News from the Rocky Mountain Music Scene – - -
by Rodger Hara – - -
Barton Abbey is a new band featuring former members of Lalla Rookh that describes their music as “Americana with a Celtic Accent.” They perform on the patio at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason Street, Fort Collins on the 22nd from 7-9 PM. The band is Paul Honecutt on guitar, mandolin, lap steel and electric guitar, Kay Williams on fiddle, Jim Abraham on bass (both from Lalla Rookh), Eric Barton on guitar and mandolin, Susie Barton on vocals and Deb Bryant on Drums.
Brian Clancy plays at Jack Quinn Irish Ale House and Pub in downtown Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and at the Irish Snug on Capitol Hill in Denver at 8:30 PM on the 12th, 19th and 26th.
You can catch The Indulgers at the 4th of July Festival in Firesone at 1 PM. If you miss them there, they play at 7 PM on the 12th at the International Festival in Rock Springs, WY. If that’s too far, they play at Conor O’Neill’s in Boulder at 10 PM on the 25th and for the Arts Picnic in Greeley on the 26th at 3 PM.
Big Paddy is at the July 11th Westminster Brewing Co. on the 11th from 7 to 10:30 PM on the 11th, Mulligan’s in Ft. Collins on the 12th at 9 PM, the Celtic House Pub in Parker on the 25th at 9 PM and the Wonderland Brewery in Westminster from 7 to 10 PM on the 26th.
Mathew Gurnsey of the Muses performs every Thursday, 6:30PM at The Burns Pub, Bromfield, CO
Less Common is on the stage of Mulligan’s Pub & Sports Club, 2439 South College Ave in Fort Collins on the 19th at 9 PM.
The commoners rock out at the Colorado Irish Festival, Clement Park in Littleton at 6:45 PM on the 11th, at Jack Quinn on the 12th at 9 PM and play in the Crown Bar in Cheyenne, WY – 9:30 PM on the 18th.
Ceol Ceili is on the Clontarf Whiskey stage at the Colorado Irish Festival at 10:45 AM on the 12th.
Angus Mohr plays at Lonigan’s in Estes Park at 9 PM on the 5th and at the Colorado Irish Festival at 6:30 PM on the 11th and 1:30 PM on the 13th.
Deb Carstensen and Molly Bennett are showcasing music, dance, and clothing from the Irish tradition at the Rialto Theatre in Loveland at 10 AM and 2 PM on the 29th. The program shows how the history of Irish dance and music has influenced the art and culture of our country today. Deb will fiddle and Molly will demonstrate Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes. Appropriate for grades K – 8. http://www.cityofloveland.org/index.aspx?page=1779
Deb Carstensen plays for the Boulder Contra dances with a band called “Step in Time” that includes Rodney Sauer on keyboard and Ed Secor on clarinet. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. 1st and 3rd Fridays. Lesson 7:15. Dancing 8 – 11 p.m. $10/$8 members (prices may vary for special events). Call Teri at 303 499-1346 for more info. Shoes with clean soles are mandatory! More info at Cfootmad.org
Pandora Celtica weaves their vocal spells at Fantasy Con in Salt Lake City from the 3rd to the 5th, on the Clontarf Whiskey stage at 10:15 and on the Main Stage at 12:30 on the 12th. Then they travel to the Pagosa Springs Renaissance and Pirate Festival where they perform on 6 PM on the 18th and 19th and hurry back north for a show at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival on the 20th.
Delilah’s Revenge performs at the Colorado Irish Festival at 8:30 M on the 11th and 12 PM on the 13th. On the 26th, they perform on the new stage at Scruffy Murphy’s at 9 PM.
Skean Dubh appears on the Clontarf Whiskey Stage for the Colorado Irish Festival on the 13th from 12:15-1:30, at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival on the 19th, in a show at the Hillside Gardens from 6:30-8:30 PM on the 23rd and the 32nd & Lowell Farmers Market on the 27th from 9 AM-1 PM.
The Mountain Road Ceili Band will be outside on the patio at The Margarita at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs on the 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM. A movie is shown afterwards on the patio.
The Juice O’the Barley plays on the Clontarf Whiskey Stage from 5-6:15 PM on the 12th and from 3:45-5 PM on the 13th. On the 26th, they motor to Ft. Collins where they play on Mulligan’s stage.
Adam Agee & Jon Sousa will be teaching and performing at the Shasta Music Summit, Mt. Shasta CA from the 5th-12th.
The Granias (with Esther Terpenning sitting in for Jessie Burns) are on the Colorado Irish Festival’s Clontarf Whiskey Stage from 5:15-6:15 PM on the 11th.
And from the 21st to the 27th, Gadbaw and Krimmel (harp and vocal duo) will be the Artists in Residence at the Caribou Ranch in Nederland.
Colcannon performs at Bravo! Vail on the 17th at 6 PM in Nottingham Park in Avon.
Potcheen plays at The Celtic House Pub in Parker on the 5th at 9 PM, The Local 46 Bar on Tennyson in Denver at 8 PM on the 11th, on the Clontarf Whiskey Stage of the Colorado Irish Festival at 8:30 PM on the 12th and 5:30 PM on the 13th, for the Alamosa Live Music Association in Alamosa at 9 PM on the 20th and close out the month with a show at Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub in Grand Junction on the 26th at 8 PM.
Chancer’s Hooley performs at the July 12th – Colorado Irish Festival at 3:15 PM on the 12th and 2 PM on the 13th then is at Katie Mullen’s in downtown Denver at 9 PM on the 18th.
July 20 Gobs O’Phun plays for the folks at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival during the day then heads to the Celtic House Pub in Parker for a 6 PM performance.
The Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp starts on the 27th and runs through August 3. Instruction and performances will include Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Bluegrass and old time fiddling plus guitar, banjo, ukelele, piano, flute, tin whistle, cello, dance calling, Southwest tunes, O’Carolan tunes, quartets, chamber music, and bluegrass band lab. Featured guest artists include Gillian Boucher, Sheila Falls, Jeremy Kittle, Katie MacNally and the Canote Brothers. http://www.rmfiddle.com/
Colorado Irish Festival, July 11-13, Clement Park, Littleton, CO W/Gaelic Storm, Searson, The Elders, Ceol Ceili, Lougheed, Pandora Celtica, High Kings, the commoners, Delilah’s Revenge, The Stubby Shillelaghs, Chancers Hooley, Angus Mohr, Juice O’the Barley, Skean Dubh, Potcheen, Heritage Irish Stepdancers. And Denver Gaels GAA Gaelic Football and Hurling, Gaelic games youth camp, Irish dance competition (Feis), Pipe Band competition, The Book of Kells, Counties of Ireland, Irish Blessings, The Legend of St. Patrick, Bagpipes of Ireland, Sunday morning Catholic mass, food, fun and merchandise.
Cost: Friday eve, free from 5-6 PM, $10/person after 6 PM. Sat. and Sun.: $16 at
the Gate, $13 for seniors, students and military w/ID. Kids 12 and under free. Discount tickets at King Soopers or online www.coloradoirishfestival.org
Payson Scottish Festival, July 11-12, Memorial Park, Payson, UT. W/ Heather Broch Dancers, An Dragan Ceilteach Irish Dancers, Men of Worth, Harp Irish Dancers, Celtic Country Dancers, Bards and Noble. And: Friday night céilidh, Highland dancing, Scottish Heavy Athletics, clans, Pipe band, solo piper and drum solo competitions, fun, food and merchandise
Cost: FREE EVENT FOR ALL Info: www.paysonscottishfestival.org
Elizabeth Celtic Festival, July 20-21, Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, CO. W/Gobs O’Phun, Skean Dubh, Delilah’s Revenge, Colorado Welsh Dancers, Renaissance Scots, Ciorcal Cairde Irish Pipes and Drums, Chancer’s Hooley, Bennett School of Irish Dance, 79th Highlanders, Eric Olson, Marianne Goodland, Pandora Celtica, Castle Wall Productions. And:Irish and Highland dancing, Scottish Heavy Athletics, rugby, clans, living history, Celtic Nations and Tartans, Animals of the British Isles, Solo Piper competition, homebrew competition, fun, food and merchandise. Cost: At the gate: Under 12 free, Teens (13-17) and Seniors (65+) $5, others $10 + $3 Parking. Military & First Responders $5 w/ID Info: www.elizabethcelticfestival.com