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Celtic, Irish, Scottish
Band Members

Julie Horner - hammer dulcier, fiddle, bodhran, vocals.

David Chadwick - fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar.

Ken Bewick, - guitar, singer/songwriter.

Jack Gilder - Concertina, Irish flute.

Mark McCornack - 5-string banjo.

Doug Lowder - Fiddle, Apple Watch.


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The Crooked Road Céilí Band (pronounced "kay-lee," Gaelic for "party") is Julie Horner, David Chadwick, and Ken Bewick playing traditional Irish reels, jigs, polkas, slides, hornpipes, barn dances, slip jigs, and waltzes on the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bodhran. Our instrumentation and interpretation of classic and modern Irish folk music presents a wholly unique groove guaranteed to add lilt and lift to your special occasion!

With roots deep in the San Francisco Bay Area Irish and Scottish music scene, we are frequently invited to play for set dancing and ceilidhs, both public and private. We host regular traditional Irish sessions in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco, and are regulars on the Santa Cruz area farmers' market circuit. The jewels of our year are wine tasting events and weddings, both of which keep us busy from spring through fall, and we are willing to travel for the sheer excitement and adventure of it!

We specialize in weaving together lovely indigenous Irish folks melodies and Irish and American songs, perfect for intimate acoustic settings. Our spirit and our sound creates and contributes to the overall sense of community and cheer, the music endlessly listenable and uplifting. Whether indoors or out, amplified or not, on stage or on the street, let us share our love of traditional music with you at your next gathering!

Live Shows

Upcoming Shows

  • January 17 @ 5:30 pm ~ South Bay Scottish Society Annual Robert Burns Supper

    Masonic Hall

    890 Church St, Mountain View, CA 94041

  • January 29 @ 9:00 pm ~ Irish Set Dancing

    Plough and Stars Irish Pub

    116 Clement St, San Francisco, California 94118

  • January 31 @ 8:00 pm ~ First Annual Santa Cruz Mountains Set Dance and Céilí

    Felton Trout Farm Inn

    7701 E Zayante Rd, Felton, California 95018

  • February 7 @ 8:00 pm ~ The Pure Drops at Timber Cove Inn

    21780 California 1, Jenner, CA 95450
    (707) 847-3231

  • March 7 @ 6:00 pm ~ Scottish Ceilidh Los Gatos ~ Private Event

  • March 14 @ 6:00 pm ~ St.Patrick’s Day Party, Los Gatos ~ Private Event

  • March 15 @ 6:00 pm ~ St.Patrick’s Day Celebration

    Discretion Brewing Company

    2703 41st Avenue, Soquel, CA 95073
    (831) 316-0662

  • March 17 @ Noon to 5:00 ~ St.Patrick's Day
    O'Flaherty's Irish Pub
    25 N.San Pedro, San Jose, CA 95110

Past Shows


  • Coming soon in 2015!


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