British Irish Music

1st Decenber-1st January

Christmas On The Queen Mary


Welcome Aboard As The Queen Mary Invites You To A Special Winter Adventure. Fun For The Whole Family. Ice Skating, Light Displays,
Meeting Santa And So Much More. Storytime with Mrs. Claus. Specials and Packages. Online Reservation System. Ice Skating.
Adwww.queenmary.com/Christmas/2019  Tickets:‎(877) 600-4313
The Queen Mary‎. 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA

1st December 4:00pm

Trooper Thorn


Playing Irish music, Trad, Rebel, Pub Tunes and much more!  OC's most authentic Irish owned and operated pub!
The ALL NEW HARP INN. 130 E 17th. Costa Mesa, CA  

2nd December 6:00pm
Sligo Rags


The darlings of Disneyland's “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk (and so much more) with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences. Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all--great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.” Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish American News), was named one of the top 10 of 2008 by Folkworks. Don‟t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz, and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, world renowned bassist Eli Marcus, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well. " Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented.—Bob Stane,
2nd Dec 6:00pm Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, California

 

4th December 8:00-10:00pm

Irish Ballad Session

Singers and Musicians come and join this fun evening every Wednesday Night.

Muldoon’s Irish Pub. 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach CA 
Information: Phone 949-640-4110

 

5th December
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys


The first Thursday of every month At the Steve Allen Theater Obscure, Naughty, Early 1900s Tunes. Travel back in time and experience an amazing night of obscure, naughty and lovely tunes from the 1910s, '20s and '30s. Stylish flapper Klein is a true ukelele lady, and along with her band members, The Parlor Boys, will treat you to spirited and inspired renditions of Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, vaudeville, Yiddish novelty numbers, ragtime and other lovable, rare and rustic tunes. Film historian Jerry Beck opens the show with rare vintage 16mm film clips. Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys' latest CD release - is titled Whoopee Hey Hey! Tunes to Cheer in Tumultuous Times, and reflects current-day concerns with rare and upbeat songs from the Depression era.. Trepany House, Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027  for tickets: Call 800-595-4849 http://trepanyhouse.org

 

5th December 5:00-7:00pm
Ken O'Malley


Dublin native, LA based, Irish Balladeer, par excellence Ken O'Malley entertains with story and songs. at the The Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. Every Thursday night. www.aulddubliner.com

6th Dec 6:00 pm Brendan's - Ken O'Malley solo. Brendan's 495 N. Ventu Park Rd. Newbury Park, CA. http://www.brendans.com/newbury-park
7th Dec 2:00 pm, Pub Thirty Two in Mission Viejo: Ken O'Malley solo show, 23962 Alicia Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (in Gateway Shopping Center). https://www.pubthirtytwo.com

 

8th December 3:00pm

Cillians Bridge

Harp Irish pub Annual Christmas party
No Cover Event but you can get FREE Tickets on Eventbrite in case there is an overflow crowd.
Holiday Buffet, All our Readers are invited! Kids Welcome. No Host Full Bar and Guinness Galore!
A perfect Kick Off to the Christmas Season with Family & Friends at OC's classic Irish owned and operated Pub!
HARP INN IRISH PUB. 130 E 17th.Costa Mesa, CA. www.harpinn.com

13th December 10:00pm

California Celts


Playing Folk, Sks, Irish & Celtic Rock...great band allowingb you to party hard & late!
Auld Dubliner Irish Pub. 71 Pine St. Long Beach, CA
www.aulddubliner.com

13th December 6:00pm

The Twilight Lords


Play every second Friday under the leadership of Ken O’Malley, the Twilight Lords have earned and upheld the reputation as one of California’s top Irish/Celtic bands for over a decade. As the front man, Ken O'Malley steeped in the culture, heritage and song of his native Ireland, leads this ensemble of first class players with his distinctive and engaging singing voice. Their Irish and Scottish music is deep-rooted and performed with a contemporary flair and visceral Celtic. The Twilight Lords will perform at Ireland's 32 in Van Nuys. CA on the second Friday of the month.

14th December 9:00pm
Pink Floyd


Which One's Pink?, the Los Angeles-based band famed for playing the classic hits of Pink Floyd, has been performing together since 1997, and was named "Best Tribute Band"
in All Access magazine's inaugural music awards. Experience all the songs you know and love from The Dark Side of the Moon
14th  Dec:    The Magnolia, El Cajon, CA, US
25th Jan:     The Canyon Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita, CA, US
8th Feb:    The Rose, Pasadena, CA, US

 

15th December 2:00 pm
Just us Christmas Show
 


Office (818) 769-9805 The Mayflower Club. http://www.mayflowerclub.com
11110 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606



20th December 2:00-4:00pm
Chandlers Station

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Will be performing at the Viva Rancho Cantina every third Saturday of the month (generally), presenting their usual eclectic mix country, folk, folk-rock, and doo-wop, all accompanied by acoustic instruments and featuring close harmonies.The Viva Cantina is located at the intersection of Main and Riverside in Burbank, at the entrance to the Equestrian Center and across the street from the Pickwick Gardens, where there is ample free parking.The drinks are generous and the Mexican menu is excellent. Drop by and spend some time with them on a Saturday afternoon.

Viva Rancho Cantina 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506

 

21st December 10:00:pm

The Whooligans

An energetic, funny and talented lot of Irish Music Makers! Always a great night with a delightful mix of TRAD, Pub, Rebel and Original Irish Music! The Whooligans music is a mix of timeless Irish pub songs and ballads in the tradition of The Dubliners, Tommy Makem, and The Clancy Brothers, with a healthy dose of rocking tunes by the likes of The Pogues, Van Morrison, and Flogging Molly.Their song list also features original tunes, Bluegrass, Cajun, and Americana,and Classic Honky Tonk Hits. If you are looking for a fun band to have a great time and really get you into the dancing and singing and Irish Drinking Mood - this is the band. There is no one like Ed Bell (lead singer) to get the party started and everyone into the Irish Festive Spirit. Ed is great and the rest of the band make it just a wonderful experience with so much energy. Great Band They play every
21st December 10:00 pm Auld Dubliner Long Beach  •  Long Beach, CA
18th Jan 10:00pm The Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA

Phone:562-430-031 www.thewhooligans.com

 

22nd December 7:00pm
The Beatunes

A  group of four So.Cal’s top musicians - solely to honor and play as faithfully to the recordings as possible,the timeless and spirit-lifting music of The Beatles. The Beatunes continue to increase their repertoire and precision in replicating the sound of The Beatles.  From the early "Fab Four" days to the final recordings, band members constantly search for new ways to bring more realism to the sound; every sound you hear  at a Beatunes concert is played live by the band. No tracks. It's done live. It's done right.There’s some kind of Magic in the air, and in The Music. No wigs. No costumes. Simply enjoy the timeless music of the band that rocked history. For music that transcends the generations, join us for The Beatles respectfully done right. Reservations are strongly suggested. Seating is limited. Call 626.798.6236 for Reservations Between 10am-10pm
Pay by Cash or Check. Sorry … No Credit Cards
No payment necessary when you make telephone reservations.
Pay by cash or check at the door at the time of the show
The Coffee Gallery Backstage. 2029 N. Lake. Altadena, CA.  Reservations:  (626) 798-6236

 

22nd December 2:00- 6:00pm
English Blues Band


Every 4th Sunday at Rockefella’s the hottest bar in Corona.      
The Sunday afrenoon Blues jam is hosted  by the Cold water Blues club.
Rockefella's is at 21700 Temescal Canyon Rd, Corona, CA 92883-5669
1 951-277-9786

31st December 8:00pm
New Year's Eve on the Queen Mary


While the world will countdown to 2020, the world-famous Queen Mary will celebrate decades of decadence with our New Year’s Eve: Past and Present party.
The ship’s decks and ballrooms will be brought to life with live music on multiple stages, dancing, themed experiences, and immersive entertainment, with a nod to Art Deco
and the over-the-top Roaring Twenties. Ring in the New Year by stepping into our world of fantasy and liberation, and enjoy a night of incredible live music and performances
from our wild cast of characters, including the Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita, and DJ set by Young Bombs on the stern of the ship. You also won’t want to
miss the hidden speakeasy and VIP experiences that only the Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve can offer. This party sells out every year and will start promptly at 8pm, with one
of SoCal’s most dazzling fireworks displays lighting up the sky directly overhead at midnight.
Tickets: https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/new-years-eve/nye
Queen Mary 1126 Queens HighwayLong Beach, CA 90802877-600-4313


15th-16th February
10:00am
Sligo Rags

This award winning, dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk (and so much more) with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.Sligo Rags are Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine, and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band. The one-time darlings of Disneyland's “Paradise Garden Bandstand,”  Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences. Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all--great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.” Their debut studio recording, "The Night Before the Morning After", was called "the best I've heard from a stateside band" by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish American News), was named one of the top 10 of 2008 by Folkworks. Don‟t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz, and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. ScotsFestival at the Queen Mary Long Beach, CA.


22nd February

Welsh Choir of Southern California

Come and Sing and Learn more about Welsh Music, especially Welsh Hymn tunes.

Special music will be led by the Welsh Choir of Southern California.

A Te Bach will follow the program.

The fifth Annual St. David's Day Celebration at Monte Vista Grove Homes. 2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, California. For more information please contact Huw Christopher at huwchristopher@gmail.com or (850) 209-6931

11th April-18th May

Sportive Tricks

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Sportive Tricks plays "Celtic Music with a Kick"The energy is high; a lot of humor with  a blend of great traditional music diddies from Ireland and her neighbors! Lots of fun! Irish, Scottish, English folk and Cape Breton music.11th April to 18th May 2019 10:00am to 7:00pm: Renaissance Pleasure Faire Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale CA

https://www.sportivetricks.com



17th May 9:00am-6:00pm
Topango Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival