Livermore, CA – (November 17, 2017) – The Bothwell Arts Center will welcome back the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering on December 10, 2017.  A spirited community celebration filled with music, food and laughter, the event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center and has been held there since 2009.  Originally conceived and produced each year by Gabriel “Gabe” Duffin, a folksinger who hails from Belfast, Ireland, the event features Duffin’s band, “Pog Mo Thoin”, joined by talented musicians from around the Bay Area. Acclaimed for their rich Irish ballads and lively Irish folk tunes, the band has also been known to throw in an unexpected rock song, while serving up beloved Christmas melodies with a Celtic flair.

The family-friendly celebration and potluck dinner has become a local tradition, an opportunity to meet and mingle with friends both old and new at the start of the holiday season. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share at the gathering. Cider and tea is offered for free, and wine, beer and Irish whiskey are available for purchase.

The Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering supports the work of the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator offering artists affordable space to learn, teach and create, as well as providing local arts organizations with rehearsal, event, and small performance space. Located at 2466 Eighth Street, between G and H Streets in downtown Livermore, the Bothwell Arts Center, as well as the Bankhead Theater on First Street, is a part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. For more information

Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Downtown Livermore

$18 advance through December 6
$23 at the door
Bankhead Theater Ticket Office
925.373.6800 or
2400 First Street, Livermore