The Band

Marta Quinn

Founded in 2003 and directed by Marta Quinn, Cahersiveen ranks among the top Celtic traditional bands in the Sacramento region.  Classically trained on piano since the age of 8, Marta has taught children and adults on the piano for over 30 years. She has performed with Cahersiveen in local Celtic festivals, pubs, churches, and at private events; and upon invitation, performed internationally at the annual Cahersiveen Festival for Music and the Arts in County Kerry, Ireland. In addition to performing with Cahersiveen in the USA, Marta has performed in many pubs with many bands throughout Ireland, located in Dublin (O'Donoghue's), Kerry, Derry, Connemara, Clare, Cork and Donegal,  She has also performed in Scotland on the Isle of Islay, in Brittany, and in Canada on Cape Breton.  Marta plays the bodhran, accordion, spoons, concertina and piano.  Marta enjoys traveling abroad with her bodhran, spoons, and after eating her wheaties, her piano.   

Cathie Apple

Dr. Cathie Apple is an established presence in the Sacramento music scene. She is a founding member of Citywater new music ensemble, performs regularly in the Music at Noon Concert Series and at the Festival for New American Music, and plays with the Sacramento Baroque Soloists, Lady of the Lake, Camerata Capistrano, Kirtan Band Radiant Friend, and of course, Cahersiveen.  In addition to maintaining a full performing and private teaching schedule, Cathie is a yoga instructor and personal trainer, and does CrossFit, triathlons, and obstacle course races. To recharge her batteries, she takes off on long backpacking trips into the wilderness.  Favorite trips include trekking the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas and walking the entire John Muir Trail.

Tim Stanley

Cellist Timothy Stanley is a performing artist and teacher living in the Sacramento area. He is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors in music and received his Masters in Music from Sacramento State University. His primary teachers were Dr. Andrew Smith and Andy Luchansky. Since his completion of University, Timothy has been teaching privately in Sacramento and Davis. He is a senior teacher with the Sacramento State String Project, a not-for-profit which provides low cost music instruction to Sacramento elementary school children. As a performer, Timothy plays with numerous local symphonies and orchestras as well as area baroque ensembles. Timothy is a founding member of Citywater, a contemporary music ensemble, and Ensemble Confluentes, a baroque quartet.

Gabe Stivala