Take the first step and go to Celtic Tavern Riverside Downs, 2620 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123 (303-795-0709) on Saturday May 30th between 9am and Noon. There you will meet the friendly judges and you can give them a sample of what Irish song(s) that you would like to sing. Don”t bring music CD or instrument (that will be later in June), May 30th is application deadline and screening event (no judging, just want to know you”re committed). If you”re the organized type, you can register online now at www.ColoradoIrishFestival.org ” But, make sure that you”re at Celtic Tavern Riverside Downs on Saturday May 30th. Soon after the application/screening event you will be given an option to audition at a metro venue held in June. At your audition you can sing a traditional or contemporary Irish song. You may accompany yourself with and instrument or a CD music track. Bring all of your family and friends because the judges can be swayed by fan noise. Three finalists will be chosen from the auditions. Each of the three finalists will receive a pair of tickets to the new Celtic Women concert at Red Rocks, July 1 or July 2. The Three finalists will each perform on the main stage at the Colorado Irish Festival on Sunday, July 12 where the Festival patrons will help decide who is the best local talent ” and winner of $1,000.00 and Ideal Irish bragging rights! “The whole purpose of the Festival is to build awareness for Irish culture,” says Ciaran Dwyer, co-president of the Festival. “So Idle Irish will be a fun way to do that while showcasing local talent.” “Local singers get to perform in front of an audience that may not have heard them previously.” Dwyer noted. “The festival-goers get to check out new talent and vote for their favorites. Who knows, we may even stumble upon the next great Irish ballad singer. At the same time I”m sure we will have a few “Danny Boy” entries who put their name in for a bit of craic.” Contestants must be 18 years of age on or before June, 1st, 2009. To find out more about the Idle Irish competition, including complete rules and registration, visit the Colorado Irish Festival web site: Visit My Site

Celtic Woman ” Isle of Hope Tour (New Show) at RED ROCKS! Live Nation proudly presents CELTIC WOMAN at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday July 1 and Thursday July 2. Showtime is 8:00 PM. Gates open at 6:30 PM. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW at The Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.livenation.com or call 877 ” 598 ” 6659. Single tickets are $110.00, $63.00 and $43.00 RES plus applicable service charges Visit My Site

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