Cahersiveen ~ The Band takes its name from the town of Cahersiveen, located on Ireland’s Iveragh Peninsula, in the heart of County Kerry.
Inspired and Founded in 2003 by Marta Quinn, Cahersiveen features a repertoire ranging from simple old Irish songs and American folk classics to hard-driving, edgy, Scottish and Irish jigs and reels. Cahersiveen ranks among the top Celtic bands in Northern California.
Upon invitation, the band performed at the annual 2006 Festival for Music and the Arts in Ireland, and recorded its first CD thereafter. The band’s second CD will be released for sale in March 2014. Regional performance venues include UC Davis, Sierra College, Sacramento’s Second Saturday Artwalk, Patrick Mulvaney’s St. Patrick’s Day Pig Roast, Grass Valley’s Renaissance Fair, local pubs, country clubs, private fundraising events and parties. Cahersiveen performs regularly on the Delta King in Old Sacramento, and will be opening for the acclaimed ensemble from Ireland, Caladh Nua, on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2014, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, in the Corin Courtyard at the Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
We are happy musicians whose main jobs are with prominent musical and educational organizations in Sacramento. Since it’s beginning, the band has been committed to bringing the beauty of live traditional Celtic music to all ages and a wide variety of venues. We welcome you with a traditional céad míle fáilte to come listen and celebrate with us in our music.