The Irish music scene here in San Francisco is very active. There
are seisiúns nearly every night of the week, and with that
much going on there is certainly something for everyone.
Since 2002 we have been hosting a singing
seisiún. The first one had seen about a dozen people
in attendance, and it has been growing ever since. We are delighted
to have some very talented people attend this, and we are treated
to stories (in Irish and English), sean nos singing and just great
tunes. This event is happening on the first Friday of nearly month, hosted by members throughout the Bay Area. Check
our singing seisiún page
San Francisco is also home for many fine Irish
Bands, and we have had the good fortune to have most of them
play for our dances and ceílís. Several bands play
for us at The Plough and Stars and CCE Night at the United Irish Cultural Center on a regular
basis including Tipsy House,
the Shannon Ceílí Band, The Emperor Norton Ceílí
Band, The Crooked Road, and Banish the Dogs . These bands have been with us for a long time, and they
For those who are looking to find a music instructor, we had a list
of local instructors. While we can not recommend one over
the other, we can say that they are all fine musicians and teachers.
As there are so many events and information about things going on
here in the Bay Area we can not list them all. To this end, we have
a collection of links that do
a great job of keeping up on things happening in the area and beyond...