Molly's Revenge 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

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Bell Stage Main Dining Room

Featuring: The Turco Irish Dancers


Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly's Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.


David Brewer: Highland bagpipes, border pipes, whistles, bodhran.
John Weed: Fiddle.
Stuart Mason: Guitar, mandola.

David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.

John Weed is a classically trained violinist who has spent the last 20 years immersed in various fiddle styles. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He has honed his skills since, attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. With an affinity for American fiddle styles, John explores the connection between Irish, Scottish, and old time fiddle.

Veteran picker Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skill on guitar, mandola, and banjo. He has won awards for traditional singing (Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention), mandola (Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest), and songwriting (West Coast Songwriter’s Association). Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 40 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions.


"You won't find a more energetic show around. They get the crowd on their feet. The audience has come back year after year and really enjoys them. We do too." -- Wayne Brask, Concert Organizer

"Revered in California as one of its most energetic, exciting and innovative bands." --Shay Black, of the legendary Black family.

"They bring to the music a vital and joyous creativity that excites even the hardest of hearts." --John Doyle, founding member of Solas.

"The instruments are traditional... but the wild passion they exhibit is thoroughly modern." --Metro Santa Cruz (CA).

"There is an engaging freshness and yet an impressive maturity in their playing." --Mick Moloney, National Heritage Award recipient.


California-based Celtic band Molly's Revenge announces their as-yet unnamed new album featuring a sparkling array of the band's unusual and arresting aural folk art. Traditional Celtic, Scandinavian, French, and old time American tunes have never sounded so alive and vibrant as they do when played by Molly's Revenge. This is the music they will bring out on the road in the summer of 2016 to support the new record.

Earlier this year, the band worked night and day to put together their best album yet, and their fans (or Mollycules) were very generous with donations to a successful fan fundraising campaign. Again, they traveled north to a secluded coastal retreat among the redwoods to arrange and record the album. They have always specialized in rocking Scottish and Irish jigs and reels, but they wanted to push the envelope on this one, and they did. A quiet beauty only hinted at before has emerged as a foil for the wall of wailing pipes and fiddle that marks any set by these boys.

They recorded both Scandinavian and French tunes, with beautiful guest perfo​r​mances by Aryeh Frankfurter (nyckelharpa)  and Lisa Lynne (Celtic harp). They also tapped into the American tradition with a lovely waltz written by Norman Blake and a brace of ​old timey reels thrown down on highland pipes and fiddle. This unlikely collection of melodies were Mollified and recorded with California sizzle and old school grit. The result is a step up for the boys. An evolutionary advance that will turn your head. And a fortunate convergence that all of us can enjoy.


Free Tickets can only be ordered online prior to the show. Ticket sales will close on line at 3:00pm on 03-01-20 
“If Available” - The only time tickets will be available for sale at the door will be on the day of the show $36.00
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Premier Seating while available( up to 5 rows back facing stage  $28.00 on line
Front Table Seating (First Two Rows Center Stage) while available $30.00 on line

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Molly's Revenge 20th Year Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:00 PM
Angelicas, Redwood City, CA
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