September 2018 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger Hara
Brian Clancy is at Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse and Pub, recently named the #3 pub in America, downtown Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM on the 6th, 20th and 27. On the 13th, Brian Clancy and Irish Row play at Jack Quinn’s for the International Association of Fire Fighters Memorial week performance at 7:30 PM.
Skean Dubh provides entertainment at the Commonwheel Labor Day Arts Festival in the Manitou Springs Memorial Park on the 2nd from 2:30-3:30 PM, the Palisade Farmer’s Market on the 16th from 9:30-1:30 PM, the First Presbyterian Church in Littleton from 12-1 PM on the 29th then closes out the day and the month at the Laughing Goat on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder from 9-11 PM.
Take Down the Door performs in the Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill in Denver on the 14th at 8 PM, plays and teaches at the 9/20-23 Take Down the Door at the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival in La Veta from the 20th-23rd and plays at the St. Brigid Celtic Festival in Frederick at 2 PM on the 29th.
Beth Gadbaw and Roger Landes are on stage at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Black Forest, Colorado Springs at 2 PM on the 28th and later that night at the Nevei Kodesh Hall in Boulder at 7 PM.
Juice O’the Barley plays a set or two on the 22nd for the patrons at Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse and Pub at 8 PM on the 22nd.
The Pine Creek Tippers play the patio at The Margarita in Colorado Springs at 6 PM on the 28th then return on the 29th to play from 10 AM – 1 PM for the brunch and Farm and Art Market there.
Wild Mountain begins the month at the 9/1-Bittersweet Café in Louisville on the 1st at 7:30 PM, plays at the New Image Brewery in Arvada on the 8th from 7-10 PM, returns to Arvada for the 4×4 Festival benefit at the Apex Tennis Center on the 14th to play from 7-9 PM then closes out the month at Clancy’s Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge with a 7:30-10:30 PM gig on the 29th.
Avourneen provides the music for the Zesty Contra Dance in the Scheitler Center, 5031 W. 46th Ave. at 7 PM on the 8th, Admission starts at $10. The band then heads south to play at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs at 8 PM on the 29th. Guitarist and lead singer Adam Goldstein does an Irish singalong for the preshow at the Clocktower Cabaret on the 1st and 15th.
Windover Tide, a new band that does sea shanties, Celtic and folk (Michael Sheridan vocals and fiddle, Leah Stein vocals, Casey McCarthy vocals and guitar and Deb Switzer fiddle and vocals) is at the City of Northglenn Pirate Fest on the 15th from 5-7 PM on the Main Stage and various times during the day on the Compass Stage. They had a recent gig playing for the king and queen at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.
Chancer’s Hooley rocks out at The Barrel in Estes Park on the 6th from 7-10 PM then hits that stage of the Pirate Fest in Northglenn from 8-10 PM on the 14th.
The McDeviants help celebrate International Association of Fire Fighters week at Jack Quinn’s on the 15th from 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM.
The Tannahill Weavers are in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill in Denver at 8 PM on the 22nd. General admission tickets at $23.
Swallow Hill hosts an open Irish session on the 2nd from 2-4 PM.
Angus Mohr plays at Lonigan’s in Estes Park at 9 PM on the 7th and 8th.
Celtic Chaos plays at the Brighton Corn and Chili Festival on the 3rd from 11 AM – 2 PM in the Palizzi Farm Store, 498 E. Bromley Lane.
Pete and Kelly Strickler are hosting a house concert featuring Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell and Patrick Doocey – on the 18th at 7:30 PM with a Master Class at 5:30 PM. Registration required. Go to http://irishhouseconcerts.com/events/kevin-crawford-colin-farrell-and-patrick-doocey-house-concert/
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, September 6-9, Estes Park, CO w/Albannach, Brother Angus, Tempest, The Gothard Sisters, Sligo Rags, Daimh, Seamus Kennedy, Scott Jeffers, international pipe bands. Also, Scottish and Irish dance competitions, Morris and Contra dancing, Pipe Band and solo piper competition, Scottish clans, living history, whiskey tasting, light and heavy armor full contact jousting, Military Tattoo, parade, food, fun, Sunday morning Catholic mass, Irish breakfast after the mass, sheep herding, merchandise.
Price Varies – see the website for times, dates and prices http://www.scotfest.com/
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival September 20-23, La Veta, Walsenburg, Cuchara and Gardner, Colorado.
Performers and Instructors include: “The Voice of Clannad” Moya Brennan, Cormac De Barra, Heron Valley, One for the Foxes, Tadgh Ó Meachair, Joanna Hyde, Dave Curley, Kevin Crawford, Patrick Doocey, Colin Farrell, Ed Miller, Robbie O’Connell, Máirtín de Cógaín, Joey Abarata, Dylan Foley, Patsy O’Brien, Take Down the Door, John Crumlin, Timothy Cummings, Dirk Mewes,Tanya Perkins, David Kolacny, Debbie Kolacny, Jim Remington, David Migoya. Four days (and nights) of Music, Dance, Singing, Storytelling with Concerts, Workshops, Demos/Talks, Sessions, and comradery.
Some events FREE including opening day music session and picnic (byop) at UpTop ghost town on La Veta Pass and Friday Street Fest in Walsenburg. See the website for times, dates, locations and prices and free stuff http://celticmusicfest.com/
2nd Annual Celtic Fest Brigit, September 29 – 11 AM-7 PM, St. Brigit Episcopal Church, Frederick, CO, Take Down the Door, Angus Mohr, Denver and District Pipe Band w/St. Brigit’s Bathwater beer, food, games, Celtic Art, clans, whiskey, Kirkin’ o’ the tartans. Celtic Fest is designed to raise funds for the community programs of St. Brigit Episcopal Church in Frederick, CO. Adults – $15, Seniors 60+ – $10, Children age 5-12 – $5, Children under 5 – free,