Big Paddy

October 2015 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger Hara (Celtic Connection)

Emmet Cahill, formerly with Celtic Thunder, does a solo show with a variety of songs from classical Irish to Broadway showtunes punctuated with stories at the Black Box Theater 1367 Pecan St, in Colorado Springs on the 5th from 8 – 10 PM. Meet and Greet begins at 6:45 – tix include show and are $45. Regular show seats are $30 – general admission. Tix at

There will be a Céilidh Fundraiser for the Colorado Youth Pipe Band on the 17th from 6 – 10 PM at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 E. 32nd Ave. in Golden with performances by Skean Dubh, the Colorado Youth, Queen City and Centennial Pipe Bands and the Scottish Fiddle Society. There will be food and drink for purchase and drawings for prizes. Admission $15 for adults, $5 ages 5-12, children 4 and under free.

Brian Clancy does his usual show (which isn’t at all usual – just fun) at the Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse and Pub, Downtown Colorado Springs, at 7:30 PM on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th then entertains all at The Irish Snug on Capitol Hill in Denver at 8:30 PM on the 3rd, 17th and 31st.

Folk Ragoût, fresh from a successful show at the Celtic Harvest Festival in Edgewater performs music and teaches dances from Brittany (Denver’s Sister City in France is Brest and is located in Brittany, one of the 7 Celtic Nations) at the Denver Sister Cities International Worldwide Festival on the 4th at 12 PM under the Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Potcheen, another band who wowed them in Edgewater last month, travels to Reno NV for their first gig on the 2nd at the Ceol Irish Pub there, returns home for a Celtic Night Oktoberfest in downtown Carbondale on the 9th at 7 PM and then closes out the month on Samhain on the 31st at 8:30 PM for a Day of the Dead Party at the Westin in Beaver Creeek.

The Indulgers had a great time at the Northglenn Pirate’s Ball and at the Boulder Fall Fair last month and open October at the Tourism Ireland event at 5 PM, Conor O’Neill’s in Boulder at 10 PM on the 23rd and close out the month at the Witches’ Ball on the 24th at 5 PM followed by a a Midnight Samhain Ritual. The Ball is at the Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard in Denver. In other news, after 5 years with the band, Frannie “Cheech” Mannone has moved on and Rick Jorgensen is the band’s new drummer.

Kevin Dooley is at the Gold Hill Inn, northwest of Boulder up Left Hand Canyon on the 4th playing a benefit for the Boulder Hospice at 7:30. Many other bands from the area will play and all will join in to play two Bruce Springsteen tunes together. The evening’s music will be recorded and made into a CD. He follows that with a show at The Hilltop (near Rocky Mountain Airport) in Broomfield on the 8th with Eric Drobny from 7-9:30 PM.

Angus Mohr closed down the Saturday night Festival in Edgewater last month after a great weekend in Estes Park and plays at Odyssey Beerwerks in Arvada on the 10th at 8:30 PM for the “Celtic Oktoberfest”. The address is: 5535 W 56th Ave, Unit 107 Arvada, CO 80002

Lougheed entertains the Happy Hour crowd at Clancy’s in Wheat Ridge on the 3rd from 5 till 8 PM.

Avourneen wowed the crowd at the Edgewater Celtic Harvest fest last month, they’ll perform their weekly gig at Katie Mullen’s at 9 PM on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th and Adam plays his weekly gig at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret on the 10th, 17th and 31st at 11 PM, makes their debut at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs on the 3rd and plays at The Abbey on East Colfax on the 24th.

The Mountain Road Ceili Band plays at The Margarita at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs as usual on the 16th at 6:30 PM

Blackbird plays Irish and American folk-fusion music at The Boot Grill ( in Fort Collins on the 16th from 8-11 PM. Find Blackbird online at or at

The Wicked Sheehogues are at Clancy’s, 7000 W. 38th Ave. Wheat Ridge, from 5 to 8 PM on the 3rd.

Big Paddy rocks out at The Exchange Tavern in Westminster on the 2nd at 8:30 PM, the 30th at the Jack Quinn Tavern and Ale House in Colorado Springs at 9 PM then closes out the month at the Westminster Brewing Company at 8 PM with a costume contest and prize giveaways.

Skean Dubh was another crowd favorite in Edgewater and can be seen and heard on the 17th at the Colorado Youth Pipe Band fundraiser in Golden and later in the evening at the Golden City Brewery.

Kindred Spirits charms the customers at Stella’s Coffee House on S. Pearl St. in Denver on the 18th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

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