Upcoming Events

These upcoming concerts will benefit the 2024 Corvallis Celtic Festival! 


July 26, 2024


What: Headliner Concert for the Corvallis Celtic Festival
Where: PRAx, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis
When: Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Pre-concert happy hour with Celtic harp music by Laura Zaerr, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available here from PRAx: $25 general admission (reserved seats), $2 discount for CFS Members, $5 Students and kids.

In a performance that toes the line between concert music and session music, Boston-based Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes and chamber music. Maura Shawn Scanlin, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of a classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Guitarist Conor Hearn, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, performs with several traditional music bands. Rakish has taken the Celtic music scene by storm with performances at festivals across North America. This concert, co-presented by the Corvallis Folklore Society and PRAx, is a benefit for the Corvallis Celtic Festival, July 25-28.

“Naturally nimble and stylistically well-matched, with a genuinely infectious sense of delight, heart, and jubilation.”



Sept 12, 2024

San Miguel Fraser

Where: Venue TBA
When: Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale in August

San Miguel Fraser is a duo comprised of Galen Fraser, son of renowned Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, and María San Miguel, a native of Castilla y León (Spain) with deep family roots in the traditions of her homeland. Together, they combine dynamic fiddling and string arrangements with the soaring, life-celebrating singing of María and the exciting, oh-so-sensitive cittern accompaniment of Galen. San Miguel Fraser astounded the audience at a sold-out concert at the Corvallis Arts Center last year. We are delighted to bring them back this time to a larger venue. María and Galen will also offer workshops on fiddle and cittern. Check back here for online ticket sales beginning in August.


Nov 7, 2024

John Doyle and Mick McAuley

Where: Unitarian Fellowship
When: Thursday, November 7th, 7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale in October

Irish musicians extraordinaire, John Doyle (guitar) and Mick McAuley (accordion, melodeon, concertina, whistles, guitar), both previous members of the Irish-American supergroup Solas, and now soloists on the international stage, will perform a concert of instrumental music and songs in Corvallis before heading to the Yachats Celtic Festival. John Doyle is considered one of the best guitar players of traditional music in the world and is well-known for his guitar accompaniment of Liz Carroll, Karan Casey, and many others. Check back here for online ticket sales beginning in October.


Dec 8, 2024

Kevin Burke

Where: Corvallis Arts Center
When: Sunday, December 8th, 3 p.m.
Tickets: On sale in November

Corvallis will have a rare opportunity to hear world-renowned Irish fiddle player Kevin Burke perform a solo, acoustic concert in the intimate setting of the Corvallis Arts Center. Kevin’s exquisite playing will be interspersed with stories told with his characteristic charm, wit, and warmth. Seating is limited to 75 persons, and this concert is likely to sell out quickly. Check back here for online ticket sales beginning in early November. 

Contact info@corvalliscelticfestival.org for more information on these performances and workshops.