Category: Musicians 2013

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Gerry Carthy

Gerry Carthy was born in County Mayo, Ireland. He plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, tin whistle, saxophone, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, and vocals. Inspired by the folk revival of Irish music in the ’60s and ’70s, he spent 10 years playing at sessions around Galway. Gerry is one of the founders […]

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Jon Sousa & Adam Agee

Jon Sousa & Adam Agee two of Colorado’s premiere traditional Irish musicians bring you music fresh from the source. Jon Sousa and Adam Agee journey through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo, and more. Adam’s music is alive, imperfect, dynamically fluid, and colorful. Raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California and Boulder, Colorado, […]

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An Sliabh

An Sliabh

An Sliabh (Formerly Sleeving Dregs) is Irish for The Mountain. They play a wide variety of Celtic themed music, from traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas, to folk music and songs, to original compositions. Members include: Tom Byrne: vocals; guitar; mandolin; octave mandolin; Terry Double: tenor banjo; mandolin; mandocello; vocals; Bethany Wanket; fiddle; vocals; Coleen […]

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Westwind Pipes & Drums

Westwind Pipes & Drums

Westwind Pipes & Drums includes musicians from all around the Four Corners. The band plays for many civic events and community parades and festivals in Durango, Telluride, Bayfield, Ouray, Ridgway, Cortez and Mancos, as well as Aztec and Farmington, New Mexico. Bagpipes and drums introduce a stirring element to any musical festivities, whether performing traditional Scottish […]

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Six Dollar String Band

The Six Dollar String Band captures the exuberant, communal, and unifying spirit inherent in Old Time music. In their hometown– the mountainous and musically diverse micropolitan of Durango, Colorado– they are becoming widely regarded for their tight, driving, and unpretentious sound; passing along a playful dedication to pre World War II dance music. The Six […]

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Mad Haggis

Mad Haggis

Mad Haggis is based in San Juan Co., New Mexico. Its members have been playing and singing Celtic music in various lines ups in the area and western Colorado since the 1990′s. Their sound tends towards the electric end of Celtic music (somebody suggested Steeleye Span). We do a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish, and […]

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Giant's Dance

Giant’s Dance

Giant’s Dance celebrates the reverent and irreverent traditions of world Celtic music. They take particular delight in producing the quirkier or deeply moving songs that reflect the joy, pride, humor, and sorrow that is the Celtic Experience. Giant’s Dance offers original and tradition tunes, soulful vocal harmonies and astonishing acoustic instrumentals. The members have performed […]

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Big’ns

Big’ns is a four-piece band performing mostly traditional Irish pub tunes and hailing from Pagosa Springs, CO. Eli Carpenter (guitar, vocals) is the big driving force behind the Big’ns, strumming the six-string and wailing out Clancy Brothers and Pogues lyrics like there is no tomorrow. Eli recruited Jess Wilton (mandolin, vocals) to play a St. Patty’s […]

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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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Gypsyfire

Gypsyfire is Charles Stacey, Cynthia Whiddon Green, and Steve Sprague.  Charlie and Cynthia have been performing together for 21 years.  Cynthia brings her Scottish heritage and the songs she grew up with in the Alleghany Mountains in West Virginia and merges them with the traditional Irish ballads that Charlie grew up with.  Charlie then demonstrates that […]

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