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Friday, 2021-09-10
Updates, Features, & Events
Hello AmeriCeltic Reader,

Stepwise - 1st Post-COVID Tour of the Bay Area
• In-person concerts, with COVID precautions, are slowly reappearing, and this weekend, we are happy to report the FIRST Post-COVID Tour of the Bay Area, three appearances by Los Angeles based Stepwise! (See Below)
  1. You've been there
  2. You've done that
  3. BUT — did you get the TEE SHIRT?
• Co-founder Celia Fábos-Becker offers an update on the the 155nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games held Labor Day Weekend, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, in Pleasanton. (See Below)
Events: (one-time)
• On Friday, September 10th, 11:00 AM PDT it's Accordion Fridays, with TOP NOTCH Celtic accordion masters streaming Online via Facebook Live. (See Below)
• On Friday, September 10th, at 6:30 PM PDT, fresh, new band Stepwise will present a live in-person show at Cope-a-cabana's Outdoor Deck in San Jose, CA, followed on Saturday by gigs at the the UICC in San Francisco, CA, and and Sláinte Pub in Oakland, CA. (See Below)
• On Saturday, September 11th, from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM, at the United Irish Cultural Center, Wawona Gates is serving hot food and a full bar, with morning Irish Football and Giants Baseball with Irish Breakfast followed by 'dogs indoors and outdoors under their 1800 sq.ft. 'Big Top', and from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, LIVE Irish Music from Stepwise, with Mexican Food, at their spacious facility in San Francisco, CA. (See Below)
• On Sunday, September 12th, 1:00 PM PDT the San Francisco Irish Mexican Association will present San Patricios Day #Wawona Gates, a special cross-cultural extravaganza, outdoors at the UICC in San Francisco. (See Below)
• On Friday, September 17th, 2019 at 9 PM, three River City based post-punk Celtic bands will be on stage for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day at Old Ironsides! in Sacramento, CA. (See Below)
• On Saturday, September 18th at 9:00 AM, its the 44th Annual Fresno Highland Games, at Kearney Park in Fresno, CA. (See Below)
On Saturday, September 18th at 2:00 PM PDT, Whelan Master Sessions return, Online via Zoom, with guests Paul de Grae & Reidun Schelisnger Lynch et. al., conducted by John Whelan. (See Below)
• On Saturday, September 18th @ 2:00 PM at the UICC, and then on Sunday, September 19th at 12:15 PM, in Golden Gate Park, The United Irish Societies of San Francisco sponsors another of their pair annual events honoring Irish Patriot Robert Emmet both in San Francisco. (See Below)
• On Saturday, September 25th, at 11:00 AM The Johnson Girls will give a concert of Sea Music, presented by The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. (See Below)
• On Saturday, September 25th, & Sunday, September 26th, at 4:00 PM PDT, The Eugene O'Neill Festival returns this fall with both Online and In Person performances of O'Neill's Pulizer Prize winning Play, Beyond the Horizon from Danville, CA. (See Below)
• On Saturday, October 2nd, at 6:00 PM indefatigable Celtic Rockers Tempest will begin a West Coast Fall Tour with stops in Eureka, NV, and McCloud, Woodland, Blue Lake and Fresno CA. (See Below)
• On Saturday and Sunday, October 16th - 17th the re-scheduled Midsummer Fairy Tale, An Indie Music & Faire Fantasy Experience, happens at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, CA. (See Below)
• From Thursday, October, 21st 7:00 AM CDT through Sunday October 24th, the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, the Irish Music Camp Like No Other, convenes in Midlothian, TX. (See Below)
Events: (recurring)
• On Fridays, from 1 - 4 PM PDT, the An Góilín Traditional Singers Club, host live singing sessions accessible world-wide from Dublin, Ireland, Online via Zoom. (See Below)
• On Fridays, at 5:30 PM, the Cross Keys band, Cormac Gannon, Stacy Samuels, Neil O'Neill, sing out at the Way Station Smokehouse & Beer Garden in Fairfax, CA. (See Below)
• On Tuesday evenings, from 7:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time, its the Andronicos San Francisco Jam, hosted by Dinah and Noah Stroe on Zoom from San Francisco, CA. (See Below)
• On Thursdays, multi-instrumentalist Michael Eskin hosts the best and most popular online Irish traditional music online, The Ould Sod Virtual Irish Session. (See Below)
Please support our sustaining Sponsors with your Celtic business!
• Co-Founder Cecilia Fábos-Becker's e-book Ancestry & DNA: Beyond the basics, is available for download now! (See Below)
The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, the local Irish Pub bringing the culture of Ireland to downtown San Francisco at 5th and Howard. (See Below)
• Music is returning to the cherished San Francisco Celtic cultural institution, The Plough and the Stars, now open from Wednesday through Sunday, 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM. (See Below)
Sláinte Pub Jack London Square in Oakland, CA is open Tuesday - Sunday, with a full menu of great food and drink with outdoor and limited indoor dining service and on Sundays from 4 PM to 7 PM offers traditional Irish music from their house band, Buncrana. (See Below)
• On the first Sunday of each month, a small group of Starry Plough regulars stream a re-newed online Irish Session from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. (See Below)
• Multi-genre violin teacher (especially Irish Traditional Music) and performer Darcy Noonan is available for gigs and lessons. (See Below)
• Sport your Celtic heritage! AmeriCeltic offers a colorful array of items, each emblazoned with the AmeriCeltic logo. (See Below)
The Celtic Tea Shoppe, in San Jose is your source for Celtic and Celtic inspired carry-out fresh baked foods, confections and rare teas! (See Below)
• While Lark In The Morning in Berkeley, CA and Exploring Music in the outer sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, CA are closed for walk-ins, both stores are open for online sales and lessons. (See Below)
• Publican Stan Gamble has re-opened The Duke of Edinburgh Pub & Restaurant, offering outdoor service 7 days a week from 4pm to late. (See Below)
• The Celtic Society of Monterey Bay, has a 32 year record of producing Celtic Concerts in various venues in and around Santa Cruz and Monterey, CA. (See Below)
Catherine Barry's Irish Culture Bay Area, offers a succinct listing of Irish events around Bay Area. (See Below)

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Report: 155th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

Alameda County Restrictions Ruled
But the Games Went On!

By Cecilia Fábos-Becker

I'm sure readers, like us, had noticed the allowed attendance recently at baseball games, soccer games and even the 'Bottlerock Concert.' We were all grateful and hopeful when Alameda County finally allowed the San Francisco Caledonian Club to hold the first Scottish (with Irish also) Gathering and Games in the greater Bay area in 2 years.

However, first, Alameda County only made its decision to allow the gathering and games at all just six weeks before the date it was to be held. The SF Caledonian Club did a magnificent Herculean effort to pull together the fine festival it did.

What people may not know, however, is there were serious additional county limitations. Despite the likely heat of the two days, no buildings were allowed for vendors and their customers. The county also has not added any trees to the area where a number of tents usually are near the east gate, and were again, this year. It was 96 degrees as a high on Sunday. Between this restriction, and the fires in the northern and eastern parts of the state hampering the ability of a number of vendors to even get to the festival, the number of vendors was only about one-quarter of what is usually seen. Part of the Caledonian club's festival revenues come from vendor fees.

Additionally, and even worse, the county decided that the total number of participants and attendees TOGETHER was to be limited to 6,500 persons each day. According to officers of the organization, this is 'about one-third of a normal year in which the organization makes a modest profit.' The organization 'knew it was going to lose money this year but felt it was important to the Scottish (and Irish) communities to go forward.' We asked a few more questions and the President and others admitted that 'some donations would be helpful.'

The organization has been struggling since the worst heat year of 2016 and attempting to find ways to improve the festival and contend better with the heat with little success. Then the pandemic hit.

The SF Caledonian Club has delivered a large, very good event for over 150 years and everyone who did attend this year was very happy to see this year's festival. This effort deserves praise and support. We urge those who could not attend the festival, in large measure due to the county's limitations to please send some donations to the San Francisco Caledonian Club to show their support and encourage another, larger and better festival, again, next year. Here is a link to obtain more information as to how to donate.


Skyler Fell
Skyler Fell

Accordion Fridays

Celtic Accordion World Masters in Concert

Online via Facebook Live!

Accordion Fridays is back with a mix of folk, European and independent music. Our featured artist is Skyler Fell from Joshua Tree, California. We'll also have great tunes from: Renée de la Prade, Jet Black Pearl and Salane.

• 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT/7:00 PM GMT/8:00 PM CET
Renée de la Prade brings a set of lively stomp-and-holler tunes with her button accordion, voice, and her boots, mixing Cajun, blues, reggae, Irish, French, punk, and other flavors that taste good together for a rocking-good show. Playing live in Hamburg, Germany
• 1:00 PM PDT/4:00 PM EDT/9:00 PM GMT/10:00 PM CET
Jet Black Pearl traces her musical roots to the back of a thrift store in Prague, where Jetty Swart (Jet Black Pearl) stumbled upon a fancy accordion. She smuggled it back home to the Netherlands and then spent many years in France, perfecting her songwriting and performance skills. Just when the French started to give her songwriter awards (Mais oui!), she moved to Portland, Oregon. Now she sings in French and English a show like a mad hatter’s European gypsy tea party with a hip hop attitude and Dutch accent.
• 5:00 PM PDT/8:00 PM EDT
Skyler Fell Besides riding horses and repairing accordions at her shop in the desert town of Joshua Tree, CA, Skyler's latest project is a trio she calls 'Tumbleweed Timemachine', composed of accordion, standup bass and guitar, and inspired by a lot of folk punk and folk music. Skyler will be armed with a repertoire of dark-carnival originals, country-twang tunes, and also some Eastern European klezmer music.
• 7:00 PM PDT/10:00 PM EDT
Salane is an accordionist and singer from Oakland, CA with a wacky sense of humor and exuberant stage presence. Her music ranges from wild to goofy to spooky and haunting... she's going live from the Gun Street Girls page, a sure sign that we can expect some of her excellent Tom Waits covers. Oakland, CA USA

More Details in the Facebook Event.



Stepwise Tour

Celtic duo featuring native Angeleno fiddlers
Olivia Breidenthal and Liam Lewis

Upcoming Shows
Friday, September 10th, 7:30 PM PDT, Outdoor House Concert
Cope-a-cabana, San Jose, CA. 6:30 PM PDT potluck
In Person: $20 cash at the door / Live Stream $20 donation
Email for details and reservations
Check Santa Clara County's COVID-19 related Public Health Orders

Saturday, September 11th, 4:00 PM PDT, Outdoor Concert
United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave., San Francisco, CA
No Cover | 415-661-2700 |
Check San Francisco County's COVID-19 related Public Health Orders
Saturday, September 11th, 7:30 PM PDT, Outdoor Concert
Slainte Oakland, 131 Broadway, Oakland, CA
No Cover | (510) 823-2644 | @slainteoakland Facebook Event
Check Alameda County's COVID-19 related Public Health Orders
Wednesday, September 15th, 7:00 PM PDT, Concert with Outdoor Seating
RT Rogers Brewing Company, 38 E Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA
Wednesday, September 22nd, 7:00 PM PDT, Concert with Outdoor Seating
RT Rogers Brewing Company, 38 E Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA

Stepwise is a traditional Celtic folk duo consisting of Liam Lewis (mandolin, guitar, fiddle, voice) and Olivia Breidenthal (fiddle and voice). They perform a mixture of traditional Irish songs with tight vocal harmonies and traditional Irish tune sets. Olivia is a practitioner of the Galway fiddle style with influences including Kevin Burke, the Kane Sisters, and Liz Carroll. Together, their instrumental arrangements feature intricate twin fiddles or groovy rhythm guitar fit for a traditional Ceili or the discerning ears of an Irish-enthusiast audience.

Seeking a safe and socially distant place to meetup and play tunes, Stepwise was created very organically in the park; purely because it was too much fun to play so many good tunes together and not share it with an audience.

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United Irish Cultural Center
Saturday, September 11th

Open 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM!

9:00 AM All Ireland Football
 + Mayo versus Tyrone*
11:00 AM Full Irish Breakfast
11:20 AM SF Giants versus Cubs*
 + $4 Hot Dogs/Nachos/Coors Light & Banquet
4:00 PM 'Stepwise' from Los Angeles
 + Carlos Mora's Taco Truck

 * Also on the 16-foot indoor screen

United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Indoors - Vac card, and Masking when eating or drinking.
Outdoors - masking when not eating and drinking.

Check San Francisco County's COVID-19 related Public Health Orders

On Saturday, September 11th, we've decided to expand our hours on Saturday so you can enjoy our on our 16-foot indoor screen for both the All-Ireland Football Final and SF Giants/Cubs games!

Join us for Irish Breakfast at 11 AM attached to either game, (reservations at the UICC website), and LIVE music from Stepwise from 4:00 PM on the #WawonaGates stage!

Despite the pandemic, the United Irish Cultural Center has successfully operated a large event facility near the Zoo in San Francisco, serving the Irish and other Cultural communities, in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Thanks to our hard working small staff and dozens of volunteers, the UICC Wawona Gates Outdoor Dining has operated a bustling outdoor dining space under a 1,800 square foot open-sided canopy since January 2021.

And now, the UICC is also offering Private Events in their spacious Saint Patrick's Room!

Anne Cassidy Carew is busy collating photos and stories for the San Francisco Irish Dance Exhibition later on this year.

UICC website
UICC Facebook Page


San Patricios
San Patricos Day Schedule
1:00 PM Doors open
1:15 Event Kick-off with the Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco
1:20 Welcome remarks from Patrick Goggins and Catherine John of the San Francisco Irish Mexican Association
1:30 Video greetings from Clifden Historical Society and Mexico City Irish Pipe Band
2:15 Irish and Mexican cultural performances, with:
- Irish Dancing from Michael Dillon School & Boyle Irish Dance academy
- Mexican music and dance from Grupo Danza Colibrí
- Son de la Bahía (traditional jarocho music from Veracruz)
- Darcy Noonan and friends (traditional Irish music)
4:30 Consuls General of Ireland and Mexico in San Francisco: Robert O'Driscoll and Remedios Gomez
5:00 Livestream: 'The San Patricio Battalion,
a Lesson in Anti-Colonial Solidarity'
from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Check San Francisco County's COVID-19 related Public Health Orders

San Patricios Day #Wawona Gates
Irish & Mexican Music, Dancing & *Food
*Carlos Mora's Taco Truck!
Free Admission — All are Welcome!

Sunday, September 12th, 1:00 - 6:00 PM PDT

United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco, CA

On Sunday, September 12th, 'San Patricios Day' will be presented at Wawona Gates by sponsoring organizations the United Irish Cultural Center, Dowling Library, Irish Culture Bay Area, AmeriCeltic and the San Francisco Irish Mexican Association.

The St. Patrick's Battalion was made up of Irish conscripted soldiers who deserted the U.S. army to bravely defend Mexico during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. This event honors the San Patricios' legacy and celebrates the commonalities and kinship of Mexican and Irish people and cultures, featuring Mexican and Irish traditional music and dance performances.

Performers include the Michael Dillon School of Irish Dancing, Grupo Danza Colibrí, Son de la Bahía, the Irish Pipers Band of San Francisco and Buncrana.

The official representatives of both Ireland and Mexico in San Francisco, Consuls General Robert O'Driscoll and Remedios Gomez, will also be present to meet, greet, and make a few remarks.

Livestream available to view in the UICC and online: 'The San Patricio Battalion, a Lesson in Anti-Colonial Solidarity' from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

Free admission, all ages welcome. Food and drink available for purchase.

More Details at


Old Ironsides 20210917
September 17th is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day at Old Ironsides!

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day
Friday, September 17th, at 9 PM

Whiskey & Stitches / The Pikeys / One-Eyed Reilly / Stout Rebellion

Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, CA, 95811

This one will be one for the memory books, Irish music lovers! Halfway to St. Patrick's Day will be a blast of Irishness at Old Ironsides with The Jig Monkeys, One-Eyed Reilly, and The Pikeys.

These bands members have all been the mainstays of Celtic Punk - Rock in the Sacramento area for many years, sometimes sharing and trading members. Let's pack the place.

Old Ironsides has been a low-key watering hole since 1934 offering cocktails, casual American fare & nightly live music. For more info, check, call them at (916) 443-9751 or email


44th Annual Fresno Highland Games
A Family Event To Be Enjoyed!

Kearney Park, 6725 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA

Saturday, September 18th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gate Opens @ 8:00 AM
Event Opens @ 9:00 to 5:00 PM
Scottish Athletic Events @ 9:30 AM
Clan March @ 12:00 Noon

General Admission: $15.00
Seniors (60 +), Students and
Military with ID is: $10.00
Children 12 and Under are Free

Mandatory County of Fresno Parking Fees
$5.00/Vehicle — CASH ONLY!!!

The tradition of gatherings of the clans dates back to the origin of the clans, and in Summer we gather, renew old acquaintances and friendships, make new friends, catch up on news of the clans, and compete. On September 18, 2021 we celebrate that tradition here in California's Central Valley.

You will have the opportunity to hear the pipes, watch, or participate, in the heavy athletic competitions, taste a bit of highland fare, and listen to music both traditional and more contemporary.

Company of The Gauntlet and Rose will perform armored combat — Your paid Admission to the Scottish Games allows you to see their exhibition show. Check them out at

Advance tickets and full details available at


Paul de Grae & Reidun Schelisnger Lynch
Paul de Grae & Reidun Schelisnger Lynch

Whelan Master Session with
Paul de Grae & Reidun Schelisnger Lynch

Saturday, September 18th, 2:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

Since March 2020, John has stepped up his online activities, which have included dozen of what he calls Whelan Master Sessions.

While I take break to recover from surgery for at least six to eight weeks, I have decided to restart my master sessions on Saturday, September 18th, at 2 PM Pacific / 5 PM Eastern / 10 PM Ireland/UK time.

Our guests will be Paul de Grae and Reidun Schelisnger Lynch along with Paul's wife Dee and Reidun's husband Barry amazing artists all, and wonderful supporters of the Master Session from the beginning, so I hope you do the same for them. I believe it is one of their first appearances in a long long time.

As per usual you can go to to sign up and please tell all your friends even if you can't make it. the bios are below along with the tune list and Zoom link for the tune learning 2:30 til 3:30 pacific followed by the slow session at 4 til 5:30 pacific see you then!! If not I hope to see you in a few weeks after I recover from my surgery. 

I do hope you can support the Master Session as I do believe it is of value to you all. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You — John Whelan

Reidun Schlesinger Lynch, originally from Belgium, has played Irish Harp since 1989, and cross-strung chromatic harp since 1999. Classical harp training in Liège, Belgium, and Harp and Musical Education studies at Musikhochschule Aachen, Germany. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland, since 2008. Teaching activity: regular workshops for Irish harp in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and France; teaching Harp & Irish music in County Kerry, via Reidun's Harp Centre. Performing: played with several folk/trad bands in Belgium (Amorroma/Les Tisserands, CD & DVD projects) & Germany.  Duo 'Amala' with Paul de Grae on guitar. Duo with uilleann piper Barry Lynch. Trio with Barry Lynch & Brendan O'Sullivan (fiddle).

Publishing: 'Mein Schlaues Harfenbuch', tutor for Irish harp (120 pages with CD, in German); 'Let's Have a Tune!', series of workbooks for young learners of Irish traditional music, 'My little Irish Harp Book – First Steps Made Easy for the Young Beginner' (2018) and 'Making Progress on the Irish Harp – Songs and Tunes from Ireland' (2020). Recording: CD with duo Amala 'resonance' (harp & guitar music from Ireland & elsewhere). Reidun's website:

Paul de Grae is a Dublin-born guitarist, pianist and occasional singer, living in Kerry for many years. He has performed and recorded with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, The Smoky Chimney, Aoife Ní Chaoimh & Paudie O'Connor, Eoin Duignan and many others. In 1989 he published 'Traditional Irish Guitar', the first such tutor, re-issued by Ossian in 1996 with a companion CD. He contributed several articles, including most of the entry on 'guitar', to 'The Companion to Irish Traditional Music', edited by Fintan Vallely (1999, 2011). He has also written for An Píobaire (the journal of Na Píobairí Uilleann), Irish Music Magazine and other publications. He has a particular interest in the music of Sliabh Luachra, plays regularly at sessions, concerts and festivals throughout Ireland (particularly in Kerry, Cork and Clare) and teaches guitar workshops in Ireland, the USA and France. He is engaged in an ongoing research project on the music collector Francis O'Neill, and has written and lectured on the subject. He is a founder member of the North Kerry Traditional Music Archive. His latest project is the duo Amala, with harpist Reidun Schlesinger; their debut album, 'resonance', was released in June 2016.

Seven-time All-Ireland Button Accordion Champion John Whelan is one of the world's best living Irish button accordion players. John was raised in the vibrant London Irish music scene of the 1970s, and learned his craft from such legends as Lucy Farr, Roger Sherlock, Paddy Taylor, Mick O Connor and his teacher Brendan Mulkaire. Along with his All-Ireland Championships, he was twice awarded musician of the year from the Irish Music Association. He has over 15 CDs and has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. John's music has been featured on such TV shows as 'Sex in the City,' 'History's Mysteries' and 'History Detective.' John performs with the John Whelan Band and has also teamed up with his old pal Brian Conway forming the group Gailfean, which also features Máirtin De Cógáin and Don Penzien have released their first new CD. For over a decade, John has performed 'Monday's with John' every Monday evening on his Facebook Profile.

Get more details on John's website:


Unveiling Emmet's Statue in San Francisco

Robert Emmet Days

Saturday, September 18th @ 2:00 PM
Presentation @ UICC @ 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco

Sunday, September 19th @ 12:30 PM
Public Memorial @ Band Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

One of four statues created by Jerome Connor in 1916, the figure of Robert Emmet stands outside the California Academy of Sciences building overlooking the Band Concourse in the Golden Gate Park. Donated to the Park by James D. Phelan, San Francisco mayor and son of Irish immigrants, the statue was unveiled by Eamon De Valera in July of 1919 while he was on a fundraising tour of the United States. Emmet served as an inspiration to the Irish republicans in the years leading up to 1916 uprising.

Each year the public is invited by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco (UIS), to attend a pair of moving events in his honor.

On Saturday, Ruan O'Donnell, noted Irish historian and author of Robert Emmet and the Rising of 1803, will share with us his unique insights on Robert Emmet at his presentation at the United Irish Cultural Center.

'Robert Emmet is arguably the most popular and least understood Irish patriot of his generation. Far more significant within the leadership of the revolutionary United Irishmen than generally acknowledged, Emmet's heroic legacy extended to the USA where he has been memorialized to an extent unmatched in his native country.' —Ruan O'Donnell

Ruan will be joined by local musicians.

On Sunday, the UIS lays a wreath at the foot of Robert Emmet's statue at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., the Band Concourse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This ceremony commemorates Emmet's struggle for Irish independence and for the civil rights of disenfranchised Irish Catholics. The UIS remembers his heroism with Irish music, dance, and a recitation of his memorable Speech from Dock, which he delivered at his trial on the eve of his execution.

Excerpt from Robert Emmet's Speech from the Dock:
'Let no man write my epitaph: for as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them. Let them and me repose in obscurity and peace, and my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times, and other men, can do justice to my character; when my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. I have done.'

Although they were both leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, Robert Emmet came from a wealthy Anglo-Irish Protestant family unlike Huguenot Theobald Wolfe Tone. The Emmets sympathised with Irish Catholics general disenfrancisement, and especially their lack of fair representation in Parliament, as well as with the rebel colonists in the American Revolution. While Emmet's efforts to rebel against British rule failed, his actions and his Speech from the Dock' after his conviction, inspired his compatriots, and expecially the Irish Republicans in the years leading up to the 1916 uprising.

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Johnson Girls
Johnson Girls

Sea Music Concert: Johnson Girls

Saturday, September 25th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Online via website

This Saturday, September 25th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (USA), Johnson Girls will be performing a virtual sea music concert, presented by the The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Registration required to receive the livestream link. Registration, plus photos and bios of the performers at: Get Tickets Here:

Formed in 1997, The Johnson Girls are the leading all-woman maritime song group in the world. Sea chanteys and songs, as the first real 'world music', captured their imagination. Just as sailors who were heavily influenced by the songs they heard while traveling the world over, each of the Johnson Girls brings a special style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary material includes sea chanteys and work songs of other traditions, African-American, Canadian, Caribbean, Irish, French, Italian as well as songs from the inland waterways and fisheries. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls dazzle audiences wherever they perform. Learn more at

Please note that our staff will electronically "check-in" your device automatically at 10:55AM on event day. Your browser should automatically start streaming the event around 11AM. If not, please refresh your screen and click on the large image to activate the live event.


Eugene O'Neill and Carlotta Monterey
at home in Danville, CA

The Eugene O'Neill Festival Returns
Featured Play: Beyond the Horizon

Saturday, September 25th, & Sunday, September 26th, 4pm

Eugene O'Neill's Tao House Barn, 1000 Kuss Rd, Danville, CA

COVID Policy
The National Park Service and the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House comply with Covid-19 protocols at the time of in-person events. Masks are required at this time (as of Aug 15, 2021). Live events will have reduced capacity seating.

Please read our full FAQs before purchasing tickets.

The Eugene O'Neill Festival returns this fall with a combination of live and virtual events. The festival centerpiece will be a filmed production of O'Neill's first great drama Beyond the Horizon. The play was the playwright's first to appear on Broadway and won him the first of his four Pulitzer prizes. In addition to the film, there will be two live performances of Beyond the Horizon on the last weekend of September.

The festival will be rounded out with the premiere of EONF Artistic Director Eric Fraisher Hayes' playful and informative theatrical lecture Eugene O'Neill: 51 Plays in 51 Minutes at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, as well as a hike, a downtown walk, and a special storytelling campaign entitled 'Tiny Horizon Stories.'

An unexpected romance turns the Mayo family farm upside down and changes the course of lives, the family, and the farm in what many consider America's first great tragic drama. Robert and Andrew Mayo, and neighbor Ruth Atkins grew up together as brothers and sister, but when love joins the picture everything changes. Destinies are disrupted and a chain of well-intended decisions leads to dire consequences. Beyond the Horizon won Eugene O'Neill his first Pulitzer Prize and put O'Neill on the Broadway map.

The play Beyond the Horizon calls for a combination of outdoor and indoor scenes, which have traditionally been difficult to represent. Our production will be filmed to highlight the natural beauty and farm-like qualities of the Tao House property.  Additionally, two live performances of the play will take place with seating at reduced capacity. These special live performances will utilize a combination of outdoor and indoor settings which require some minimal walking.

Beyond the Horizon Tickets:



Celtic Rock with Tempest

October 2020 West Coast Tour

Upcoming Shows
Saturday, October 2nd, 6:00 PM, Eureka Heritage Days, Perdiz Sport Shooting Range, 1 Windfall Rd., Eureka, NV, (775) 230-2232
Saturday, October 9th, Afternoon Show, times TBA, Apple Harvest Festival, Main Street McCloud, McCloud, CA, at the foot of Mount Shasta, (530) 964-3113
Saturday, October 16th, 8:00 PM, Father Paddy's Irish Public House, 435 Main St., Woodland, CA, (530) 867-2939
Saturday, October 23rd, 8:00 PM, Blue Lake Casino, 777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA, (707) 668-9770
Saturday, October 30th, 7:30 PM, Full Circle Brewing Co., Special Halloween Show -- Come in costume and celebrate with us!, 712 Fulton St., Fresno, CA, (559) 319-8195, Tempest returns to Fresno by popular demand. Full Circle Brewing Co. has moved to a fab new location, and we're excited to be back!

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.

Signed to Magna Carta Records, Tempest's releases are acclaimed worldwide.

Last year, during the height of confinement, Tempest produced two great CDs; 'Live At SoundTek Studios' The Lockdown Sessions, and 'Live On The Air' The Radio Sessions 1992 – 2018. Both CDs have received tremendous response, and totally energized our mail order business! But you should know, these albums are limited edition, collectors items, and autographed copies are only available from the Tempest Web Site while supplies last.

Mail order CDs directly from Tempest:

Artist sites and sounds:


Shows, Food and Activities
Armored warriors fight for glory, mystical beings run amok, and high energy top notch musicians from a variety of genres rule the stage.
Bountiful and delicious array of themed foods and drinks.
Kingdom Concession will have a variety of themed foods
Auburn Odd Fellows will have a variety of meads, wines and beers from local breweries.
Wicked Stage Shows, Mesmerizing Characters, Interactive Experiences…

Midsummer Fairy Tale
An Indie Music & Faire Fantasy Experience

Saturday, October 16th 10:00 AM - Sunday, 17th, 5:00 PM

Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood St, Plymouth, CA

The Milk Carton Kids
The Tossers
Young Dubliners
Old Sea Brigade
The Hunt's
Brother Angus
Adam Hurst (Worldcello)
The Pikeys
Beta Radio
Jessica Malone
Adam Hurst
Black Eyed Dempseys

Come and get lost in dance to the thrilling tribal drums, watch in awe of Indie, Celtic, and Folk bands, be a part of amazing stage shows that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and entangle yourself with otherworldly entertainers and beings…

Buy Tickets NOW!

Full Details at or on the Facebook event


O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat
An Irish Music Camp Like No Other!

Thursday, October, 21st 7:00 PM CDT - Sunday October 24th

Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center, 8060 Singleton Rd, Midlothian, TX

COVID Policy
After considering the current state of the pandemic worsened by the Delta variant, we have decided to require all our participants at the 2021 O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat to be fully vaccinated and, under certain conditions, masked. We apologize for any inconvenience or disruption this may cause those who have already enrolled. Here is our new COVID Policy --

The 18th annual O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat will be this year's premiere gathering of Irish music lovers nurturing the tradition that we hold close to our hearts.

This unique event immerses you in a complete traditional Irish music community for four days of classes, sessions, concerts, dances, camaraderie and learning in depth on dozens of aspects of Irish culture, including Enrichment classes, Informances, and dozens of Workshops.

Each year we invite internationally respected musicians from within the Irish music tradition to perform and teach our classes. Organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), we also engage a core group of local and area-wide volunteers and staff who are dedicated to making the retreat a memorable experience for each participant.

This year, we gather on Thursday, October, 21st at 7:00 PM CDT for a BBQ dinner followed by a concert and the airing of a documentary video that was made about last year's virtual event. Classes and other activities begin Friday morning.

Check out our YouTube Channel for videos of everything you can expect at O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat.

Named in honor of Jim O'Flaherty, a musician who immigrated from Ireland to North Texas spreading the Irish music tradition through his family, friends and community, the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat continues with Jim's commitment to help others learn, enjoy, and grow in these rich traditions. Read More about our history…

For details, tickets, lodging, etc., please go to our website!


An Goilin
An Góilín

An Góilín Traditional Singers

International Singing Session
Online occasional Fridays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
(See Calendar )

Online via Zoom

Since 1979, Dublin's An Góilín Traditional Singers Club members have gathered each Friday evening at 9:00 PM local time for singing sessions.

But when these indoor gatherings were restricted on March 27th, 2020, An Góilín joined the mass migration of such musical gatherings to the Zoom online meeting platform, and to their surprise, An Góilín members have found a much wider audience joining in!

Máire Ni Chróinin says:
The shift to Zoom has allowed us to connect with an unexpected global audience. It has been a pleasure to hear traditional songs from singers all around the world and to get to know singers from Australia, the USA and from different parts of Europe. It has also allowed us to reconnect with our friends all across the UK who have more opportunity to come to our in-person sessions during 'normal' times, but who were grounded just like everyone else when the pandemic broke out.

We are just now getting back to meeting in person at the Teachers Club and are all looking forward to getting back to singing, listening to traditional songs in person, so there will be no live stream this week. Still, we look forward to reconnecting with our international attendees soon - it is our intention to use technology to connect every so often with the international section of our community.

Information on An Góilín, including our calendar of events, is at

This year's Frank Harte Festival (24 - 26 September 2021) will be a hybrid festival, with a pre-recorded singing walk (normally a themed singing and walking tour which takes place at locations around Dublin city), a live streamed workshop and concert (subject to restrictions in force at the time) and live Zoom singing sessions. The walk, workshop and concert will all be streamed from the Frank Harte Festival Facebook page and from An Góilín's YouTube channel. All information on Festival guests etc. is available now at, and ticketing information will be available shortly. — Máire.

For more information about An Góilín, check their website:


Cross Keys
Cormac Gannon, Stacy Samuels, Neil O'Neill
The Cross Keys

The Cross Keys

Fridays, 5:30 - 8 PM PDT

Way Station Smokehouse & Beer Garden, 2001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA

The Cross Keys are a Folk Explosion, with Cormac Gannon, Stacy Samuels, Neil O'Neill.

Cormac says:
Looking forward to playing with my comrades!

Here is a sample video featuring Stacy Samuels:

Located in beautiful Fairfax, in the heart of Marin County, the Way Station has risen from the site of a former gas station into a family-friendly beer garden and smokehouse. The Way Station team prides itself on super friendly customer-focused service.

Check or The Facebook Page or call (415) 300-3099.


Andronicos San Francisco Jam

Andronicos San Francisco Jam

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 PDT

Online via Zoom

This gathering on Zoom is hosted every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 PM Pacific Time, by Dinah and Noah Stroe. It's organized as a friendly, eclectic round robin mix of old time music, some Irish, some Québécois and more.

Dinah says:
In addition to the great tunes, there are always a few 'sketchers' creating drawings of the participants (with permission)

It's sprinkled with jokes, books and TV recommendations and we conclude with our sketchers showing their pictures in the big reveal.

Join the fun!

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 862 8705 8150
Passcode: 312389

More info here: Old Time Open Jams Facebook Group

Contact Dinah Stroe


Ould Sod Zoom Session
The Ould Sod Virtual Irish Session on Zoom

The Ould Sod Virtual Session

every Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Pacific

Online via Zoom

The Ould Sod Virtual Session
Every Thursday
6:00 - 8:00 PM Pacific

(9:00 - 11:00 PM Eastern)
Meeting ID: 619 368 1854
Password: session

When COVID restrictions began in March, 2020, many weekly gatherings shifted to meeting online via the Zoom platform. With restrictions in California easing a bit, some are reducing or ending their Zoom musical meetings, but Michael Eskin says his, and since he has hosted over 70 of these accessible performances so far, I believe him!

Michael Eskin says:
With other Zoom sessions either closing down or changing to once-a-month format, and a few in person sessions restarting, I wanted to remind everyone that I'll continue to host The Ould Sod Virtual Session on Zoom every Thursday evening for as long as there are enough players each time, and we've generally been between 20 and 30 players on the past few Thursdays.

Players: Please join us and let other players know about our weekly Zoom event!
Punters: You are welcome to attend and listen, but please also and let others know about our weekly event!

More information at:


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Break Through your Ancestry Brick Walls!
A printable e-book
by Cecilia Fábos-Becker
Ancestry & DNA
Family History Research: Beyond the Basics

There are many good basic manuals, both in print and online, that can help you get started researching your ancestors and finding lost cousins, but in over fifty years of research into our own Scots-Irish, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry, I've learned what works well and what doesn't, as well as many useful sources and links.

Now, I have written a book, Ancestry & DNA - Beyond the Basics, to help you, and all Americans find their origins. My book will be especially useful to especially Celtic Americans doing family history research, and it is available for immediate download!

Celia 2016
Author Celia Fábos-Becker
My Book includes:
• Introduction to Family History Documents
• What are REAL Primary Sources?
• America's Dark Age (1783 to 1850)
• Finding Family Records with online services
• Introduction to Family History DNA
• Using DNA Tests to help Find Family History
• How autosomal, MtDNA, or Y-DNA tests can help
• DNA Testing Company Reviews
• Loads of Examples
Download Ancestry & DNA - Beyond the Basics here:

Debbie and Mark Nagle
Debbie and Mark Nagle

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant

198 5th St, San Francisco

Chieftain Logo
We Are Open!

COVID Policy
Un-Vaccinated Guests must wear Masks
& Practice Social Distancing
Except when Eating or Drinking

The Chieftain Irish Pub & Restaurant, is a bustling SoMa spot with delicious food offerings to choose from. Large beer selection, wine menu and cocktail list to feast from.

This local Irish Pub brings the culture of Ireland to San Francisco, offering a full bar, Happy Hour specials, and a full Irish restaurant menu, including favorites like Fish And Chips and our signature Spicy Potato Bites which go with any style of sport, music or fun.

Says Publican, Mark Nagle:

We are glad to be back in action and are since re-opening Thursday, July 8th. We plan to go back to 'normal' as best as possible, asking only that you wear a mask and practice Social Distancing if you are not vaccinated.

Good health to you all and look forward to seeing you back at The Chieftain soon! — Mark Nagle

The Chieftain hosts live performers every Friday and Saturday, often featuring new musical talents.

For the latest happenings, check the Chieftain facebook Page, or call 415-615-0916, or email Mark Nagle at or check



The Plough and Stars Update

Wednesday — Sunday 4 to 12 PM

The Plough and Stars Irish Pub, 116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue, San Francisco, CA

COVID Policy
Vaccination and Masks
Required Indoors
Make sure you bring your proof of vaccination when you come to The Plough.
Sean Heaney says:
Music at the Plough is back. We aren hosting an instrumental Irish Traditional session Sunday afternoons at 3:00 PM and a song session lead by Christy O'Connell and Vince Keehan on the second Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM. Drop by for a pint!

The Plough and Stars Irish Pub, is known around the world for hosting incredible Irish music and pulling beautiful pints of Guinness since 1975. Since then, it has evolved to host live music every night of the week, except Monday, including all genres of music; Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Zydeco, acoustic Americana, and of course, Irish Traditional.

Over the years The Plough and the Stars in San Francisco has hosted many well-known musicians from Ireland and around the globe, but the COVID pandemic and related public health restrictions put a stop to all that for over a year. The resulting business losses threatened to put The Plough out of business permanently, but a sustained community crowdfunding effort helped keep it going, and now it appears to have emerged intact.

Check The Plough and Stars Website for the latest updates.


Buncrana at Sláinte
Susan Spurlock, Tedd Colt, Darcy Noonan, Hector Bragado,
Michael Stack, Patricia Ross, Tim Hill, and Autumn Rhodes.

Sláinte Pub, Open Outside

Tuesday — Sunday, 12-8 PM PDT

Sláinte Pub, 131 Broadway, Oakland, CA


Saturday, September 11th, 7:30 PM PDT

Sundays, 4 PM to 7 PM PDT

COVID Policy
Masks Required Indoors
Except when eating or drinking

Since opening in April 2017, Sláinte has also featured some of the finest local and regional singers and musicians, in live, acoustic performance and quickly become the hot new place for Irish music in the East Bay.

Host Jackie says:
Welcome back to Sláinte Oakland! We're here Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 10 PM and until midnight Thursday - Saturday with over 75 whiskeys, the perfect pints and a delicious new menu. Come on by. Cead Mile Failte!!!

We are overwhelmed by the support you all gave us on St Patrick's Day! After only being open for a few days before, it was super crazy and we apologize for the long wait times and thank you for your patience and advice. Hopefully we entertained you all while you were waiting. Here's a photo of just one of the wonderful things you might have missed due to the insane crowd - our brand new Irish house band Buncrana! - and they will be back this Sunday, 4 PM to 7 PM!

Thanks again-and if you missed out on St Patrick's Day, we're back in the kitchen today for delicious Irish food, rain or shine because of our new table coverings!

The menu at Sláinte features Irish cuisine from Irish-born Executive Chef, Jackie Gallanagh, with dishes that include both imported & local ingredients and a bar menu of classic cocktails, a well-stocked selection of whisky, premium spirits, and local & imported beers.

More Details on the Sláinte Facebook Page.

Contact them at (510) 823-2644 @slainteoakland or check the website


Starry Session

Starry Session Online

First Sunday of each month, from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

Online via YouTube for The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

The pandemic shut down the well loved Starry Plough in Berkeley a year ago, halting the Sunday night Irish session and Monday night Irish dancing that had been hosted there for decades.

A small group of Plough regulars are convening electronically, and have begun a monthly open session online, on the first Sunday of the month, running for two hours and starting at 8:00 PM. It kicked off on Easter Sunday, as that holiday has always been a time for new beginnings--particularly in Ireland.

The online Starry Session is live-streamed on YouTube allowing other people listen, play, sing or dance along. It works like this: individuals among a pre-selected group of musicians will be called upon to lead a dance tune or song in rotation. Everyone else is on mute; they can follow the music at home with their own instruments or voices or whatever. It's not as magical as being able to hear each other, but it can still be surprisingly therapeutic.

You can tune in on THIS YouTube channel:

Other ringleaders of this effort are Don Clark, Sean Wahl, Michele Delattre and Shay Black, so you might see communications from any of them as this process goes forward. ↑Top↑

Darcy Noonan
Darcy Noonan

Darcy Noonan

Available for Performances or Lessons

Darcy Noonan is an accomplished violinist based in the Bay Area. Following her heart, she has studied and performed a variety of musical genres including classical, ragtime, mariachi, Greek, and (closest to her heart) Irish traditional music. In fact practically the second after graduating from High School she was off to Ireland to study with her idols for a few years.

Darcy has played with numberous bands and orchestras, including Jammy Dodgers, Violins of Hope, Noonan, Howard, and Straw, The Get Happy String Band, Disciples of Markos, Tipsy House and Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano.

Darcy is now back in the Bay Area, and Darcy is accepting students as an expert fiddler and Suzuki certified teacher with years of experience performing and teaching.

If you are interested in booking Darcy for a gig or for violin lessons, send her an email at or visit her website at


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The AmeriCeltic logo, styled like a coat of arms, commemorates your MIXED, Scots, Irish, Welsh Celtic American heritage! Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the thirteen colonies of mostly Scots, Scots-Irish, Irish and Welsh who joined with many others from many other countries, and together fought tyranny to assert our Independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

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The Celtic Tea Shoppe

Home of Artisan Candies

4432 Pearl Avenue, San Jose CA | 408-267-7090

The Celtic Tea Shoppe offers a great selection of Celtic and Celtic inspired foods, including:
• Meat Pies
• Sausage Rolls
• Liquor Cakes
• Irish Soda Bread
• Salted Caramels
• Gift Boxes
• Premium Loose-leaf Teas

Everything is handmade at our shoppe in San José, CA and curbside pickup service and shipping are available.

To check The Celtic Tea Shoppe Facebook Page, Click Here!

Call us directly at 408-267-7090 or check our website for all our other baked goods and confections. To order, contact Kristen Scott with a call to 408-267-7090, or an email to sales@artisancandies


Lark In The Morning SF Store
New Store in San Francisco

Lark In The Morning Stores in Berkeley and San Francisco

Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 6 PM
Sundays, noon - 5:00 PM

Lark In The Morning, 1001 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA
and Exploring Music, 814 Clement Street, Inner Richmond of San Francisco

Eric says:
"Our Berkeley location, 1001 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA, is open for online lessons and instrument sales and Exploring Music, 814 Clement Street in San Francisco, CA, is open and actively seeking new online students. Lark Berkeley is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 – 6:00 PM, and is offering free lessons with the purchase of a ukulele or guitar!"

Thorn Land and Eric Azumi

Lark in the Morning has been a folk musician's favorite since 1974 and has musical instruments and instructional material from all over the world.

You can shop online at, call us at 707-964-5569, or check out our Facebook Page


Duke of Edinburgh Pub & Restaurant
Across from Apple Park

The Duke of Edinburgh Pub & Restaurant

Open 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM every day of the year

10801 N. Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA

Many of you have heard the rumors about the The Duke of Edinburgh Pub & Restaurant.

When this pandemic is over, 'The Duke'! will be moving to new quarters just across the parking lot from our current location!
For details, Watch the official Video!

The Duke is, and will remain, THE only Authentic, (and we do mean AUTHENTIC!), British Pub in the Bay Area, located across the street from Apple Headquarters on Wolfe Road in Cupertino.

The atmosphere at the 'The Duke', is the same as you would find in any pub in the British Isles, full of friendly patrons who come in to socialize, play darts, have a pint or two, and eat a meal. If you are looking for a comfortable elegance, pints of beer and authentic food, in an authentic English Pub, there is no a better choice in the Bay Area. The Duke offers a large number of beers on draft and by the bottle. Almost anything English, Scottish or Irish is available. Murphy's Irish Stout brewed in Cork, Ireland and Scotch Eggs is always a good choice.

The servers are excellent and very knowledgeable about the beer and food menu. The menu is expansive and worth exploring. The dark pubsy feel with old regulars in their respective, but not crowded corners around lunch hour in Cupertino, is a great boon.

You can't find more 'authentic' atmosphere, because the entire building was built in jolly old England, then disassembled, shipped and reassembled on site in Cupertino. With the red velvet seating and wall paper and ornate, dim lighting, you are transported to London as soon as you enter the etched glass door.

More info. on The Duke Facebook Page, website or call 408-446-3853.



Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay

The venerable Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay has a 32 year record of bringing world class Celtic musicians to the Monterey Bay Area and is a key sponsor of AmeriCeltic.


Click here for full details of All Celtic Society of Monterey Bay Concerts on the CSoMB website! (Click on 'Video' button for videos.)



Irish Culture Bay Area

Catherine Barry maintains a separate Irish Culture Bay Area website, with a calendar focused on Bay Area Irish events, supported by the Consulate of Ireland in San Francisco.


Click here for details of these events and more on the Irish Culture Bay Area website!


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