July 2018 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger Hara
Brian Clancy, as usual, will be found at the nationally recognized Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse and Pub in downtown Colorado Springs on th 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 7:30 PM.
Cassie and Maggie grace the Clontarf Stage at the Colorado Irish Festival at 5:15 PM on the 13th, 1:30 PM on the 14th and 2 PM on the 15th.
The Commoners are on the Clontarf Stage at 5:30 PM on the 15th.
The Go Set takes to the Main Stage of the Colorado Irish Festival at 6:30 PM on the 13th and 3:30 PM on the 15th.
Jigjam is on the Main Stage at the Colorado Irish Festival at 6:30 PM on the 13th, 4 PM on the 14th and 1:30 PM on the 15th.
Chancer’s Hooley can be seen and heard at 10:30 AM on the Colorado Irish Festival Main Stage on the 14th, and the Clontarf Stage at 6:45 PM on the 14th and 3:45 PM on the 15th.
The McDeviants perform at the Colorado Irish festival at 10:15 AM on the Clontarf Stage on the 14th and at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloans Lake Park on the 28th and 29th.
A dulcimer made by Bonnie Carol was part of a temporary luthier’s exhibit at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2017 and another of her creations is now owned by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1819371 Her band, Prairie Dog Picnic plays for free concerts on the 24th at 7:30 PM as part of the YMCA of the Rockies Summerfest in the Hemphill Auditorium in Estes Park and on the 26th from 12-1 PM in the lobby of Porter Hospital in south Denver then provides the music for the Denver Contra Dance in the Highlands Masonic Center from 8-11 on the 27th – tix $8-10.
The Screaming Orphans return to the Colorado Irish Festival Main Stage for shows at 2 PM on the 14th and 11:30 AM on the 15th.
Keep Britain Irish plays in the cozy confines of the Sheabeen Irish Pub in Aurora at 8 PM on the 14th for those who don’t want to make the trek west to Littleton.
Wild Mountain begins a busy July on the 6th in the Bittersweet Cafe, in Louisville at 7 PM, is on the Mardi Gras Casino stage in Blackhawk from 8 PM-12 AM, then plays in Violets Venue in Lakewood on the 13th from 8-11 PM. On the 14th they’re on the Main Stage of the Colorado Irish Festival at noon on the 14th then the Clontarf Stage at noon on the 15th. On the 21st they play at 3:15 PM for the Elizabeth Celtic Festival, the 21st for the Aspen Grove Food Festival in Littleton from 2-4 PM, the 26th at the Edgewater Market and Music Festival from 6-8 PM then close out the month with a gig at their home pub Clancy’s in Wheat Ridge and a benefit for Easter Seals from 6-8 PM in Georgetown on the 30th.
Paddy Houligan’s kicks off the music for the Elizabeth Celtic Festival at 11:15 AM on the 21st.
Indigent Row is on the Clontarf Stage at the Colorado Irish Festival at 7 PM on the 13th, at 8:30 PM on the 14th and the Elizabeth Celtic Festival stage at 2:15 PM on the 22nd.
Skean Dubh plays at 1:15 PM on the 21st at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival
There will be three chances to see the Elders as they continue their farewell tour with shows at the Colorado Irish Festival at 8:30 PM on the 13th and 14th and 5:30 PM on the 15th.
CaraTrom provides the happy hour music at 105 West Brewing in Castle Rock on the 20th from 6 to 8 pm and plays for the patrons at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market on the 21st from 8 AM – 1 PM.
The Juice O’the Barley performs at Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse and Pub on the 16th and 21st at the Colorado Irish Festival on the 14th and 15th at 3:15 PM and 10:30 AM respectively on the Clontarf Stage. The Juice has also just finished recording a new EP that should be available at the Irish Festival.
The Pine Creek Tippers can be found at The Margarita in Colorado Springs on the 20th playing from 6:30-9 PM on the patio, weather permitting. A movie outside follows their performance.
Potcheen rocks out the Rock Springs International Day festival in Rock Springs, WY then provides the entertainment for the Aurora Rhythms Concert on the lawn at the Aurora Municipal Center on the 19th from 6:30-8:30 PM.
The Grateful Dogs are on the Clontarf Whiskey Stage at the Colorado Irish Festival Saturday, on the 14th at 5 PM.
Avourneen brings their sound to the Clontarf Stage at the Colorado Irish Festival at 8:45 PM on the 13th and 11;45 AM on the 14th. They head south on the 21st to play for the Pikes Peak Traditional Dance Contra, All About Dance in Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM. Admission starts at $9. On the 22nd they play at 12:15 PM on the Elizabeth Celtic Festival stage then end their month with a show at the Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse and Pub in Colorado Springs on the 28th at 8:30 PM. Lead singer and guitarist Adam Goldstein performs his solo act in the Clocktower Cabaret on the 16th St. Mall at 11 PM on the 7th and 14th.
WHAT: Colorado Irish Festival
WHEN: July 13-15
WHERE: Clement Park, Littleton, CO
WHO: The Elders, Cassie and Maggie, Screaming Orphans, Jigjam, The Commoners, The Go Set, Juice O’the Barley, Avourneen, Wild Mountain, The McDeviants, Grateful Dogs, Indigent Row, Chancer’s Hooley.
WHAT ELSE: Denver Gaels GAA Gaelic Football and Hurling, Irish dance competition (Feis), Pipe Band competition, Cultural Village with Irish history, food, fun, Sunday morning Catholic mass, Irish breakfast after the mass, sheep herding, merchandise.
HOW MUCH: Friday: $7/person. Sat. and Sun.: $14 at the Gate, $11 for seniors, students and military w/ID. Discount tickets online for $11/Sat. & Sun., $9 seniors, students and military w/ID. Children under 10 free.
WHAT: Payson Scottish Festival
WHEN: July 13-14
WHERE: Memorial Park, Payson, UT
WHO: An Dragan Ceilteach, Heather Broch Dancers, The Fire!, Storyteller, Celtic Country Dancers
WHAT ELSE: Friday night céilidh, Highland dancing, Scottish Athletics, clans, Pipe band, solo
piper and drum solo competitions, fun, food and merchandise
HOW MUCH: Free
WHAT: Elizabeth Celtic Festival
WHEN: July 21-22
WHERE: Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, CO
WHO: Skean Dubh, El Jebel Pipes and Drums, Paddy Houligan’s, Wild Mountain, Avourneen, Indigent Row, Ren Scots, Colorado Welsh Dancers, Castle Wall Productions
WHAT ELSE: Irish and Highland dancing, Scottish Athletics, rugby, clans, living history, Celtic Nations and Tartans, Animals of the British Isles, Solo Piper competition, whisky tasting, fun, food and merchandise
HOW MUCH: At the gate: Under 12 free, Teens and Seniors 65+ $5, Adults 18-64 $10; Military, Law enforcement and First Responders w/ID – $5; parking – cars, $3, motorcycles – $1.