Ojai Concert Series - Celtic, Folk and Roots Music

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The Ojai Concert Series is dedicated to bringing high quality live Celtic, Folk and Roots musicians to beautiful Ojai. Please join us, and help support community culture and the continuation of heart-felt live performances! Gates open at 5pm. Opening act at 6pm. Main act at 7pm.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 22nd, 7:00 at DANCING OAK RANCH

RUNA

$25 in advance, or at the gate Kids under 15 are free

The Ojai Concert Series presents RUNA in concert at Dancing Oak Ranch on Sunday, July 22nd Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Zach White of St. Louis on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle and Mandolin.

RUNA recently released their fifth album, “RUNA: LIVE”,has receiving lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic, the album has been hailed as “an incredible masterpiece” – Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier

Friday, September 14th, 7:00 at DANCING OAK RANCH

“Tannahill Weavers ”    

$25 in advance, or at the gate Kids under 15 are free

One of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.

Wednesday Nov. 7th, 7:00 at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club

“ Sourdough Slim ”    

Tickets: Adults-$25, 7 to 15-$15

A huge family favorite returns for the third time to our stage. Sourdough Slim is a "one man Western extravaganza", crooning   Western classics, playing accordion, guitar and harmonica, dancing a jig, twirling a lariat, and he even plays the saw.

Thursday Dec. 20th, 7:00 at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club

“ Irish Christmas in America ”    

Tickets: Adults-$25, 7 to 15-$15

The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 14th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy.

For more information and to buy tickets via PayPal, visit www.ojaiconcertseries.com or call 805.665.8852.

 Dancing Oak Ranch

Dancing Oak Ranch

During the warmer months concerts are at our home, the “Dancing Oak Ranch,” nestled in a quiet and beautiful canyon 3/4 of a mile off HWY 150 halfway between Carpinteria and Lake Casitas at 4585 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura. These shows are preceded by an optional potluck picnic, so if you can come early, bring a dish to share (B-Y-O-B) and join us for a picnic with friends and the musicians. You should also bring a low back deck chair, a blanket and a jacket plus bring a small flashlight to help find your vehicle after the show. There will usually be a bonfire and you can also bring friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash.