2017 Festival Performers

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SOLAS (Ireland/US)

2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the quintessential Irish-American band, Solas. Formed in 1996, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for “light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions.  11 albums later, with numerous awards to their credit, […]

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COLCANNON (Ireland/US)

Authentic, Joyous Irish Music…. traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Colcannon is equally at home on the stage at a folk music festival or performing with a symphony orchestra. […]

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GOITSE (Ireland)

The multi-award-winning quintet Goitse, was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy. Recently crowned Ireland’s Traditional Group of the Year, 2016; Chicago Irish American News  – Group of the Year, as well as winning the prestigious Freiburger International Leiter Award 2016 , they have made a name for themselves as […]

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BARRULE (Isle of Man)

Since forming in 2012, Barrule’s three sets of legs have hit the ground running with major festival appearances including Celtic Connections, WOMAD Charlton Park, Sidmouth, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, La Grande Rencontre, Montreal, Orkney Folk Festival, and the National Celtic Festival in Melbourne. Their debut self-titled album won many plaudits and has been awarded ‘Best […]

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Patrick Crossing

Patrick Crossing performs both original and traditional Irish with beautiful vocals and harmonies. The band is well known throughout the Four-Corners having played for numerous venues such as: the Durango Film Festival; the Celtdown at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown; Ska Brewing, St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser, the Henry Strater Theater, and the Aztec Highland Games as well […]

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Singing Pilgrims

The “Singing Pilgrims” band members have been making music together for close to 20 years–beginning when Bria and Natasha were small children in “The Apple Mountain Harp Kids” ensemble directed by Jeanne. Their musical journey morphed through their growing up years and most recently, Jeanne and Natasha played with the band “The Next Chapter,” (New […]

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Kitchen Jam Band

Kitchen Jam Band

The Kitchen Jam Band has been Durango’s biggest little Celtic band since 2004!  Ken Beegles, accordion, Bob Condon, bodhran (and various percussive devices), Barry Longwell, whistle and bodhran, Terry Double, guitar and mandolin. Elizabeth Vaught-Schaefer, 5 string Irish fiddle & cello, and Jo Ann Beegles, piano. Kitchen Jam Band has released three CDs – “Cookn’ Up […]

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Next Generation Fiddlers

The Next Generation Fiddlers is a group of students ages 4-17 that are taking private lessons and group lessons.  They play a combination of old time and Irish fiddle tunes, bluegrass, classical string orchestra music and their own improvisations.  The Next Generation Fiddler’s offer community service performances at the Four Corners Health Care Center (Nursing Home) each month during the school year. […]

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