CELTIC MUSIC ON MAUI AND OAHU
RED HOT CELTIC MUSIC NEWS
FOR A FULL LIST OF CELTIC MUSIC EVENTS ON ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE.
THURSDAY, 17 MARCH 2022 - World Champion Bagpiper Jack Lee is back on Maui playing with the Isle of Maui Pipe Band on St Patrick's Day! They will be at Andaz Wailea at 1pm, The Shops at Wailea at 2pm, Wailea Beach Resort Marriot at 3pm, Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea at 4pm, Grand Wailea Astoria Resort at 5pm, Four Seasons Rewsort at 6pm, and again at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea at 7pm.
World Champion Bagpiper Jack Lee with the Isle of Maui Pipe Band
Poster courtesy of the Isle of Maui Pipe Band
THURSDAY, 17 MARCH 2022 - the bigest bash on Maui on St Patrick's Day will be at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. Live music from 12 noon - 2pm with The Celtic Connection - Tempa and Noar with Willie Wainwright, 2.30 - 4pm Orion Hitzig, Matt Del Olmo and Justin Morris, 4pm the Isle of Maui Pipe Band with World Champion Piper Jack Lee, 5.30 - 6.30pm Murray Thorne, 7pm the Isle of Maui Pipe Band with World Champion Piper Jack Lee, and 7.30 - 9.30pm Kanekoa.
St.Patrick's Day at Mulligans on the Blue, Wailea, Maui
Poster courtesy of the Mulligans on the Blue
Hot Maui Celtic Radio Show news - the last couple of years of the The Maui Celtic Show are now available to listen at http://www.mixcloud.com/mauiceltic/. Easy to sign up, and free. A treat for yer Celtic lugs!
RED HOT MAUI CELTIC SHOW NEWS - Sundays - the Maui Celtic Radio Show with Hamish Burgess is on the Maui airwaves SUNDAY morning 8-10am & 5-7pm in the evening - on the dial at KAKU 88.5 FM Maui (KAKU885FM on facebook), and online at https://kakufm.org/.
Sunday 8-10am in Hawaii, and 11am-1pm US/Canada West coast, 12pm-2pm Mountain time, 1-3pm Central time, 2-4pm Eastern time, and TIME CHANGE 7-9pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 7-9pm. That show is now Monday in Australia 4am, NZ 6am, but the later repeat might suit you better Down Under - Monday in Australia 1pm, and NZ 3pm. That repeat is Sunday 5-7pm Hawaii, and 8pm US/Canada West coast, 9pm Mountain time, 10pm Central time, and 11pm Eastern time.
Mahalo to Shaggy and all at Akaku Maui Community Media, and Joel Agnew, and thanks to underwriters The Irish Rovers and Maui Celtic.
Tuesdays - the Maui Celtic Radio Show is on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, Scotland from 12-2pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net.
The show will be online Tuesdays - time for the Spring 1am Hawaii, and 4am US/Canada Wst coast, 5am Mountain time, 6am Central time, 7am Eastern Time, and 12-2pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 1-3pm. And that is Australia 9pm, and NZ 11pm.
REPEAT Thursday - time for the Spring 11-1pm Hawaii, and 2pm US/Canada West coast, 3pm Mountain time, 4pm Central time, 5pm Eastern Time, and 10-midnight in Ireland and the UK, Europe 11pm-1am. That is FRIDAY in Australia 7am, and 9am NZ.
REPEAT Friday - time for the Spring is actually Thursday 5-7pm Hawaii, and 8pm US/Canada West coast, 11pm Eastern Time, and 4-6am in Ireland and the UK, Europe 5-7am, wich is Friday in Australia 1pm, and NZ 3pm.
Chat with Hamish (if he's up!) during the show on Facebook at The Maui Celtic Show page. Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers.
The Maui Celtic Show recent programmes can also be heard on the 'listen again' feature on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, at the link below. Listen to the second post first - i.e., the 1st hour is the bottom post of any date, and 2nd hour is the top post. Archived for 30 days. Cheers !
He often has interview clips with special guests such as Liam Clancy, Paddy Moloney, Michael Black, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Joanie Madden, Robbie O'Connell, Archie Fisher, The Irish Rovers and the Battlefield Band to name but a few.........
Hamish often does themed shows, where he talks about the traditions of the Celtic people and the music. These have included themes on the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, the Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice. Also modern themes of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, St.Patrick's Day, Valentines Day, and Canada Day and Independence Day. Other subjects have included Robert Burns, Sea Shanties, Celtic Emigration, and Irish Rebel Songs, and a musical tour of the Celtic Lands. He has even done some Celtic Rock Shows on a Saturday night slot. Chat live with Hamish during the show on Facebook - be a friend at Hamish Douglas Burgess, or be a fan of The Maui Celtic Show - Mana'o Radio.
Every Sunday evening -- come for Maui's own local Irish music with The Celtic Tigers at 'Mulligan's on the Blue' - the home of Irish music on Maui - in Wailea on the Blue Golf Course, opposite the Kea Lani Hotel. The Celtic Tigers play starting at 6.30 - 9.30pm. Always a good craic. Founder singer/whistle player Kevin O'Kennedy is away in Chicago, and will be back occasionally - but the Tigers rock on ! The new line-up is with regulars singer/guitarist Murray Thorne, drummer Kris Thomas, bassist Lenny Castellanos and now mean fiddler Noel. They play everything from Irish airs, to jigs and reels and raucous folk songs - some Scottish ones thrown in too ! Make sure to ask for their CD "Roar".
Call 874-1131 for more details.
- Every Monday afternoon hear the Chicago Celtic music radio show "Blarney on the Air", hosted by Shay Clarke and Bill Margeson - what a craic ! Bill and Shay are great guys and play fantastic music on Mondays from 7-9pm Central Time on WDCB Public Radio (90.9fm Chicago), from the College of DuPage, online at www.WDCB.org - Hawai'i time it would be 3-5pm Monday afternoon. Give it a listen online.......
- Every other Friday evening - local band Upcountry Celtic play a sidewalk gig in Paia,
in front of the Maui Crafts Guild (43, Hana Hwy), at 6.30pm until about 8pm. 2nd and 4th Fridays. Catch musicians Bruce Butler, Barclay Hill, Elaine Olson, Julie Potter-Dunlop, Katie Romanchuk, and Mary Smith with traditional Celtic music.
- Every Saturday morning hear the Oahu KTUH Celtic music radio show "The Travellers' Dream" with DJ Zoe, online at http://www.ktuh.org. Celtic music from 8-9am, and world music for the whole The Travellers' Dream program from 6-9am. http://www.ktuh.org/zoe
- Every Saturday Evening - on HPR 90.7 fm at 8pm (just after Prairie Home Companion) hear an hour of Celtic music on The Thistle & Shamrock, hosted from Scotland by Fiona Ritchie. Check out her most recent playlist & learn about her and the program by clicking here.
- NOT Ongoing - a Lahaina pub tradition has ended - Mulligans at the Wharf in Lahaina (Wharf Cinema Center opposite the Banyan Tree) shut the day after Halloween ! Maybe the spirits got to them.......
OLDER CELTIC MUSIC NEWS...
THANKS FOR COMING OUT TO SUPPORT THE LAST CELTIC CONCERT...........
February 16, 17 & 18th 2018 - Celtic duo Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter played three concerts on Maui. Two of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take folks deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of the mesmerizing instrument, performing with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Cittern and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Ireland and Sweden, as well as original compositions, blended with stories of humor and adventure. More on Lisa & Aryeh at their website www.twoworldsone.com, or see them on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdHUOKSYhM.
Friday February 16th - Celtic duo Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter played in Lahaina, West Maui, at 6.30pm at the Church of the Holy Innocents, 561 Front Street, Lahaina, 696761. Ticket price is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advanced tickets at the church or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3225808 For more information call 808 661 4202 or visit www.holyimaui.org
Saturday February 17th - Celtic duo Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter played in Kahului, at 7.30pm at the Maui Music Conservatory, Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, 275 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, on the first floor by Macy’s Women’s. Admission donation is between $10-$20. For more information call (808) 893-0707.
Sunday February 18th - Celtic duo Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter played in Haiku at 6pm at a house concert. Afternoon harp workshops and/or 5PM Potluck 6PM house concert in Haiku, make reservations and receive address from Irene Ryding www.mauiharper.com or call (808) 573-2188 or email email@example.com.
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter will play on Maui
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter are a multi-instrumentalist duo with Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Bouzouki, Cittern and more. They hail from Oregon and tour extensively, both having successful recording and performing careers built from years of street performing and a background as rock musicians. They have performed with some of the biggest names in folk and acoustic music and have sold well over a million albums combined. Audiences are spellbound and enchanted with their unique show of breathtaking music both Traditional and original, with wondrous stories and humor entwined. More at www.twoworldsone.com.
February 15th-18th 2018 - World class pipe instruction returned to Maui, with the 13th Jack Lee Maui Piping Workshop, presented by the Isle of Maui Pipe Band. Pipe Sergeant of Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, and solo champion piper Jack Lee, along with his son another great piper Andrew Lee, is back on Maui for another bagpipe workshop in February - 4 days of world-class instruction, 9:00am–4:00pm. In addition to the instruction you will have the opportunity to showcase your smallpipe skills (or other instruments you play) at the 'ceilidh' Saturday night. They will also have a performance (in lieu of parade) for all participants to play alongside Jack and Andrew on Friday night. And the highly anticipated Maui Polar Bear Swim where we pipe the sun down Sunday evening at the beach on the beautiful shores of South Maui, then take a plunge.
The location is in beautiful Kula, Upcountry Maui, at the Asher estate. With local pipers welcoming familiar Oahu pipers, and mainland pipers escaping the cold, expect a fun, relaxed educational experience with the world's best bagpiper & son! Experience and ability of all kinds are welcome, this year accommodating different skill levels between two classes. Tuition cost $350 - 50% deposit by December 31 to ensure your spot - maximum of 30 students. $175 due by Dec 31 and $175 due the first day of class. More info email PM Allison Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.isleofmauipipeband.com.
Saturday October 25th 2015 - iconic band The Irish Rovers played for the first time on Big Island, on their FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR, in the Palace Theater in Hilo.
Friday October 24th 2015 - iconic band The Irish Rovers played for the first time on Maui, on their FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR, in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. It was an epic night of Irish music and craic !
“These international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy amount generation after generation of fans.” (Belfast Telegraph)
The band’s new CD, with artwork by our very own Hamish Burgess, “The Irish Rovers, 50 Years” is being released at concerts for this farewell tour.
'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013
More details on the artwork above on our Gallery page.
With a career spanning 50 years and three generations of music lovers, THE IRISH ROVERS are giving their fans one final chance to say goodbye.
“The crowd was in the palm of their hands as The Irish Rovers delivered flawless music that...featured songs recognizable to the die-hard fan (yet also the perfect introduction to the new-comers)... the evening had it all.” (Taron Cochrane)
A Lazar Bear Production.
The Irish Rovers also support Celtic music bands around the world by underwriting the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming weekly worldwide on the internet on Blues & Roots Radio in Canada, and on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, Scotland.
Saturday May 18th 2015 - thanks to all who came out to the Celtic Music Session from 6-8pm at The Celtic Art of Hamish Burgess exhibition at Hawaiian Village Coffee in Kahana - the craic was mighty indeed ! The show has now ended, after being on display for the whole month of May, and held over until mid-June, at Hawaiian Village Coffee in the Kahana Gateway Center (4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, #207) in West Maui. Opening hours were 6am-6pm ! Mahalo/Thanks to all those who came to see Hamish's artwork.
Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana
Locals and visitors came to see our Hamish's Celtic art original paintings, giclees, and prints - all available for purchase. He lives around the corner, so several times popped round to the coffee shop for a chat with folks who called him about his art. You can still view the artwork on our Gallery page.
Mahalo to David Maran, owner of Hawaiian Village Coffee, for supporting local artists.
Friday, November 12th 2010 - Maui Celtic was proud to present the return of a favorite Irish singer to Maui, this time with another great guitarist - Michael Black & Jon Sanders played a dinner show at 'Mulligan's on the Blue' in Wailea on the Blue Golf Course, opposite the Kea Lani Hotel.
Michael Black is a great Irish singer of the famous Black Family (Mary, Frances, Shay, Michael and Martin) and The Black Brothers from Dublin, and has rejuvenated his solo career, starting right here on Maui with shows in 2007 and 2008. With guitar and banjo and his fine tenor voice he'll be singing traditional Irish songs and telling stories. The legendary Liam Clancy saw him perform at Mulligan's and loved it - he was thrilled with the unusual Irish songs Michael has in his repertoire, and even joined him on-stage for a song !
Based now in San Fransisco, Michael has performed with many of Ireland’s best musicians including Nollaig Casey, Paddy Keenan, John Whelan, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, and at the Celtic Colors Festival in Nova Scotia. His solo album Michael Black (2007), produced by John Doyle was voted “Album of the Year” by Celtic Connections radio show.
“There's enough pristine music tucked inside this solo collection ….to power a rocket." - The Irish Times
“This is an album that’s beautifully simple and simply beautiful….Michael’s voice shines through on every track” - Irish Music Magazine.
Featured on the album are Mary, Frances, Shay and Martin Black, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, John Williams, Dirk Powell and Seamus Egan, amongst others. Michael continues to play guitar and banjo, but his real love is the songs. Michael believes that songs and music “are good for the soul” and this inherent love of music continues to give him an emotional lift that can only inspire musical endeavors in the years to come.
Jon Sanders is recognised as a leading exponent in drop D and DADGAD guitar playing, a virtuoso bouzouki player and tenor ukulele player. The New Zealand & Co.Kerry resident is a long-time regular of the Dingle traditional Irish music scene, playing with accordianist/singer Seamus & Brendan Begley, Michael and Mary Black, singer Eilis Kennedy, and Uillean piper Eoin Duignan, to name only a few. In NZ he is a member of Taistealai, a irish trad/nu-folk Auckland band. Jon's new album Twigs of the Neem Tree has received culpable praise across the music industry in its first week of release. Jon: “Bouzouki is probably my favourite instrument, leaping effortlessly over so many musical boundaries and genres - you’ll hear classical, jazz funk and contemporary acoustic styles here. And the tenor ukulele makes a perfect platform to transpose music from other instruments and bring a smile to the audience at the same time - I’ve arranged music as diverse as Irish polkas and ancient harp tunes alongside blue grass meltdowns on this album!”
"A bold explorer and an original thinker.. quantum leaping. A canny musical curiosity that refuses to be boxed in" - Siobhan Long, The Irish Times reviewing the Latitudes album.
"The whole album is a therapeutic journey through music that shows Jon's love for the bouzouki and ukulele. If music is indeed therapy then Jon Sanders has a degree in it. The Bard of the Bouzouki and the Duke of Uke" - Mike O'Hare, West Kerry Live.
Saturday, November 13th 2010 - Maui Celtic was proud to present the return of a favorite Irish singer to Maui, this time with another great guitarist - Michael Black & Jon Sanders - for the first time on West Maui ! An evening of Celtic music at a house-concert in West Maui, at the Baker Street home of Rev.Paul Tangonan in Lahaina. Folks were treated to a rare intimate evening of fine music, with unusual traditional Irish songs and tunes from Michael, accompanied by Jon with traditional tunes, and some of his own masterful compositions (see above). A great atmosphere with drinks and pupus too !
PAST CELTIC MUSIC EVENTS
Please see the NEWS ARCHIVE page for past Celtic music events......here's a couple though......
Friday, February 20th -- Maui Celtic proudly presented The World's Top Scottish Fiddler and brilliant Cellist...... ALASDAIR FRASER and NATALIE HAAS at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului. The return of Celtic music’s dazzling duo - Fraser, a musician of unsurpassed eloquence, passion and energy - paired with sizzlingly-talented cellist Natalie Haas. With cutting-edge musical explorations and driving dancing rhythms they explored lyrical sensitive airs and the dynamic soul of Scottish dance music. Special guest, Hawaiian musician Wilmont Kamaunu Kahaialii, joined Alasdair & Natalie in a tribute to Hawaiian/Scottish Princess Ka’iulani. All the scoop is on the News Archive page, with some great photos.
Thursday-Sunday May 22nd-25th 2009 - Maui Celtic was proud to present for the first time on Maui, four concerts from the talented Celtic music duo Tim Readman & Shona Le Mottée, witty songsmith/guitarist and smoking hot fiddler from 'Lord of the Dance'. All the scoop is on the News Archive page, with some great photos.
Mahalo for coming out to see Tim Readman & Shona Le Mottée on their tour of Maui ! Slainte and 'Way Ay, Man!'
CELTIC MUSIC ON MAUI
Emigrant Celts from the various lands took their songs and music with them. Celtic music on Maui exists in the form of occasional concerts, bagpipers, and the lively traditional music scene at our local Irish Pubs, 'Mulligan's on the Blue', in Wailea, and 'Mulligan's at the Wharf', in Lahaina.
In the last few years there have been several concerts at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, including Gaelic Storm, Natalie Mc.Master, and the 'Spirit of the Dance' show, Lunasa, and more recently Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (presented by Maui Celtic).Maui Celtic has proudly presented traditional Celtic music here on Maui. Recent successes include "THE EASTER SUNDAY RISING !!", a music festival at Mulligan's on the Blue featuring SWITCHBACK from Chicago, one of America's most exciting Irish roots duos, and Maui's own 'The Haiku Hillbillys', 'The Maui Pipes and Drums', and 'The Celtic Tigers'.
He produced two great shows for MICHAEL BLACK (of the famous Irish Black Family), the dinner show at 'Mulligan's on the Blue' Wailea selling out and becoming a legendary night on Maui, with visiting guest LIAM CLANCY joining Michael on stage for a few rousing songs !
AN EVENING WITH THE CLANCY'S, at Charley's in Paia, was promoted on behalf of Debbie Casey of Irish Music Cruises (www.irishmusiccruises.com), who brought the artists to Hawaii. It was a triple act concert featuring EVANS and DOHERTY, AOIFE CLANCY and ROBBIE O'CONNELL, and special guest, Irish music legend LIAM CLANCY. This special one-off event was a highlight of Celtic music on Maui, and is still talked about !
Hamish also promotes a yearly sell-out concert by World Champion bagpiper JACK LEE, this year with top drummer J.Reid Maxwell. He has organised a mini-tour of Maui by top celtic band MOLLY'S REVENGE (with a great live radio session and several gigs around the island), and a great concert by Scotland's leading smallpipe maker and player FIN MOORE and fiddler SARAH HOY.
He also presents a yearly ROBERT BURN'S NIGHT at "Mulligan's on the Blue" in Wailea. Those that missed it will hear about it !
Strangely enough, there are bagpipers in the Hawaiian Islands, with several on Maui. For the last 3 years the duo of Jim Douglas Burgess and Michael Riedel were regularly seen practising on the beach parks on the West side of Maui, playing by the Lahaina Sea Wall, and playing functions around the island.
Now on Maui there is a pipe band, The Isle of Maui Pipeband, formerly called "The Maui Celtic Pipes and Drums". The band is a non-profit organization volunteering their services to play events for the Maui Fire Department and the County of Maui. Our 1st fuction was for the September 11th Memorial (2002), and the next was leading the Parade opening the Maui County Fair on October 3rd. The band is available for major community events and can be hired for corporate and private functions. All donations and contributions aid in outfitting the band with instruments and uniforms. The Isle of Maui Pipeband can be contacted through this website, and are always interested in new players.
Solo pipers are available for public and private functions, weddings, New Year's Eve (Hogmanay), Robert Burns Day, and St.Patricks Day. Fees vary - please contact us for details.
On Maui there is a Scots community scattered across the island, that has an informal
gathering on January 25th, to celebrate Robert Burns Night, presented by Maui Celtic and organized by piper Roger McKinley at Maui's Irish Pub, "Mulligan's on the Blue" in Wailea, beginning at sunset. There is bagpiping, dancing, singing, poetry
and of course, a haggis.
The first one saw the boys of "The Maui Celtic Pipes and Drums" and MC John Crowe in full dress uniform, and all the Burns Night traditional ceremonies took place, including 'The Selkirk Grace', the piping in (by Roger McKinley) and the Address 'To A Haggis', many toasts with much fine Scotch whiskey, and Robert Burns' poetry. The pipe band played, followed by the 'Celtic Tigers' playing traditional Irish and Scottish music, and at the break more piping and of course, "Auld Lang Syne"...
has two Irish Pubs, the oldest established is "Mulligan's on the Blue", at the golf course at Wailea,
south of Kihei. In Kihei opposite the big whale, you can find the newest one, "The Dog and Duck". Certain nights local musicians
play Celtic music, joined by visiting players from the old homelands, and the
occasional bagpiper. The local Maui band is The Celtic Tigers, who always get the place going ! Kevin, the whistle player also had a great band called An Ril. For current schedules of the bands, go to our EVENTS page.
Both Mulligan's are the place to be on St.Patricks Day, when they have an all day and evening party with pipers and Celtic music.
To visit Mulligan's on our LINKS page click on CELTIC MUSIC ON MAUI.