2018 Festival Performers

Old Blind Dogs Band

OLD BLIND DOGS

OLD BLIND DOGS have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival since coming on the scene in the early 1990s. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle, and stirring pipes fuel the delicately phrased melodies and traditional songs. The […]

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DÀIMH

Dàimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Dàimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 […]

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THE HYDES

Sister-brother duo, The Hydes, have recently released an imaginative, fresh, and enthralling take on folk and roots music with their debut album Green & Blue, weaving creatively and decisively through an eclectic musical landscape of Irish, American folk, bluegrass, and beyond.  They merge these acoustic styles to create textured instrumentals and rich vocal harmonies in a way […]

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ED MILLER

A native of Edinburgh, Ed Miller first came to the US for “a year or so” to do graduate work at the University of Texas. Now, over 40 years later, he is still based in Austin and travels throughout North America entertaining and educating audiences with his wonderful songs and droll stories. Ed did gain a PhD […]

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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); Dennon Jones (fiddle);  Hannah Howard (fiddle), and Jo Ann Beegles, piano. Kitchen Jam Band has released three CDs – “Cookn’ Up A Storm” […]

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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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Truckely Howe

Truckely Howe is an instrumental trio that plays Irish traditional dance music: jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes & airs.  Band members are: Yvonne Holland (fiddle, guitar); Steve Martin (octave mandolin); and Ed Webb (Irish flute and whistles).  Durango Pub session regulars, Truckely Howe performs tunes in the pure drop traditional style with minimal editing or arranging.

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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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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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