The Official Site of
The Celtic Camerata
The Synthetic Irish Chamber Orchestra of California
Formed in 2014, the Celtic Camerata has its roots in the practice rooms of CSU Northridge in the early 2000's. Eric, Shelby & Joel met at the university then, but it wasn't until a St. Patrick's Day party in 2014 that Eric & Shelby discovered their mutual love of Celtic music and they started playing together with Shelby's husband Steve. Then in 2018, unbeknownst to each other, Joel & Eric were singing in back to back gigs. While Eric was on stage singing & playing Irish tunes, Joel was a bit early & felt compelled to walk up and start singing. The connection was immediate and the music took on a life of its own. It wasn't until after they finished the song that they realized they were singing with each other. Friends at CSUN but steeped in two different music composition disciplines, they did not know of their mutual love of Celtic music. In 2019 the four of them completed the Cetlic Camerata with the release of their first album: On the Threshold of a Drink. They enjoy breathing life into this great music one more time.