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August 2015 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger Hara (from August 2015 Celtic Connection newspaper)

The new Indigent Row played at the Colorado Irish Festival last month and qualified for the final round of The Denver Battle of the Bands on Sunday the 30th. The 10 bands in the finals will play from 4 PM to midnight at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood at 26th and Welton. Tickets can be purchased directly from the band, (which is preferred by them, since their set time is determined based on which band sells the most tickets) or from this website:
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. This is a 16 and over show.

The Stubby Shillelaghs are at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs at 9 PM on the 1st, Scruffy Murphy’s in Lodo at 10 PM on the 7th and at the Big Beaver Brewing Co. in Loveland at 7 PM on the 29th. In other band news, The Stubbies are taking 6 weeks off from their usual Stubby Tuesdays to hit song writing and practicing hard as they are entering the studio to record their fourth studio album, an all nerd and geek-centric album titled Critical Fail, the week of August 23rd. The Stubbies will be yet again working with Silas at the Decibel Garden in Denver. Stubby Tuesdays will resume September 1 at 9pm.
The Mountain Road Ceili Band is continuing its 20th year at The Margarita at Pine Creek on August 21 at 6:00 outdoors on the patio bar.
Chancer’s Hooley plays on the 7th in the Summit house at Keystone Resort at 4 PM and on the 29th are on stage at the 38 State Brewing Company in Littleton at 7 PM.
Avourneen does their usual Friday night gig at Katie Mullen’s on the 16th St. Mall at 9 PM and play at The Abbey on East Colfax at 8 PM on the 22nd.
The lovely and talented Kevin Dooley plays at noon on the 2nd at the Georgia Boys BBQ in Longmont for their Songwriter Series Longmont. He follows that with a show on the 14th from 8-10 PM at The Roost on Main Street in Longmont accompanied by his mates Eric Drobny and Steve Mullins. On the 19th, he’s joined by Eric for a performance for the Haystack Mountain Golf Course Summer Series in Boulder from 6-8 PM, does a solo show on the 21st for the Niwot Market Friday Dinner series from 6-8 PM and then closes out the month with the trio on the 29th at the Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont from 5-7:30 PM.
The Indulgers head west for the Colorado Scottish Festival on the 1st and 2nd at the new festival venue at the Town Park in Snowmass Village then return to their home ground of Boulder for a show at Conor O’Neill’s on the 14th at 10 PM and play at the Wine Experience Café and World Cellar Restaurant in Aurora for their early Octoberfest celebration on the 29th.
The Western United States Pipe Band Association (WUSPBA) will hold its Annual General Meeting at Clancy’s Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge, 7000 W. 38th Ave., on the 15th beginning at 9:30 AM or thereabouts after all bands have competed. Admission to the AGM is free and there will be free breakfast burritos too. Competition will begin at 7 AM (when the bar will also open…) and there will be a viewing party at 2:30 PM of the World Pipe Band Championships. There will be a $5 cover charge for the viewing party. For more information, call John Moruzzi at 720.933.6750.
And speaking of Clancy’s, Lougheed is back on the patio there from 9-noon on the 15th as well. Fun times at Clancy’s (and in Wheat Ridge – it’s the Annual Carnation Festival Parade down 38th Avenue) that day!
What the heck – we’re on a roll with Clancy’s so why not close this month’s column with the schedule for the most famous Denver Clancy of all, the peripatetic Brian. As is usually the case, you can see and hear him at the Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse and Pub in Downtown Colorado Springs on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th at 7:30 PM and at The Irish Snug on East Colfax/Capitol Hill in Denver at 8:30 PM on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
August 2015 Festivals:
Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games (50th Anniversary)
July 31-August 2 atTown Park, Snowmass Village, CO w/Celtic Musicians including Swagger and The Indulger and Highland Dancers, Dogs of the British Isles, Automobiles of the British Isles, Clan tents, Pipe Band and Highland Dance Competitions, Scottish Athletics, Kirkin’ Service, fun, food and merchandise.
Montana Irish Festival August 14-16 at Original Mine Yard, Butte, MT w/Cathie Ryan Band, Runa, The Town Pants, The Ne’er Duwels featuring Ken O’Malley, Dublin Gulch, Trinity Irish Dancers,Trinity Dance Workshop on August 14th, Genealogy, Dance, Irish Language,
Music, History Workshop, Authors, Fun, Food and Merchandise, Raffles for trips
to Ireland and Hawaii, 1M, 5K & 10K runs. Free Admission!

Bitterroot Scotch Irish Festival, August 15-16 at Marcus Daily Mansion, Hamilton, MT W/Celtic Music, Irish and Highland dancing, Scottish Athletics, clans, Pipe bands, historical demonstrations, Kirkin’ service, fun, food and merchandise. $5-15 depending on days, age, etc. for online purchases until Aug. 16th; parking $10/day. compiled by Rodger Hara

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