December 2015 Ceolta Notes
By Rodger Hara
The Rocky Mountain Celts, a Celtic Orchestra conceived and organized by Mike Nile of The Indulgers and comprised of members of that band and members of, Delilah’s Revenge, Big Paddy, Celtic Friends, Angus Mohr, The McDeviants with contributions from Eric Olson and many others are on the stage at Tennyson’s Tap (4335 W. 38th Ave., Denver) on the 11th at 8 PM. $5 cover charge. Each of the bands will perform songs alone and with each other and will perform as The Rocky Mountain Celts.
The Stubby Shillelaghs are hanging up the kilts and shelving the Jameson at the end of the year. There will be one final big performance and going away party in Greeley on January 15 at the Moxi with Keep Britain Irish and a couple more bands that the Stubbies have called friends. These are their remaining shows: the 1st – Stubby Tuesday at Patrick’s Pub in Greeley, 9 PM – 12 AM, the 5th at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs from 9 PM 1 AM, back to Patrick’s Pub in Greeley on the 8th , Scruffy Murphy’s in LoDo, 9 PM -1 AM. On the 15th, they will present “The Last Stubby Tuesday Ever at Patrick’s Pub” in Greeley from 9 PM to 1 AM and on the 19th it will be “The Last Stubby Show Ever” at the Big Beaver Brewery in Loveland from 7-10 PM.
The Wicked Sheehogues are at the new Clancy’s Pub in Wheat Ridge on the 19th from 5 to 8 PM.
Mulligan Stew, the Bennet School of Irish Dance, Eric Olson and Friends, the Celtic Friends, and Lougheed will provide the entertainment for Scotty Jodoin’s Annual Celtic Broker Hooley at the Merchandise Mart from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Avourneen plays at Wee Katie’s in Denver’s Highlands Neighborhood 7 PM the 5th, 12th and 26th, at Katie Mullen’s in downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall at 9 PM on the 4th, 11th and 18th, and on the 19th they play for a contra dance at Club Tico in Fort Collins. Dance lessons start at 8 PM. Further details can be found at: http://www.cfootmad.org/~cfootm5/calendar-node-field-date/month?date=2015-12. Adam Goldstein can be found playing late nights at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret at the other end of the 16th Street Mall on the 5th, 12th and 26th.
Brian Clancy can be found (and seen, and heard) at the Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse and Pub in downtown Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st and at The Irish Snug on East Colfax on Capitol Hill in Denver at 8:30 PM on the 5th and at 9:15 PM on the 19th.
The Celtic Friends will be on the air on KGNU’s Seolta Gael program at 7 PM on the 16th and on the Celtic Tavern stage for the Father Joseph P. Carrigan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ annual Irish New Year’s Eve party at 2 PM on the 31st.
Colcannon presents their annual Christmas/Holiday concert on the 17th at 7:30 PM in the Rialto Theatre in Loveland and on the 20th at Nissi’s in Louisville. On the 26th, they will do a show for Boxing Day at 7 PM in the Mercury Café, 22nd and California Streets in Denver.
They are also working on their next CD and hope to start fund-raising drive in the New Year.
Blackbird plays Irish and American folk-fusion music at The Boot Grill in Fort Collins on the 16th from 8-11 PM
Juice O’the Barley ushers out the old year and welcomes the New Year for the Father Joseph P. Carrigan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ annual Irish New Year’s Eve party at 2 PM on the 31st in the Celtic Tavern in LoDo.
Potcheen Saturday, December 12, 7:00 PM at Pike’s Peak Brewing Co., Monument; Black & White Ball Thursday, December 31, 9:00 PM, Cactus Jacks Saloon, hwy 74, Evergreen, CO