tag: Celtic

Find related performers, news articles and events. The items below have the tag Celtic

Performers

Irish Blessing
Words are made to bless, flutes and fiddles to sound, and feet to dance. Irish Blessing presents the purest forms of traditional Irish music and dance. Read more...
Tags:
Cherish the Ladies
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group. Read more...
Pride of New York
Described as “a killer ceili band,” Pride of New York is making a rare appearance at the Susquehanna Folk Festival. The group features four of the best Irish-American instrumentalists around: Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, and Brendan Dolan. They reach back to the old country for their tunes, bringing them alive with real zest and spirit! Read more...
The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
With instrumentation that includes saxophone, banjo, fiddles, mandolin, foot percussion, guitar, and voices, The Faux Paws pack a vast amount of music and heart into a small package. Their elastic, infectious, genre-transcending arrangements bring influences of rock and pop to their eclectic traditional music base. Read more...
Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities. The trio includes the amazing award winning fiddler Jeremy Kittel; mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham; and for this festival only, John Doyle: an Irish born musician who is considered to be one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists. Read more...
Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Karen Lee Miller-Newman is a creative craftswoman and singer, a native of Newport in Perry County, PA. For many, many years she's taught crafts to children and adults in the area, notably Victorian pressed floral design and whimsical, functional items crocheted from plastic strips. Her sing-along repertoire includes traditional folk tunes as well as songs from the British Isles. Read more...
Debbi Kauffmann
Debbi Kauffmann is a gifted and powerful singer with a deep appreciation for both Appalachian and Irish music traditions. Her long musical history includes performing with Bluegrass, Irish and Old-Time bands as well as with Henry Koretzky in the duo Rootbound. Read more...

News

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle
Our 2020 festival will feature a youth festival band, or "Kids' Academy", coordinated by traditional musician Jane Rothfield. Kids 6-16 will learn several traditional tunes by ear and then perform them on the main stage! All instruments and ability levels are welcome. Come to our info session on October 11, or email for more information. Read more...
Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. This fall we'll enjoy concerts by Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr, Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius, Hubby Jenkins and Peter Mulvey. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting a Bulgarian Folk Dance workshop with Iliana Bozhanova & Todor Yankov. Read more...
The 3 members of the Old Blind Dogs pose on a Scottish moor, in front of a stone fireplace, with lamps and tables as if they were indoors.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. As summer ends, we'll enjoy two more "Soundwaves" concerts (Justin Angelo Band and Rue de la Pompe) and we'll kick off our new season with Genticorum and the Old Blind Dogs. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting an evening of Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Bulgarika. Read more...
Justin Angelo Band
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. June 2019 features a concert by DuoDuo, our first "Soundwaves" concert of the summer featuring Indian Summer Jars, and a "Perry Live" house concert with Justin Angelo Band. July features our second Soundwaves with Emmanuel Nsingani. Read more...
Barb Schmid and Todd Clewell, members of "Late for Supper", play fiddles outdoors.
"Give Local York" is a 24-hour giving spree to benefit York County nonprofits. To celebrate the day, we invite one and all to a FREE folk music jam that offers a sneak peek of this summer's Susquehanna Folk Festival. Come to play, sing or listen! Read more...
Janet Bixler
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. March 2019 features concerts by Bon Débarras, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, and The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers; our March jam session (bring your best Irish!), the storytelling workshop we announced last month, and a 10-mile run/walk that supports the arts and SFMS. Read more...
Zita Angelo
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. February 2019 features concerts by Tracy Grammer and Charm City Junction; our Winter Coffee House; our monthly jam... and a special sneak preview of one of our Festival dance workshops, in which Zita Angelo teaches waltzes and couple dances. Enjoy sweetie season! Read more...
Eileen Ivers holding her fiddle and smiling
The Washington Post says Eileen Ivers "suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle." You have an opportunity to look into that future when she comes to York, PA for a Susquehanna Folk concert on Friday, January 18, 2019. Read more...
Bil Lepp
It's a brand new 2019, and we are looking forward to our second Susquehanna Folk Festival! We're announcing our first few performers today, with many more to come. The festival runs three days this year, and includes our first Liars Contest emceed by champion hogwasher Bil Lepp. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, tons of family activities, and more. Read more...

Events

Contra Dance Ball with The Faux Paws and calling by Will Mentor

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Dance Hall Friday, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Hands-On Icons:

The Faux Paws

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Main Stage Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Tin Whistle Workshop with Joanie Madden (of Cherish the Ladies and Pride of New York)

Joanie Madden
Patio Stage Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Pride of New York

Pride of New York
Main Stage Saturday, 11:35 am to 12:40 pm

Slow Irish Jam with Mirella Murray, Mary Coogan and Kathleen Boyle of Cherish the Ladies

Mirella Murray, holding her accordion
Pickin' Place Saturday, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Fiddle Workshop with Brian Conway of Pride of New York

Brian Conway
Patio Stage Saturday, 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

The workshop will focus on the relationship between bowing, phrasing and ornamentation in traditional Irish fiddling. Repertoire will consist of traditional tunes rather than on recent compositions, with a particular focus on classic tunes which the workshop participants can play at sessions.

There is no age restriction.  The workshop is targeted to intermediate/advanced players.

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies
Main Stage Saturday, 2:20 pm to 3:35 pm

Contra Dance with The Faux Paws and Janine Smith calling

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Hands-On Icons:

Fiddle Traditions: Western Swing — with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown

Elana James
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:15 pm to 3:55 pm

The fiddle takes center stage in many, many folk music styles. In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

Hands-On Icons:

Fiddle Traditions: Irish — with Brian Conway (Pride of New York) and Nollaig Casey (Cherish the Ladies)

Nollaig Casey
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:55 pm to 4:35 pm

The fiddle takes center stage in many, many folk music styles. In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

Hands-On Icons:

Meet the Masters: Billy McComiskey of Pride of New York

Billy McComiskey
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Billy McComiskey (Pride of New York) is the 1986 All-Ireland senior button accordion champion and National Heritage Fellowship Recipient. He was seen at last year’s festival with the Irish trio Trian.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The interviews are conducted by our festival intern David Misal, an American Studies doctoral student at Penn State, Harrisburg. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.

Tags:

Irish Seisiún with Brendan Dolan & Billy McComiskey (Pride of New York) and Cushla Srour (Irish Blessing)

Brendan Dolan
Patio Stage Saturday, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contra Dance with The Stringrays (featuring Rodney Miller) and calling by Will Mentor

The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Hands-On Icons:

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies
Main Stage Saturday, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Guitar Workshop with John Doyle

John Doyle, holding his guitar and gazing off to the right
Patio Stage Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Main Stage Sunday, 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm

String Wizards, Part 2: Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Patio Stage Sunday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

See some fantastic performers up close and personal! They'll talk about what it’s like playing together in a band, how their instruments complement each other, their musical influences, and a bit about each musician’s background. Expect lots of great music too!

Hands-On Icons:

Irish Blessing

Irish Blessing
Coffeehouse Stage Sunday, 4:10 pm to 4:55 pm
Tags:

Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Main Stage Sunday, 4:40 pm to 5:40 pm

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil
Main Stage Sunday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm