Music in San Francisco
||Irish Music in
San Francisco An informative site that includes information
on seisiúns, music venues, and events around the San Francisco
Francisco Celtic Music and Arts Festival The
Cooley-Keegan Branch thanks Eddie Stack and the Irish
Arts Foundation for this wonderful event. During its
tenure of ten years this festival showcased top traditional
musicians from Ireland and other Celtic points, many of whom
are legends in this genre. Visit the Irish
Arts Foundation web site to see current programs and
Slow Seisiún. We meet every Second and Last Monday of
the month at Ireland's 32 on Geary.
are many other slow seisiúns in the Bay Area, visit www.slowplayers.org
to find out more about these seisiúns. This is a boon to budding
or rusty musicians and stalwart players. You may also contact
Michael Duffy to learn more.
Plough and Stars
For more than 25 years this pub has been a premier venue for
Irish traditional music, dance, and song. Kevin Keegan played
nightly at The Plough during the 70's. Cooley-Keegan branch
set dance and listen to world-renowned artists here regularly.
Center For The Arts The Adelphian 2167 Central Avenue
at Walnut, Alameda, California 94501 Info: 510-748-8181 or
91.7 Radio KALW.
"Folk Music & Beyond" every Saturday afternoon,
3 to 5 pm. "The Thistle and Shamrock" airs on this
station every Sunday afternoon.
Ceoltóirí Éireann, World Headquarters. As quoted by
"An important port of call for anybody interested in Irish
music. This site is devoted to 'promoting the music, arts, and
culture of Ireland at home and abroad.' Yes, and it does it
with a great deal of style... A beautifully designed and well
thought out resource, offering details of concert tours, tunes
to learn, seisiúns, fleadh cheoils, archives... Och, loads and
loads of great stuff."
Traditional Music Archive. The Irish Traditional Music
Archive is a reference archive and resource center for the traditional
song, music, and dance of Ireland. It is a public not-for-profit
facility that promotes public education in Irish traditional
music through its own activities and its support for the activities
of others. These links on the Irish Traditional Music Archive
website provide definitive information that has become widely
Ceoltóirí Éireann Regional Archive. Large archive at
County Clare CCÉ related to County Clare traditional music.
is a great reference for anything related to Irish music.
Chamber's Tune Finder is an incredible
resource for finding Irish tunes.
can study a syllabus of traditional Irish music developed
jointly by the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Comhaltas
Ceoltóirí Éireann. For further information contact : Royal
Irish Academy of Music, 36 - 38, Westland Row, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Telephone +353 1 676 4412, Fax +353 1 662 2798.
- Dedicated to the promotion and sale of Irish traditional music
and dance CDs, cassettes, and videos.
Linnet - The CD label for hundreds of Irish traditional
albums. If you check the label on your CDs, you will be astonished
to learn Green Linnet is the name much of the time. This is
also a great site for reading the discography of many bands.
Ainm Music Ltd.
- This is a great source for hard to find music and videos for
set dancing and céilí dancing! You can also listen to
an assortment of MP3 tracks and preview all sorts of offerings
on this site.
Aniar Records - This
is where "Jody's Heaven" recordings featuring Jack
Gilder and Junji Shirota can be found. They also have other
great Irish music recordings available.
Traditional Music in the San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas
is Jim Scarf's website for Irish Music. Jim's specialty is Cape
Breton music and his site is rich in content.
Music Magazine - A hard copy
is available through Borders books, or you can get a subscription
on the web for $45 a year.
Music Box - An on-line magazine that covers Irish music,
rock, traditional, and pop - the whole spectrum of Ireland's
music. Listen to hundreds of music samples.