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Colcannon in Colorado Springs Thursday

Written on 27 March 2017   By   in Celtic music, Concerts, Irish music

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Colcannon always provide excellent music. Photo courtesy of

Colcannon always provide excellent music. Photo courtesy of

Colcannon have announced a FREE concert. On March 30 — this coming Thursday — they’ll be performing at Kathryn Mohrman Theatre, formerly Armstrong Hall in Colorado Springs, thanks to the generous patronage of the Music Department at Colorado College. 

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. and is FREE. 

There are more details on the website calendar.

Hope to see you there.

All the best, 

Mick, Jean, Brian, Mike and Cynthia

Such music-making is a rare thing … Colcannon is on the cutting edge of Celtic music today

John McLaughlin Williams, conductor

2007 Grammy™ award winner

Some of the most exciting and entertaining Celtic sounds being heard today.”                     

 -The Independent

Colcannon plays powerful, original music that embraces tradition and makes it meaningful to a new generation of listeners.”  

–  Knight-Ridder News Service

Sharon Shannon at the Soiled Dove March 9

Written on 7 March 2017   By   in Celtic music, Concerts, Events, Irish music

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 Just in from Pat McCullough of the Celtic Connection: “Galway Girl” Sharon Shannon & band coming to Denver!

Sharon Shannon gathers a flash mob in Galway. Photo by Catherine Cronin, Flickr.

Sharon Shannon gathers a flash mob in Galway.
Photo by Catherine Cronin, Flickr.

Rare Denver date with SHARON SHANNON, Recipient of “Lifetime Achievement Award” (youngest) from Ireland ‘s Meteor Awards -With Special Guest Comedian DR Kevin Fitzgerald at Soiled Dove Underground 7401 E. 1st Ave Denver (Free parking), Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30 PM Show 6:30 PM Doors. Reserve Seats at or 303-830-9214

Carlos Núñez March 19

Written on 5 March 2017   By   in Celtic music, Concerts

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Always a good show

Always a good show

Carlos Núñez reserved seats available now. Join us to witness one of the World’s most exciting performers, and his band SUNDAY March 19, 2017 3:30PM SHOW 2:30PM DOORS All Ages Show.


For show information contact Celtic Connection/Celtic Events 303-777-0502

“If it’s possible to become a pop star playing the bagpipes, Núñez could be the man.”_Los Angeles Times

“The Jimi Hendrix of bagpipe.” _BILLBOARD

The Elders to play Colorado for St. Patrick’s Day

Written on 1 March 2017   By   in Concerts, Events, Irish music

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The ever popular Elders will return to Colorado for St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2017. Details below.

Thursday, March 16
Rialto Theater • Loveland, CO • 7:30pm
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Friday, March 17
Soiled Dove Underground • Denver, CO • 8:00pm
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Saturday, March 18
Stargazers Theater • Colorado Springs, CO • 8:00pm
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The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications

Gobs O’Phun warm up to St. Patrick’s Day

Written on 16 February 2017   By   in Concerts, Irish music

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Gobs O'Phun always provide a good time.

Gobs O’Phun always provide a good time.

Friday, March 10, 8PM

Swallow Hill Music Association, Tuft Theatre
71 E. Yale, Denver, CO 80210

General Admission: $14.00 in advance, $16.00 day of show, $2.00 member discount
Buy early and save.

Annual Colcannon Holiday Concert at Nissi’s

Written on 11 December 2016   By   in Uncategorized

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Colcannon will present their annual Christmas Holiday Concert at Nissi's on Tuesday. Photo courtest of

Colcannon will present their annual Christmas Holiday Concert at Nissi’s on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of

Colcannon have announced they have a concert coming up at Nissi’s. This will be their annual presentation of the Colcannon Christmas Holiday show and will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 7.30 p.m. So come and have dinner and join this heartwarming Irish band for an evening of Christmas revelry, rascality and reflection! 

Nissi’s is at 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette, CO (MAP) 

There’s more ticket information here: (TICKETS)

North American Comhaltas in Chicago April 20-24

Written on 10 November 2016   By   in Uncategorized

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The 2017 North American Comhaltas Convention will be held in Chicago during April.

The 2017 North American Comhaltas Convention will be held in Chicago during April.

The North American Comhaltas, or Irish Music and Dance Convention, will be hosted this year by the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club at the Hilton Northbrook, just a few minutes from O’Hare airport in Chicago. The convention is held in a different location each year. The gathering will begin with a Ceili on Thursday, April 20 and will conclude with a  Package Brunch, Set Dance Workshop, and Farewell Ceili after Irish Mass on Sunday, April 24.

In between, Liz Carroll will be featured at a banquet, to be followed by dinner and dancing. There will be ceilis and sessions galore, and lots of workshops, with 4 Junior Entertainer tracks and 4 Adult Musician tracks. Set dancing will keep you on your feet well into the evening. There will also be the usual amenities of a luxury hotel, and organizers expect the entire facility to be booked for the Convention.

Some local Irish musicians may have met Joe Martin at the Irish Snug session when he was in town, and he invites everyone to join their session at Murphy Roche any time they’re in Chicago.


Beth Gadbaw Trio at Swallow Hill

Written on 27 October 2016   By   in Celtic music, Concerts

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bethgadbawThe Beth Gadbaw Trio will be in concert Saturday, November 5 at 8 PM, Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave, Denver, Colorado 80210 Tickets Available at

Described by The Redstone Review as “a Celtic angel…with all her heart in it,” and by Sing Out! as “lovely, with a light, bouncy energy…her voice often acting as an instrument in itself,” folksinger Beth Gadbaw grew up singing harmonies with her triplet sisters in a musical household in Western Colorado. Gadbaw came of age singing in Irish pubs and English folk clubs, and is a former Fulbright scholar and award-winning singer and teacher. She lives in Lyons, Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

Well-deserving of accolades for Gadbaw’s singing and songwriting skills, Gadbaw’s debut solo album The Green Fields and the Mountains High is a compelling collection of traditional and original songs in English and Irish Gaelic. Some tracks, including the lively opener The Birds in the Spring, are richly accompanied by guitar, fiddle, and Gadbaw’s rhythmic bodhrán drum. Irish flute and Celtic harp also make appearances throughout the record. Other tracks, in the old Irish style known as seán nos, are sung acapella. Gadbaw’s own Thomas Watson is a captivating guitar-driven ballad taken from the letters of her New York Irish grandmother’s great uncle, who came to Montana via Troy, New York from Ireland during the Great Famine. Another Gadbaw original, Grania’s Song, is a bold, beautifully melodic, anthem-like homage to Irish Pirate Queen Granuaile, and is accompanied only with bodhrán and hand claps.

Beth Gadbaw’s music can be heard on RTÉ’s Raidió na Gaeltachta and Radio 1, as well as on Colorado Public Radio, Folk Alley, and more. She performs as a solo artist, with high-energy traditional band Take Down the Door, and ethereal Celtic harp and vocal duo Gadbaw & Krimmel.

Samhain celebration at the Soiled Dove

Written on 24 October 2016   By   in Uncategorized

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Nallen’s Irish Pub, Irish Network Colorado, The Celtic Connection, will celebrate (Halloween/Samhain/ Celtic New Year,etc!) Friday October 28 with TOMMY FLEMING  “Voice of Ireland” and his band at the Soiled Dove in Denver.  Doors at 7PM show at 8PM.  All Ages Show/All Seats Reserved at  direct link:   or

14th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Written on   By   in Celtic music, Concerts, Events, Festivals

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Come learn to play or just enjoy the dulcimer music!

Come learn to play or just enjoy the dulcimer music!

Come and learn how to play, or improve your current technique on the Mountain or Hammered Dulcimer. This is an entertaining, educational festival (held at St. James Presbyterian Church 3601 West Bellvue Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80123) with 2 days of workshops on February 3 and 4th, 2017.  Classes are available for absolute beginners to advanced players. Rental Instruments are available. You will encounter many styles of music, from Celtic to Old-time to Bluegrass and sometimes even Jazz or ragtime! There are multiple jam sessions on both days and concerts both evenings.  We have out of state guest teachers, nationally known players (and 3 national champions! )who teach both instruments, and also wonderful local teachers. Our nationally known guest teachers this year are Susan Trump from New York(mountain dulcimer) , and Jodi Marshall from Washington DC (Hammered Dulcimer).

We also welcome back out of state teachers Erin Mae (mountain Dulcimer) and our festival’s founder and great teacher in both hammered and mountain dulcimer, Steve Eulberg.  Our great local instructors will be Bonnie Carol, Tina Gugeler, Karen Alley, Dianne Jeffries, Paul Weidig, Malacha Hall, and Judy Jones. A returning popular feature that premiered last year will be a contra dance where participants can play in the band or dance (no previous experience required!). The Colorado Dulcimer Orchestra will also perform.  Many of our instructors play in the 2 nightly concerts, so be sure to come hear these instruments played by some of the best performers in the country!

Concerts are open to the public, with tickets available at the door both nights (concerts will be from 7-9:30 pm).

If you are curious to hear or are interested in learning either of these wonderful instruments, attend the workshops and/or come to the concerts!

Information on costs, further details and registration at