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John Doyle will be joining Spanish Peaks! May 20, 2023 - We are extremely pleased to announce that John Doyle will be playing and teaching at Spanish Peaks this year. There are few artists more respected in the genre or more […]
Patsy’s Comin’ Back!!! May 16, 2023 - We are thrilled to have Patsy O’Brien return to Spanish Peaks!  He has become a favorite of everyone who attends the Festival. It is likely because Patsy’s talents are so […]
Also returning to Spanish Peaks – The Byrne Brothers! May 14, 2023 - We are so excited to announce that The Byrne Brothers will be returning to Spanish Peaks! The Byrne Brothers, hailing from Donegal, Ireland, are a family band and Irish dancers […]

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2023 Featured Performers & Tutors
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The Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival is proud to highlight many of the performers that you can look forward to seeing in 2023. Be sure to follow the links below for more information about our 2023 artists!




The Gothard Sisters join us for the 2023 Festival!






Gothard Sisters

“Crowd favorites, internationally renowned Celtic band and Irish dancing pros. Bringing their voices, violin, guitar, bodhran, mandolin and pennywhistle – you won’t want to miss this super sister musical trio.”APPALOOSA MUSIC FESTIVAL (USA)






Sean Gavin to perform and teach for the 2023 Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival and the 2023 Pipe Retreat!





Sean Gavin

Patsy O’Brien returns to the 2023 Festival!






Patsy O’Brien

“Falls in the void between Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. An Irish Robbie Robertson.” (New Haven Advocate)


The Bow Tides return to the 2023 Festival!








The Bow Tides



New to Spanish Peaks in 2023 – Reverie Road!









Reverie Road



John Doyle will be joining us!










John Doyle





The Byrne Brothers will be back in 2023!











Byrne Brothers






And, if you’d like to play a role in the Festival…

One of the most striking and enduring qualities of this festival is the sense of ownership that all of you feel about it.  Spanish Peaks belongs to the musicians and to you, our participants. I will always recall what one musician (who hadn’t been able to perform “across the pond” for a while) told me at a late-night session: “This is my Ireland.”  Our collective ownership is one reason why it feels so important to be able to “go live” this year.

Our artists have always recognized that holding an event of this stature, in a Colorado county numbering fewer than 7,000 residents, requires give and take from everyone.  This year is no different.  However, there is an additional challenge for the Festival this year.  We want to meet the bar set in previous years by bringing in the caliber of musicians you have come to expect.  

With that in mind, we are again offering you the opportunity to sponsor one of our artists, or even a concert.  With sponsorship comes an even greater sense of ownership, various perks, and a personal opportunity (if you so choose) to meet the artist you have sponsored.

Below are links to sponsor, as well as other ways to contribute.

1) Check out our Sponsorship page for unique opportunities to participate.  
2) If sponsorship is beyond your means, go to our Donations page to learn about other ways of helping out.
3) And lastly, if you’d like to make a financial donation to the Festival, click on the green button below to go directly to a payment option.