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BILL COULTER and ÉILÍS KENNEDY @ 7PM SOLD OUT some tickets possibly available at the door
BILL COULTER and ÉILÍS KENNEDY @ 7PM SOLD OUT some tickets possibly available at the door

Thu, Feb 29


Sand City

BILL COULTER and ÉILÍS KENNEDY @ 7PM SOLD OUT some tickets possibly available at the door

Legendary Celtic folk singer teams up with beloved guitarist.

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Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sand City, 440 Ortiz Ave, Sand City, CA 93955, USA

About the Event

Celtic folk singer ÉILÍS KENNEDY and legendary guitarist, no stranger to our area, WILLIAM COULTER, team up for a folkcentric discovery of  Celtic music. 

Éilís Kennedy is a fluent native Gaelic singer and speaker from West Kerry, whose beautiful voice has been onstage from Taiwan to Germany to the Kennedy Center to Santa Cruz.  Éilís was raised in Baile an Mhuraigh in West Kerry by parents who passed on a lifelong and committed interest in the poetry and songs of that region. She has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to listen to many of the finest exponents of song in her locality.

Eilís recorded her first solo CD entitled “Time to Sail” in 2000, with guitarist William Coulter, and this gained widespread critical acclaim. This was followed by another solo collection, One Sweet Kiss. In early 2017, Eilís released her third solo recording, Westward, with her friend and Grammy award winning US guitarist William Coulter.  Eilís’s newest album, So Ends This Day, is a themed album of songs she has composed about lives involved in whaling, New Bedford whalers and their wives, including a song about the Fenian rescue in Fremantle by the whaleship Catalpa in 1876. The album received critical acclaim and was nominated for an RTE Folk Award. Eilís also received the 2021 ACLSR Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. The song Petticoat Whalers from the album is a runner up in the 2021 American Songwriter International Songwriting competition.

In 2020, she also released Gan Tionlacan, an album of unaccompanied Irish language songs learned in childhood.

William Coulter is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy award winning master of the steel-string guitar. His most recent recording, The Rolling Waves, was released in December 2021 on the Gourd Music label. This solo project is a collection of original arrangements of folk and original music from the Celtic lands and beyond. Coulter has been Music Director for Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas since 1998, and has performed with the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Apollo’s Fire and many other ensembles. In March of 2016 he debuted Celtic Journey, a full length pops concert with the Omaha Symphony featuring Irish singers, dancers, musicians and story-teller.


  • Kennedy - Coulter

    From $25.00 to $40.00
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    • $40.00
      +$1.00 service fee
    • $25.00
      +$0.63 service fee



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