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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.

Note:  The Living Tradition newsletter will continue to be mailed, but concert fliers will be sent by e-mail.  Click here for more information.

Location & Time

All 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

Temporary Location Change

Our concerts in January, February, and March 2017 will be held at the First Congregational Church of Anaheim at 515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 
Please see attached directions (PDF)

Concerts start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Price

Unless otherwise noted:  $18 per person ($15 with Living Tradition membership discount).  Children under 18 FREE with paid adult.

Contact

For reservations, concert information and booking inquiries, please call Ron at (714) 202-7330 or e-mail concerts@thelivingtradition.org.
 

Announcing a change of The Living Tradition Concert Coordinators: 

Gary & Terri Trobridge have stepped down as Concert Coordinators with Ron Bloom and Carol Schryver taking over the role effective January 1, 2017.  

      
       
 Ron & Carol

Click here to read Gary's announcement letter. (PDF)

 

Schedule  


Jan. 21, 2017

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk, have been playing together since 1983. They play in the style of Bluegrass, but draw from genres including Bluegrass, Folk, traditional American, Irish, Jazz, Country and Cowboy and their shows are always full of humor, good times and good music. The Kin Folk includes Mike Mullins on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Tom Corbett on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Bill Knopf on banjo and vocals, Charl Ann Gastineau on fiddle and vocals and Rick Borella on bass.

Location:  First Congregational Church of Anaheim at 515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 

Jan. online flier (PDF)


Feb. 18, 2017

Murphy’s Flaw is well-stocked with stellar musicians from classical, jazz, folk and country genres, the Flaw refuses to take itself too seriously, avoiding like the plague the labels “bluegrass,” “entertaining,” and “respectable.” Many in the bluegrass/Americana establishment have grown contemptuous of the Flaw’s attitude. Some of these people are actually IN the band, which makes for highly dramatic practices.

Location:  First Congregational Church of Anaheim at 515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 

Feb. online flier (PDF)
 

Mar. 18, 2017

The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh have been performing at festivals and concert halls across the United States for over 20 years. Their silvery harmonies, beautiful arrangements, and entertaining personalities have made them one of the most popular Celtic music groups performing today. Their sets always include several rousing numbers and a few traditional and not so traditional ballads, and always a Gaelic song or two.

Location:  First Congregational Church of Anaheim at 515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 

Mar. online flier (PDF)


Additional 2017 concert details will be listed as information becomes available.

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

Caren Armstrong 

Paul Arnoldi 

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

Bettman & Halpin 

Bob Bennett

Kate Bennett

Richard Berman 

Chris Berry 

Lou & Peter Berryman

Blue Mama

Bryan Bowers 

Mikki Brisk

Severin Browne

The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh

The Buccaneers

Burning Heart Bluegrass

Fil Campbell

Kate Campbell 

Corrina Carter

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

Donna Lynn Caskey

Joanna Cazden

Phil Christie

Ciunas

Colerick-Corbett Band

Brad Colerick

Lui Collins

Conjunto los Pochos 

Tom Corbett 

Chuck E. Costa

Debra Cowan 

Ronny Cox

Shaun Cromwell

The Crooked Jades

Joe Crookston

D-Squared 

Dafni 

Michael DeLalla 

Bill Dempsey 

The Devil’s Box String Band

Fur Dixon & Steve Werner

John Doan

Ray Doyle

Maria Dunn

Cliff Eberhardt

Kat Eggleston 

emith

Aireene Espiritu

Joel Fafard

Aengus Finnan 

Beth Fitchet Wood  

Four Shillings Short 

Bob Fox 

Michael Fracasso

David Francey 

Bob Franke

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

Freebo

Freebo & Photoglo

Kerry Getz

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Susie Glaze 

Jim Goodin

Richard Grainger 

Tracy Grammer 

Ken & Phee Graydon

Melissa Greener

Patrick Hanifin 

Jack Hardy 

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines

Melanie Hersch

Anne Hills 

Holdstock & MacLeod 

Deborah Holland 

Honey Whiskey Trio

Houston Jones

James Hurley

Erin Inglish

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 

Les Amis

Tom Lewis 

Lilies of the West 

Tom Long

Jez Lowe 

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 

Andrew McKnight 

Michael McNevin

Sarah McQuaid

Reg Meuross

Greg & Margie Mirken 

Katy Moffatt 

Pete Morton 

Clare Muldaur

Heidi Muller

Murphy Family Band

Murphy’s Flaw

The Muses

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements 

Nougat

Claudia Nygaard

Lisa O'Kane 

Ken O’Malley

One Foot In

Christina Ortega 

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 

Harvey Reid 

Jenny Richards

T.R. Ritchie

Andy Robinson

Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band

Garnet Rogers

David Roth

Claudia Russell 

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 

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

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

Joyce Woodson 

John Wort Hannam

Jenny Yates 

Hans York  

Bob Zentz

 

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