Celebrating more than 30 years of Celtic Rock!
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock, fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release eighteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to progress in delightful ways with each new member.
Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has also appeared at Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals as well.
Tempest is busting out of a two years' pandemic-enforced hiatus from extensive touring with a new, powerful release. "Going Home" is the band's first studio album of new material in four years, and one of their best to date!
Pictures by Larry Cusick
The band Celtic Alchemy is an acoustic trio comprised of Paddy Myers (lead vocals and guitar), David Sarkisian (guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and vocals), and Don Priest (assorted percussion and vocals). In addition to their extensive Irish playlist, they also explore other musical genres, making their shows a mix of blues, country, a taste of jazz and a sampling of classic rock, plus their own versions of contemporary tunes by Mumford and Sons, The Dead South, The Decemberists, and a few others.
Their main goal is to have fun playing music and making sure their audiences enjoy themselves as they bring them along for the ride!
Celtic Motion Dance Company embodies the joy of relaxed folk dance, music, community, and culture. We perform all over the Central Valley at events such as farmers markets, private parties, schools, senior centers, and cultural celebrations. You can expect to see a comic version of the Scottish Sailor’s Hornpipe, English Rapper (Sword) Dance, and a variety of contemporary and traditional Scottish and Irish dances. Celtic Motion Dance Company is the performing team of the Irish Step Dance program at California Arts Academy which hosts a number of other exciting programs including ballet, art, children’s musical theater, and much more.