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, performed by classically trained musicians. Cahersiveen ranks among the top Celtic bands in Northern California.
The band takes its name from the town of Cahersiveen, pronounced Ca-hair-si-veen in English, and Cathair Saidhbhin in Irish/Gaelic. Capital of the Iveragh Peninsula and located in County Kerry, Cahersiveen lies beside the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by rivers, lakes, mountains and ancient archaeological sites.
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 was released for sale in March 2014, and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. Regional performance venues include Mondavi Center, 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.