Karan Casey

Sat
18
March 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative, provocative, and imitated voices in Irish folk music. This tour features Niamh Dunne on fiddle and vocals and Seán Óg Graham on guitar.

$20
Tue
14
March 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Altan, named for Loch Altan in Ireland’s County Donegal, has arguably had a wider impact on audiences over the last 30 years than any other traditional Irish band. Their dynamic and warm live performances mix the most touching old Irish songs with hard-hitting reels and jigs, and the band members’ interest in and sheer enjoyment of each other musically is apparent even to audience members new to the Irish tradition.

$25
Sun
26
February 26, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

An Enter the Haggis live show is a musical feast—dynamic and emotionally uplifting. Alternating between upbeat rock numbers with sing-along choruses and slower, more introspective alt pop songs, the band plays progressive and lyrically driven music that’s strongly rooted in Celtic tradition—from the storytelling to the bagpipes. Enter the Haggis returns to The Ark with a new album, “The Archer’s Parade.”

$25
Fri
10
February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base.

$25
Fri
30
December 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The Ark’s annual Crossroads Ceili is a great way to mark the turning of the year. It’s a gathering of local Celtic-oriented singers, instrumentalists, and dancers, all sharing the stage to get your Celtic music year off to a good start. If you’d like to get an idea of the depth of southeastern Michigan’s Celtic music scene, the Ceili is a great place to do it. Fiddler Mick Gavin, the organizer of the Ceili and a frequent performer there, was recently inducted into the Irish Music Hall of Fame.

$25
Thu
15
December 15 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The Ocean Celtic Quartet will transport you to the Yuletide celebrations of yore in a program featuring traditional carols, foot-stomping Celtic fiddle tunes, 19th-century broadside songs, original seasonal compositions, and even an appearance by Father Christmas of the old mummers’ plays! Come in good voice, as you’ll be invited to sing along!

$20
Mon
26
September 26 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Gwenifer Raymond began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre.

$20, Free for Ark members at the Solo level and above
Wed
14
September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Warren and Flick

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities, and has performed at venues such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections, and A Prairie Home Companion.

$20
Sun
14
August 14 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Téada means “strings” in the Irish language. This group revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland, playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the timeless energy of traditional reels, jigs, hornpipes, and more.

$20
Wed
3
August 3 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and jazz.

$22