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Folk Music Concerts
 

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, the recommended donation is $25 per person ($20 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 at this time. 

Concert reservations are recommended.  To make a reservation, call (714) 926-8244 (cell phone accepting voice or text messages), or send an e-mail to livingtraditionconcerts@gmail.com.

 

Our Covid-19 Policy

Our Covid protocols are intended to promote the health and safety of our community.  As of July 1, 2023, masking is optional but is encouraged at all our events.  In addition, a Covid vaccination and booster are not required, although they are recommended.  Attendees at our concerts must:

Click here to view our Covid Policy webpage.

 

Schedule  

 

Date

Concert Information

Feb. 17, 2024 Our February concert has been cancelled.
Mar. 16, 2024 TBA
Apr. 20, 2024 The MacMammals provide an eclectic Celtic, British Isles, and North American acoustic music experience.
May 18, 2024 Banshees in the Kitchen play Celtic music with eclectic skill and merry abandon. Touring and recording since 2002, this group has delighted audiences in festivals, theaters, living rooms, and countless other venues from New York to Los Angeles, and as far as Japan. They take traditional Celtic tunes, find the sweet spot between old and new, stirring it all up with trademark playfulness and musicality they term “banshee-fying.”
June 15, 2024 No concert in June.  Summer break.
July 20, 2024 No concert in July.  Summer break.  
Aug. 17, 2024 No concert in Aug. Summer break.
Sept. 21, 2024 Ken O'Malley is a true ambassador of Irish culture.  He infuses every performance with the rich history of his native land, and audiences quickly become engaged with his compelling stories.
Oct. 19, 2024 Concert and contra dance combined. 

Schedule details to be released in the future.

Dance Caller: TBA.  Band: Contra Capers (Belinda Thom, James Flaherty, and Cheryl Ooten).

Concert band:  Contra Capers.

Nov. 16, 2024 D-Squared is an acoustic singer/songwriter duo composing and performing on folk instruments and voice.  Many of thieir songs are nature-based, with a penchant for long views and broad philosophies.
Dec. 21, 2024 No concert in December.

Additional information will be added as it 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 

Atlantic Crossing

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 

Lyons Academy of Irish Dance

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

Menna McKenzie

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

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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