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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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.
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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