Founder, Producer, Music Coordinator, The Big Kahuna, and
our Fearless Leader
Patrick Karnahan founded the Sonora Celtic Faire in 1985. At the
time the faire was held in Sonora, Ca, just across the river from its
current home. Eventually the faire moved to A new location in
Calaveras County, then in 2008 moved back to Sonora. Patrick is
also known for his music with the Black Irish Band as well as his
[send Patrick an email]
Gary O-L Britt Jr.
Faire Manager of logistics, Operations, On-site Design, and
Gary has been a part of the faire team since 1999 starting as a
volunteer and working all levels of Operations. After many years of
experience with many dealings with fare he is a part of management.
As an Army Vet, Clan chief, and family man he brings a high quality
of Leadership and togetherness to the faire team.
[send Gary an email]
Lissa (Dixon) Britt
Faire Manager of Family day, Human Resources
Coordination and Correspondence
Lissa has been a part of the faire team for the past twelve years
working at all levels of Operations. As a teacher, Mother, and
Volunteer Coordinator for the past three years she brings a high
quality of Organization and harmony to the faire team.
[send Lissa an email]
Mo chara(my friend)
My name is Seamus O'More, husband to the great and lovely Noreen
and I am heading up Sonora's Clan Row. My people came from
Ireland "The Ole Sod" as my Dad said, we left Rathkeale Co. Limerick
in 1874, yes that was years ago. Landed in New York and stayed in
the area until WWII, "The war to end all wars". At this time my Dad
was serving in the US Marines, a branch I also served in as a Recon
Marine in the 70's(1900 not 1800) and traveled the world.I never
knew what it was to be an Irish Celt as raised 2 boys and worked
many jobs. Lived in Idaho for a while, but mostly loved and lived right
here in Ca. My state, my county as my Father said it. Then I stumbled
upon a game in Monterey, Ca. and was hooked. I had a entry into
being Celtic and Irish Am. As the years passed I saw the importance of
sharing our history. I saw the love everyone had. I found my real home.
My community of same minded people. Fast thinkers, slow burners,
great friends and above all honest people. Something I never knew as a
drifter though life, as it was.
So now I have been given a chance to help others show what it is to
belong to a family of Celtic people. If I died yesterday, I would be a
happy man to know each and every one of my Celtic Brothers and
Sisters. So come one and all, share each of your Ole Sod's with the
visitor and the lost of our Celtic nations. Part take in the New
awakening of The Celt. Hold on to your history, as you step across the
line you never will come back from. Talk of that history, weave those
tales which you pulled out of the past and share those great smiles from
the lands of the "Strong Men and beautiful women"
slan Seamus O'More
[Send an Email to Seamus]
the 27 Annual
Sonora Celtic Faire
March 8th, 9th & 10th 2013
Copyright © 2008-2013 Sonora Celtic Faire | All Rights Reserved
Gene & Tina Anderson
Gene has participated in the Sonora Celtic Faire for the past 14 years as a
performer in St. Andrew's Noble Order of Royal Scots with his wife Tina,
has been Guild Master of that guild for the past 4 years, and was the
Sonora Guild Coordinator in 2012. As a retired soldier and deputy sheriff
he brings his style of organization skills and leadership to this event.
[Send an Email to Gene]