launch player

2016 Festival Headliners – Super Groups RUNA and DAIMH


IRISH MUSIC AWARDS – WINNERS ‘RUNA’
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

IMM Oct Cover

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


Gaelic Supergroup Dàimh

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 7.05.10 PMTaking 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.

This is a great Gaelic band and definitely worthy of the title Gaelic Super Group.
BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK
Dàimh have carved a reputation from the bedrock of Gaelic culture… authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression. This could be one of the best Scottish releases of 2014.
FOLKWORLD
Love, life, loss and Lochaber; Tuneship displays the growing maturity of a group whose work screams of place but which is rooted firmly in the present.
SUNDAY HERALD

 


March 10-16 2016
$50 – Full Weekend
$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


map home page

Durango is easy to reach…

BY CAR OR AIR – Durango is easy to reach by road on two major U.S. Highways. From the west or east, visitors can arrive in Durango on U.S. Highway 160, a road once known as the Old Spanish Trail. From the north or south, visitors can arrive on U.S. Highway 550. Above Durango, U.S. […]

read more...
durango photos home page with credits

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 […]

read more...

Get Ready!

PURCHASE FESTIVAL PASSES STARTING BLACK FRIDAY!


March 10-13 2016
$50 - Full Weekend
$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 upgrade to a Full Weekend Pass and receive a $10 credit.

Sneak Preview!

Festival Hours

Thursday 6:30 - 10:00 pm
Friday         5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday    11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday       12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

GET INVOLVED!

We are looking for volunteers, sponsors and participants. Become involved!

OUR SUPPORTERS

Thanks to all of our supporters who help make our events possible. Become a 2015 supporter!

Categories

The Wife of Usher's Well

The Wife of Usher's Well http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The-Wife-of-Ushers-Well.mp3

Aint No Grave

Aint No Grave http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Aint-No-Grave1.mp3

The False Knight Upon the Road

The False Knight Upon the Road http://www.durangocelticfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/The-False-Knight-Upon-the-Road.mp3

Runa

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