We have collected a number of links (well, rather a lot really) and
arranged them in categories as listed above. These links have been
suggested by our members or guests visiting our web site.
Please feel free to
yourself. If you find a link here that is broken, please
about it and we will try to get it corrected. If the site
has been taken down, the link will be deleted.
We do hope that you will find these links useful and informative.
Also visit our main Music
page for more links and information.
- Euro-Celtic. Regulars at Scruffy Murphy's.
Gilder leads this band with fine vocal artist.
With uilleann pipes, fiddle, mandolin or bazouki, flute,
plus bodhran and vocals. A lively sound.
live Oak Ceili Band A new band playing for ceilis,
set dances, contra dances, pub gig, weddings, wakes and
Fox on the Town A new band playing for ceilis,
set dances, contra dances, pub gig, weddings, wakes and
Sky A new traditional vocal band.
House - A fine trad band that plays for the dancing at the Plough and the Stars twice each month.
Waybacks - It may be a stretch to list
these fine musicians under Celtic, but their unique style
flows from the headwaters of Irish music. They
characterize their style as "acoustic mayhem."
Regulars in Austin TX and at the Plough and Stars, San
Francisco. Great guitar riffs, lyrics, and Blue Grass
roots (no pun intended).
Radio - This website lists Irish Radio
by state for the USA. You get a complete list of all the
websites that stream programs for Irish Traditional music.
Connemara Community Radio
- Streaming program direct from Connemara to you.
- A website hosted by our own Michael Duffy that many
resources for the beginning musician.
- A comprehensive Anglo concertina & Irish music news
and information site hosted by Paul Schwartz.
at Stanford University - Irish communities and resources
around the world. IrishNet is located on the Ceolas server.
Provides an online directory for all kinds of Irish connections
in the US - cultural and social groups, pubs, import shops,
Celtic Music In The Bay Area - An event and
music site maintained by Jim
Scarff. The Calendar
of upcoming events is updated several times a month. The
CDs and What
I'm Listening To pages are updated about once a month.
Celtic Music - A good resource site maintained
Pub Scouts, a Chico-based Celtic band. This site provides
a calendar of musicians visiting this area. Chico is a
venue for many Irish traditional musicians and you'd be
surprised at the roster of famous legends who visit here.
Pipers' Club - Dedicated to the playing and advancement
of the Irish uilleann pipes. Home of the West Coast Tionól
on odd numbered years, the latest being the 2001 Tionól.
(Pronounced "chin-ole." Better yet, ask a piper
to say it.)
Club - Home of the West Coast Tionól on even numbered
years, the latest being the 2000 Tionól.
Paddy Keenan's website
- Extensive site and personal glimpse into Paddy's playing
and discography. Great MP3 music clips and picture gallery.
- This is part of the Langan-Gorman CCE branch
in Toronto. Every year a pipers weekend and workshop is
held in honor of piper Chris Langan. This is another place
where the great pipers of the world hang together.
Lessons - Eleonor England is a singing teacher.
In addition to her teaching, she is an experienced soloist.
She has also directed several choral groups and taught piano,
theory, ear-training, eurhythmics and general musicianship.
You can contact Eleanor
at (415) 740-4475
Moon Celebration - Greeley Hill, California.
Irish Music Festival -
Dance Los Angeles The Los Angeles Set and Ceili Dance
group. E-mail Michael
Breen for more information.
- Set Dancing news worldwide. This site is maintained by Bill
- Full details of Irish Céilí Bands, Irish Céilí
dancing events in Ireland and abroad; Irish Céilí
event organizers and set dancing news. The site has its roots
in Set Dancing.
Claddagh Dance Company
- Southern California's Premier Dance Company offering Irish
Dancing Classes, Shows, Choreography and more.
- A very brief summary of the various types of Irish dance.
of Kells - project at Trinity College, Dublin. Visit
the website to view stunning examples of early Irish scribing
Knot Program by Steve Abbott - A Visual
Basic program you can download and install on a PC running Windows.
It lets you create 2D and 3D Celtic knots in an array of styles
Celtic Art Coracle - A design magazine. Web site by
Aidan Meehan. Aidan Meehan is an artist who creates intricate
panels that resemble ancient illuminations. Please do not reuse
any of the images on this site without permission. They
are all copyright of the artists who created them. Ask first!
[A coracle (from the Welsh gwrwgl) is a small one-person
boat like the one seen in the movie Roan Innish. Coracles
date back thousands of years.]
- CCE Worldwide, CCE North America
Dublin - The Comhaltas World headquarters website with
links to branches worldwide, archives and other information.
North America - The official website for the North American
Province, a bit out of date.
CCÉ Overview and Branch Links
- The page on this website where you can find information about
the Cooley-Keegan branch, and you can follow links to the other
North American branches.
Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, Inc. -
Is based in Connecticut USA, founders of Acoustic Concert
Network of Northern California - The Irish Network was
founded in 1986 in order to promote business networking among
people who share Irish interests.
Plough and The Stars - Considered to be San Francisco's
most important venue for Irish traditional music. Sunday evening
and Tuesday night sessions. Set dancing usually every Thursday
night to either the Shannon Ceili Band or Tipsy House.
Blackthorn Tavern - Culann's Hounds' home in San Francisco.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House (Berkeley Society
for the Preservation of Traditional Music) is a nonprofit arts
organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding
of traditional music. Tel: 510/548-1761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foley's Irish House Good music and some of the
best Irish food in San Francisco.
in Chico CA. An important venue for visiting talent and for
the excellent Pub
Scouts céilí band.
Irish Pub in San Mateo CA.
Irish Pub in Sonoma CA.
Ireland's 32 in San Francisco, CA
Starry Plough - 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
United Irish Cultural Center - 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco
& Sues House Concerts - House Concerts in
- This is a very busy site.
Immigration Pastoral Center - (IIPC in San Francisco)
Established in 1997, the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center is
a self-help organization run by and for immigrants. The Center
provides a number of professional services for immigrants in
San Francisco and the surrounding California area. The Center
is funded almost entirely by the community in the area. Click
you would like to be included in the IIPC mailing list.
- Site dedicated to providing as many free resources and as
much free information about the Emerald Isle as possible. The
Site is owned and run by Michael Green in collaboration with
a variety of other helpful contributors who supply coats of
arms graphics, artwork, free newsletter articles, literature
and history resources, as well as a wealth of advice.
- Large general Irish information website. Large dance section.
Iar-Chonnachta is a prolific publishing company based
in Ireland. Since its foundation in 1985, CIC have published
over 200 books in the Irish language, over 150 cassettes and
Publications - Irelands longest established Internet
Traditional Music Shop - Situated in the mid-west town
of Ennis, Co. Clare.
the Morning - The music store that has a world of weird
and not so weird instruments, CDs, books, etc. It's also where
you can find out about the famous Lark in the Morning
of Celtica - US-based, Traditional and Contemporary
Irish and Celtic CDs, Tapes & Videos.
- A whole lotta Celtic stuff - dance supplies, jewelry, music,
& Drum - Qualtiy Penny Whistles & Bodhrans. Also
carries a large selection of tunebooks and tutorials.
Irish Herald - The newspaper of the Irish community
on the U.S. West Coast. Eleven issues per year, published monthly
(except combined January and February issue) by THE IRISH HERALD/THE
NEW IRISH GAEL. Free copies available throughout the Greater
Bay Area and various Western U.S. locations.
For a complete list of where to find the Irish Herald go
Contact (415) 665-6653 for subscription information.
Times - The portal site from The Irish Times, which
forms a platform worldwide for news, information, and services
for anybody interested in Ireland and things Irish.
Free Email. The Irish Times offers a free email accounts. Anyone
can sign up for a free email account. Your email address will
look like "email@example.com." The email interface
provided is a thousand times better than Yahoo or Hotmail, and
as with Yahoo or Hotmail, you can access your web email account
from any computer that is connected to the Internet.
Irish Reporter - Direct from Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
Irish Echo -
Founded in 1928. Large circulation Irish-American newspaper.
Voice - Online edition of popular East Coast-based paper.
Updated every Wednesday morning, EST time. Sports and entertainment
are updated every Thursday.
- Is the sister publication of Irish Voice.
- Huge gateway to global news. Linked up with Irish Voice and
Pub - Thomas Sleckman's video clips of dancing
and music at various pubs. Check it out.