Extended St. Patrick’s Day 2016 Line-Up!



Saturday, March 12

10 to 2pm:      Dublin (California) — Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival 


100 Civic Plaza        10 – 11:30 in the Tea Cottage; 12:00 – 2 on the Pub Stage




No cover

Click here for more info.


Sunday, March 13

10 to 12pm:     Dublin (California) — Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival


100 Civic Plaza         10 – 12 in the Tea Cottage           No cover




Click here for more info.


4 to 7pm:     Berkeley — Starry Plough — with Shay Black & Amelia Hogan

Welcoming Jason Courtney, on bazouki and back from Oregon!

3101 Shattuck Avenue             No cover






8 to midnight:   Berkeley — The Starry Session      

Not an Elderberries gig, but the usual Starry Plough session. We wouldn’t miss it.


  3101 Shattuck Avenue             No cover


 St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17

Noon to 2pm:    Berkeley — Fourth Street (by Peet’s Coffee)

4th Street 2015

3 to 11:     Oakland — McNally’s Pub

Our fourth straight year in the yard (weather permitting), then moving inside to DRIVE it.





5352 College Avenue          No cover








Friday, March 18

7 to 9:30:      Alameda — High Street Station Cafe

1303 High Street             $10 cover








Saturday, March 19

All the day in San Francisco . . .








. . . but specifically,

3 to 4pm:   Fiddle Music of Ireland

We’re honored to join fellow musicians Peter Kasin and Susan Walsh for a special program aboard the historic sailing ship, the Balclutha, at the Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco’s Maritime Museum. Come for some music, and check out this National Park jewel.

$10 vessel admission, 15 and under free. More information here.


Sunday, March 20

8 to midnight:    Berkeley:  Starry Plough           

3101 Shattuck Avenue

Rounding out the week with the usual suspects at the Starry Session . . . .



Let the Festivities Begin!


See “GIGS!” link at left for our complete 2016 St. Paddy’s schedule, and details.

Tomorrow and Sunday, we’ll be at the City of Dublin’s (California) annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, along with numerous other performers and other opportunities for appreciation of Irish culture.

On Sunday, we’re playing a FREE show with Amelia Hogan & Shay Black, to be followed by the usual Sunday trad session from 8 to midnight.These sessions are enjoying a resurgence of energy and enthusiasm from musicians and guests alike. Check it out —

More info at our Facebook page here and at the Starry Plough Irish page (thanks, John Slaymaker!) here.


Sunday, March 13, 4 to 7pm — The Starry Plough (Berkeley)

The Elderberries join the eminent Shay Black and the wonderful Amelia Hogan at this fine venue.


3101 Shattuck Avenue (at Prince Street) in Berkeley. A few blocks from Ashby BART.

No cover — All toddlers welcome until the restaurant closes at 10pm (then 21+).