“Seven Nations, which melds bagpipes and fiddles with blazing electric guitars and drums … exited their tour bus and walked in to a standing ovation.” – San Francisco Chronicle “Seven Nations taught a crowd of nearly 10,000 one important lesson: bagpipes rock.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal “The music was riveting … folks were dancing in the aisles … the cheers were deafening.” – Independent Mail Just one more reason to join the Colorado Irish Festival volunteers! As a pre-Festival thank you to their volunteers, the Colorado Irish Festival (July 10.-12) has arranged a special appearance by the internationally renowned Celtic rock band Seven Nations (www.sevennations.com) for Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 P.M. in the intimate confines of Scruffy Murphy”s Irish Pub, 2030 Larimer St. If you”ve already signed up, admission will be free. If you have friends who haven”t signed up, admission will be $10 ” and that will be refunded at the Festival if they go to Colorado Irish Festivaland register after the show with a code that will be given to them that night. Come by light rail, cab, bus, bike or carpool ” but don”t miss this special event Scruffy Murphy”s is a short walk or a $4 cab ride from the Union Station light rail stop. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of great Celtic rock music, fun and mighty craic to get you into the mood for the Colorado Irish Festival three days later!

CELTIC CONNECTION/CELTIC EVENTS/GIGS LIST DRAWING: Sara Gabriel (“My daughter was born at Swedish Hospital on December 26, 2006. I had the Celtic Woman playing in the delivery room! Love ‘em!!”) IDLE IRISH CONTEST PROMO: Susan Smallwood Harold Patrick McElhany Sherree Sabelle

For about one-half of the 15 Annual Colorado Irish Festivals, Tom Radcliffe has been involved. Each year as voids appeared and needs became apparent Tom stepped up to take on more responsibility. His ability to take on added challenges led him to the position of festival chairman. It”s not that he set out to be the chairman of the festival. Long before he met his lovely wife Tina, he met and dated a charming lady that was involved in the festival. While their relationship lasted only weeks she hooked him on being involved in the festival. Tom saw the annual Irish extravaganza as an opportunity to get back into festivals, something that he enjoyed so much in his hometown of Seattle. Tom”s CIF adventure started as a go-fer in the general services area”putting up fencing, building stages, and the glamour part- arranging the portable toilets. He moved on to designing the festival layout, analyzing the power needs and negotiating with contractors. He eventually became the head of General Services. Having conquered General Services, he will coordinate the food and merchandise vendors at the upcoming festival at Clement Park in Littleton, July 10-12. With having accomplished so much with the festival it is hard to believe that Tom has 2 other careers”information technology manager at Pridemark Paramedic Services and owner of Total Web Design. He does own a TV but can not recall the last time he turned it on. Tom answers the question”"Why do you participate in the Festival?” “First of all I love the event and I enjoy seeing it get better each year. I work with a group of friendly committed people that give their best. And finally, it is so rewarding at the end of the weekend to see the thousands of guests smiling and enjoying themselves and knowing that I had a small part in creating their happiness.” Kacey O”Connor, CO-President of the Festival, adds” We would be sunk without Tom. He is extremely well-organized, talented and most importantly calm under pressure which is sometimes in short supply with our group.” If you would like to join Tom and the other wonderful people involved in the Colorado Irish Festival please visit the web site www.coloradoirishfestival.org and click on get involved. You will thoroughly enjoy the experience.

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