Cúlarán • Plough & Stars, July 12
Bay Area band Cúlarán formed in 2017 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, as a successor to The Elderberries. Their music comprises jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, aires, waltzes, slides, slip jigs, and songs both rowdy and reverent. Plough & Stars, San Francisco, July 12. more
The Young Dubliners @ UICC • July 20
Fusing Irish traditional instrumentals and modern rock, The Young Dubliners Celtic Rock performance has supported the likes of Jethro Tull and Chris Isaak. On tour with their ninth album, The Young Dubs play downstairs at the United Irish Cultural Center on July 20. more
Eugene O’Neill Festival • Aug 24 – Sep 29
The 20th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival takes place in Danville, August 24-September 29. The 2nd Annual Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre takes place in New Ross, Ireland October 9 – 14. The Danville festival will feature three plays – Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Glass Menagerie and The Second Girl – an Irish music concert, a guided hike to Tao House, a historic guided walk of O’Neill’s Danville and an O’Neill exhibit at the Danville library.
On Aug. 30–Sept. 1, O’Neill’s S.S. Glencairn trilogy of sea plays, performed aboard the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, San Francisco Maritime National Park, in an Irish production, directed by Paul Walsh. more