The University of Colorado Boulder hurling team will host the 2016 National College Gaelic Athletic Association hurling championships this Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, at Kittredge Fields on the CU campus. The tournament features six schools, including the host Buffaloes, as well as the University of California Berkley, University of Connecticut, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue […]
Three thousand enthusiastic people stood cheering when Riverdance was born on the stage of the Point Theatre, Dublin in 1994. In the accompanying RTE Orchestra, young violin player Máiréad Nesbitt said to herself, ‘This is going to take over the world.’ Two years later Michael Flatley himself asked Nesbitt to be the lead solo […]
Twice for once By Rodger Hara (May 2016 Celtic Connection, Denver CO) The people of Denver have a reputation for loving a good musical play. The presence of over 30 Irish pubs and 50 Irish/Celtic bands in Denver speaks to Denverite’s love of the drink with the music. Put a musical play in a pub […]
May 2016 Ceolta Notes By Rodger Hara “once” returns to Denver in performances from May 24th -29th at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Live music and cocktail included with tickets for the 26th performance and an accessible presentation at the matinee show at 2 PM on the 28th […]
There will be a lot of venues celebrating the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 7, but if you like to get in on the betting action the only OFF Track Betting Facility in downtown Denver is in the Celtic Tavern at Blake & 18th. Noel and Wendy Hickey, owners […]
(2nd related story below) Denver Celebrates the Easter Rising The Irish around the world are celebrating a special anniversary in 2016. On April 24, 1916 Patrick Pearse, a leader in the Irish Republican Brotherhood and Irish Volunteers (by day an Irish teacher, barrister, and poet) read The Proclamation of the Republic outside the General […]
100 years of history, come by Denver’s original Irish community center AKA Nallen’s Irish Pub, Market & 14th, Denver, for reading’s, tunes and a toast to the one’s that set us free. All welcome, no cover, 5pm this Sunday, April 24th.
Colorado’s Rising Dance Star During the week after St. Patrick’s Day, dancers from around the world traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, to compete in the 2016 World Championships of Irish Dance. Twenty different countries participated in the event. The most difficult competitions are the girls solo events. One of the sterling performances was turned in by […]
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Celebrating 40th Year with Ashley MacIsaac, Young Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, and friends with April 23 Spring Concert!
The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival is kicking off its 40th anniversary, with a fantastic all-day spring concert. This April 23rd event starts at noon and runs till 11 pm at the Estes Park fairgrounds event center, which is a new indoor venue located at 1209 Manford Ave. Your host for the day […]
Experience Ireland with Professor O’Riordain and the Friends of Irish Studies in the West (photo: Traolach “Terry” O’Riordain with wife Erin) Some of the best advice when traveling – If possible travel with a local. If you’re traveling in Ireland, you would be hard pressed to find a better guide than Traolach “Terry” O’Riordain. […]