San Francisco Irish ceili band
Irish musicians performing at San Francisco's Plough and Stars Irish Pub
San Francisco Irish music duo Valerie Rose and Daniel Hersh

Authentic Irish music in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Valerie Rose Band performs lively Irish jigs and reels, traditional ballads, rollicking pub songs, and crowd-pleasing singalongs.

Headed by fiddler/singer Valerie Rose, the band can be sized to fit your event, from a duo all the way to an Irish céilí dance band. Typical band line-up is fiddle, Irish flute, guitar, and vocals — also available are uilleann pipes, Irish whistle, concertina, banjo, Celtic harp, bodhrán, hammered dulcimer, Irish bouzouki, and piano. The group’s repertoire even includes songs in Irish & Scottish Gaelic.

The band is available for your party, celebration of life, wedding, concert, or corporate event in San Francisco, Marin, Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Mountain View, Hillsborough, and other Bay Area cities.

About Valerie Rose

Valerie is an accomplished Irish fiddler and a lovely singer. Audiences enjoy her winning stage presence, innovative harmonies, and ability to accompany herself on fiddle as she sings.

Valerie teaches Irish fiddle at California Coast Music Camp, Walker Creek Music Camp, and the San Francisco Irish Center, and as well as leading the San Carlos/Belmont slow sessions.



Dec 9, 2023 • 7:00 pm, English dance band, St. John's Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA
Dec 14, 2023 • 7:00 pm, English dance band, Christ Church East Bay, Berkeley, CA

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It was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie Rose Irish Band. Their beautiful music was enjoyed by all, including those in Ireland who live-streamed the event.

— Susan N., Palo Alto, CA

Valerie Rose Irish Band provided wonderful music for our party. The excellent musicians brought smiles and toe-tapping to all 65 attendees ages 12 months to 90 years. They were prompt, personable, professional, and musical.

— P.L., San Francisco, CA

We enthusiastically recommend this Celtic band for any occasion. Their beautiful Irish music provided the perfect atmosphere for our St. Patrick’s event. They are not only wonderfully musical but also professional in every way and easy to work with regarding impromptu staging, client speeches, etc. Presenting this band was time and money well spent.

— C.J., Atherton, CA

The Valerie Rose Band's Irish & Scottish music was just what we wanted for our wedding. I’d hire them again!

— Ann G., Walnut Creek, CA

Valerie Rose Irish Band was great. They showed up on time, sounded great and were very friendly and accommodating. They have great voices and are all accomplished musicians.

— John H., San Mateo, CA

Thank you so much for performing Celtic music at our event. Many people told me you were the best band we have ever booked. It was a blast.

— R.T., San Jose, CA

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