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Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

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2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
(510) 644-2020 https://www.thefreight.org/

March 2017

Black Brothers Band, Freight And Salvage Coffee House

Friday, March 17th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Shay and Michael Black celebrate St. Patrick's Day Eve with their traditional Freight concert, brimming with lilting harmonies, catchy rhythms, and superb musicianship. The brothers never fail to create a sheer celebration of singing, and their infectious humor, wit, and unalloyed joy in performing make it difficult for anyone to remain a spectator for long! Scions of Ireland's famous singing Black family (which also includes brother Martin and sisters Frances and Mary), Shay and Michael salute the wearing of the…

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May 2017

Celtic Fiddle Festival at Freight & Salvage

Thursday, May 4th @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The band has been going strong for over twenty years and shows no sign of slowing down. For a foot-stomping fiddle extravaganza, don’t miss the Celtic Fiddle Festival at the Freight! More information: http://thefreight.org/celtic-fiddle-festival-1

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Kevin Burke, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Thursday, May 4th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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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…

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September 2017

Skerryvore @ Freight & Salvage Coffee House

Friday, September 29th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland's west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie and Martin Gillespie who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West and friend Alec Dalglish over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and iazz. It was this mix of musical styles and sounds that set the path for the band's 2005 debut album, �West Coast Life.' The more the fledgling band experimented with…

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October 2017

The Gloaming Live at Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA

Thursday, October 12th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

The Gloaming dwells at a musical crossroads, enhancing traditional Irish music’s rich, melancholic tones with modern hues of jazz, contemporary classical, and experimental music. Steeped in traditional Irish music since birth, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird are joined by New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and Chicago-born guitarist Dennis Cahill.

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December 2017

Richard Thompson All Request Solo Live – Berkeley, CA

Tuesday, December 12th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Richard Thompson All Request Solo Live – Berkeley, CA

Wednesday, December 13th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Richard Thompson All Request Solo Live – Berkeley, CA

Thursday, December 14th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Richard Thompson All Request Solo Live – Berkeley, CA

Friday, December 15th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

4TH SHOW ADDED! Richard Thompson is coming back to the Freight for four solo, acoustic, all request shows. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, he’s also a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter, and was a founding member of Fairport Convention. Pitchfork calls Richard’s newest album, Still, “intimate, thoughtful, complex, and rewarding.” Just like his concerts.

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February 2018

Lúnasa with Tim O’Brien at the Freight & Salvage

Tuesday, February 27th @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band; Ed Boyd (Flook,…

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March 2018

The Black Brothers

Saturday, March 17th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Shay and Michael Black are part of the renowned Irish musical family The Black Family and have been performers all their lives. The brothers are now well-established locals, with Michael resident in San Francisco and Shay living in Berkeley. They continue to make good music at home and abroad, and they have just returned from Ireland, where they played sold-out venues with their talented sisters, Mary and Frances and younger brother Martin. Although the sisters will not be performing (this…

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September 2018

Shay Black: Celebrating One Thousand Songs at Freight & Salvage

Monday, September 10th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Shay Black has been teaching a song class on Monday nights at the Freight for many years. Hundreds of singers attending his Expanding Your Song Repertoire class have learned songs from the Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions, along with sea songs and more. The next class series, beginning on September 10, will mark the thousandth song taught by Shay at The Freight. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. It will be a celebration concert that…

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October 2018

Celtic Song Sing-Along at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Sunday, October 14th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free

Join Shay Black and Celia Ramsay for a Celtic-flavored sing-along. They'll have your favorite songs from Ireland and Scotland, including Connemara Cradle Song, When the Yellow's on the Broom, Will Ye Go Laddie, Go?, and Song for Ireland. Free with reservations. Reservations limited to two tickets per person. 

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We Banjo 3 and Skerryvore at Freight & Salvage

Tuesday, October 16th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 find common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland. A fast and furious mix of tunes, combined with clever songs and more gentle airs, produces…

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Martin Hayes Quartet, Freight & Salvage

Wednesday, October 24th @ 8:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Irish fiddler Martin Hayes is known worldwide for his soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music. His new quartet with guitarist Dennis Cahill --a fellow member of supergroup The Gloaming-- is called "a highly resonant coming together" by the Irish Times. Hayes and Cahill expand their legendary explorations of Irish music with the  brilliant Liz Knowles (Bobby McFerrin, Bang-on-a-Can Orchestra, Riverdance) on viola, and New York City downtown musician Doug Wieselman (Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Antony & the Johnsons) on the bass clarinet. The unexpected combination draws from classical, jazz, and…

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Wake the Dead at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Sunday, October 28th @ 7:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Wake the Dead returns to the Freight for their 17th annual Day of the Dead show. Endlessly energetic and inventive, Wake the Dead spreads their reach to embrace the entire Summer of Love, keeping it alive for Deadheads and Celtoids alike as only they can. Join members Danny Carnahan, Paul Katopish, Sylvia Herold, Cindy Browne, Kevin Carr, and Brian Rice to see what they have cooked up this year! Doors open at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.

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January 2019

RUNA at Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

January 17 @ 7:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$20

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.  

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March 2019

Black Brothers, Freight & Salvage

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Brothers Michael and Shay Black play an exciting mix of Dublin street songs, music hall songs, and historical ballads, as well as songs from the Irish, English, and Scottish traditions and the occasional contemporary number. Singing in close harmony, playing guitar, banjo, and keyboards, telling funny stories, and even dancing now and again, Michael and Shay draw people in with their energy, wit, and superb musicianship. They have a special fondness for songs that inspire the audience to sing along…

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April 2019

2019 San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers Spring Concerts

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, 2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$24 – $28

Imagine a concert experience that creates such connection and joy between musicians and audience that you spontaneously tap your toes and maybe dance in the aisles. All ages come as you are and join us for contemporary and traditional tunes, songs, and dances from Scotland, Brittany, Norway, and America. Led by acclaimed fiddler Alasdair Fraser, over 100 musicians, dancers, and singers form a multi-generational multi-cultural string band that creates concert magic unlike anything you've experienced before.

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