Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday Night with Connie Doolan Quartet in South Bay

The Connie Doolan Quartet
Standards, swing, Celtic, folk, and contemporary
Friday, July 23rd, 8.00pm. $15/$17
2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email

Julian Smedley
Mike Wollenburg
Steven Strauss
Connie Doolan

Mission City Coffee Roasters Co

The Mission City Coffee Roasting Company is at 2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, Ca. 95050, at the corner of Chapman Ct.

From Freeway 880 South:
Take the Alameda exit, turn right on The Alameda. Mission City is on your left in about a quarter of a mile.

From Freeway 880 North:
Take the Alameda exit, turn left on the Alameda. Mission City is on your left in about a quarter of a mile.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Appearing LIVE

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Festival Appearance

Connie Doolan Quartet
in concert

San Francisco Celtic Festival
Oakland Veteran's Hall
Saturday March 22
Ballroom 5 p.m.

Julian Smedley, violin, viola
Mike Wollenberg, guitar
Steven Strauss, bass, uke
Connie Doolan, vocals

For more information go to the festival website;

Tickects are $20.00 for the entire festival
from 2:00 p.m. till midnight.

A Stor Mo Chroi - Connie Doolan Quartet

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pre-New Year's Eve - Sunday Afternoon House Concert To Soothe Harried Revelers

Connie Doolan, voice
Julian Smedley, violin, viola, voice
Steven Strauss, string bass, ukulele, voice
Mike Wollenberg, guitar, bass

The Quartet will be performing selections from their recent CD "Haunt Your Heart" and some recent material acquisitions

Casa Buena Vista
Sunday, December 30 at 4:00 P.M.
Fifteen dollars suggested donation

Space is limited. RSVP to We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Fiddling Cricket Music presents Connie Doolan Quartet In Concert

Connie Doolan Quartet
Jazz Standards, Swing, Celtic, Folk, and Contemporary
Friday, October 19th, 8.00pm, $15 adv/ $17 door
2221 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
call 831-475-4938 or email

Connie Doolan has been appearing on the Fiddling Cricket stage for all 11 years we have been in existence. With classical, jazz, and musical theater training, music teaching and playing have always been Connie's living. As one of the principal vocalists of The Mighty Avalanche Choir, her beautiful soprano was heard in folk and Celtic arrangements for several years at the FC Annual Holiday Party. Later she also appeared as one third of the group Mehitabel , (Sylvia Herold of Cats and Jammers and Patrice Haan from Leftover Dreams). Over the last few years Connie has concentrated on developing her own group, appearing for us in both trio and quartet arrangements and presenting a wide range of material from jazz standards to folk. During this time she also released her debut CD, Haunt Your Heart. It features beautifully arranged renditions of material ranging from Tom Waits to bluesy versions of traditional American and Irish songs, to favorite jazz standards, swing, folk, and quirky pop hits such as "Calling You" from the film Baghdad Café, and "Summer Fly" by Cheryl Wheeler. Accompanying and augmenting Connie's vocals will be the entirely elegant and lyrical playing of the rest of the Quartet, consisting of Julian Smedley on violin and viola (formerly of The Hot Club of San Francisco), Mike Wollenberg on jazz guitar, and Steven Strauss on upright bass and ukulele, just as they do on the CD.

Fiddling Cricket Concerts arranges acoustic music events in intimate settings. A wide variety of genres is offered including folk, traditional, bluegrass, blues, Americana, Celtic and eclectic mixes. The venue Fiddling Cricket used for nearly 10 years, Espresso Garden & Cafe, in San Jose, no longer exists.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Connie Doolan Quartet In Concert in Lafayette

Connie Doolan Quartet
Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sequoia Room at the Lafayette Community Center
500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette, CA

Julian Smedley, violin, viola
Mike Wollenberg, guitar
Steven Strauss, bass
Conne Doolan, vocals

Tickets ($15) available at the door.
Wine, beer, coffee, tea and soft drinks are available.
Reservations suggested.
(925) 283-1959
or email

Names held on the reservation list at the door;
No tickets will be mailed.
Seating is First Come, First Served.
Unclaimed seats subject to sale at 7:25 PM.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show begins at 7:30.

Sunday Blues - Connie Doolan Quartet

Sponsored by The Lafayette Musician Partnership —
a not-for-profit organization
committed to providing quality live music by local musicians
with proceeds supporting Trust In Education,
an organization bringing education
and economic development to Afghanistan .

Lafayette Acoustic Concert Series (previously Papillon Acoustic
Concert Series) is committed to providing a comfortable place for
local musicians and audiences to share in quality live music.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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