Chelsea’s Agora Gallery in NY will feature the original work of Colorado artist Jim Murphy in Mélange of Milieu. The exhibitions open on March 4, 2014 and run until March 25, 2014. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, March 6, 2014.

A native of Limerick, Ireland, Jim Murphy’s inspiration grew out of a love for his Irish countryside, and the natural wonders found in Arizona, Utah and the Badlands in South Dakota. His keen eye effortlessly captures the seductive beauty and pristine character of nature. Through skilled lens work and an artist’s eye for composition, Murphy delves deep into each subject, bringing forth a narrative that reminds us of nature’s frailty and power. Colors and perspective play a key role in each presentation, revealing nuance and emotional subtexts that convey both solace and substance.

Murphy’s passion for capturing and protecting nature for future generations is evident in his portrayals of big skies and wide-open spaces. Many patrons often mistake his work for paintings, the result of refined techniques. Among these, the use of Duraplaq float mounting, which has no glass and a 1/4” beveled edge, allowing images to run edge-to-edge. Adding technique to artistry, Murphy typically prints his photographs on metallic paper, resulting in intense, lifelike colors to create images of almost uncanny 3D realism.
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists.
Exhibition Dates: March 4, 2014 – March 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Jim_Murphy.aspx#.UtAfuPJ0uVo

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(Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore and Recipes –
A Colorado review from Rodger Hara)

Sarge & Shannon at "Scruffy's"

Globaldiaspora.ie estimates that there are over 70 million people around the world who claim Irish ancestry. With that number, it is no surprise that there are also an estimated 60,000 Irish pubs around the world in many unusual and far-flung places. For example, Denver’s own Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald recently returned from a trip to Mongolia where he found a pub opened by a Limerick man called The Great Khaan Irish Pub in downtown Ulanbaatr.

Many of those 60,000 pubs are in the US and at least 42 (at last count) are in the Denver metropolitan area. And of those 42, two – Nallen’s Irish Pub and Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub – have been honored by being included in a just-published fascinating and well-written coffee-table book called “Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore and Recipes.”

Written and photographed by Robert “Bob” Meyers with Ron Wallace and published by Deeds Publishing, this book rises above the usual lists of great pubs because of the authors’ unique approach to selecting the pubs for the book.

In 2008, Bob, a 1956 graduate of the University of Colorado, former foreign service officer, staffer in the Carter White House, Director of International Affairs at Allied Signal (now Honeywell) and Vice President at Scientific Atlanta (now Cisco), began a 2 ½ year quest to photograph and write the story of the barns of the part of Georgia that had been Milton County from 1857 to 1931. In 1932, it was merged with Fulton County to save it from bankruptcy. Formerly part of the Cherokee Nation, cotton was king in Milton County and Bob produced a coffee table book, “Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties: Barns of Old Milton County” that presented a loving and respectful look at barns old and new there with art-house quality photographs and stories about their context and uses.

Ron, a native of Idaho, began his 38 year career with United Parcel Service as a driver there and retired in 2002 in Georgia as President of UPS International. A resident of Alpharetta, the former Seat of Milton County, he is an author of two books, “The Power of the Campaign Pyramid”, released in 2012, a book about organizing political campaigns (he has won 19 of the 22 campaigns he has managed) and “What Brown Did for Me”, a book on leadership that will be released in 2014. He has also been a professional race car driver, played semi-pro football in Europe and after retiring from UPS attended a police academy in Georgia, received his certification, worked for a sheriff’s department for two years and is now Deputy Chief of the police department in Alpharetta where he has his own patrol car and works two to three nights a week. After retirement, he was approached about investing in a pub and using the business skills and wisdom developed overseeing UPS’ operations in 200 foreign countries visited over a hundred Irish pubs, did extensive research and developed a business plan that could easily be a Harvard Business School case study (http://www.accessmilton.com/BOM-OldeBlindDog.php). That research led to the opening of The Olde Blind Dog Pub (named in honor of Ron’s English Bull Dog Peaches) in Milton, GA (a city that, incidentally, Ron helped found) five years ago and a sister pub 18 months ago.

After release of Bob’s book on the Barns of Milton County, he and Ron were visiting one day and Ron casually suggested that Bob do his next book on pubs. One thing led to another and soon the two embarked on a journey that lasted a year, saw them log 50,000 air miles and interview hundreds of people around the country in search of those pubs that have great visual appeal, an interesting story/history and are part of and contribute to their communities. In the interview for this article, he told me that the book is “…really a storybook – not just a review of some great pubs – and is a tribute to what the Irish have contributed to this country.” Echoing that thought, Ron said that the book is an expression of “…appreciation for the Irish and the stories within each pub.” They built on Ron’s research and relationships developed in the build-out of his pubs, interviewed pub owners, liquor industry staff, customers and visited pubs around the country on their quest.

In that context, it is fitting that Nallen’s, Denver’s oldest pub and Scruffy Murphy’s, one of Denver’s newest were chosen to be honored along with 50 other pubs around America.

About 18 months ago, Bob and Ron contacted John Nallen, told him about their book and asked if he would be their guide in Denver. John willingly agreed and took them on a tour of the pubs around town and wound up with them back at his establishment where they were charmed by the Mom and Pop operation similar to so many pubs in Ireland.

Nallen’s was founded in 1992 and moved to its current location on Market Street in 1996. John Nallen, from the tiny town of Belderrig near the Céide Fields Heritage Ireland site in County Mayo, was an early supporter of the Denver Gaels, played for a time and was Vice President of the club in the early days. John manages the pub with his wife Una and able assistance from son Sean, son-in-law to be Keith Lawler and niece Maggie. Bob and Ron chose Nallen’s because of its size, look comfortable feel and welcoming authenticity and the fact that a dozen couples have chosen to be married in the pub, giving it the title of “the wedding pub.” John said that having been in 10 or so of the other pubs in the book that he was “…surprised, humbled and honored to be included in such company.”

Founded in 2004 by Andrew Toole and now owned by Shannon Murray, her husband Dave “Sarge” Wisniewski and Niall “Bingo” Byrne of County Wexford, Scruffy Murphy’s on Larimer is named after an apocryphal Irish miner who may or may not have existed but whose name is known around the world. Ably managed by Steve Colligan and veteran bartender Craig Hostrop (at Scruffy’s since 2005) while Shannon tends her day job at Hinds Financial Services and Sarge his superintendent work for Saunders Construction, Scruffy Murphy’s has been included because of its “…mildly eccentric character, slightly worn and scruffy but always welcoming – like your Irish neighbors living room.” Bob and Ron also recognized Scruffy’s for the charitable work it does in the community for the Tennyson Center for Children, Hearts and Hand Center for at risk youth and the Wounded Warrior project among many others. Having left Michigan 33 years ago – where Sarge was actually a second lieutenant in the Saginaw Mounted Police (and despite his nickname and bearing was never in the military) – Shannon said that “While it may be every Irishman’s dream to own a pub in America, there are actually many Irish-Americans with the same dream.”

In addition to beautiful photographs of the interiors and exteriors of the pubs featured in the book, there are recipes too. Niall Byrne’s wife Heather’s recipe for Maggie May’s Bread Pudding has been included along with recipes for the Dublin Mule served at Nallen’s in a copper mug and Steve Colligan’s recipe for an Irish Apple that comes in a martini glass, both made with Jameson’s.

In Denver we are blessed with access to two wonderful places where we just take them for granted. If you are interested in learning about the rest and getting a treat for your eyes and heart, copies of the book are available at both pubs, online at www.irishpubsbook.com and if you happen to be in Dublin, a copy can also be picked up from Marty at the Temple Bar merchandise shop next to the pub. And for more fun, the pilot for a reality television show based on the stories of the pubs in the book is also in production, so watch your cable listings. And for even more fun, pick up a copy of the book and take a long, slow road trip and visit all the pubs in it…

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Adam Agee, Jessie Burns, Beth Gadbaw, Jon Sousa, Eric Thorin-
March 29 Chief Theater, Steamboat Springs,7 PM.

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa -March 7 & 21 Spruce Confections in North Boulder 8-10 AM;
March 14 Inisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café 12-2 PM; Loveland Museum 6-8 PM
March 15 & 16 Big Horn Saloon, Big Horn Wyoming; March 28 Unity Church of Boulder,7:30 PM.
Andy Sheldon and Friends- March 14,Slattery’s, Greenwood Village,5 PM;Maggie Smith’s, Centennial,5:45 PM; McLoughlin’s, LoDo,6:15 PM; Irish Snug,7:30 PM; March 17 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village,3:30 PM; Maggie Smith’s, Centennial,2 PM; McLoughlin’s, LoDo5:30 PM.

Angus Mohr -March 14, Nissi’s, Lafayette,7:30 PM; March 15,Olde Towne Arvada,4:45-6 PM;
March 15,Little Bear, Evergreen,9 PM.

Bennett School of Irish Dance
March 15 St Pat’s Parade, Lodo
March 15 Olde Town Arvada 1-1:30 PM
March 16 Denver International Airport 1-4 PM
March 17 Children’s Museum of Denver 11:30 AM-12 PM, 12:30-1 PM

Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel
March 7 & 8 Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village 7:30 PM
With Jessie Burns and the Cherry Creek Chorale
March 13 Oskar Blues, Longmont 5:30-8:30 PM

Big Paddy
March 7 Exchange Tavern, Westminster 8:30 PM
March 8 Oskar Blues, Longmont 8 PM, $4 cover charge
March 14 Conor O’Neill’s Pub, Boulder 10 PM, $4 cover charge
March 15 Fadó, Denver 2-3:30 PM, Main Stage $10 – $15
March 15 Dickens Opera House, Longmont 8 PM, $10
March 17 Exchange Tavern, Westminster 6:30-10:30 PM

Blackthorn
March 15 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 2-5 PM
March 17 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 2-6 PM

Bodha
March 8 Scruffy Murphy’s, LoDo 1-5 PM
March 8 Katie Mullen’s, Downtown Denver 9-12 PM
March 9 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 3-7 PM
March 15 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 3-6:30 PM
March 15 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 8 PM-Close
March 17 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 2:30-5:30 PM
March 17 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 7:30 PM-Close

Brian Clancy
March 6, 13, 20, 27 Jack Quinn’s, Colo Springs 7:30 PM
March 8, 22, 29 The Irish Snug, Denver 8:30 PM
March 14 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 6 PM
March 15 Fadó Irish Pub, LoDo 10 AM (W/Irish Row)
March 16 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 1:15 PM (W/Irish Row)
March 16 The Irish Snug 4:30 PM (W/Irish Row)
March 17 Fadó Irish Pub 2 PM (W/Irish Row)
March 17 The Irish Snug 5 PM (W/Irish Row)
March 17 Jack Quinn’s 9 PM (W/Irish Row)

Celtic Chaos
March 15 Irish Snug 1:45-4:15 PM

Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance
March 14 Maggie Smith’s, Katie Mullen’s, Buffalo Rose 4 PM
March 14 Abbey Tavern 6:30 PM
March 15 Maggie Smith’s 2 PM, full show @ 8 PM
March 15 Fado 4:30 PM
March 16 Katie Mullen’s 4 PM
March 17 Maggie Smith’s 2:30-8 PM (full show, 6:45 PM)
March 17 Fado 4:30 PM
March 17 Katie Mullen’s 5 PM

Celtic Friends
March 15 Skylite Station, Denver 4 PM
March 16 Holly Creek, Centennial 7 PM

Celtic Winds
March 9 Slattery’s Family Day, Greenwood Village 3-7 PM
March 15 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 5:15-7 PM
March 17 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 3-6:45 PM

Ceol Ceili
March 16 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 2-6 PM
March 17 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 11 AM-2 PM

Chancers Hooley
March 14 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 9 PM
March 15 Winter Park Ski Area Noon
March 15 Sheabeen – Aurora 8 PM
March 17 Katie Mullen’s 3 PM
March 17 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 3:30 PM

Ciorcal Cairde Irish Pipes and Drums
March 14 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 4:45-5:15 PM
March 14 Lansdowne Arms, Highlands Ranch 6 PM
March 14 McCabe’s Irish Pub, Aurora 8 PM
March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Denver 10 AM
March 15 Irish Snug, Capitol Hill 6 PM
March 15 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 7 PM
March 16 Lansdowne Arms, Highlands Ranch 12 PM
March 16 McCabe’s Irish Pub, Aurora 2-3:30 PM
March 17 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 2-2:30 PM
March 17 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 3-3:30 PM
March 17 Lansdowne Arms, Highlands Ranch 6 PM
March 17 McCabe’s Irish Pub, Aurora 8 PM

Colcannon
March 7 Leon Memorial Hall, Adams State Univ., Alamosa 7:00 PM
March 8 Durango Celtic Festival, Henry Strater Theater 8 PM
Tickets $25
March 15 Broomfield Auditorium 7 PM
Tickets $15-$20

Colorado Pipers
March 17 Baker Street, Tech Center 4 PM
March 17 Baker Street, Westminster 5 PM
March 17 Baker Street, Belmar 6 PM
March 17 Jose O’Shea’s, Lakewood 7 PM
March 17 Chad’s Grill, Lakewood 7:30 PM

the commoners
March 14 Scruffy Murphy’s, LoDo 9 PM-close
March 15 Old Town Square, Ft. Collins 1-3 PM
March 15 Barkley Ballroom, Frisco 9 PM-1 AM
March 16 Runnin’ O’the Green, LoDo 10:30 AM
March 17 Mulligan’s Pub & Sports Club, Ft. Collins 7 PM

Conivan
March 15 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 2:30 PM
March 14 Slattery’s, Greewood Village 4 PM
March 15 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 6:30 PM
March 15 Irish Snug 8:30 PM

Delilah’s Revenge
March 14 Pike’s Peak Brewing Company, Monument 8 PM–12 AM
March 15 Parkside Mansion (Lucky Laces Event) Denver CO 10:45 AM
March 15 Scruffy Murphy’s, Denver 2-5 PM
March 15 Jack Quinn’s Pub, Colorado Springs 9 PM–1AM
March 17 Irish Snug, Denver 9 PM-12 AM

Dennis Gallagher’s Annual St Patrick’s Dinner and Auction
March 16 Police Protective Association, 2105 Decatur 4-7 PM
Street, step dancers, singers and bagpipers and Governor
Hickenlooper so Gallagher will not be the only windbag present.
Free will offerings gratefully accepted.

Denver and District Pipe Band
March 15 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 8:30 PM
March 17 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 5 PM
March 15 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 7:30 PM
March 17 Irish Snug 7 PM

Denver Brass – Ancient Threads: A Celtic Tapestry
March 1 & 15 Newman Center for the Performing Arts – Univ. of Denver 7:30 PM
March 16 Newman Center for the Performing Arts – Univ. of Denver 2:30 PM
With Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums, Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Wick School of Irish Dance, Todd Teske – Tenor, Iain and Joanna Hyde – Fiddlers
Tickets: $22-$44

Durango Celtic Festival
March 7-9 Colcannon, Tramor, Willson & McKee, Giant’s Dance, Kitchen Jam Band,
Patrick Crossing, Mad Haggis, Gypsy Fire, Big’Ns, workshops, storytelling, Celtic
Wares, fun and food for the whole family. Henry Strater Theater and The Irish Embassy Pub.Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

Evanston, Wyoming Celtic Festival – Céilí at the Roundhouse
March 21 Full Set
March 22 The Prodigals
March 21-23 Antrim Rose, Battlefield Band, Goitse, Flint & Steel, Mark Cantor, Utah Piping
Club, CrossStrung, Red Branch, SYNKOFA-Celtic Jazz, Colin Botts, Rovin’
Boozers, Florence and the Knighting-Gael, lectures, workshops, arts & crafts,
food, vendors and more! Inndoor Festival – info & tickets at https://www.purplepass.com/?SID=UCCSSeries#2911/Young_Musicians,_Inc.-Ceili_at_the_Roundhouse_Celtic_Festival-Roundhouse_&_Railyards_Complex-March-21-2014.html

Gobs O’Phun
March 8 Swallow Hill Music Association Music Hall 8 PM
20th Anniversary Celebration Concert
71 E. Yale | Denver, Advance Tickets: $16 / Day of Show: $18 (Swallow Hill Members $2 less)

http://swallowhillmusic.org/concerts/buyTickets.cfm?id=1557

The Granias
March 2 Celtic Worship Service, Pine Street Church, Boulder 6 PM
With guest flutist Esther Terpenning
March 16 Celtic Worship Music, Little White Church, Lyons 10 AM.
March 16 Longmont Council for the Arts 4 PM
March 17 Oskar Blues, Longmont 7:30 PM

Heritage Irish Stepdancers
March 15, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, LoDo 10 AM.
March 15 History Colorado Museum, Denver 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
March 15 Skylite Station, 910 Santa Fe Dr. 5:00 PM
March 16 Last Dragon of Ireland, Broomfield Auditorium 3:00-4:30 PM
3 Community Park Rd. Tickets $10/person:

http://lastdragon.brownpapertickets.com

March 17 Q’s Pub, 10133 Chatfield Ave., Littleton 6:15-6:45 & 8:00-8:30 PM

Indigent Row
March 8 Ceili in the Rockies, Moose Lodge 5–10 PM
Longmont. Tix $10-16 in advance
www.ticketbud.com, $20-26 at the door

Indulgers and Wild Mountain Celts
March 7 Conor O’Neill’s, Boulder 10 PM
March 8 The Exchange Tavern, Westminster 8 PM (Wild Mtn Celts)
March 14 Brendan’s 404, Denver 8 PM
March 15 Fadó Irish Pub , LoDo Noon & 5:30 PM
March 16 Brendan’s 404 4-7 PM
March 17 Fadó Irish Pub 8 PM

Jerry Barlow
March 2 Aurora History Museum, 15001 E. Alameda Ave. 2:00 PM
Admission is $8 for non-residents, $6 for residents
March 17 Windsor-Severance Library, 720 3rd St.,Windsor. 7:00 PM
March 18 Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams, 6:30 PM
March 19 Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Dr., Vail 5:30 PM

Juice O’The Barley
March 9 Maggie Smith’s Pub, Centennial 2-3 & 4-6 PM
March 15 McLoughlin’s Pub, LoDo 2:30-5:30 PM
March 15 Maggie Smith’s Pub, Centennial 8:30-11:30 PM
March 17 The Irish Snug, Denver 2:30-4:30 PM
March 17 Sheabeen Irish Pub, Aurora 8 PM-12 AM

Keep Britain Irish
March 15 Scruffy Murphy’s 11 AM-1 PM
March 15 McDonough’s, Aurora 8 PM-12 AM

Kevin Dooley
March 15 Tasty Weasel, Longmont 4:30 PM w/Eric Drobny
March 16 Oskar Blues, Longmont 6-9 PM with Steve Mullins and Alex
Johnstone
March 17 Bootstrap Brewery, Niwot 6-9 with Eric Drobny and Steve
Mullins
The McDeviants
March 15 Irish Snug, Capitol Hill Denver 9:30 PM

McTeggart School of Irish Dance
March 5 Koelbel Public Library, Centennial 6:30 PM
March 9 Smoky Hill Public Library, Centennial 2:00 PM
March 14 Irish Snug, Denver 6:30 PM
March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Denver
March 15 Knights of Columbus, 1550 Grant St. Denver 1 & 2 PM
March 15 Providence Tavern, Edgewater 3:30 PM
March 15 Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub, Littleton 4:00 PM
March 16 Littleton Public Library 3 PM
March 16 Ned Kelly’s Irish 7 PM
March 17 Cherry Cricket, Denver 9 & 9:30 PM

Michael Collins Pipe Band
March 9 Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, Fund Raiser 1-4 PM
March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade 10 AM
March 15 Scruffy Murphy’s 2 PM
March 15 Breckenridge Brewery, LoDo 3 PM
March 15 View House, LoDo 4 PM
March 15 Katie Mullen’s 5 PM
March 16 Fainting Goat 6 PM
March 15 Scruffy Murphy’s 6 PM
March 15 McCarthy’s, Aurora 7 PM
March 15 Dry Dock, Aurora 8 PM
March 16 Sheabeen Pub, 9 PM 9 PM
March 17 View House, LoDo 3 PM
March 17 Katie Mullen’s 4 PM
March 17 Scruffy Murphy’s 5 PM
March 17 Fainting Goat 6 PM
March 17 McCarthy’s 7 PM
March 17 Dry Dock, Aurora 8 PM
March 17 Sheabeen Pub 9 PM

Moriarty-Moffitt School of Irish Dance
March 8 Ceili in the Rockies, Moose Lodge 5–10 PM
Longmont w/Indigent Row. Tix $10-16
In advance – www.ticketbud.com, $20-26 at the door
March 14 Dickens Tavern, Longmont 7 PM
March 14 Mudrocks Louisville 7:30 PM
March 14 Oskar Blues Longmont 8 PM
March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Denver 9:30 AM
March 15 Knights of Columbus Estes Park 6-6:30 PM
March 15 Dickens Tavern Longmont 6:30 PM
March 15 Knights of Columbus, Lady of the
Assumption Catholic Church, Denver 7 PM
March 15 Dickens Opera House, Longmont 7 PM
March 15 Dickens Tavern, Longmont 7:30 PM
March 15 Oskar Blues, Longmont 8:15 PM
March 16 Parkway Sports Grill, Erie 3 PM
March 16 Oskar Blues, Longmont 5:30 PM
March 16 Dickens Tavern, Longmont 6:30 PM
March 17 Parkway Sports Grill, Erie 6 PM
March 17 Dickens Tavern, Longmont 6:30 PM
March 17 Oskar Blues, Longmont 7:15 PM

Mountain Road Ceili Band
March 21 Margarita Restaurant, Colorado Springs 6:30-9:30 PM

Mulligan Stew
March 15 S. Pearl St. Merchants Festival, Denver 1-3 PM
March 15 & 16 Clancy’s Irish Pub, Wheat Ridge TBA
March 17 Golden City Brewery 4:30-6:30 PM

Northern Colorado Caledonia Pipe Band.
March 15 Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day Parade 10 AM
March 15 Downtown Greeley Mall 2:30-4:30 PM
March 15 Dickens Opera House, Longmont 5:30-7 PM
March 17 Mike O’Shay’s, Longmont 4-6:30

Pandora Celtica
March 15 Lucky Laces 5/10k in Denver City Park 10 AM – Noon
March 15 Celtic Tavern Downtown 2 PM
March 15 Tilted Kilt in the DTC 8 PM
March 17 Slattery’s Irish Pub in the DTC 5:30 PM
March 22 “Ostara with Odin”, Mercury Café 6 PM
March 28-30 AnomalyCon, Denver Tech Marriott Various times all weekend

Pinch of Snuff – Trad Band from County Leitrim
March 14-17 Katie Mullen’s, Downtown Denver Various times on all days

Potcheen
March 7 Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub 9 PM
March 8 Celtic House Pub, Parker 8 PM
March 14 City Hall Amphitheater Pirate Ball 10 PM
March 15 St.Patricks Day Parade, Denver
March 15 Paddy’s on Pearl street festival 3:30-5:30 PM
March 15 LOHI St.Pats Celebration (Churchill’s Pub) 7:30-11:30
March 17 Montana’s Smokehouse, Avon, CO 8 PM
March 21 Alma’s Only Bistro, Alma, CO 8 PM
March 22. Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, Grand Jct 9 PM
March 29 Pioneer Inn. Nederland, CO TBA

Rare Ould Times
March 15 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 10 AM – 2 PM

Reed School of Irish Dance
March 9 Maggie Smith’s 2-6 PM (Full show at 3:30 PM)
March 15 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 2 PM & 5:30 PM (full show)
March 15 Irish Snug/Under the Snug 1:30 PM (Full show at 9 PM)
March 15 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 2-9 PM
March 17 Slattery’s 2:15-8 PM
March 17 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 2-9 PM
March 17 Irish Snug/Tent/Under the Snug 2-9 PM/7:30-8 PM Special Show

Sherman Woods
March 17 Burke and Riley’s Pub, Breckenridge 12-6 PM

Skean Dubh
March 6 Wisdom Keepers Lunch, Mile Hi Church, Lakewood 1-2 PM
March 6 CCHS Ethnic Fest, Cherry Creek High School TBA
March 7 The Perk Downtown-Black Rose, Colo. Springs 7:30 PM
March 14 Java Jam coffee house, Englewood 7-10 PM
March 15 Mt. Vernon Country Club 6-9 PM
March 22 First Presbyterian Church, Littleton 1-2 PM

Star Edwards – Harpist
March 5,12,19 & 26 Brown Palace Hotel, Denver 1:45-3:45 PM
March 1 Denver Central Library 2-3 PM
March 13 Lakewood Arts Council, 85 S. Union St. 6:30-7:30 PM
March 28 Englewood Meridian, 3455 S. Corona 6:15-7:15 PM

Stuart Hayner Magic Show
March 9 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 3 PM (children’s show)
March 9 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 4:15 PM
March 15 Under the Snug (Atlantic Room) 2:15-2:45 PM

Stubby Shillelaghs
March 4, 11, 18 & 25 Patrick’s Pub, Greeley 9 PM
March 8 Big Beaver Brewery, Loveland 7-10 PM All ages
March 12 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 8-11 PM
March 15 Abbey Tavern, Denver 7-9 PM
March 17 Scruffy Murphy’s, LoDo 9 PM-1:30 AM
March 29 Jack Quinn’s, Colorado Springs 9 PM-1 AM

Wick School of Irish Dance
March 9 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village (full show) 3 PM & 4:45 PM
March 14 Slattery’s 4 PM
March 14 McLoughlin’s, LoDo 6:45 PM

The Wicked Shehogues
March 14 Maggie Smith’s, Centennial 6:30-9:30 PM
March 15 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 3-7 PM
March 17 Slattery’s, Greenwood Village 7:00 PM-Closing
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New Mexico March Irish Events

Colcannon, Thursday, March 6, at the KTAOS Solar Center #9 Ski Valley Road, Taos, NM, 7 p.m. You can

The Mandala Center, located in Northeast New Mexico (http://www.mandalacenter.org/mandala-workshops.html) is hosting Celtic Culture workshop featuring music, dance, poetry and storytelling with award winning musicians Ken Willson and Kim McKee, March 13- March 16. 575-278-3002

The Annual New Mexico Irish-American Society’s St. Patrick’s Day Party Sunday, March 16th,
1:00-5:30 PM GAC Hall—4821 Menaul NE Albuquerque, $5 Adults; $2 Children 2 – 12 (under 2: free)
Featured Entertainment: 1:00 PM: Eagle’s Whistle;2:00: Mac-Tíre of Skye Pipes and Drums
2:30: Audience Participation Ceili Dancing with Norita;3:15: Tir Conaill Dance Academy;
3:45: Celtic Coyotes; 4:45: Carol Benson, violinist; MC: Ellen Dowling;Pot Luck,Door Prizes,
Cash bar. For more information, contact Paul McDonough, penthormul@aol.com or 505-294-8205

Mac-Tire of Skye Pipes and Drums – March 16th: Irish American Society St. Paddy’s Day party – German American Club from 2:00 to 2:30 pm. March 17t- Two Fools Tavern – 3211 Central Ave NE from 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge – 5801 Gibson Blvd SE from 5:00 to 5:30 pm; Fat Squirrel – 3755 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho from 6:30 to 7:00 pm; Brother Mathias Charity Dinner – Downtown Convention Center from 6:30 to 7:00 pm; Two Fools – 3211 Central Ave NE from 7:30 to 8:00 pm; Gecko’s Bar & Tapas – 5801 Academy Rd NE from 7:30 to 8:00 pm; Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge – 5801 Gibson Blvd SE from 8:00 to 8:30 pm; Fat Squirrel – 3755 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho from 8:00 to 8:30 pm; Geckos Bar & Tapas – 3500 Central Ave SE from 8:30 to 9:00 pm; Two Fools – 3211 Central Ave NE form 9:15 to whenever
From Ellen Dowling, New Mexico Irish-American Society

Jon Chandler GM

Denver St. Patrick’s Day has a new start time! 9:30AM, Saturday March 15th. The route is reversed from years past, so I’f you want to be at the beginning of the parade, make your way over to 19th and Wynkoop. Western musician and writer Jon Chandler is this the 2014 Grand Marshal, and he’ll lead the parade through the streets of LoDo.
A seventh-generation Coloradan, Jon’s novels, songs and poems serve to keep alive the West’s frontier ethic. He has been awarded the 2009 Spur Award for Best Song from the Western Writers of America for his song, Linwood. He was also named “2009 Best Living Western Musician” by True West Magazine, and won the Audience Award in the Western Folklife Center’s Yellowstone & the Tetons song competition for his song, The Road That Leads to Yellowstone.
A review of Jon’s CD WESTERNS included the phrase, “Chandler’s music is literate and literary.” Yep. There’s not an ounce of stereotypical Gene ‘n Roy retro-cowpoke, Lazy Z Chuckwagon faux-western shtick in his music or voice (that is, if you don’t count his kid’s project, Cowboy Critter Campfire Tales). Chandler writes songs of the historic and contemporary West, not particularly cowboy songs, although they tend to show up now and then. His songs owe more to Larry McMurtry, Elmer Kelton, Robert Service and Mark Twain than they do anyone in a band that ends with Wranglers or Ramblers. Simply put, his music is a reflection of his heritage
Singing in honky-tonks and folk clubs while earning his Graduate Degree, he continued to utilize his musical talents in the corporate world, writing advertising jingles and producing soundtracks for audio-visual presentations. Jumping ship from the marketing arena, he joined Denver’s seminal country-rock band, Dawson, and toured extensively before forming a series of creative businesses. Hooking up with Newport Publishers as a voiceover talent, he soon began producing children’s product, audio novels, and his first solo CD, Out West of Laramie. His award-winning Keepers of the Flame CD and its attendant music video served as the focal point of a nationwide conservation education program administered by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (Department of Agriculture). His CD, WESTERNS, has been dubbed “a landmark recording” and was chosen “best Western CD” by True West Magazine.
Sepia Soul, the Best of Jon Chandler was released to rave national reviews, with the iconic Cowboy Magazine noting, “It’s very difficult to categorize Jon Chandler’s music. It is western, sorta, because Chandler is a man of the West, but it is also, at times, Americana, progressive country, folk, southern, bluegrass, balladesque. Regardless, listening to this Jon Chandler album is a relaxing, mellow, beautiful musical experience. Truly wonderful music.” Maybe It’s the Moon – Jon Chandler & the Wichitones LIVE! was recorded at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and received stunning reviews, including Country Line Magazine’s, “Thank God for Chandler and his band of musicians.”
Jon is also a Spur Award-winning author of Western fiction, a contributor to several magazines, and the voice of the Historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, CO and the Historic Plains Hotel in Cheyenne, WY

Mar 122014
Josh Stewart small XJet

It’s March – springtime and St. Patrick’s Day are just around the corner. Soon the streets of Denver and city centers around the world will fill with folks wearing green t-shirts, hats, and buttons that celebrate their good fortune to be ‘Irish.’ The association of being “Irish” and charmed with good luck is evident in the common expression ‘luck of the Irish.’ According to Edward T. O’Donnell, author of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History, the phrase “luck of the Irish” started in America, “During the gold and silver rush years in the second half of the 19th century, a number of the most famous and successful miners were of Irish and Irish American birth. . . .Over time this association of the Irish with mining fortunes led to the expression ‘luck of the Irish.’”
Although definitions of luck might vary, the word often comes into play to explain something that happened beyond ones control or defying the odds. When people hear about Josh Stewart and Susan Morrice they might chalk their stories off as ‘luck if the Irish,’ as both are from Ireland and both have experienced extreme good fortune since they did the Educo seminar and learned how to imprint their goals. Both have started highly successful companies that have been receiving awards and accolades from within their industries. Josh brought his vision to a vacant piece of land in southeast Denver and turned it into the world’s finest private aviation company, XJet. Susan founded Belize Natural Energy (BNE). Undaunted by advise from big energy companies (who tried and failed) who told her that there was no oil in Belize, Susan forged ahead with her vision and holistic business model and struck oil on the first hole drilled! BNE has now become the largest employer in Belize, all the while surpassing industry standards for working in nature.
How much of Josh and Susan’s success came from planning and hard work, and how much was just being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time? You can hear Josh and Susan’s story in more detail on Saturday March 15th, 9am-12pm at XJet. They will tell you about their experiences of designing a holistic business model, and give insights on how they direct those intangible variables that we all have to create success – or ‘luck’ as some would say. The 3 hour informational session is free, plan to attend now – Whether you are looking for success in business, relationships, or personal well-being, you just might be on the way to finding your lucky four leaf clover from within!
Reserve your seat now, contact: tina.stewart@me.com
(If you are unable to attend March 15, contact Tina at above email and ask to contacted in regards to future meetings)

Mar 122014
Brendan's Pub crop Tom McGuire, Lisa, Kevin Geragty

Seamus O’Hara, Brewmaster and Founder of O’Hara’s Irish Craft Brews and the Carlow
Brewing Company in Ireland is on his way to Denver to Kick-off St. Patrick’s Weekend.
You can share a pint with Seamus Friday, March 14th 6p-8p at Brendan’s Pub,
404 Broadway, Denver. Contact the pub through www.Brendans404.com or call 720-627-5374.
Above, Tom McGuire, O’Harra’s Mountain Region Manager (303-799-6644), Lisa of Brendan’s,
and owner Kevin Geragty inspect the O’Hara tap for the big occasion. No cover charge!

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