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Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

September 16 - September 19

Attend the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival and become enchanted by world-renowned Celtic artists and scholars guaranteed to keep you singing, dancing, and enjoying music day and night in various locations throughout Spanish Peaks Country!

The Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival is that, a Celtic music festival, but really so much more.  We are more accurately a four day ‘destination-retreat’ where internationally respected artists and scholars not only perform in concert, but share their musical talent and knowledge in a full range of upwards of fifty plus workshops, demonstration talks, and open (free) singing, dancing and playing sessions for all.  In addition we provide musical and cultural education at no charge to the schools in our county.

An annual event, the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, is now in its 20th year.  Amazingly, this unique non-profit cultural/education event has its roots in an annual picnic gathering hosted by Scot Jack Yule and his wife Barbara. They were joined by local and visiting musicians from Scotland who met each summer in remote Gardner, Colorado starting in 2001. Joining the musicians each year in increasing numbers were picnicking families who took part in the communal singing and folk dancing, turning the event into a rousing Irish/Scottish ceili.

From such humble beginnings a two day festival was created in 2005, not just in Gardner, but reaching out to the whole of Huerfano County, eastern Colorado and beyond. Within two years, the festival had grown into its present four-day ‘destination-retreat’ where internationally respected artists and scholars not only perform in concert, but share their musical talent and knowledge in a full range of upwards of 50 plus workshops, demonstration talks, and open (free) singing, dancing and playing sessions for all.  Especially popular are the late-night sessions at local establishments.  Among the well known musicians who have come to the Festival thru the years are Carlos Nunez, The High Kings, The Old Blind Dogs, Kevin Burke, John Doyle, Martin Hayes, HighTime, Moya Brennan, Kevin Crawford, Máirtín de Cógáin, Ed Miller, and many, many others.

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Start:
September 16
End:
September 19
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https://celticmusicfest.com/

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