Colorado will go Celtic at this year’s Rocky Mountain Irish Festival.
Running from September 28th to September 30th, 2012, the festival will be held in scenic Fort Collins, and it will feature a range of Irish musicians, dancers and storytellers, all of whom truly embody the rich culture of the Emerald Isle.
Designed to be fun for the whole family, exciting things to see and do at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival include a lively fiddle contest, a children’s play area, and a food court area that offers traditional Irish food and drink, such as tea, soda bread and jam.
Of course, adult festival-goers may also enjoy some tasty Irish ales (such as barley-scented Guinness beer) at the on-site Irish pub.
Musicians and bands headlining the festival include the MileHighlanders Pipe and Drum band, the Dunham Family Band, the Commoners and Indigent Row. Musicians perform in a range of styles, from very traditional to modern Celtic rock.
Irish step dancers will also grace the festival’s main stage, so be sure to catch a live performance by the Bennett School of Irish Dance and the McTeggert Irish Dance troupe.
In addition to a host of bands and dancers, the festival will also feature Irish authors and storytellers. To learn more about Irish genealogy, visit Michael Brophy in the festival’s Author’s Tent. Author Eoghain Hamilton will also appear at the festival to discuss his works with festival attendees.
As you can see, there will be plenty to enjoy at this joyous celebration of Irish culture, so do be sure to drop by. To find out more, visit the official Rocky Mountain Irish Festival website.