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December 2023

  • Monday, December 4, 2023 Constant Billy performs the old German Christmas Carol, “Maria Wandered Through A Wood” at The Salem Community Chorus “Let There Be Music!” concert at Saint Mark Lutheran Church, in Salem Oregon. The location is 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301. The concert begins at 6:30pm with The Chorus singing a mix of classic seasonal music as well as new, exciting melodies. The Chorus will take a break at some point and Constant Billy will sing “Maria.” There is no charge to attend, but donations to the Chorus are gladly accepted. Emily is in her second season with the Chorus and loves it. This is a great way to kick off the Holiday Season. CU there!

     What: Constant Billy performs during the Salem Community Chorus performance “Let There Be Music!”
     When: Concert begins at 6:30 PM, Mon, Dec 4, 2023.
     Where: Saint Mark Lutheran Church, in the heart of Salem Oregon, at 790 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301. PRO TIP: Use the parking lots on Winter St. and come in the back door that faces Center St.
     Why: To fill your heart with Holiday Spirit.
     How much: NO CHARGE for admission. Donations to the nonprofit Chorus are gratefully accepted.



  • Friday, December 8, 2023 Constant Billy performs at The Salem Folklore Community traditional Holiday Coffeehouse Concert, A Festive Evening of Live Acoustic Music!
    The location is the Mission Mill Dye House at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. Southeast, Salem, OR 97301. Doors open at 6:30pm welcoming you to hot cider, coffee, and goodies. Music runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm and Constant Billy is jazzed to be included in this Holiday Concert. We will be joined by 4 other acts to provide a wonderful night of seasonal music with a sing-a-long to end the evening. This will definitely put you in the Holiday Mood!

    This is a fundraiser for the monthly First Thursday Contra Dances. You can buy tickets in advance here for $13 or at the door for $15. We would love to see you there!

     What: SFC Fundraiser - Holiday Coffeehouse Concert
     When: December 8, 2023, from 7-9:30, doors open at 6:30
     Where: Dye House, Willamette Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill), 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301.
     Why: ‘Tis the season to gather AND it’s a fundraiser!
     How much: $13 in advance here or $15 at the door



  • Tuesday December 12, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm Constant Billy hosts the Annual Saginaw Street Holiday Singalong! No admission fee, and kids are welcome!



  • Sunday, December 17th, from 10am-11am, Constant Billy performs seasonal songs and tunes atThe Oregon Garden’s Holiday Bazaar, Silverton, Oregon! Not to be confused with the Silverton Christmas Market, this is a fun event with entertainment, food & beverage, and Christmas shopping! There are 24 vendors selling giftie things like woodcraft, candles, nuts- the list goes on and on. The Bazaar will run Saturday, December 16th from 10am to 3pm and Sunday, December 17th from 10am to 3pm. We will perform indoors from 10am-11am Sunday December 17th. Come on out- everyone you know will be there!

     WHAT: Come have some fun with Constant Billy at The Oregon Garden’s Holiday Bazaar!
     WHEN: 11am-1pm, Saturday December 17, 2022
     WHERE: 879 W Main St. Silverton, OR 97381.Phone: 503-874-4294
     ADMISSION: Adults: $8, Seniors (60+): $6, Students (13-17): $5, Kids (5 – 12): $2, 4 & Under: Free (also free to Oregon Garden Members. Oh, and your ticket includes admission to the Garden!



  • Friday December 22, 2023, starting around 5:45pm, Emily and Bill perform 2 sets of seasonal music at Magic at the Mill! This is 23rd year of one of Salem’s most beloved events. It’s set at the historic Willamette Heritage Center, where lots of 19th century buildings are strewn throughout 5 acres, perfect for strolling. It’s made more beautiful at this once-a-year event with thousands of twinkling lights, live music, shopping, food, children’s activities, Santa and more! If you’ve never been, you don’t know what you’re missing.

    Magic at the Mill runs December 19-23, 2023. CONSTANT BILLY will be performing Friday, December 22 from 5:45-6:15pm and again from 6:45-7:15pm, both shows, in the 1858 Church.. Your entrance fee means you can catch both sets if you like- each will have different music. It’s an intimate space, and we will be performing with minimal sound reinforcement. Visitors can enter the Warehouse (the front main entrance) to eat at the café and do a little holiday shopping. Ticketed visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds and stop by the 1858 CHURCH, where you can hear us play. Here’s a map of the site; the 1858 CHURCH, where we will be, is #4.

    For this special event, we will perform some familiar holiday favorites like “Silent Night” and “Feliz Navidad.” But we will also share a very Constant Billy mix of some lovely old songs like “The Manger Throne” and “Tàladh Chrìosda” that you will never hear in a shopping mall. And we will throw in some old wassailing songs, wren songs, and traditional tunes of the season from America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. It will be a truly unique experience. And a lot of fun!

    There is an admission fee. Word to the Wise: tickets are now on sale online only. Get ‘em as soon as they’re available because admission will be limited, and if you wait to purchase tix at the door, they may be sold out. We hope to see you there to share a Magic time with us!

     WHAT: Come join with Constant Billy at Magic at the Mill!
     WHEN: Friday December 22 from 5:45 - 6:30pm, and 7:00 - 7:45pm. (times may be a little fluid.)
     WHERE: The 1858 Church, Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR 97301.
     ADMISSION: click here for advance tickets. NOTE- they will likely only be available online, so get yours now!



  • PAST SHOWS
    Over the years we have performed for hundreds of thousands of listeners at festivals and other venues, including...

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Art Car Parade & Celebration , Houston (music award winners 2 years running)
    ASH Festival, Houston
    Austin Celtic Festival, Austin, TX
    B17 Alliance Flying Legends Tour, Salem OR
    Boxing Day in The Heights! Houston TX
    Carols In The Park, Houston
    Carols on Saginaw, Salem, OR
    Celtic Heritage Festival, Bedford, TX
    Celtic Nations Heritage Festival, Lake Charles LA
    Celts Of The Caribbean Cruise, Mexico, Honduras and Belize
    Clear Lake Celtic Festival, Clear Lake, TX
    Dickens in the Heights Festival, Houston
    East End Celtic Festival, Houston
    Evening of Celtic Music Concert Series, Houston
    FELCH Oktoberfest, Houston
    Fulbright Scholars Arts Festival, Houston
    Gathering of the Celts Festival, Houston
    Gathering of the Exiles, Houston
    General Sam Houston Folk Festival, Huntsville, TX
    Harbor Tower Concert Series, Portsmouth, VA
    Houston Celtic Festival, Houston
    Houston Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Houston
    Houston International Festival (iFEST)
    HPCA Holiday Singalong, Houston
    Hyde Park Art Crawl, Houston
    Ingathering of the Exiles, Houston
    International Beerfest, Houston
    Irish American Heritage Association Celebration, Houston
    Irish Society Bloomsday Celebration, Houston
    KPFT Music Series, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston
    Kroc Center Family Fair, Salem OR
    Lights in the Heights Festival, Houston
    Magic at the Mill, Salem OR
    Make Music Salem Festival, Salem OR
    Music In Motion House Concert, Houston
    National Tartan Day Celebration, Houston
    Norton Resort House Concert Series, Bellville, TX
    North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, TX
    Old Pal Festival, Palestine, TX
    Orange Show, Houston
    Jock's Annual Robert Burns Supper, Houston
    Revels Cast Party, Houston
    Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Music Festival, Houston
    Saginaw Holiday Sing-Along, Salem, OR
    Salem Folklore Community Holiday Coffeehouse Concert, Salem, OR
    Second Saturday Concert, West University, TX
    Sheep To Shawl Festival, Salem, OR
    Sherwood Forest Celtic Festival, Bastrop, TX
    South By Due East Indie Music Festival, Houston
    South Texas Celtic Festival, Corpus Christi, TX
    Spring Festival at the Forest, Richmond, TX
    St. Andrews Celtic Festival, Houston
    St. Patrick’s Balladeer Festival, Lake Charles, LA
    St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Houston
    Sunday Streets HTX, Houston
    Tartan Day Celebration, Houston
    The Irish Society Bloomsday Celebration, Houston
    The Oregon Garden's Holiday Bazaar, Silverton, OR
    Trinity Scottish Festival, Huntsville, TX
    University of Texas Spring Festival, Winedale, TX
    University of St. Thomas Celtic Festival, Houston
    Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, The Woodlands, TX

    MUSIC VENUES

    “Americana Alley” radio show, KMUZ 100.7 & 88.5FM, Salem, OR
    Baba Yega, Houston
    Bentley's Coffee, Salem, OR
    Betwixt & Between, Dallas, TX
    Bohemeo’s, Houston
    Boulevard Coffee, Houston
    Brenner’s, Houston
    Brian O’ Neill’s Irish Pub, Houston
    The Briar Club, Houston
    Bull and Bear Tavern and Eatery, Houston
    Cactus Music, Houston
    Carney’s Pub, Bryan, TX
    Carolyn’s Cottonwood House Concerts, Sugar Land TX
    Cassidy’s Pub, Corpus Christi, TX
    Cedar Creek Café, Bar and Grill, Houston
    “Celtic Music Hour” radio show, KMUZ 100.7 & 88.5 FM, Salem OR
    CENTRUM, Spring, TX
    “Chickenskin Music” radio show, KTRU 96.1 FM, Houston
    “Chickenskin Music” radio show, KTRU 97.1FM, Houston
    Clark's Dance Club, Houston
    Continental Club, Houston
    Creative Life Center, Houston
    Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, Houston
    Discovery Green Concert Series, Houston
    Discovery Green Farmer’s Market, Houston
    Dulce, Katy, TX
    Emerald Mist, Richardson, TX
    EQ Heights, Houston TX
    Fellowship Square Concert, Tucson, AZ
    Fiddler’s Green, Austin, TX
    Folkways KUT 90.5FM Austin, TX
    Full Throttle Coffee House, Spring, TX
    Fulshear Traditional Music House Concert series, Fulshear TX
    Gaiety Hollow Open Gardens, Salem OR
    Gin-U-Wine, Bastrop, TX
    Goose's Acre, Woodlands, TX
    Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar, Houston
    Haak Winery, Santa Fe, TX
    Happy Fatz, Houston
    HEB Montrose Market, Houston
    Highland Village Market, Houston
    Houston City Hall, Houston
    “Irish Aires” radio show KPFT 90.1FM, Houston
    JP Hops House, Houston
    Kelvin Arms, Houston
    Khon’s, Houston
    La Centerra, Katy, TX
    L’Alliance Française, Houston
    L'Atelier, Houston
    Logon Café, Beaumont, TX
    Lucky’s Pub, Houston
    Lynn’s Longbranch Saloon, Houston
    MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub, Lake Charles, LA
    MacHenry's, Fort Worth, TX
    McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Houston
    MD Anderson Rotary House, Houston
    Meridian Concert Hall, Houston
    Minto Island Growers, Salem OR
    Mojo Risin', Houston
    Newman’s Castle, Bellville, TX
    Platypus Brewing, Houston
    Rudyard’s Pub, Houston
    Salem Civic Center Peace Plaza, Salem, OR
    Salem Kroc Center, Salem OR
    Santiam Brewery and Pub, Salem OR
    Sláinte Irish Pub, Houston
    “Songwriter’s Studio” radio show, KPFT 90.1FM, Houston
    Stag's Head Pub, Houston
    Studio Off Broadway, Houston
    Table 57 Dining and Drinks, Houston
    Tavern on Gray, Houston
    The Artery, Houston
    “The Front Row” radio show, KUHA 91.7FM & KUHF 88.7FM, Houston
    The Hampton Post Oak, Houston
    The Hayloft House Concert, Salem, OR
    Things Celtic, Austin, TX
    Tipperary Inn, Dallas, TX
    Unitarian Fellowship of Houston
    Urban Harvest Market, Houston
    Venti’s Cafe + Basement Bar, Salem OR
    Villa Matel, Houston
    Waldo's Coffee House, Houston
    Whole Foods Market, Houston
    Willamette Heritage Center, Salem OR
    Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, TX
    Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, The Woodlands, TX