About Jonathan James

I am a long-time volunteer for the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival, learning more every year about the tasks involved in making the Festival happen. This year I took on the job of administering the Festival, including the work on the website. Three years ago I could not have done this as I was still working as a school counselor. I am a Colorado native, and have lived in La Veta since 1991.

The Business of Music – A Series

Dear Festival supporters, Many of you know that the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival is volunteer run, and always has been.  None of us are professionals in the music [...]

September 17th, 2019|

You Won’t Find This in Your Schedule, But Take Note

Ashli Hara Photography Many of you have had the privilege of listening to Jon Sousa and Adam Agee over the years.  We certainly have at the Spanish Peaks [...]

September 14th, 2019|

Festival Update: Special Session Playing Series

Dear Festival supporters, We are now less than a week away from this year's Festival.  In the next couple of days I will posting some highlights of this year's program [...]

September 13th, 2019|

Banda Taverna – Scheduling Update

Dear Festival goers, We will begin with a bit of unfortunate news today, and then finish with some more hopeful news. One of our most anticipated acts this year was [...]

August 18th, 2019|

It’s a Good Year for Pipers, Too!

Earlier Tuesday we sent out a post about it being a good year for fiddle players.  It is likewise so for pipers.  If you're serious about improving your skills you [...]

August 13th, 2019|

This Year at the Festival – A Great Year for Fiddle Players!

Dear Festival goers, Over the Festival's history we've always had a good lineup of fiddlers.  However, if you play the fiddle 2019 is really the year for you!      [...]

August 13th, 2019|

2019 Festival Schedule and Registration Form Are Now Available!

Dear Festival supporters, We are very pleased to inform you that the 2019 daily schedule is now up, and can be accessed by clicking on this schedule link.  We have [...]

August 4th, 2019|

Festival Schedule and Ticket Update

Dear Festival supporters, Many of you have asked about schedule and tickets.  We are at present very busy putting the finishing touches on this year's program and schedule.  With so [...]

July 10th, 2019|

Did You Catch Patsy O’Brien Last Year?

I hope that you were able to see and hear Patsy O'Brien at last year's Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival in 2018.  If you did I feel sure that you [...]

July 5th, 2019|

Moors and McCumber – At the La Veta Mercantile – July 13th!

Emilé Dubia, owner of the La Veta Mercantile, is a force of nature in Huerfano County, and she's making it happen once again.  A mere ten days from now, on [...]

July 3rd, 2019|
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