Ha’ Penny Bridge


Ha’ Penny Bridge

GENRE: California Celtic | LOC: Chico, CA


Ha’Penny Bridge is a Northern California Celtic music band comprised of several musicians from the Chico, California area. Its dynamic, vocal-driven sound has been described aptly as “California Celtic” due to the band’s unique repertoire and arrangements of Mark McKinnon’s original songs, its stirring adaptations of classic and contemporary Celtic-style ballads, and creative infusion of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes.

During its thirteen-year existence, Ha’Penny Bridge has garnered a reputation as one of Northern California’s strongest and most exciting Celtic music bands, including one of the Chico area’s most popular bands. At the very beginning of its existence, the Chico News and Review praised it as one of Chico’s hottest up-and-coming bands, and during its successful appearances at the prestigious KVMR Celtic Festival in Grass Valley in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2016 Ha’Penny Bridge was hailed for its “rapid rise as one of the North State’s most popular bands” that has “garnered a large and enthusiastic following of music lovers of all ages drawn to the group’s powerful, ensemble-style playing and ringing vocal harmonies.” Since 2009, the band has also been a perennial nominee for a Chico Cammie Award as Chico’s best world music band, performing (to rousing standing ovations) at acclaimed Chico World Festivals, headlining Sacramento’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, and Feather Falls Casino’s St. Patrick’s Day Grand Opening celebration, and, among its many other performance venues in Northern California, was honored to open for esteemed Irish artists Karan Casey and John Doyle at Sierra Nevada Brewery’s Big Room .

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