October 2017 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger hara
The Rocky Mountain Fiddle Club presents their Fall Festival at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, CO on the 21st from 10 AM – 9 PM. www.theoldgallery.org Located on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, classes in Klezmer, Texas fiddle, singing, Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle tunes, drumming, and more will be offered along with informal sessions, acapella singing and a community dance. All activities are free to Fiddle Club members. Nonmembers pay $6 per class and $10 for the dance or $25 for all classes and the dance.
After 14 years, the Potcheen Folk Band is sailing into the sunset. Founder Christian Blochinger is moving on the band’s bus to New Jersey to help his father build a home on family land there and with help from the Mickey Finn’s/Prodigals’ bassist recruit more talent and reform the band there. Their last Colorado shows will be at Reserve Casino in Central City on the 13th and 14th.
Angus Mohr celebrates Irish Oktoberfest at 8 PM on the 14th at the Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada, 5535 W. 56th Ave. on the 14th. And in an inspired pairing, the band joins with the Colorado Youth Pipe Band for a fundraiser on November 4th from 5-9 PM at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave. in Golden. Tickets are available at www.cypb.net and all proceeds benefit the Colorado Youth Pipe Band.
Juice O’the Barley’s new CD “Shore to Shore” is available at a very nice price on Bandcamp: https://juiceofthebarley.bandcamp.com/releases. It includes a fun twangy song about a pub in Belfast called the Rusty Nail by Colin Thompson & Bill O’Donnell. “Jerry’s singing Christy (Moore) songs, Billy thinks he’s Cat (Stevens), Paul has fallen to the floor, he won’t remember that …”
Fresh from a tour of Ireland where they played at pubs in Kenmare, Clonakilty and Timoleague in Ireland, Indigent Row plays at Skeye Brewing in Longmont, 900 S Hover St, Unit D
on the 20th at 8 PM.
Chancers Hooley provides happy hour sounds for the patrons of Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni St., Unit M, Denver on the 7th at 6 PM.
Jon Sousa w/Andy Reiner play on the 13th for the Denver Contra dance at the Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver from 8-11 PM (lesson 7:15pm), $10 / $8 members / $5 students
Jon Sousa, Rebecca Waterhouse, & Guillaume Gaullier present a Breton Dance workshop and performance at CSU, Ft. Collins on the 14th from 2-4 PM. Email [email protected] for more info.
Adam Agee & Jon Sousa play a House Concert in Erie at 6:30 PM on the 15th and a House concert and Workshops in Colorado Springs on the 19th, at the Healthy Rhythms Art Gallery, 68 S Grand Ave – Montrose, CO on the 20th (Doors open at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7), a House Concert in Paonia, CO on the 21st, a show in the renowned GiG Performance Space on the 25th in Santa Fe, NM at 7:30 PM (tickets $20) and in the Francisco Crossing on the 29th in La Veta, CO at 4:30 pm – tickets $12. Contact [email protected] for more details on any of the above.
Take Down the Door’s new CD, “Live in Lyons” is now available to download or stream at https://takedownthedoor.bandcamp.com/releases
The ROCKY BARDS (A group of musicians, not a band – Chris Fiene, Chris Musial, Daniel Ward, Jared Brewer, Jim Abraham, Jimmy Luper, Jim Tolstrup, Karl Brown, Ken Morgan, Maggie Hayes, Mark Breslin, Mary Maguire – with special guest Aoife Maguire of The Maguire Band from County Wicklow) perform a Celtic Benefit Concert for the Wounded Warrior Project on the 29th at 3 PM in the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins and on November 18th at 7 PM in the Rialto Theatre in Loveland. Tickets for both available at the box office or at the door. All proceeds to WWP. A few members of the Moriarty Moffitt Irish Dancers will join the Bards onstage at the Rialto Theater. Tickets $20 at the door or in advance at https://tickets.lctix.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=2485&a=73&src=eventperformances and http://www.rialtotheatercenter.org/rocky-bards-celtic-benefit-concert-for-wounded-warrior-project/
Lakewood Cultural Center Presents Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles at 7:30 PM on the 13th. Fowlis will forever be remembered for lending her sweet singing voice to “Brave,” Disney Pixar’s Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning animated film set in the ancient highlands of Scotland. Julie and her band won Folk Act of the Year at the 2014 Scots Trad Music Awards, and she later made history as the first Gaelic solo artist to win a Scottish Music Award in December 2014. Tickets start at $20 and are available at 303-987-7845, Lakewood.org/LCCPresents or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
Avourneen is in New Mexico on the 7th to play at 7 PM for the Albuquerque Contra Dance, Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins St NE, Albuquerque, NM. Admission starts at $9. Adam Goldstein does his solo Irish song and guitar act at the Clocktower Cabaret on Denver’s 16th Street Mall at 11 PM on the 28th.
You can sample some Wild Mountain greengrass on the 14th at Clancy’s Irish Pub on W. 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge from 7:30 – 10:30 PM, on the 21st at The Roost in Longmont from 8:30 – 11 PM or on the 28th at Kline’s Beer Hall in Arvada from 8 – 11 PM.
Brian Clancy occupies his usual seat at Jack Quinn Pub and Alehouse in Downtown Colorado Springs on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th at 7:30 PM.
The Bedlam Boys play for a house concert in the Gold Hills Theatre in Woodland Park on the 8th from 2:30-4 PM and at Jack Quinn’s in Colo Springs on the 21st at 8 PM.
CaraTrom – the stage name of Tim Baldwin – will be playing his blend of Irish, bluegrass, and Americana music at The Public House in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 21, from 9 to midnight.