The festival features two venues of continuous entertainment & workshops. We will be continually updating the website as the dates draw closer with even more information on venues, maps, lineup, hours, etc. Concerts, workshops, Irish Ceilidhs, sessions and more!read more...
November 16th and 17th in the Underground at the Irish Embassy Pub, Durango. More info…
2016 Festival Headliners
RUNA and DAIMH
Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic word for kinship, ‘Gaelic Supergroup’ Dàimh (pronounced dive) are a 5 piece band based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. A long-established favourite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, 2014 saw the group win the “Eiserner Eversteiner” European Folk Music Award in the 23nd German Folkherbst competition and also nominated for Folk Band of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards.
From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. Dàimh have released 5 studio albums to date. Their most recent; Tuneship once again sees the band blazing a new trail in the Scottish music scene with their own instrumental compositions skilfully integrated with traditional Gaelic Songs.
BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK
IRISH MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS
Returning for 2016!
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
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
2016 Festival Prices
March 10-13 2016
$50 – Full Festival Pass
$25 – Friday Only
$35 – Saturday Only
$15 – Full Weekend (12 and under)
Kids under 2 free
$60 – Full Weekend Pass VIP BOX Reserved Seating (per person – up to 4 people per box)
$220 – Entire VIP Box
THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF!
$10 – Ceilidh (included with Weekend Pass)
Ceilidh ticket holders may also upgrade to a Full Weekend Pass and receive a $10 credit