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Colm Ó Riain & Friends: Inter-Celtic Jazz

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

Tickets ($20 - $25)

For the first time, Colm and the band—and regular collaborator, singer Kate Brubeck—are joined by master Breton musician Thomas Moisson, one of the most talented accordionists of his generation. Come prepared to hear some magical inter-Celtic fireworks!
Colm Ó Riain – violin
Geoff van Lienden – guitar
Joe Kyle, Jr – bass
Wade Peterson – percussion
Thomas Moisson – accordion
Kate Brubeck – vocals


An accomplished improviser in multiple genres, violinist and composer Colm Ó Riain likes to sit on borders: deeply rooted in the traditions of his native Ireland, his music constantly looks for connection with other forms—jazz, blues, klezmer, the music cultures of China, Portugal, India, Brazil, Cuba, and the Roma diaspora, to name a few.

Ó Riain has performed at festivals and venues throughout the world, from Alaska to Argentina, Sweden to Vietnam. In the U.S., he has enthralled audiences on stages as diverse as CBGB’s in New York to Fillmore West and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. He has composed music for both film and modern dance performances and acted in Academy Award-nominated film Steve Jobs.