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A Message from The Living Tradition Board Regarding
Reopening our Concerts, Jams, and Contra Dances in 2022


 

We have certainly missed seeing all of you at our events.  We have restarted our jams and concerts; contra dances will restart in 2023, assuming that the rate of COVID breakthrough cases remains low and that there is no holiday surge in new breakthrough cases. 

We will monitor the rate of breakthrough COVID cases from both the Los Angeles County and Orange County Departments of Health before making a final decision on when to resume our activities.  We hope this will be sooner rather than later, but we want to do our best to provide a safe environment for our performers, volunteers, and audience.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

COVID Data Sources

Here are links to both LA and Orange counties’ data tables and graphs for COVID infections.  This data is updated weekly or biweekly.

For Orange County data, click on the following link, scroll down to County and Statewide Data, type Orange in the Get County Data box, and then click Get County Data.

https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/#postvax-status

For Los Angeles County data, the California Dance Co-Operative takes the LA County Public Health statistics and converts them to an easy-to-read format.  To view this data on a Cal Dance Co-Op webpage, click the following link:

https://www.caldancecoop.org/resources/covid-19-dashboard/

Event Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering to help with either concerts or dances, please contact Patty McCollom at pattymccollom96@gmail.com for the concerts or Michael Frey at mfrey4mando@gmail.com for the dances.  Additionally, we need an EXPERIENCED sound technician and volunteers willing to help with event security.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

All the best,

The Living Tradition Board

 

 

The following folk music concerts are presented by The Living Tradition. These concerts feature international and local artisans of contemporary folk music and traditional folk music. 

To view a list of artists who have performed in The Living Tradition concert series, click Concert History, or scroll to the bottom of this page. These events are partially funded by a grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.
 

Concerts are held on the 3rd Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County).  Free parking

Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Concerts start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, recommended donation is $20 per person ($15 with the Living Tradition membership).  Children under 18 are FREE with paid adult.  Cash or check only at the door. Online purchases are not supported. 

Reservation are required.  To make a reservation, call (714) 970-7317 and leave a message, or send an e-mail to livingtraditionconcerts@gmail.com.

Schedule  
 

Date

Concert Information

Nov. 19, 2022 Americana Night, featuring The Lilies of the West, an all woman, old-time band.  Bill Dempsey opens.
Dec. 17, 2022 No concert in December.  Happy Holidays!
Jan. 21, 2023 Wimberley Bluegrass Band.
Feb. 18, 2023 Sligo Rags - Celtic & More!
Mar. 18, 2023 An Evening of Celtic Music and Dance

Menna McKenzie Welsh Harpist followed by The Lyons Academy of Irish Dance with Atlantic Crossing

Apr. 15, 2023 Rob Verdi - You've seen him at Disneyland with his magical Saxophone!

 

Additional concert details will be added as information becomes available.

The schedule is subject to change.

Attention Artists:

If you are an artist who wishes to be considered for an appearance at The Living Tradition concert series, please first review the Concert History below.  Does your music fit in with this diverse group of artists?
 

Concert History

The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming shows:

Albert & Gage 

Joyce Andersen

The Alleycats

Caren Armstrong 

Audrey Auld 

Sherry Austin

Banshee in the Kitchen

Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon

Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith 

Cathy Barton and Dave Para

John Batdorf 

Mike Benecke

Bob Bennett

Kate Bennett

Richard Berman 

Chris Berry 

Lou & Peter Berryman 

The Better Halves

Bettman & Halpin 

Blue Deux & Friends

Blue Mama 

Bryan Bowers 

The Brilliant Gypsies

Mikki Brisk

Severin Browne

The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh

The Buccaneers

Burning Heart Bluegrass 

Cache Valley Drifters

Fil Campbell

Kate Campbell 

Corrina Carter

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

Donna Lynn Caskey

Joanna Cazden

Phil Christie

Ciunas

Brad Colerick

Colerick-Corbett Band

Lui Collins

Conjunto los Pochos 

Tom Corbett 

Chuck E. Costa

Debra Cowan 

Ronny Cox

Shaun Cromwell

The Crooked Jades

Joe Crookston

Dafni 

Michael DeLalla 

Bill Dempsey 

The Devil’s Box String Band

Fur Dixon & Steve Werner

John Doan

Ray Doyle

D-Squared 

Maria Dunn

Cliff Eberhardt

Kat Eggleston 

emith

Aireene Espiritu

Joel Fafard

Aengus Finnan 

Beth Fitchet Wood  

The Flaw

Four Shillings Short 

Bob Fox 

Michael Fracasso

David Francey 

Bob Franke

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

Freebo

Freebo & Photoglo 

Gemini

Kerry Getz

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen  

Susie Glaze 

Jim Goodin

Richard Grainger 

Tracy Grammer 

Ken & Phee Graydon

Melissa Greener

Patrick Hanifin 

Jack Hardy 

Karen Hart

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines

Melanie Hersch

Anne Hills 

Holdstock & MacLeod 

Deborah Holland 

Honey Whiskey Trio

Houston Jones

James Hurley 

Erin Inglish

I See Hawks in L.A.

Bill Isles

Bill & Kate Isles

David Jacobs-Strain

JC and Laney

Jeni and Billy

Johnsmith

David Jones

Diana Jones

Brian Joseph 

Martyn Joseph

Cindy Kalmenson

James Keelaghan 

Steve Key

Dan Krikorian

Dale LaDuke

Richard Lappin 

Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth

Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder 

Tom Lee

Les Amis 

Bernice Lewis

Tom Lewis 

Lilies of the West 

Tom Long

Jez Lowe 

Aedan MacDonnell

Kate MacLeod

Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston

The MacMammals

Ashley Maher

Jim Malcolm 

David Mallett

Marley’s Ghost

Evan Marshall

Amy Martin 

Terence Martin 

David Massengill 

Mary McCaslin 

Cathy-Anne McClintock 

Steven McClintock

Andrew McKnight 

Michael McNevin

Sarah McQuaid

Men of Worth

Reg Meuross

Greg & Margie Mirken 

Miskey Mountain Boys

Katy Moffatt 

Pete Morton 

Clare Muldaur

Heidi Muller

Mike Mullins & Penny Nichols

Murphy Family Band

Murphy’s Flaw

The Muses

Nathan & Jesse

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements  

New World String Project

Nougat

Claudia Nygaard 

Lisa O'Kane 

Ken O’Malley

One Foot In

Christina Ortega 

Dan Oved

The Palm Wine Boys 

Robin Pearl

Brian Peters 

Chris Peterson

Jim Photoglo

William Pint & Felicia Dale 

Darryl Purpose

Chuck Pyle

The Joel Rafael Band 

The Andy Rau Band

Red Moon Road

Dennis Roger Reed 

Alan Reid

Harvey Reid 

Jenny Richards 

Rusty Richards

Rob Rio

T.R. Ritchie

Andy Robinson

Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band

Garnet Rogers

David Roth

Claudia Russell   

Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan

Sabrina and Craig

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

The Salty Suites

Tanya Savory  

Chico Schwall

Secondhand Smoke

Rick Shea (solo)

Rick Shea & Brantley Kearns 

Shelby and Tieg

Cosy Sheridan 

Kathrin Shorr

Sally Shuffield

Sion & Anderson 

Sligo Rags

Small Potatoes

Michael Peter Smith

Squeakin' Wheels

James Lee Stanley

Chris Stuart & Backcountry 

Jean Synodinos

Tall Men Group

Dulcie Taylor

Ric Taylor

Jack Tempchin

The Tinker's Own 

Tintangel

Ernest Troost 

Mark Turnbull

Alice Wallace

Wendy Waldman

Phil Ward  

The Waybacks 

Erica Wheeler

When Pigs Fly! 

Jon Wilcox

Jack Williams

Willson & McKee

Wimberley Bluegrass Band

Joyce Woodson 

John Wort Hannam

Jenny Yates 

Hans York 

Bob Zentz

 

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