Celebrants of St. Patrick’s Day — which is Monday — will have two opportunities to mark the holiday at the Mondavi Center, even if they aren’t Irish.
At 6:30 p.m., there will be a free performance outdoors in the Mondavi Center’s Corin Courtyard, adjacent to the box office, by the group Cahersiveen. Formed in 2003, Cahersiveen features a repertoire ranging from simple old Irish songs and American folk classics to Scottish and Irish jigs and reels.
Cahersiveen ranks among the more popular Celtic bands in Northern California. The group takes its name from the town of Cahersiveen, located on Ireland’s Iveragh Peninsula, in the heart of County Kerry.
Following the free outdoor music, ticket-holders for the evening show can head inside for a concert in Jackson Hall and hear Caladh Nua, a band that originated in the southeastern counties of Ireland. The group’s five versatile musicians and singers play a wide selection of instruments and carry forward Ireland’s rich musical heritage.
The band has released two albums and is in the midst of a USA/Canada tour. Their name is a Gaelic term meaning “a new or safe port or anchorage.”
Tickets are $49 general, $24.50 for UC Davis students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.