Oak and Thorn

  • Hosted by Colleen Bassett, Tim Bray

Oak & Thorn is a weekly program of Celtic music, airing every Sunday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am Pacific time (that’s 1700-1900 GMT). The program is broadcast on radio stations KZYX and KZYZ in Mendocino County and surrounding areas of northern California. It is also Webcast live and it can be replayed from the KZYX Jukebox for two weeks after each show.  KZYX content is also accessible from Apple iOS devices with the free KZYX App. Colleen Bassett, who originated this program, hosts on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Tim Bray hosts on 1st and 3rd Sundays. (We flip a caber to determine who’s up on 5th Sundays.)

House Concert with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Thursday April 19, 2018 at a private home in Fort Bragg. Advance reservations required - contact me or Catherine Keegan, keegan@mcn.org for details.

Ben & Anita blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes, punctuated by songs in Gaelic and English, and accompanied by guitar and foot-percussion.

One of the biggest names in folk music!  Altan have been performing for 35 years, sold over a million CDs, and toured all over the world.  This is a rare opportunity to see them in a small hall, at a much lower price than they usually get.  The concert is likely to sell out in advance, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP.

KZYX will run a bar featuring homebrewed beer and cider, and premium wines from Parducci Cellars, beginning at 6:30.

Special thanks to the Beachcomber Motel for hosting the band!

Wow, what a fantastic night!  That magic combination of a great band and a great audience.  Thanks to all who came out, made some noise, and pumped so much energy into the musicians.  They loved playing for you and want to come back soon!

The band mentioned several of the sources for the music they played, and I know some of you would like to follow up on that, so here they are, with links:

The Finnish duo: Petterssen and Frederiksson - Sotali