The Crooked Road Ceili Band Irish Music

Live Irish-American Music from the Santa Cruz Mountains

831-325-1974 |

Visit us most Tuesdays at O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub in San Jose, and Third Thursdays at Rosie McCann’s in downtown Santa Cruz.

Lively traditional acoustic music featuring:

Julie Horner – Hammered dulcimer/vocals/harmonica

David Chadwick – Fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin

Mark McCornack – 5-string banjo

Ken Bewick – Guitar/vocals

2017 Concert Calendar


I Hear America Weeping

Social Justice For All

libertyweepsI hear America weeping today, November 9, 2016. No, this is not Walt Whitman’s poem, I Hear America Singing. This is a song of woe, a song of anguish, a song of despair.

How is it possible that a person who sold nothing but pure hate could be elected President of the United States? A man’s whose venom reached Muslims, Latinos, the entire LGBTQ community, and all women is now President Elect? How? When Gollum’s understudy, James Comey, released his red herring of Hillary’s emails (which of course was NOTHING) days before the election, it managed to turn the conversation away from the dozen of women who have been sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. A man who admitted to cheating the government out of paying taxes — taxes that people in poverty and middle class people have to pay. For his loyalty, Comey will not lose his job.


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Live Irish Music “Third Thursday” at Rosie McCann’s Santa Cruz

Join the fun at Rosie McCann’s this evening starting at 7:00 pm:

Rosie McCann’s
1220 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060

Lively Irish music hosted by The Crooked Road Ceili Band:

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The Crooked Road Ceili Band Plays Ventana Wildlife Society “Feathers in Flight” Benefit and Auction

The Crooked Road Ceili Band Irish Music

Join Santa Cruz-based traditional Irish music group, The Crooked Road Ceili Band, for an evening of lively Irish melodies at Rancho Grande, Big Sur Coast. We are delighted to be present for this amazing benefit and auction in support of the California Condor restoration project.

Feathers in Flight

Saturday, October 8, 2016
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

• Watch the spectacular sunset from a coastal terrace with views of the Big Sur coast and Pacific Ocean
• Delicious food and desserts by Main Street Bakery
• Enjoy a lively auction with a professional auctioneer
• Live music from The Crooked Road Ceili Band
• See a Verreaux’s Eagle and a few more unique birds
• 10SPAN wine and Lagunitas beer
• Unique condor themed gifts …and much more!

Location: Rancho Grande in Big Sur (private property)

VWS will handle the Big Sur weekend traffic for you, shuttles locations will be:
• Carmel, Carmel Crossroads Shuttle Tickets
• Big Sur, Big Sur Station Shuttle Tickets

• Special Needs: Please call (831) 800-7422 if you have any special parking needs or concerns.


For Questions

or call (831) 800-7422

2016 Sponsors

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Austin Opera
Bay Area Discovery Center
Jack Borok
Children’s Discovery Museum
Decker Studios
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Carol Hopkins
Katy’s Place
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Los Angeles Zoo
Lula’s Chocolates
M.A.S.T. Restaurant Management
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mirabel Hotel & Restaurant Group
Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Symphony
Monterey Signs
Monterey Zoo
The National Steinbeck Center
Oakland Zoo
Patagonia Santa Cruz Outlet
Pebble Beach Company
Pier 39
Point Lobos Foundation
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Post Ranch Inn
Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club
Sanbar & Grill
San Francisco Ballet
Sierra Hot Springs
Southwest Airlines
State of California Department of Parks & Recreation/Hearst Castle
Sunset Cultural Center
The Jade Shop
Uncommon Cafe
The Western Stage
Winchester House

And What Should They Know of England Who Only England Know? — The Quiet Ripple Defines The Pond

I awake, still stunned by the absurdity of the UK voting to leave Europe. A quick Kipling break: “WINDS of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro— And what should they know of England who only England know?— The poor little street-bred people that vapour and fume and brag, They are […]

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Hennig Studios Open House and Pottery Sale

Saturday May 21 from noon until 6:00  |  211 Grove Street, Boulder Creek, CA. 95006

You are invited to an open studio sale featuring the fantastical sculptural, functional, and mixed media pottery from the collective creative genius of Dan and Laurie Hennig. Prolific potters and purveyors of fyne wares at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, come explore the nooks and crannies of Hennig Studios and gardens and be amazed by whimsical, wonderful, and outlandish art handcrafted in clay.

Enjoy refreshments all day and live local Celtic folk music from The Crooked Road Ceili Band from noon until 4:00.

For more information:
(831) 338-2098

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Upcoming Irish Shows with The Crooked Road Ceili Band

Sunday, May 8               Third Annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh
Thursday, May 12           Irish Set Dancing at the Plough & Stars
Saturday, May 21           Irish Birthday Party - Private Occasion
Tuesday, May 24            Felton Farmers Market
Saturday, July 30            Irish Wedding - Private Occasion
Saturday, August 6        Irish Wedding - Private Occasion
Saturday, Nov 19           Irish Wedding - Private Occasion

 Every Tuesday Traditional Irish Seisiun @ O'Flaherty's Irish Pub San Jose, CA.
 Every Third Thursday Traditional Irish Seisiun@ Rosie McCann's Santa Cruz, CA.

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Third Annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh with The Crooked Road Céilí Band


Join  The Crooked Road Céilí Band on Sunday, May 8 at noon for traditional Irish-American tunes and songs!

The Third Annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh is happening in downtown Mountain View May 7th and 8th! Enjoy live Irish music, beer, wine, Irish food, Irish arts & crafts, Irish dancers, and kids fun zone. Located behind St.Stephen’s Green in “parking lot 5” Hope Street between Dana and Villa.

Saturday’s music and dance lineup:
Martin Lacey
Whelan Kennelly Dancers
Wild Rovers
Whelan Kennelly Dancers
The Shams
Culanns Hounds

Sunday’s music and dance lineup:
The Crooked Road Céilí Band
Whelan Kennelly Dancers
Martin Lacey
Kavanaugh Brothers
Whelan Kennelly Dancers
The Shams


The word Fleadh, pronounced “Fla”, is the Gaelic word for Festival. It is a gathering and celebration of Irish culture and traditions bringing people together to share festivities, happiness and joy. Returning to downtown Mountain View for its third year, the Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh expands upon the famous traditional Irish hospitality to embrace and encompass all our surrounding communities.

This two-day event features Irish performers both traditional and modern, Irish dancers, Irish arts & crafts, Irish food vendors and a Kids’ Zone.

The event is presented by St. Stephen’s Green Irish Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), which promotes Irish heritage in the community. Beneficiaries from the foundation have been Mountain View Veterans Memorial, CHAC, Berkeley Tragedy Fund and Mountain View Education Foundation.

St Stephens Green is an Irish Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Silicon Valley and for 15yrs has been serving up a taste of Ireland in Downtown Mountain View. We are excited to host this event and invite you to come and enjoy the weekend with us.

Don’t miss more shows from The Crooked Road Céilí Band:

Wednesday, April 6       Boulder Creek Business Association Monthly Mixer
Thursday, April 14           Irish Set Dancing at the Plough & Stars
Sunday, May 9               Third Annual Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh
Tuesday, May 24            Felton Farmers Market
 Every Tuesday Traditional Irish Seisiun @ O'Flaherty's Irish Pub San Jose, CA.
 Every Third Thursday Traditional Irish Seisiun@ Rosie McCann's Santa Cruz, CA.

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