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What way to best celebrate March in honor of St. Patrick’s day then to jam out to some modern Celtic music at the annual Durango Celtic Festival? The Durango Celtic Festival is back and better than ever! Catch the numerous concerts on both Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th. Enjoy the sounds of live music from six different Celtic bands and have a great time celebrating the Celtic culture of Ireland, Scotland, the Hebrides and Cape Breton.



Out with the old and in with the new? Not quite. The Celtic festival is welcoming back some of the amazing musicians from last year that we couldn’t have the festival without, but also, the Celtic festival is integrating some new talent that you’ll love!


Celebrating 14 years together as a band, Celtic-American Roots music “super group”, RUNA, continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members.  Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation. https://runamusic.com

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The Jeremiahs are an Irish folk band that comprises four musicians who have come together with the common goal of writing, composing and performing folk songs and music. They have traveled extensively, bringing their music far and wide and are heralded as a live band not to be missed. With a wonderful mixture of newly composed songs and tunes in the folk genre and a well selected catalog of older folk songs, they are sure to rouse all the emotions.  Hailing from County Dublin is singer Joe Gibney on vocals. On fiddle, viola and vocals is County Cork’s Niamh Varian-Barry (formerly of Solas).  On flutes and whistles is the French born Julien Bruneteau and on Guitar is Dublin born James Ryan.  Winners of the 2015 Best Vocal & Instrumental Album Live/ IrelandMale Vocalist of the Year 2015 Chicago Irish American News/Winners of the 2015 Christy Moore Songwriter Showcase/ Winners of the 2013 Ballyshannon Folk Festival Showcase. http://thejeremiahs.ie

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A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach since 2001, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia. Téada recently launched the band’s sixth album – Coiscéim Coiligh / As The Days Brighten – on the Gael Linn label in May 2022. Téada’s latest album marks a high point for the group celebrating 21 years together. Famed Irish-American actor, producer and musician John C. Reilly – recently named as the International Guest of Honour at the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin – features as a special guest vocalist alongside Séamus Begley on this new Téada album, singing the Percy French song ‘Eileen Óg’. https://teada.com

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In honor of Irish traditional music, On The Lash creates timeless sounds through original voices. With new takes on classic songs and original constructions of established standards, OTL aims to explore the inherent energy and versatility of the genre. Getting their start playing in the nationally recognized folk band The Founding, this compact ensemble delivers a high caliber performance worthy of the big stage. During their time in The Founding these musicians have traveled coast to coast, performing at the Yachats Celtic Festival in Oregon, the Austin Celtic Festival, the Boston Irish Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival, and many more. Now, within On The Lash’s first year on stage, they will be making appearances across the Midwest and beyond at venues in MI, IN, PA, DE, MD, and VA. Their recorded works include The Founding’s award-winning album Form. (2017), as well OTL’s new single Dog in the Distance (2022). https://www.onthelashband.com

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Passes have had the tendency of selling out in previous years, so get your passes now! You may purchase a full festival pass for BOTH days, a pass for Saturday only, a pass for Sunday only or you may purchase tickets for individual events! Click here to purchase you’re Durango Celtic Festival pass now!


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