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Culann's Hounds - OUTSIDE

Culann's Hounds perform hard-rocking Irish, Americana, and Rock

By Smiley's Schooner Saloon

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Sunday, April 23 · 3 - 5pm PDT


Smiley's Schooner Saloon, Hotel & Kitchen 41 Wharf Road Bolinas, CA 94924

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Culann's Hounds are a traditional Irish folk & rock band from San Francisco. Founded in 1999 by Steve Gardner and Michael Kelleher as The Irish Bastards, the band began playing gigs and soon adopted the more broadly appealing name.

The name Culann's Hounds derives from the Irish folk story of Cuchulainn, a great Irish hero chronicled in the Tain. Cuchulainn, meaning the Hound of Culann, earned his name after killing (in self-defense) a fierce guard dog owned by the blacksmith Culann. The boy repaid the smith by guarding his house until a new dog could be raised.

Culann's Hounds played their first public gig in spring of 1999 at the Blackthorn Tavern in San Francisco. Though initially sparsely attended, the up-tempo music attracted a crowd, establishing a tradition of Sunday afternoon gigs, sometimes called the Hounds' Sunday Beer Social. Culann's Hounds' popularity grew and in 2001 they recorded and released their first, eponymously titled album. Their second album, Year of the Dog, was released March 17, 2006 (St. Patrick's Day) at the Great American Music Hall. The House of Faith Session was a 4 song rock EP released in 2007, followed in 2008 by One for the Road, an album comprised entirely of traditionals and pub songs.

The Hounds have toured in the United States and Europe, playing concerts and festivals with numerous top shelf acts from various genres, and every Irish band of note.

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