Kevin Burke, Berkeley • May 4
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. Whether solo or accompanied, on record or in concert, Burke is an engaging performer. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970’s (with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band and with his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits”). During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music’s foremost groups including Celtic Fiddle Festival, and Patrick Street. He is also a featured member of Grammy winner Tim O’Brien’s crossover band, The Crossing.
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley May 4, House Concert, Soquel, Friday, May 5th 2017, 7:30PM
Silicon Valley Fleadh • May 13, 14
If you missed a chance to get tickets to U2 this month, fret not as the amazing U2 tribute band Zoo Station head up this year’s Silicon Valley Fleadh at St. Stephen’s Green in Mountain View May 13th and 14th.
Live artists and performers will take center stage all weekend long and are set to rock the festival. Performers include Martin L and some original Irish dancers, The Crooked Road Ceili Band and Plastic Paddy. See full lineup here
U2 Joshua Tree Tour, Levi Stadium • May 17
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree and performing the album in full, every night, U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 kicks off in Vancouver on 12th May for a run of dates across North America, ending in July back home to Croke Park in Dublin. They swoop into Santa Clara’s Levi Stadium May 17. Tickets
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Mary Black • August 13
For the last quarter-century, singer Mary Black has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages and studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a leading role in bringing Irish music to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience. This summer, Mary is back to tour the US, on the 30th Anniversary re release of “By The Time It Gets Dark”. tickets
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