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The Paul McKenna Band

Since earning the title “Best Up and Coming Artist of 2009″ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, The Paul McKenna Band continue to receive accolades for performances the world over and for the 3 previous albums they have released to date.

This fourth album, paths that wind, combines their love for Folk and Traditional music with original songs and tunes. With a contemporary approach to songwriting that wanders but never strays far from traditional roots, this record is packed with fresh and innovative arrangements that will seem familiar on first listen.

The exciting sound of The Paul McKenna Band is created through outstanding Vocals, driving Guitar and Bouzouki, intense fiddle playing, a warm pairing of flute and whistles and dynamic bodhrán and percussion.

Concert highlights over the last few years include performances at Celtic Connections Glasgow, The Cambridge Folk Festival England, Tonder Festival Denmark, Milwaukee Irish Festival USA and Edmonton Folk Festival Canada.

The Paul McKenna Band is:
Paul McKenna – Vocals, Guitar and Bouzouki
Sean Gray – Flute, Whistles, Guitar and Vocals
Ewan Baird – Bodhran, Cajon and Vocals
Conor Markey – Banjo, Bouzouki and Vocals
Jack Smedley – Fiddle and Vocals

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Tickets are $18 and are available at the door, or you may RSVP via email to with the word "Tickets" in the subject line.  Please indicate how many tickets you would like, and if you have any questions, please call 510-654-3808. 

Earlier Event: July 2
Kellye Gray Jazztet
Later Event: July 16
High Country