Celtic Music Group’s Websites

See pipers after these Celtic Music Groups

Irish Bands in Sacramento (more musicians follow below)

Folk Rock/Punk
This category features bands that get audiences out on the dance floor. They cover groups like Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and The Tossers in high energy crowd-pleasing performances.

Dust In My Coffee - Cowboy Celtic with an edgy sound Facebook Page

The Pikeys
This new six piece band is crazy fun! Their Irish repertoire is sprinkled with surprises from the likes of the Tom Waits and The Decemberists along with some rowdy originals. When lead singer Ben Mentze breaks out the megaphone, watch out! Instruments: mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, saxophones, tin whistle, flute.https://www.facebook.com/thepikeysrock

Whiskey and Stitches
High musicianship and stage appeal makes this band a good choice for audiences who want hard-driving Irish folks songs with an edge. Instruments: mandolin, tin whistle, guitar, bass, and drums.Nominated for “Best Punk Band” Sammy Award.http://www.reverbnation.com/whiskeyandstitches

One Eyed Reilly
This band consists of classically trained musicians who left the world of stuffy, high brow culture to create their own style of Celtic revelry. Instruments: fiddle, accordian, drums, percussion, bass, mandolin. www.1eyedreilly.com

Traditional
This category features bands that play lively jigs and reels and beautiful ballads on traditional Celtic instruments. Ideal for traditional Irish dances, quieter settings, and events that call for a rich musical backdrop.

Stepping Stone - Celtic from Sacramento

Glens of Smow (Sambandha's Celtic group)
Contact Catherine Mandella at sambandhaworldmusic@gmail.com

Mighty Murphys (formerly Griffin)
Sacramento’s most established Celtic band!
Contact Day Griffin at sillyowizard@gmail.com

Keeva
This band puts their own distinctive stamp on traditional Irish tunes and songs. All fivemembers are multi-instrumentalists blending fiddle, accordion, tin whistle, harp, cello, guitar, mandolin, banjo, drums and vocals into their arrangements. They can deliver hard driving reels, lilting jigs and songs both sweet and joyous, all performed with superb musicianship. Contact Dan Chan at danchan@comcast.net **** http://www.lawsonmusic.com/fr_home.cfm

Cahersiveen - The Band
Featuring a repertoire ranging from simple old Irish songs and American folk classics to hard-driving, edgy, Scottish and Breton jigs and reels.
http://www.cahersiveenmusic.com/

Celtic Grey
Celtic Grey - Sacramento - We collect and perform folk songs from all over the place. Our very favorite songs come from Ireland and Scotland, but we also cover selections from the United States, Canada, England, and a few other places and cultures.

Halfpence and Haypenny
Halfpence and Haypenny - Halfpence and Haypenny is the musical collaboration of Eva Riihiluoma and Sage Arias. With influences from Medieval Europe to the back cabins of Appalachia, the show is an auditory tour that weaves bardic storytelling with the folk traditions.

Mighty Odd Gents
Mighty Odd Gents (Facebook Page). Sacramento based folk band playing songs of Ireland, Scotland and America.

 

BANDS AND MUSICIANS

Dust In My Coffee - Auburn/Sacramento (my cowboy band) Facebook Page

Sambandha - (I play with them occasionally) Sacramento 916 600-7954

3-17 - Reno

Avalon Rising - San Francisco

Battlefield Band - Scotland (video)

Begin Family Music - Colfax (keybd4u@aol.com)

The Blarney Band   - Truckee, CA. 

Blackeyed Dempseys - Sacramento

Black Irish Band

Broceliande - San Francisco

Cahersiveen - Sacramento

Camogie - Berkeley

Cele De - San Jose

Celtic Sands  - San Francisco

The Crooked Road Céilí Band - Santa Cruz

Frank Conley - Monterey (Contact Frank through his site for bagpipe lessons or performances)

Cooking With Turf - Modesto Traditional Irish

Culann's Hounds  - San Francisco

Peter Daldry  - Santa Clara

Drowsy Maggie - Colfax

Eachdraidh

Mike Euritt - Sacramento - Uilleann (Irish) Pipes/Concertina - mike.euritt@gmail.com / 916 661-7698

Angel Firestar - Harpist

Four Shillings Short
 
Alasdair Fraser - Nevada City

Cheryl Ann Fulton (Welsh Triple Harp) and Ensemble - San Francisco

Gairin - Carson City

Glens of Smow - Sacramento 916 600-7954

Greenhouse - Sonoma County

Golden Bough - Oregon

Ha'Penny Bridge - Chico

Hamewith

Jingly Bits - Arkansas but they play all over

Keeva - Sacramento

Janet Kurnick - Scottish Fiddle - Sacramento

Alice Lenaghan - Sacramento Celtic flutist and whistle player. I also teach out of my home (Sacramento) and am on the faculty at American River College where I teach flute.

Liam Irish, Shamrock Studios Entertainment - Placerville

Jennifer Licko - Sacramento

Lighthouse String Band - Half Moon Bay

Douglas McLean - Sacramento

Men of Worth  - Sacramento

Mickie & Elizabeth  - Mendocino Coast

Mighty Murphys - Woodland/Sacramento (530 662-5544)

Molly’s Revenge  - Santa Cruz

Neil O'Neill

Nine-8ths Irish - Sacramento

Ol' Cheekybastards - San Francisco

One Eyed Reilly - Sacramento

Anne Roos  - Lake Tahoe

Pat Ryan’s Celtic Junket

Plastic Paddy - Many members of the old Pladdohg - SF Bay area

Resonance - Napa 707 534-0459 or 510 459-9395 (resonance.ej@gmail.com)

Sambandha - Sacramento 916 600-7954

Robert Scott - Sacramento (Facebook)
 
Siamsa Le Cheile    - Music and dance of Scotland and Ireland - Sacramento

Stand Easy - Celtic Rock - Los Angeles  

Stepping Stone - Celtic from Sacramento

Sweetfire - Monterey

Tempest

Vadim Krakovsky - San Francisco

Wake the Dead  - San Francisco Bay area

Welsh Choir

West of Shannon - San Francisco

Whiskey and Stitches - with James Wilson - Sacramento

Wicked Tinkers - Southern California (most West Coast Scottish Games)

James Wilson - Sacramento

Zekley Family Band - Mendocino
Corwin Zekley fiddler - Mendocino

Kevin McCarthy's - An excellent website for local folk concerts

 

Bagpipers

Bushmills San Francisco Irish Pipers

Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii - Honolulu (my pipeband)

City of Sacramento Pipe Band  - Sacramento

Bruce Cotter - San Jose

Sean Cummings - Lake Tahoe

Dr. Dan Reid Memorial - San Francisco premier Piobaireachd recital

Emerald Society Pipe Band - Ripon Ca 

Fresno High School Pipe Band - Sandy Billings, Director of Bands - (559) 248-5100

Fresno Stag and Thistle Pipe Band - Fresno

Ann Gray  - Pacific Northwest

Del Hanson - Sacramento

Bruce Locken - Sacramento

MacIntosh Pipe Band - Marin

Monterey Bay Pipe Band - Monterey

Monterey Bay Scottish Bagpipe Research Group - Contact Frank Conley through this site for bagpipe lessons

Piedmont Highlanders Drums & Pipes - Oakland

The Piping Circle - Cupertino

Prince Charles Pipe Band - San Francisco

Ripon Police Pipe Band - Stanislaus County

Sacramento Fire Department Pipes & Drums

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Pipe Band (formerly Los Gatos Pipes and Drums)

Scarlet Brigade - Fairfield High School Pipe Band

Sierra Highlanders Pipeband/

Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums - San Francisco

Turlock Police and Fire Pipe Band - Turlock - Contact Emily Lopez at: pipebandmanager@hotmail.com about music instruction as well as booking bagpipes

Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band - San Jose

White Hackle Pipe Band  - Sacramento

Casey Young - Sacramento

Military Bands:

59th Army Band Schedule details (Shown as the 40th ID Band Det 1)

191st Army Band Schedule details (Formerly the 91st Division including the Pipes and Drums of the 91st Division)

US Coast Guard Pipe Band

USAF Reserve Pipe Band

Air Defense Artillery Pipes and Drums

 

(Or contact me for more pipers: oakpiper(at)gmail.com)

 


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