Category: Musicians 2014

Truckely Howe

Truckely Howe

Truckely Howe is an instrumental group that plays Irish traditional dance music: jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes & airs.  Band members are: Yvonne Holland (fiddle, guitar); Steve Martin (octave mandolin); Ed Webb (Irish flute and whistles); Patrick Dressen (guitar); and special guest Erick Morningstar (Bodhran).  Durango Pub session regulars, Truckely Howe performs tunes in the pure […]

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Makhbeth

Brought together by the joy of being immersed in Celtic music, Makhbeth was formed in 2013.  Blending the dark sounds of the cello and the driving fiddle, Makhbeth explores Celtic styles from all across the world – from Scotland to Brittany and Ireland to Cape Breton Island. Playing fiddle and singing, Bethany Wanket graduated from […]

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An Sliabh

An Sliabh

An Sliabh (The Mountain), Durango’s cuddliest Irish Band. Easy to pronounce: say, “an slee av”, just as it’s spelled. An Sliabh (Irish for the mountain) plays a wide variety of Celtic themed music, from traditional jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas, to folk music and songs and original compositions.Originally formed to play on St. Patrick’s Day […]

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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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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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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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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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