Erin Thompson and the Crooked Road Ceili Band • June 30
Rising star vocalist Erin Ruth Thompson joins The Crooked Road Ceili Band (made up of Jack Gilder, Concertina & Flute, Doug Lowder, Fiddle, David Chadwick, Guitar & Mandolin, and Julie Horner, Hammered Dulcimer) at the UICC on June 30th.
Erin came to the Bay Area in late 2012 from Tuscon via Hawai’i. With encouragement from Jack Gilder at the Plough & Stars Irish Pub in San Francisco, and Shay Black at the Starry Plough Irish Pub in Berkeley, Erin has built an impressive repertoire as accomplished songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist. more
Chloe Agnew – July 8, UICC
“Chloë Agnew has gained international fame for her integral part as one of the original, and youngest members of the internationally acclaimed music group ‘Celtic Woman’ since she was 14 years old. Their debut album reached #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart, where it held the top position for a record breaking 81 weeks total. Chloë went on to spend almost ten years performing all over the world with the group. Now working as a solo act based in Los Angeles and touring internationally with some of America’s biggest and best orchestras, Chloë is also performing her own solo show and is coming to the Irish Center for her first concert solo in San Francisco.
Fr. Ray Kelly – July 22, UICC
Father Ray Kelly achieved worldwide YouTube fame when he sang a wedding version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at a ceremony in St. Brigid’s Church. He has since then signed a contract with Universal Music Ireland, performed several concerts and produced two music CDs, Where I Belong 2014 and An Irish Christmas Blessing 2015.
Subsequently there have been many interviews, various television appearances, and several concerts in Ireland, US and Europe. Father Ray also keeps up with his Parish work in Oldcastle and continues to share his talent in benefit of charities and good causes.
Father Ray is looking forward to visiting San Francisco to make new friends and fans and promote his CD, “Where I Belong”. This CD is a beautiful collection of inspirational and uplifting songs, both secular and non-secular and with an Irish twist of course! Enjoy a Father Ray show as his beautiful gift of voice soothes and inspires and his natural charm and wit brings a smile to your face.
Lark Camp • July 28-August 5
Imagine idyllic days and nights in a magical redwood forest in Mendocino, filled with all the music, dance, and good times you can stand. That’s kind of close to what Lark Camp World Music & Dance Celebration is like. Lark In The Morning Music Celebration was started in 1980 to provide a venue to allow traditional musicians and dancers to get together and share their music & dance. Attendees can take workshops or take part in jam sessions 24 hours a day, or dance into the evening. Workshops are geared for the professional as well as the beginner, adults as well as children. See video below for overview, and visit website for more
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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