Tannahill Weavers in April!

The Tannahill Weavers will be in La Veta on Sunday, April 24th at 5pm, at the La Veta inn. As with the Runa concert, there will be dining and a concert.  Dinner will be available at 3pm, and after the concert.  Tickets will be $25 for the concert and $40 for concert and dinner.

“The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.”  (Tannahill Weaver’s website)


Our festival has been gifted with a number of wonderful photographers and videographers. One such is Bob Kennemer. Over the next few months, we will be posting photos and videos on a special page. Check them out and see our festival through their eyes!

Bob Kennemer Photography

Planning for the 2016 Festival

Now that the dust has settled on the dance floor and the music has faded to a lovely memory, it’s time to plan for the next festival. We have lots of ideas on how to improve our festival. Check back with us to see what we’ve got planned.

Do you have favorite artists or bands you’d like to see? Comment and let us know.



Ahhh, Sunday

Sunday is a bittersweet day. The festival is winding down. The last classes and concert is within sight and soon to be over. For those that run the festival, it is a time for one last event. This year was no different.

Sunday’s Stramash concert was wonderful. Just as A Taste of Things to Come started out with tantalizing snippets of Celtic music, this concert was there to remind us of all the wonderful music we had heard over the last few days. Ed Miller hosted the Stramash. It was wonderful. Held at the 4H building in La Veta, it was packed with people yearning to hear one last note, sing one more song and to say goodbye to new friends until next year.

Here are a few more pictures. First off, a final dance class by Maggie and Cassie MacDonald. Then the Stramash.

Saturday was Fantastic!

Mixing the Celts was a treat. Cassie and Maggie MacDonald started out the evening with a ‘hurricane’ of sound. Adam Agee, Jerry O’Sullivan and Mairtian de Cogain filled the theatre with the musical magic of the Celtic Nations.

Then, after a lovely supper, the second concert got underway. Daimh, (pronounced Dive, and meaning kinship) brought a new perspective to Celtic Music. The theatre crowd was rocked by the sounds of pipes, fiddle, guitar and accordion.

Best yet, an unofficial tradition provided the perfect end to the concert.

The Washington School theatre and the Fox Theatre have both housed El Fandango, our folklorico dance group. The dressing room for the dance group has always served as the “Green Room” for concert musicians. In 2009, the band Giveway found the  hats and wore them up on stage.


Ever since then, musicians for the Saturday concerts have donned the sombrero’s for the finale. Daimh and the Mixing the Celts group did as well.