Ceolta Notes – May 2019 Celtic Connection (Denver)
by Rodger Hara
Celtic Woman closes out their 2019 US tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the 26th at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 6 PM. Tix available at the Denver Coliseum box office with Flash Seats account and valid ID. Check out the video at this link for a fun, casual acoustic rendition of U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by Celtic Woman on the Red Rocks stage the last time they were there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NhPd9u34N0
If you can’t make it to Red Rocks, you might consider heading north where Angus Mohr will be performing for a fund raising event the afternoon of the 26th to benefit “a mountain community and its volunteer fire department still recovering from the damages caused by the flood of 2013.” The event is “invitation only” except for friends and family of the community. However, the community has agreed that those on the Angus Mohr email list are in fact, friends and family and are invited. If you’re on Angus Mohr’s email list you will get your invitation automatically. If not, you can join their email list at www.angusmohr.com/contact for the details. Angus Mohr will also play at the Cheyenne Celtic Festival on Saturday, June 8th at Lion’s Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming. More to come on this in the next issue.
Brian Clancy can be found on stage at the Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Alehouse in downtown Colorado Springs on the 16th at 7:30 PM.
The Pine Creek Tippers are at The Margarita (probably on the patio) in Colorado Springs on the 17th from 6:30-9 PM.
Avourneen has a busy month beginning with a gig at the Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Alehouse in Colorado Springs at 9 PM on the 11th, providing music for the Boulder Contra in the Avalon Ballroom on the 17th at 8 PM (dance lessons begin at 7:15 PM) and a 9 PM show at Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub, 5686 S. Sycamore in Littleton on the 18th. Front man Adam Goldstein is on stage at the Clocktower Cabaret on the 10th and 25th for the late-night show.
the commoners make the trek south on the 18th to play at the Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Alehouse in Colorado Springs from 8 PM – 12 AM.
Skean Dubh plays at 11:45 AM on the 4th at the 7th Annual Hilltop Art and Music Fair at the UCC Parker Hilltop Church and Historic 1898 Hilltop Schoolhouse, 10926 Democrat Road in Parker.
Kevin Dooley opens the month with a gig at the Niwot Old Town First Friday event on the 3rd from 5:30-7:30 PM, continues with a performance in the Old Oak Coffeehouse in Niwot from 5-7 PM on the 18th, heads to the Jamestown Mercantile for a show on the 24th from 6-8 PM, is on The Stone Cup stage in Lyons from 10-noon then closes the month in Longmont at ChuBurger from 6-8 PM.
The Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Alehouse in Colorado Springs features the talents of The McDeviants on the 3rd at 8:30 and 23rd at 7:30, with Kevin McD doing solo acoustic gigs on the 9th and 30th at 7:30 PM. Kevin heads north to the Irish Snug on Capitol Hill in Denver for an 8:30 PM solo gig on the 25th then the band closes out the month at the Colorado Springs Territory Days Beer Garden on the 26th from 11 AM-2:30 PM.
The Rio Grande Celtic Festival takes place on the 4th and 5th in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Children’s area, live music, heavy Scottish athletics, Clan Row, Celtic dance demos, bagpipes, food and vendors. For more info, go to https://www.celtfestabq.com/
A new festival, the Grand Valley Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, takes place on the 18th and 19th in Grand Junction at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50. Clans, vendors, food and drink, whisky tasting, Highland and Irish dancing, Scottish Athletes Highland Games and Guns and Hoses Tug- o- war Championships (Police vs. Fire Fighters) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-valley-scottish-games-celtic-festival-tickets-50070396905