7th Annual Irish Festival • Oct 20-22
Venues around San Anselmo and Fairfax, CA
Heartbeat Music presents the 7th Annual Fairfax/San Anselmo Irish Festival Of Music & Dance. Festival features: The Gallowglasses, Noctambule, McCrae’s Battalion, Riggy Rackin, John Caulfield, Vincy Keehan & Kenny Somerville, Moonshine Jelly, Catherine John, Tim Hill & Autumn Rhodes, The Mild Colonial Boys, John Pedersen, Rita Thies, Dan Shea & Rebecca Richman, Kyle Alden & Suzuki Cady, Megan McLaughlin & Cularan, Burke Trieschmann, Erin Ruth Thompson with David Chadwick & Doug Lowder, Daniel Schoenfeld & Anne Goess, Aidan Stone, Culann’s Hounds, Susan Spurlock & Peter Heelan, The Shots String Band, The Snug, Erica & Friends, David Winter & David James, Neil O’ Neill , Stacy Sameuls, Comhaltas Set Dancers, Brosnan Irish Dancers, The Pure Drops, Savage Craic and more.
Van Morrison • Oakland, October 20, 21
“This is a soaring bit of classic Morrison roots-soul — and his best outing in recent years.” – NPR
The lead single off Morrison’s upcoming Roll With The Punches (out Sept. 22) consists largely of the 71-year-old Irish singer belting “gonna be a transformation” over a triumphant soul progression. Morrison plays the Fox Theater in Oakland Sep. 20, 21. tickets
The Coronas • Nov 18
Irish rock band The Coronas joined are by The Hooks for a special Saturday show on November 18 at Brick & Mortar, San Francisco. The band’s extraordinary new album may surprise their army of fans. A sonic leap on from its predecessors, Trust The Wire sees the award-winning, arena-conquering band fuse their arms-aloft melodic pop with lush electronics, spine-tingling atmospherics and a new-found sense of adventure. tix
Niall Horan, Masonic SF • November 22
Irish artist Niall Horan is currently at work on his debut solo album with Capitol Records, and will be hitting the tour circuit in the US, performing live in November in San Francisco. Accompanying himself on piano and guitar, he has been writing new material that takes its inspiration from the music he has favored since childhood – artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Niall has been working with a small team of producers including Julian Bunetta and Greg Kurstin to hone a cohesive sound for the album. Niall has sold over 70 million records as part of the all conquering One Direction and has toured the globe numerous times. His debut Platinum single “This Town,” released in the fall of 2016, has sold more than three million track equivalent units globally. Tickets
Patrick Ball • Berkeley, Nov 22
Journey to the West of Ireland with this solo, dramatic performance based on the life and works of William Butler Yeats.
Patrick and Peter Glazer (Woody Guthrie’s American Song) were given a Fellowship last year by the National University of Ireland in Galway to study W. B. Yeats. They spent a bit of time in the archives and a lot more time rambling around the countryside and in and out of pubs. The result is “Come Dance with Me in Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country,” which tells the story of an elderly Irish couple who lived their adult lives in the states but return to Ireland for a “Yeats Country” tour in search of…well, that would be telling.
Join Patrick on this journey to the West of Ireland for a dramatic evening of music, memories and Ireland’s greatest poet.
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