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Wake the dead at Michael's on main, Soquel, California For details

House concert with Dick Hensold, Virtuoso Northumbrian piper and Patsy O'Brien in Montague, Oregon

Contra dance with the Family Carr for details


'My grandfather's fiddle' solo show
Palo Alto JCC. 1pm free admission


Solo storytelling at Santa Cruz house concerts

St. Patrick's day celebration at Four Daughters Irish Pub in Medford Oregon 5-9pm

Wake the dead at Marin JCC


Wake the dead at the Terrapin Station in San Rafael, California

Wake the dead at the B street at the Sofia, Sacramento California

Past Appearances

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Solstice Wassail at Grizzly Peak Winery

Brocelieande and Kevin Carr - Wassail - Doors at 6, Wassail, Music at 7pm

1600 E Nevada st
Ashland, OR 97520
United States

Price: $ 20 reserved, $25 at the doorWhen December 21st- Doors at 6 music at 7 Where: Grizzly Peak Winery 1600 E Nevada, Ashland $20 reserved, $25 at door Reservations (541) 482-5700 or Celebrate the Winter Solstice with traditional m

When December 21st- Doors at 6 music at 7

Where: Grizzly Peak Winery 1600 E Nevada, Ashland 

$20 reserved, $25 at door

Reservations (541) 482-5700 or


Celebrate the Winter Solstice with traditional music and tales of the Olde World while enjoying warming wassail and wond'rous wines! Brocelïande returns to Ashland and presents seasonal musical fare interwoven with tales of love and life from master teller / piper, Kevin Carr. Brocelïande, as part of their 20th Anniversary tour, brings their special acoustic alchemy of vocals with many instruments (Celtic harp, Hardanger Cello d'Amore, Oboe, Guitars, Flute, Nyckelharpa and more) to enchant and uplift. Come One, Come ALL to share a bit of light and cheer! A new tradition awaits!


Hosted by Cage Free Concerts and Grizzly Peak Winery

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Hearth - temple Emek Shalom

The Hearth - Night of the Storytellers - 7-9pm

1800 E Main
Ashland, OR 97520
United States

Price: $10-20

At our end of the year Holiday gathering six dynamic storytellers will share a memorable experience from their personal life. Tellers include Danielle Mancuso from The Lantern, Cesar Flores from Noche de Cuentos, fiddler and storyteller Kevin Carr, writer and poet Alma Rosa Alvarez, story coach and author Jay Golden, and Hearth founder Mark Yaconelli.  Music by Hollis Peach. Lots of holiday refreshments and treats. This is a great way to celebrate the season with friends, family, and neighbors. Thursday, December 12th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. This is our once-a-year evening in which all ticket sales benefit The Hearth. Please help us continue to produce creative, heartfelt, community-building events. $10-$20 suggested donation at the door.

For wine aficionados, The Hearth is hosting a special pre-event wine reception at 5:30 at the Temple. A $50 VIP ticket to The Hearth Holiday Wine Reception includes a bounty of excellent local wines, savory appetizers, delicious desserts, a personal story by Mark Yaconelli, and reserved seating for The Hearth’s Night of the Storytellers. Support The Hearth and get your tickets today at Brown Paper Tickets.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Science Works Museum

HeartBeat stories - Gratitude - 7:45 pm

1500 E. Main
Ashland, OR 97520

Price: donation

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Freight & Salvage Coffee House with Wake the Dead

Wake the Dead 20th anniversary - 8pm

1111 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

Price: $26adv/$30 door

20th anniversary extravaganza

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Terrapin Crossroads

Wake the Dead - 2pm

100 Yacht Club Dr,
San Rafael, ca 94901

Price: $10

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Kevin Carr Storytelling w bagpipes and fiddle

Storytelling at Crib Concerts - 5 pm family show, 7 pm general

arcata - call for directions
arcate, ca

I'll be telling stories and playing a variety of exotic bagpipes and other instruments in a grand setting. Family show at five. General audience at 7

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Castoro Cellars Winery

Wake the Dead - 7:00 pm

Templeton, CA 93465

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Britt Pavilion

Britt Kids storytelling and music - 10.00 am

Jacksonville, OR 97530

Price: free

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Britt Pavilion

Britt Kids storytelling and music - 10.00 am

Jacksonville, OR 97530

Price: free

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Kevin Carr at the Dolphin Playhouse

Kevin Carr - Stories and Music

580 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Kevin Carr at Oran Mor Meadery

Kevin Carr - Stories and Music - 2-5

305 Melrose rd
Roseburg, OR 97471
Phone: (928)-600-8138

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

club fox

Wake the Dead - 7pm

2209 broadway
redwood city, CA
To Purchase Tickets: 877-435-9849

Price: $20 adv./$22 door

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Wake the Dead aThe Dance Palace at Pt Reyes Stationt

Wake the Dead - 8 pm

503 B Street
Pt Reyes Station, CA 94956

Price: $20 adv./$22 door/$18 sen./$10 kids

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Rythmix Cultural Works

Wake the Dead - 8pm

2513 Blanding Ave.
Alameda, CA

Price: $25 general $10 student

Tickets at brown paper tickets or email

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Dance Palace at Pt Reyes Station

Irish and American Traditional Music - 7-10pm

503 B Street
Pt Reyes Station, CA 94956

Price: $20 at the door

Five yound players from Dublin comprise Puddle & the Brown Boot Boys playing traditional music on Irish pipes, flutes, guitar, Banjo & Voice. Plus a set from outstanding multi-instrumentlists Kevin Carr & Paul Kotapish!
Refreshments sold to benifit KWMR West Marin Community Radio.
Doors open at 7:PM, 7:30 Showtime $20 at door

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Wake the Dead at The Barn

Wake the Dead - 8 pm

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Auburn Odd Fellows Hall - Wake the Dead

Wake the Dead - 8pm

1226 Lincoln way
Auburn, CA

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Ken Waldman and Friends

Ken Waldman and Friends - 7:30pm

300 W. First St.
Chico, CA 95929

Price: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $10 Youth & Chico State Student

A Ken Waldman performance mixes original poetry, stories, and “old-time” music with roots in Appalachia and bluegrass. He’ll be joined by an assortment of musicians and friends as he waves an evening of music and stories that are meant to be shared intimately with a community, as well as among friends down at Grange hall.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Oshman Family JCC

Fiddle Music of the Americas - 1pm

3921 Fabian way
Palo Alto, CA

Price: free

The fiddle has been a ubiquitous instrument in the music of many immigrant groups on the North American continent. Those that didn't bring it with them often adopted it from neighboring groups. This program will explore the music and some of the folklore associated with that most 'American' of instruments, the fiddle.

Attendees will hear examples of:

  • Square dance music from Appalachia

  • Ozark fiddling

  • Pennsylvania old time fiddling

  • Scottish fiddling from Nova Scotia

  • French Canadian fiddling from Quebec and  New Brunswick

  • Cajun fiddling

  • New England Contra dance music

  • Irish music as played in the urban centers of America

  • Metís music of Native American peoples of the Athabascan language group

  • Music of the Thohono O' Odham people of the Southwest Desert

  • Klezmer fiddling

  • Mexican Conjunto fiddling

  • Scandinavian fiddling

Kevin Carr has played fiddle for more than forty years, following the trail of traditional fiddle music across the US and to Ireland, Canada, Spain and Mexico. He loves to talk about the lore of the fiddle and was the recipient of an NEA grant to study Irish fiddling. As a member of the contradance band, The Hillbillies from Mars, he has played at hundreds of dances and dozens of dance camps across the country. Over the last three decades he has taught at many fiddle festivals in the US and abroad and has a deep grasp of a number of fiddle traditions.

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Wake the Dead atOsher Marin Jewish Community Center

Wake the Dead - 8 pm

200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Price: Advance ...........$25 (public) / $22 (JCC members) Day of ...............$30 (all) 17 and under .....$10 (all) Reserved Table Seating Advance ...........$30 (public) / $27 (JCC members) Day of ...............$35 (all) 17 and under .....$10 (all)

The Bay Area's own Wake the Dead explode the barriers between Celtic tradition and Summer of Love rock- creating something uniquely joyful. This acoustic sextet reimagines the classic songs of the Grateful Dead and more for a rollicking sonic excursion that has delighted audiences for over 18 years.

Wake the Dead bands together six of the best-known and most respected players in the west. Their music is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. Songs converted to waltz time, bracketed by an ancient harp tune and infused with a poignant Celtic longing or thundering out of mandolin tidal wave.

The eerie lilt of the uilleann pipes, groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling and vocal harmonies float like clouds. The music takes off, and the band follows, grinning all the way. These aren’t worlds colliding-they’re worlds meshing, coalescing­ creating a whole new world of possibility, and true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

the Sofia B street Theater -WAKE THE DEAD

Wake the Dead - 7:30

2700 Capitol st
Sacramento, Ca

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