January 15, Thursday: BIG RELEASE CONCERT FOR THE DUO ALBUM, SINGER'S REQUEST! 8:00 pm at the Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. Tickets available now!

January 29, Thursday: Jim Malcolm house concert in North Berkeley; suggested donation $20, YOU MUST HAVE A RESERVATION. Contact Celia by email or by phone at 707-337-0498 to reserve your seats.



December 20, Saturday in Newcastle with Starthistle; Foothill Country Dancers for information.

January 18, Sunday in San Jose with Peak Nouveau; BACDS for information.

January 24, Saturday in Sebastopol with Ruby Mountain String Band; NBCDS for information.

February 13, Friday at the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street in Berkeley, Gender Free Contra with The Raggedy Annes; 8:00 - 11:00pm.

February 21, Saturday in Newcastle with Starthistle; Foothill Country Dancers for information.


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Celia Ramsay and Shay Black at the Freight and Salvage!

January 15, 2015 at 8:00pm, Celia and Shay will perform music from their new duo album, Singer's Request. The will be joined on stage by Charlie Hancock, Patrice Haan, David Brewer, Rebecca Lomnicky and Shay's brother, Michael Black.

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Singer's Request - Celia Ramsay and Shay Black's new collaborative album is available for sale!

The album is complete and you can own it. The album proudly includes instrumental support from John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Michael Black, Patrice Haan, Charlie Hancock, Eamonn Flynn, David Morris, David Brewer and Rebecca Lomnicky and vocal harmonies on some songs from Shay's family: niece Róisín, sisters Mary and Frances, and brothers Michael and Martin.

“I have been listening over and over to this beautiful work of art—Singer’s Request. Celia Ramsay and Shay Black’s voices are lovely together (Ramsay’s voice is GORGEOUS), and the production, variety and song order are simply fabulous. It is wonderful and I am happy there is such awesome work out in the world. What a fun and beautiful CD to listen to. Congratulations on a beauty!”     –Libby McLaren

Shay Black is the eldest brother of Ireland's well-loved Black Family. Shay is revered in the San Francisco Bay Area as a song-catcher and teaches classes in song repertory when he and his brother, Michael, aren't following their busy performance schedule as The Black Brothers. He has appeared on numerous recordings, including In Harmony’s Way, and hosts the Sunday night Irish seísun at the Starry Plow in Berkeley. Celia and Shay have been singing together at music camps and song circles for many years.

Jim Malcolm House Concert at Celia's House!

Thursday, January 29, Jim Malcolm will be performing at my house in North Berkeley, and you need to reserve those tickets ASAP, because this one will sell out THIS CONCERT HAS SOLD OUT, BUT WE HAVE STARTED A WAITING LIST.

Jim is a must-see. Though he now works solo, Jim was lead singer with the world-renowned, multi-award-winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years. He is an excellent singer-songwriter with a velvety-rich voice, as well as a fine finger-style guitarist. Obviously, seating is limited and you MUST have a reservation, which you can make by emailing me or by calling me at 707-337-0498. Here's a sample of what you will be in for: