Greetings Celtic music fans! It's been a wee while, as my Scottish friends might say, but now it's finally time to get ready for some Oak & Thorn concert events. We've got two great ones coming up soon, just in time to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. Both will be at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg and we will have homebrewed beer and cider, premium Mendocino wines, room for dancing, great sound, and the best audience in California!
Tickets are now available at the usual outlets: Harvest Market in Fort Bragg, Out of This World in Mendocino, and online at BrownPaperTickets.com (see links below). Even better, take advantage of the special offer during the upcoming KZYX Pledge Drive and get front-row reserved seats and two free drinks while supporting your community radio station! This will only be available during the Pledge Drive, so tune in on either Sunday October 6 or October 13 and help us kick off the next thirty years of public broadcasting. The offer should also be available for online pledges at kzyx.org during the Drive.
Friday October 25
The champions of straight-in-the-eye Gaelic music from West Lochaber and the Hebridean Islands return after a two-year hiatus, bringing a new CD, a new fiddler, and the same passionate intensity that got them recognized as Best Folk Band in Europe. Led by Angus MacDonald of Cape Breton Island on whistles and Highland bagpipes, with Ellen MacDonald of South Uist (2016 Gaelic Singer of the Year) stepping forward on the vocals, their sound is an expression of the wild and beautiful landscapes of their heritage. Their CDs are great but their live shows are fantastic, especially with a lively audience making a little noise back at them - as many of you will remember from their February 2017 performance. That one nearly sold out, and they have only become more popular since then, so get your tickets early as there may not be any available at the door.