Hard-Driving Traditional Celtic Music

Inspired and Founded in 2003 by Marta Quinn, Cahersiveen features a repertoire ranging from simple old Irish songs and American folk classics to hard-driving, edgy, Scottish and Irish jigs and reels, performed by classically trained musicians. Cahersiveen ranks among the top Celtic bands in Northern California.

The band takes its name from the town of Cahersiveen, pronounced Ca-hair-si-veen in English, and Cathair Saidhbhin in Irish/Gaelic. Capital of the Iveragh Peninsula and located in County Kerry, Cahersiveen lies beside the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by rivers, lakes, mountains and ancient archaeological sites. 

Upon invitation, the band performed at the annual 2006 Festival for Music and the Arts in Ireland, and recorded its first CD thereafter. The band’s second CD was released for sale in March 2014, and is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. Regional performance venues include Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Sierra College, Sacramento’s Second Saturday Artwalk, Patrick Mulvaney’s St. Patrick’s Day Pig Roast, Grass Valley’s Renaissance Fair, local pubs, country clubs, private fundraising events and parties. Cahersiveen performs regularly on the Delta King in Old Sacramento.

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Irish Night

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Delta King Bar & Grill, 1000 Front Street, Sacramento

Cool off with Cahersiveen on the river at the Delta King with a Black Velvet cocktail (equal measures of chilled stout & chilled sparkling white wine). For a Poor Man's Black Velvet, use hard cider instead of wine, floating the stout on top. Yum! No cover charge!


Irish Night

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Delta King Bar & Grill, 1000 Front Street, Sacramento

Join Cahersiveen for Celtic Harvest on the Delta King! Anyone wearing Irish dancing shoes receives a golden opportunity to dance! See you there! (Open to the public, all ages & no cover!)


Celtic Harvest Celebration (Private Event)

Fair Oaks

Cahersiveen performs a mid-harvest celebration of the autumn equinox live for its upcoming CD.