Ceolta Notes – December 2019
By Rodger Hara
Begin your holiday season with the celestial voices of Celtic Woman who present songs from their new holiday CD, The Magic of Christmas, in the Boettcher Concert Hall with backing from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on the 8th at 5 PM. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer. https://tickets.coloradosymphony.org/5194
Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions to the stage of the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver on the 13th and 14th at 7:30 PM and the Stargazers Theatre in Colorado Springs on the 17th at 7 PM. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the show features top Irish music, song and dance with Sligo vocalist Niamh Farrell, legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, and old-style Irish dancing from Samantha Harvey. www.SoiledDove.com or direct links: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-irish-christmas-in-america-tickets-72296509807?aff=aff0bandsintown&appId=wf_vevfupuevfgznfvanzrevpn.pbz&comeFrom=242&artist_event_id=101099441http://www.stargazerstheatre.com/event/2a6635200292de66c78dce9a4cf29e59
Brian Clancy and Irish Row with Henry the Fiddler and Greg Panos, play some Christmas songs on Appalachian Dulcimer with Fiddle at the Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Alehouse, Downtown Colorado Springs, on the 12th at 7:30 PM.
Celtic Gift Martin Purcival and The Irish Dance Theatre present another spectacular Seasonal production “The Celtic Gift: A Holiday Fairytale”. The show called “Riverdance meets The Nutcracker” will bring a unique blend of traditional Irish dancing and holiday theatrics. The Celtic Gift will feature professional dancer from around the world and will be narrated by Jenna Medcalf is also show vocalist.
Below are show dates. Tickets for all shows can be purchase at www.IrishDanceTheatre.com/performances: Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield, CO Monday, December 2, 7-9PM; Gryphon Theatre , Laramie, WY Friday, December 6, 7:300PM-9:30PM; Cheyenne Civic Center , Cheyenne, WY Saturday, December 7, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM; ENT Center for the Arts ,Colorado Springs, CO Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM; Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield, CO Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM; The Celtic Gift: Seawell Ballroom at the DCPA , Denver, CO Thursday, December 19, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM; Lincoln Center Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO Saturday, December 21, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
Acoustic Eidolon, the Colorado duo of cello and guitar with vocals, presents their 19th Annual Rialto Winter Concert, “The Acoustic Eidolon Experience: From the Faroe Islands to Norway to the historic Rialto Theater!” on the 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM in the Historic Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland, 228 E. Fourth Street. $20 adult, $15 senior/student
Info/Tix: (970) 962-2120 or https://rialtoloveland.ticketforce.com/. On the 13th, they are at Swallow Hill in Denver on the 13th for their annual Swallow Hill “An Evening with Colorado’s Own Acoustic Eidolon” Concert at 8 PM. Swallow Hill Music Association, Daniels Hall
71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210 Info/Tix: (303) 777-1003 or https://swallowhillmusic-eb.ticketfly.com/e/acoustic-eidolon-71424912837/ $18 Advance, $20 Day of Show, $2 discount for Swallow Hill Music members.
Juice O’the Barley brings in the New Year on the 31st for the Father Carrigan Division of the AOH’s annual Irish New Year’s Eve party upstairs at the Celtic on Market. The party begins at 2 PM then rings in the New Year at midnight Dublin time (5 PM MST).
The Celtic Friends provide a set of traditional Irish and Scottish and original Celtic-style songs downstairs at the Celtic on Market on the 31st for the AOH New Year’s Eve party from 3-6 PM.
Take Down the Door presents “A Celtic Christmas” at Nissi’s 2675 N Park Dr., Lafayette on the 10th at 7:30 PM (doors at 7 PM) tickets $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Take Down the Door features Adam Agee and Jessie Burns on fiddle, Beth Gadbaw on bodhran and vocals, Jon Sousa on guitar and banjo and Eric Thorin on standup bass.
Skean Dubh entertains at the Old oak coffee house in Niwot from 5:30-7:30 PM on the 7th.
Colcannon presents their annual Christmas Show at the Longmont Theatre, 513 E. Main St., Longmont, at 7:30 PM on the 18th. Featuring The Hub of Eternity, Christmas in Brooklyn, Rug Muire Mac do Dhia and a host of seasonal songs and music, there’s no better way to get in the Christmas mood . . .
The Pine Creek Tippers play at the Woodland Park Holiday Home Tour on the 7th followed by an afternoon session in Green Mtn. Falls at the Sally Bush Center.
O’Neill’s Fancy provides the music for the Pikes Peak Traditional Dance monthly contra dance on the 21st at All About Dance, 2318 Vickers Drive, Colorado Springs, beginning at 7:00PM. www. ppcontra.com
Boulder harpist Margot Krimmel plays for the Flower Bin, Holiday Market on the 1st from 1:30-3:30 PM,1805 Nelson, Longmont, CO; offers a free concert on the 11th from 5:30-6:30 in the Vail Library, Meadows Drive Vail, then provides music for the 7:30 PM Christmas Eve service St John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder.
Winter Solabration! On the Solstice, December 21st, from 6 to midnight, at the Joyful Ballroom, 3695 W. 72nd Avenue, Westminster, 80030. Adult tickets are $35, Kids (6 – 12) $9 and Teens/Students, $19. Tickets and more information at wsolstice.org.
Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 6:00p.m. at St. Brigit Episcopal Church.
St. Brigit Episcopal Church is located at 110 Johnson Street in Frederick. Please visit www.stbrigit.org or www.facebook.com/StBrigit for more information.
The McDeviants rock out, Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs on the 5th from 7:30-11:30 PM and on New Year’s Eve from 4-7 PM. Kevin McDeviant does a solo acoustic show at Jack Quinn’s on the 26th from 7:30-10:30 PM and from 7-10 PM on the 14th and 28th at Abby’s Irish Pub in the northeast part of Colorado Springs.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Josepth Carrigan Division, Colorado invites all to attend their annual Irish New Year’s Eve party at the Celtic on Market, 14th and Market Streets on the 31st. The party will start in the early afternoon with Irish rock music upstairs performed by Juice O’the Barley, trad music downstairs from session players early and the Celtic Friends late with Irish stepdancing in between music. Funds raised from admission to the event will go to benefit the mission of the AOH and charities that it supports.
Nerea the Fiddler and Marty Smith are at Jack Quinn’s, on the 12th, the Mercury Café in Denver from 2:30 – 4 PM and at the Laughing Goat in Boulder from 7-10 PM.