Category: Musicians 2015

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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RUNA

RUNA is back for a 2nd year at the Durango Celtic Festival! RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.  Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music […]

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Knockabouts

Once upon a time……in the little hamlet of Flagstaff, Arizona, John McGregor bought a bottle of Bushmills Irish Whiskey and dove in head first. Ordinarily, this would be just another Tuesday afternoon. However, from this bottle of Bushmills, great inspiration was born. Thus began the journey of the Knockabouts, Arizona’s favorite Celtic Pub Band.Just like […]

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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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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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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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Better Knot

Featuring Chad MacCluskey on guitar, Khara Wolf on flute, oboe, and whistle, and Brent Williams on violin, this high energy Neo-Celtic group started exploring music from all over the world in early 2014. Enriched by their distinctive backgrounds in jazz and classical music, their unique Celtic sound has captivated audiences throughout the Four Corners.

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Alta Graham – Celtic Harp

Alta Graham will be performing a Complimentary Concert in the Lobby of the Strater on Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy the beautiful Celtic Harp as part of the Durango Celtic Festival. This concert is FREE! Dr. Alta Graham is the owner and director of The Consulting Composer, an online […]

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Shotgun Sallies

Formed in Durango, Colorado, Shotgun Sallies blends multiple backgrounds. With members coming from Celtic, Bluegrass, and Southern roots, everybody is in store for a foot stompin good time!

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