122
http://www.theploughandstars.com/

SF Jazz
201 Franklin Street, San Francisco
http://www.sfjazz.org

Brick & Mortar
http://brickandmortarmusic.com

Sweetwater
19 Corte Madera Ave. Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/

Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
390 Morris St., Sebastopol

Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
(831)603-2294
http://www.donquixotesmusic.com/

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz, CA
https://www.kuumbwajazz.org/

St. Mary’s By-The-Sea
146 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
http://lvpac.org

(see oldtime list for many more)

House Concerts:

Santa Cruz house concert (Daniel Steinberg)
Concerts AT InstantHarmony.com

Sally Greenberg (Berkeley)
http://www.sgreenberg.org/concerts.htm

Wisteria Ways (house concert series in North Oakland)
http://wisteriaways.org/

Bill Wagman – Davis
http://www.wagmanhouseconcerts.org
530-753-3472

Sharon & Jaya Carl – Auburn
530-885-4292
www.AuburnHouseConcerts.org
AuburnHouseConcerts.blogspot.com

Artist websites:
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Marla Fibish
http://www.marlafibish.com/

Noctambule (Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor)
http://www.noctambulemusic.com/

Tipsy House
http://www.tipsyhouse.com

The Jammy Dodgers (Autumn Rhodes, Darcy Noonan, & Dave Cory)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jammy-Dodgers-Traditional-Irish-Music/241321102643760

Bicycle Irish (Autumn Rhodes and Patricia Ross)
http://bicycleirish.cei.li/
https://www.facebook.com/bicycleirish

Holdstock and Macleod
http://www.dickholdstock.com

Black Brothers
http://www.black-brothers.com/

Peter Kasin and Richard Adrianowicz
http://www.capstanbars.com/

Todd Denman
http://www.aniar.net/todd.html

Culann’s Hounds
http://www.sfhounds.com

The Gas Men
http://www.gasmenmusic.com

Kyle Alden
http://kylealden.com/

Story Road
http://storyroadband.com/

Kilty Town
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilty-Town/108429615994275

Michael Mullen
http://www.michaelmullen.net

Molly’s Revenge
http://mollysrevenge.com

Stepping Stone (Sacramento)
https://www.facebook.com/steppingstonetheband/

Organizations:
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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
http://sf.ccewest.org/

SF Scottish Fiddlers
http://www.sfscottishfiddlers.org/

Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay
http://www.celticsociety.org/
Community Listings:
http://www.celticsociety.org/communitylistings.html

Aniar Records
http://www.aniar.net/

San Francisco Pipers’ Club
http://www.sfpipersclub.org/

Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS)
http://www.bacds.org

North Bay Country Dance Society
http://www.nbcds.org

San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance & Circle Left
http://www.lcfd.org/sf/

Consolidated California Contra Dance Schedule
http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_CA.html

Convenient Contra Calendar (consolidated calendar for Greater SF Bay Area)
http://contra.sf.ca.us/

Sacramento area contra dances
http://www.sactocds.org/

Calendar of Santa Cruz/Monterey dances
http://www.greengrange.org/contras.html

Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz
http://santacruzdance.org/

Aromas Community Grange Contra Dance
http://www.aromasgrange.org/html_pages/Contra.htm

Monterey Country Dance Community
http://montereycdc.webs.com/

San Francisco Free Folk Festival
http://www.sffolkfest.org/

Sonoma County Folk Society
http://www.socofoso.com/

Resources:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celticSF

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueTradSF

Harmony list (SF Folk Music Club email list):
http://lists.sffmc.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/harmony

Set Dancing in the Bay Area:
http://sf.ccewest.org/dance/dance.html

Tony Becker’s AmeriCeltic website
http://www.americeltic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/AmeriCeltic
He also sends out a weekly session/event list via email.

N California Celtic Calendars (Chuck Jamison & Tony Becker)
http://2jamisons.com/calendar.html

Irish Culture Bay Area
http://irishculturebayarea.com/category/irish-music/
http://dev.irishculturebayarea.com/events/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/irishculturebayarea/events/

Sessions in Santa Cruz & South Bay
http://www.celticsociety.org/sessions.html

Jim Scarff’s SF Celtic Music website  (may contain obsolete info)
http://www.sfcelticmusic.com/index.htm

French and Breton Trad Music in the Bay Area  (may contain obsolete info)
http://www.frenchfolkmusic.com/French_Folk_Music/Home.html

Northwest (Portland, Seattle, etc)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PDXIrishDanceEvent
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PDXCelticMusicEvents
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CelticCafeOREGON
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nwirish
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/washingtoncelticmusic/

http://ceolcascadia.org/
Ceol Cascadia Irish Music Association Seattle WA

http://www.hoilands.com/
Irish music around Seattle

https://www.concertwindow.com/abbiewpresents
https://www.froggie.com
Abbie Weisenbloom – Portland house concerts that are often viewable via Concert Window

https://www.concertwindow.com/burrenbackroomseries
Burren Back Room in Boston – often viewable via Concert Window