The Fire brings its signature high-energy performances of contemporary, Californian Celtic music to the stages of large-scale folk music festivals and performing arts centers as well as Scottish Highland Games festivals and intimate house concerts.
A concert by The Fire provides an unforgettable experience - virtuosic musicianship and energetic performances combined with entertaining and informative stage banter that will leave audiences on their feet with their hands together.
High Grade Pats play old style Irish folk music All the friends that sit in and play and sing with the band comprise the beloved Gratuitous Laddies.
Delivered with passion and energy, this music makes you feel proud if you’re Irish and makes you feel Irish even if you’re not. You can try, but you won’t find another band like this for miles and miles!
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.
Our company has been greatly inspired by the Historical Medieval Battle International Association (HMBIA) a non-profit organization formed in 2009 in Liechtenstein; whose aims are: “to make the historical medieval battle a popular cultural and sport movement all over the world, to engage people of all ages to HMB, to promote healthy way of life through HMB, to show through sport battles of HMB the difficulty and danger of real wars and teach people to appreciate friendship and peace, to introduce HMB as mass leisure activity in which a modern person can challenge himself/herself in totally unusual context of full-contact fight in medieval armour, and to encourage public interest towards the medieval history and care about the cultural heritage.”