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Upcoming Events


Dec 1, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Winterdance Christmas Celebration @ Carmichael CA (see website) 
Venue: St Michaels Church  Cost: $30 
Website: https://www.newworldstringproject.com 
Address: 2140 Mission Blvd, Carmichael, CA
16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands with New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers 'The Celtic Christmas show with a Nordic flavor.' New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well. 

Dec 2, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Winterdance Christmas Celebration @ San Jose CA (see website) 
Venue: First Congregational Church of San Jose  Cost: $25 
Website: https://www.newworldstringproject.com 
Address: 1980 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands with New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers 'The Celtic Christmas show with a Nordic flavor.' New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well. 

Dec 3, 2022 | 3:00 PM | Winterdance Christmas Celebration @ Pacific Grove CA (see webs 
Venue: St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church  Cost: Adv $30 Door $35 
Website: https://www.newworldstringproject.com 
Address: 146 12th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands with New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers 'The Celtic Christmas show with a Nordic flavor.' New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well. 

Dec 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Winterdance Christmas Celebration @ Pacific Grove CA (see webs 
Venue: St Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church  Cost: Adv $30 Door $35 
Website: https://www.newworldstringproject.com 
Address: 146 12th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands with New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers 'The Celtic Christmas show with a Nordic flavor.' New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well. 

Dec 4, 2022 | 4:00 PM | Winterdance Christmas Celebration @ Los Osos CA (see website) 
Venue: South Bay Community Center  Cost: $25 
Website: https://www.newworldstringproject.com 
Address: 2180 Palisades Avenue, Los Osos, CA 93402
16th Annual Winterdance Christmas Celebration Seasonal Music of the Celtic and Nordic Lands with New World String Project and Champion Irish Dancers 'The Celtic Christmas show with a Nordic flavor.' New World String Project will continue a joyful and cherished holiday tradition this year. The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well. 

Dec 10, 2022 | 7:30 PM | The Fire's Very Scottish Christmas @ Santa Cruz CA 
Venue: Kuumbwa Jazz Center  Cost: Adv $35 Door $40 
Website: https://www.thefirescottishband.com/ 
Address: 320-2 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The Fire presents their fan-favorite holiday show titled "The Fire’s Very Scottish Christmas" at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Prepare to be inspired as California’s favorite Scottish music trio joins forces with both Scottish and Irish dancers for an extraordinary performance. This unprecedented collaboration features Scotland’s visually dynamic highland dance in step with the powerful rhythms of Ireland. The Fire’s signature brand of dazzling virtuosity delivers an unforgettable experience as the band leads listeners through an evening of classic Christmas carols and lively dance tunes. 

Jan 5, 2023 | 10:00 AM | The Great 48 Jam @ Bakersfield CA 
Venue: Marriott Convention Center  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://californiabluegrass.org/great-48/great-48-home/ 
Address: 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
The Great 48 Jam January 5 - 8, 2023 The Great 48 2023 brought bluegrass associations and bluegrass pickers from California and beyond to Bakersfield California. Once again this event was a Huge Success. once again welcome acoustic musicians from beginner to experienced, encouraging non-stop jamming throughout the lobby, on the patios, in designated ballrooms and jamming floors. Whether you come to play, or come to listen, CBA and associations from California and the Southwest will have jamming suites open to all on the 2nd and 9th floors. We hope you will stop by these suites and find out more about the diverse and exciting world of Bluegrass and Old-time music. It's a wonderful opportunity to play music with pickers from all over the state and beyond. 

Jan 6, 2023 | 10:00 AM | The Great 48 Jam @ Bakersfield CA 
Venue: Marriott Convention Center  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://californiabluegrass.org/great-48/great-48-home/ 
Address: 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
The Great 48 Jam January 5 - 8, 2023 The Great 48 2023 brought bluegrass associations and bluegrass pickers from California and beyond to Bakersfield California. Once again this event was a Huge Success. once again welcome acoustic musicians from beginner to experienced, encouraging non-stop jamming throughout the lobby, on the patios, in designated ballrooms and jamming floors. Whether you come to play, or come to listen, CBA and associations from California and the Southwest will have jamming suites open to all on the 2nd and 9th floors. We hope you will stop by these suites and find out more about the diverse and exciting world of Bluegrass and Old-time music. It's a wonderful opportunity to play music with pickers from all over the state and beyond. 

Jan 7, 2023 | 10:00 AM | The Great 48 Jam @ Bakersfield CA 
Venue: Marriott Convention Center  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://californiabluegrass.org/great-48/great-48-home/ 
Address: 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
The Great 48 Jam January 5 - 8, 2023 The Great 48 2023 brought bluegrass associations and bluegrass pickers from California and beyond to Bakersfield California. Once again this event was a Huge Success. once again welcome acoustic musicians from beginner to experienced, encouraging non-stop jamming throughout the lobby, on the patios, in designated ballrooms and jamming floors. Whether you come to play, or come to listen, CBA and associations from California and the Southwest will have jamming suites open to all on the 2nd and 9th floors. We hope you will stop by these suites and find out more about the diverse and exciting world of Bluegrass and Old-time music. It's a wonderful opportunity to play music with pickers from all over the state and beyond. 

Jan 8, 2023 | 10:00 AM | The Great 48 Jam @ Bakersfield CA 
Venue: Marriott Convention Center  Cost: See Website 
Website: https://californiabluegrass.org/great-48/great-48-home/ 
Address: 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
The Great 48 Jam January 5 - 8, 2023 The Great 48 2023 brought bluegrass associations and bluegrass pickers from California and beyond to Bakersfield California. Once again this event was a Huge Success. once again welcome acoustic musicians from beginner to experienced, encouraging non-stop jamming throughout the lobby, on the patios, in designated ballrooms and jamming floors. Whether you come to play, or come to listen, CBA and associations from California and the Southwest will have jamming suites open to all on the 2nd and 9th floors. We hope you will stop by these suites and find out more about the diverse and exciting world of Bluegrass and Old-time music. It's a wonderful opportunity to play music with pickers from all over the state and beyond. 

NOTE: While we make every effort to insure the accuracy of information for events mentioned, we suggest that you contact the host venue in advance to confirm key information, especially if you must travel very far to attend. Send corrections and additions to bmscc12@gmail.com.
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