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January 2, 2018 > Classic Celtic duo opens 2018 concert season

Classic Celtic duo opens 2018 concert season

Submitted By Brask Concerts

Traditional Celtic music with a touch of Norway rings in the new year at Mission Coffee as Brask Concerts presents Caliban on Saturday, January 6.

Caliban is the contemporary subset of the Celtic rock band Tempest, both led by Lief Sorbye. Sorbye has been a leader in the Celtic music scene since 1980 when he co-founded Golden Bough. In Caliban, he is joined by noted fiddler Kathy Buys, whose talents are known in the Bay Area as well as in Ireland. The duo plays traditional Celtic music, a delightful eclectic blend of sound on fiddle and octave mandola, filling a set with spirited dance tunes and spellbinding ballads.

Don't know about Caliban? Don't know the music of Tempest? Then you must not go to the annual Scottish Games at the Pleasanton County Fairgrounds; they have been playing there for years! The band has also performed at the Starry Plow in Berkeley and toured the U.S.A. many times, with a number of shows at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, as well as performing in Ireland and SorbyeÕs native Norway.

Not only is Caliban playing their opening show in Fremont, but Tempest has just finished their 30-year anniversary CD "Thirty Little Turns" in reference to trips around the sun, a favorite reference of SorbeyÕs. He and Buys will tell you all about it at their show on the first Saturday of 2018. The official release party will be Saturday, February 24 at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, but who wants to wait to order their new CD? Pre-sales at the Fremont Caliban show is the way to go.

So, grab your kilt once again and come enjoy the globally renowned hybrid of high-energy fusion of Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences, and other world musical elements that is Caliban.

Saturday, Jan 6
7 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
Mission Coffee Roasting Co.
151 Washington Blvd, Fremont
(510) 623-6920
Tickets: $15 at the door

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