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IRISH MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS ‘RUNA’
 2015 Durango Celtic Festival Headliner!

Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards for 2013!

“For contemporary Celtic music at its very best – do yourself a favor and check out RUNA.. brilliant!”

– Gene Shay, co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival; WXPN-FM

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RUNA was recently recognized on an international level in the Irish Music Awards for 2013, winning Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK) and Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert, and a nomination for Best Female Vocalist (2013, 2012), and in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, winning both the fan ballot and judges’ votes for Best Song in the World Traditional Category for “Amhrán Mhuighinse” (Somewhere Along the Road). The band won several awards at the 2010 Montgomery Buck Music Awards, including Best Entertaining Band, Best Folk Artist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Album – “Jealousy”. Jim Allford of PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy bound within time.”

“There is truly a mystical quality to their playing. They create a lyrical sound that is at once unique as well as seamless.” – Lori Lander Murphy, Irish Philadelphia

 

Colcannon

Colcannon

Authentic, Joyous Irish Music…. traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Colcannon is equally at home on the stage at a folk music festival or performing with a symphony orchestra. […]

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Tramor

Tramor

Tramor (Overseas) is the new Welsh American Acoustic Project of John Good, formally of Oceans Apart, and harper extraordinaire John Piggott. 

John Good is well known throughout the West, South, Midwest and in his native Wales as a multi-instrumentalist, Welsh piper, singer/songwriter, storyteller, composer and poet. A veteran of many Celtic festivals and concerts, including […]

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Willson & McKee

Willson and McKee

Kim McKee A Colorado native, classical training was her foundation, but traditional folk music became her passion. In the late 70’s early 80’s traditional music was not that readily available, so she did her research by attending festivals, gathering unusual folk instruments, studying books, interviewing people from Ireland and Scotland, collecting stories and songs, having […]

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And Durango is just…well…beautiful!

Nestled at the southwestern foot of the Rocky Mountains in the beautiful San Juans, Durango’s backyard is more than 2 million acres of pine forests, aspen groves, lakes, streams and spectacular views. Founded in 1881, Durango is known for its rich history. Surrounded natural beauty – the La Plata Mountains as the backdrop and the […]

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137 days 18 hours 7 minutes 21 seconds

2015 FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE JANUARY 1ST

Our 2014 Headliners...

Festival Hours

Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday         4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday    11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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2013-11

COLCANNON - Jenny Picking Cockles Jennys Chickens

COLCANNON - Jenny Picking Cockles Jennys Chickens http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Jenny-Picking-Cockles-Jennys-Chickens.mp3

TRAMOR - Live in Portland

TRAMOR - Live in Portland http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Tramor-Live-in-Portland.mp3

WILLSON & McKEE - Broome Bisoms

WILLSON & McKEE - Broome Bisoms http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Broome-Bisoms.mp3

2014 Sneak Preview…

COLCANNON Jenny Picking Cockles / Jennys Chickens TRAMOR Live in Portland WILLSON & McKEE Broome Bisoms