Saturday June 22, 2024

Seven Nations

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

The story of SEVEN NATIONS is that of a truly original and determined band that began in New York City, with members now hailing from California to Toronto, to Florida. They have for years booked their own tours and have had their own PBS & CNN specials. Throw away any preconceived notions you may have about Celtic music…this is a band that has invented its own sound and attracted a prodigious national and international following.

Seven Nations is not your father’s Celtic band. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style that winningly veers from roots and folk to dance and fusion-rock, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence.

“Seven Nations — the name refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany — officially began in 1993 in New York City with a standard line-up of drums, guitars, and bass,” notes lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod.

“We soon introduced bagpipes into the show, and over time the number of songs utilizing bagpipes grew until it became obvious that they were integral to our emerging sound,” says McLeod. “Most of the band members grew up playing Celtic music, and we’ve been performing original compositions since we began. Our instrumentation, and bagpipes and fiddle mostly, give us a distinctive sound and that’s what makes us different.”

In addition, Seven Nations has played the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve performance at Scotland’s Royal Mile for some 40,000 people, and at the New York City Marathon. Seven Nations has been the subject of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign and appeared in over 20 major publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Playboy, Maxim, GQ, Stuff, and FHM.

https://www.sevennations.com/

Ga Greine

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

Ga Greine means sunbeam in Gaelic. It is a ray of sunshine and is the inspiration of hope for a new day and creativity from within. Ga Greine was formed in 2016, embracing the traditional Celtic music origins along with bluegrass. Abigail Baker is on fiddle bringing Ga Greine sounds of Cape Breton with double stops and tunes from Scotland and Ireland. She has been playing fiddle since age 3. Her mother, Deborah Yost, plays Irish flute and penny whistle along with Galician bagpipes. Charlie Stacey’s guitar and vocals bring to Ga Greine a refined sound and years of experience in playing in the Celtic genre. Ga Greine is a fresh new band that inspires to play traditional tunes with a fresh new twist that is sure to make you want to get up and dance!
Ga Greiene

Kitchen Jam Band

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Celtic in the southwest! Everything from Irish to Americana. High energy, anchored by complex bodrhan drumming with accordion, whistle, fiddle melodies. Guitar and piano provide rhythm and depth.

https://www.facebook.com/KJBinDurango

Kitchen Jam Band has released three CDs – “Cookn’ Up A Storm” (2012) and “Unfurled” (2013) which is now on Pandora internet radio.

Their newest CD, “Ships in the Night” (2023), can also be found on Spotify.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7qAU7lpGWdV4XQitFHxbJw

Truckley Howe

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Truckley 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 (tenor banjo); Ed Webb (Irish flute and whistles); Patrick Dressen (guitar); Susan Vidal (whistle and cello) and Erick Morningstar (Bodhran). Truckley Howe performs tunes in the pure drop traditional style with minimal editing.

The Bowmaneers

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The Bowmaneers: Shiela Lane (whistles, keyboard,cello and vocals), Elizabeth Lawyer (fiddle, vocals), Brittany Hinger (vocals, ukulele), Zach Phelps (guitar), and Linda Dolder (drum).

Westwind Pipes and drums

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Based out of Durango, Westwind Pipe Band draws its members from throughout the Four Corners.

https://www.facebook.com/westwindpipeband

Armored Combat

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

12:30-1:00 p.m.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

A club affiliated with the national organization, Armored Combat Worldwide, will be here to perform and entertain the fair goers. They wear traditional knights armor and use medieval weapons. This is full contact and very entertaining.