Samhaina - by Padraic Conroy
The Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
Tales of the Supernatural
Told Through Song, Story,
Music & Dance
Play with us as the veil between
the worlds draws thin and beloved spirits dance again
to songs of old and tales untold.
Two Dates This Year!
3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co
14741 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411
"Men say that in this Midnight hour
the Disembodied have the Power
to Wander as it liketh Them
by Wizard, Oak & Fairy Stream."
18th C. Scottish Poet
The entire cast of Samhain is very excited to be presenting this year's show again in a Scottish brewery. Enjoy a pint of freshly brewed ale as you listen to the stories, hear the music, and feel the breath of those long gone on the back of your neck. You're not too scared, are you? Good! Fear not, Alastair and Jenny of MacLeod Ale Brewing Co have promised to keep the ghoulies at bay so the music, dance and entertainment can commence.
This will be our 8th year presenting "Samhain," a show with tales of fairies and otherworldly creatures from Celtic mythology. All told in the format people have come to love; a Celtic Halloween extravaganza with high energy Irish dances, traditional Celtic tunes that will bewitch your feet and keep your toes a-tappin', haunting love songs with a ghostly lilt, and exciting dances, some which use real swords.
Samhain (pronounced sow-in) is the Celtic New Year, celebrated on November 1. We know it as Halloween and celebrate it on October 31. Why the date discrepancy? The Celts' day began at dusk, so dusk on our October 31 was the beginning of the Celts' November 1.
NEW for 2018! The show will be presented in the warehouse next to MacLeod Ale with a bigger stage and more seating. We are also working on bringing the beer tap into the warehouse so you don't have to wait in line with the MacLeod "regulars" for beer. And ... we are working on bringing in a food vendor to give you the entire dining, drinking and entertainment experience. STAY TUNED for Updates!
You've been asking for it, and now we're proud to announce that CD and Tracks from the 2016 show are now on sale!!! Click HERE to purchase.
Johnny McKenna on button accordion and vocals
Vito Gutilla and his blazing hot fiddle
Erin Esses and her haunting cello
Zac Leger on whistles, uillean pipes, mandolin, and anything else he can get his hands on (Nov 4th only)
Joyce Pan and her sirenic fiddle
The beautiful vocals of Doreen Wiley
Aedan MacDonnell and her enchanting harp strains and fast moving feet
Brittany Ramsey dancing the high stepping Irish dance (Nov 4th only)
The fancy feet of the Celtic Rhythms dancers with Mark Signagio, Rob Tyrell, Marla Dumont and Brittany Ramsey.
Ken O'Malley with his lilting narration, also on vocals, guitar and mandolin.
For the past 30 years, the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles have delighted audiences throughout Southern California with the lively, energetic and irresistibly uplifting music of Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Island and Ireland. Their playing is characterized by hard-driving reels and strathspeys, hauntingly beautiful airs and sweet waltzes. Directed by internationally known Scottish fiddler Jan Tappan, and frequently joined by world-renowned guest artists….Without the Scottish Fiddlers, we would not be able to produce "Samhain, the Story of Halloween."
For more info go to: http://scottishfiddlers.org/
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
This year we're back at MacLeod Ale. A wonderful setting for a Celtic Halloween show! If you're not familiar with their tasty brew, we encourage you to amble on down to their brew house in Van Nuys before the show. If you go on the 1st or 3rd Thursday of the month, you'll find some of the musicians from Samhain playing tunes and singing songs.
Web: MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
Location: 14741 Calvert Street Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: (818) 631-1963
Tasting Room Hours:
Weekdays: 5-10 pm
You are visitor number: 4856