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A grass-roots effort by individuals interested in keeping alive Scottish and Celtic heritages lead to the creation of the Colorado Tartan Day in 1996 by the Colorado General Assembly. Since the official State recognition, committed volunteers spend each year planning and conducting various fund raisers to support Colorado Tartan Day with such fund raisers as the Highland Sweetheart Tea and whisky tasting events to provide the best possible Colorado Tartan Day for the public’s enjoyment. This year the free event will be held April 11-12 at Roosevelt Park 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO

Listen and dance a jig to excellent highland rock and roll with Angus Mohr and Celtic Legacy, visit and clan booths and vendor booths, watch the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Dancers, the 79th Highlanders and historic re-enactors and enjoy a day in which all people celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage.

Colorado Tartan Day – Admission Free – April 11-12, 2015. Saturday from 9a-5p and Sunday from 9a-4p at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave in Longmont, Colorado.
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Agora Performance Space at The Riverside
1724 Broadway, Boulder
Saturday, April 11, 6 p.m.
Please come as early as 5:30 to socialize, if you like!
$10 INCO members and students, $15 non-members
Free for children 12 and under
We expect this April 11 event to sell out, so purchase tickets in advance at:


Liz Weir hails from the village of Cushendall, in the heart of the Glens of Antrim. She is an award-winning storyteller and writer, who has spun tales across five continents, from small clubs to large international festivals. She has written three books for children, as well as television scripts for animation, and has been a regularly featured radio presenter on the BBC.
Feargal Lynn, also from Cushendall, is a folk singer and storyteller, who plays guitar, tin whistle, and bodhran, and has contributed to radio, television, and storytelling festivals. Lynn is an elder care manager, and has worked various mental health managerial roles, including extensively with homelessness, addictions and employability.

Note: During April 6-10, Weir and Lynn will also appear at the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado on a variety panels and performances. To view their full schedules and a full listing of 200 Conference on World Affairs events, visit: www.colorado.edu/cwa

Irish Network Colorado is an organization that provides opportunities for Irish Americans, expats and friends of Ireland in the Front Range to network, thereby enhancing social, business and cultural connections within our community and between Ireland and Colorado.

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Ceolta Notes – April 2015 (from April 2015 Celtic Connection)
By Rodger Hara

Brian Clancy survived St. Patrick’s Day plays at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs at 7:30 PM on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30tha and at the Irish Snug on Capitol Hill in Denver at 8:30 PM on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

The Indulgers and Potcheen were named Westword Music Icons in the March 13, 2015 issue. As Icons, they are excluded from being considered for an award in Westword’s 2015 Music Award competition.

And speaking of The Indulgers, they play at Conor O’Neill’s in Boulder on the 24th at 10 PM.

Angus Mohr, Celtic Legacy the 79th Highlanders and the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Dancers perform at Colorado Tartan Day in Longmont on the 11th and 12th. http://www.coloradotartanday.com/events.html

Rare Ould Times is still on for the 18th at 8 PM at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs.

the commoners play at High Country Harley Davidson in Frederick on the 11th from 1 PM – 5 PM then are on stage at Mulligan’s Pub in Fort Collins at 9 PM. On the 24th, they play at Washington’s Bar and Grill in Ft. Collins at 11 PM.

As usual, the Mountain Road Ceili Band is at The Margarita at Pine Creek in Colorado Spings on the 17th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This is the 20th year they have played there monthly.

Avourneen is at Katie Mullen’s on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 9 PM – midnight, at the Celtic House Pub in Parker at 7 PM on the 4th and at the Abbey Tavern in Denver at 8 PM on the 11th and 25th. Adam Goldstein plays Irish tunes at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret at 11 PM on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

For the Solas service at 6 PM on the 19th, Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel play a Celtic service of music, reflection and Holy Communion at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder.

The Irish Billy Trio plays on the 18th at the The Roost, 536 Main St., Longmont from 8:30 PM -10:30 PM.

Colcannon returns from a long month on the road to play at 2 PM on the 17th at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont CO.

Kindred Spirits plays at Stella’s Coffee Haus, Old South Pearl, Denver, at 10 AM on the 19th.

Blackbird plays at the Drum Circle for Earth Day on the 18th 11-11:30 AM in Civic Center Park, Old Town Ft. Collins and again at 4 PM for the Earth Day celebration. They also play from 9 PM – 12 AM on the 23rd at the Blind Pig in Ft. Collins.

Star Edwards plays harp for an Irish Roots Presentation on the 21st at 1 PM for the Columbine Genealogy + Historical Society at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S University, Centennial.
Altan, Wednesday April 1, 7:30 at the KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque

New Mexico Irish-American Society will have their monthly meeting and program Friday April 10, 7PM
at Edelweiss Am Rio Grande German-American Club in Albuquerque. Musical Performance by
Eagle’s Whistle.

Tartan Day, Sunday April 12, 1-5 PM at the GAC, Albuquerque sponsored by the St. Andrew Scottish
Society. Admission: $2.

Rye Creek band performing at O’Niell’s at Juan Tabo and Candelaria, Albuquerque.
Sunday April 12 4-7 PM.

Apple Mountain Music in Albuquerque will offer a “Slow Celtic Session” hosted by Tom Tunney, 10AM -Noon on the first Saturday of every month beginning April 4th. The idea is to go slow enough to learn tunes. Call 505-237-2048.

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