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October 2019

Perla Batalla: A tribute to Leonard Cohen, Saturday, October 19, presented by Caltech Campus Programs! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! In Beckman Auditorium

Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States

Along with her solo musical career, Southern California songstress, Perla Batalla was also a back-up singer for the great singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, before his unfortunate death in 2016. Perla has recorded 7 albums and will be performing in the big hall, Beckman Auditorium on Saturday, October 19. Perla has a big, powerful voice and this show is called A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. She is an excellent interpreter of Cohen's songs, such as Bird on a Wire and…

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New Date! Robin and Linda Williams return to Pasadena Saturday, October 26

Saturday, October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
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$25

Robin and Linda Williams are coming this fall! Linda's ankle is on the mend and they have rescheduled their tour, so we will be presenting them on Saturday, October 26! They haven't been out here to the West Coast in quite some time, but they will be leaving their home in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  We return to what will be the re-vamped Beckman Institute Auditorium, our smaller hall, usual location, at 8:00 PM.   Robin and Linda are best known…

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November 2019

Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien in Beckman Institute Auditorium Saturday, November 9

Saturday, November 9 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
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$20

Dick Hensold is the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America. He returns to Caltech following his debut here a few years ago with Andrea Beaton in a show that was very well received. This time, he is performing with Patsy O'Brien, premier guitarist, singer, and songwriter. They will perform an evening of traditional Celtic music, but with unique and innovative arrangements, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from…

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December 2019

Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration with Molly’s Revenge FRIDAY, December 20 in Ramo Auditorium

Friday, December 20 @ 8:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium at Caltech, Ramo Auditorium
Pasadena, CA 91125 United States
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$25

Molly's Revenge has played for us a number of times and this "California Celtic" band has picked up a good many local fans in Southern California and throughout the West Coast. Their energy and musical excellence is quite memorable, and they haven't played in Pasadena since 2011, so it is way past time that we brought them back. This is a very special Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration with a female guest vocalist (soon) to be announced) and dancers to bolster…

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January 2020

Scotland’s Jim and Susie Malcolm in Pasadena

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
$20

Jim and Susie Malcolm will perform in Beckman Institute Auditorium on FRIDAY, January 24 in Beckman Institute Auditorium at 8:00 PM. Jim, who lives with his wife, Susie, in Perthshire, Scotland, has performed for us 6 times solo and once when he was a member of Old Blind Dogs, so many are familiar with him and will be eager to start out the year with another thoroughly enjoyable evening with him. We have been lucky enough to have him on…

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March 2020

Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots, Sunday, March 15, 2020, presented by Caltech Campus Programs! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! In Beckman Auditorium

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Caltech's Campus Programs will present Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots, and you save $5 on tickets by mentioning the Folk Music Society for this show by one of the finest Irish fiddlers in the world today. This is a rare 3:00 PM, Sunday afternoon show. Eileen was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, and has become a dominant name in Irish fiddling. Her band will include Buddy Connolly (accordion, whistles, and keyboards), Matt Mancuso (guitar, trumpet, fiddle, and vocals),…

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April 2020

Fiddler Mari Black and the World Fiddle Ensemble in Beckman Institute Auditorium

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
$20

Master fiddler, Mari Black, is bringing her World Fiddle Ensemble to Pasadena for a show called Fiddling Around the World. The show is a high-energy tour of fiddle music from all different corners of the globe, featuring origin stories with Mari as the musical tourguide. She has won numerous contests and honors, and her passion for the fiddle knows no bounds. From her hometown of Boston she has played concerts in Scotland, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Poland, the…

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