Irish

11:26pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

Solas Live This Saturday 3 pm!

Just Added!  Solas, one of this country's leading Irish-American bands, will be stopping by the KALW studios this Saturday for a live performance.  Led by talented multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan, Solas has been called "exciting" and "brilliant."  Thistle & Shamrock calls Solas "Irish America's most influential band."  Solas will perform songs from its latest CD "Shamrock City," a tale of immigration, tragedy, corruption, and discrimination based on the true-life story of Michael Conway.   

11:43pm

Sat March 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

KALW On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday!

FullSet

On Saturday March 29th  3:00 to 8:00 pm,  KALW's On-Air Folk Festival presents five hours of continuous live music by some of the Bay Area's finest musical talent.  Here's the line-up:

3:00 pm  Brass Farthing is an ensemble of stalwart lads that sings songs, raises good cheer, and otherwise makes merry in the company of friends both old and new. Their songs cover many periods and they perform historical, traditional, and contemporary compositions in traditional styles.

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1:18pm

Sat March 15, 2014
A Patchwork Quilt 3/15/2014

A Patchwork Quilt 3/15/2014

Close enough to Saint Patrick's Day.  This afternoon, more Irish music you can shake a shillelagh at.  5 o'clock today.  Requests and feedback to kevin_vance@yahoo.com.  Slainte!

12:50am

Wed February 26, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

Irish Accordion Master Paddy O'Brien Live This Saturday

Paddy O'Brien

Paddy O'Brien will be our special guest this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."  Paddy will demonstrate his mastery of the accordion and talk about his remarkable musical memory for traditional tunes.  He has collected more than 4,000 compositions—jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, and marches, including many rare and unusual tunes.   Paddy will open the Crossroads Irish-American Festival in San Francisco this weekend.

7:36pm

Sun October 20, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond this Sat. 3 pm

Happy Birthday Folk Music & Beyond!

Join us this Saturday (10/26)  at 3 pm for Folk Music & Beyond's  25th birthday celebration!  The show started October 1988 and we've been going strong, thanks to your support and the support of our local music community.  We'll stroll down memory lane and listen to highlights from the many live concerts that have taken place in the KALW studios these past 25 years.

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