If you attended the 2019 Festival you likely experienced the treat that is Banda Taverna, from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Because they were denied a working visa to the U.S. they came to Huerfano County as guests (following a Canada tour), and played for free at numerous locations, including John Mall School, Uptop, Miner’s Park in Walsenburg, and lastly on the front porch pictured above. They were fresh, real, and energetic, and a mutual love developed between the Festival and Taverna.

Well, Banda Taverna has stepped up again, this time providing three events on Sunday, September 20th.
It all begins with workshop with Mariana Roque, lead singer for the group.


What: “Understanding Voice and Tools for Singers
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, at 2:00 pm MDT
Level: A particular interest in voice and singing
Platform: Zoom Live (please email your interest in advance to celticmusicfest@gmail.com so that we can give you the link)

We then follow up with a unique guitar workshop with Gustavo Fofão. This is a late addition to the workshop schedule, and if you are a guitar player, you’ve got Patsy O’Brien at 2:00 pm MDT, followed by Fofão at 3:00 pm.


What: “Different Spices for the Celtic Guitar”
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, at 3:00 pm MDT
Level: Intermediate
Platform: Zoom Live
Description: In this workshop, we’ll discuss and learn about a variety of ideas that came from different heritages and places around the globe, adding tasteful flavours and colours to the Celtic guitar approach.
From Greece and the Mediterranean, African and Latin Music, Brazilian Genres and even Modern ideas that Rock, Folk and Metal delivers, we’ll taste and experience the results inside some of the traditional repertoire.

Banda Taverna then finishes up their Sunday with a 5:00 pm MDT performance.


Who: Banda Taverna
When: 5:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
Length: Approximately 40 minutes
Where: Banda Taverna YouTube channel