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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.

Banda Taverna, In the Age of COVID

Photo credit - Bob Kennemer Saudações amigos do Festival If you attended the 2019 Festival you likely experienced the treat that is Banda Taverna, from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Because [...]

July 5th, 2020|

Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat Holds on to Hope for 2020

Tentatively Re-Scheduled for September 25-27, 2020 We're still planning, and hoping, that the Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat will take place this year. Our sponsor, the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music [...]

July 4th, 2020|

Song for the Day from Ed Miller

Longtime Festival favorite, Ed Miller, is currently treating his Facebook followers to a song for each day. If you know Ed you certainly know his gifts include a rich knowledge [...]

July 2nd, 2020|

2020 Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival canceled

The Festival Board is working on plans for an alternate celebration of Celtic culture and the 2021 festival Huerfano County, Colorado — Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and in [...]

June 23rd, 2020|

Byrne Brothers Coming to the September 2020 Festival

Considering the understandable uncertainty that people have about events cancelling or postponing, the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival is very pleased to begin making announcements of our September 2020 artist [...]

March 16th, 2020|

Patsy O’Brien to Perform at the La Veta Mercantile February 8th

Two years ago Irish guitarist Patsy O'Brien made his first appearance at the Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival, and though a knowledgeable few knew what was coming, the rest of [...]

January 30th, 2020|

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival Announces 2020 Dates

Dear Festival followers, Here we are, nearly a full month into new year, and we're pleased to announce our 2020 Festival dates.  This year the 16th annual Festival will  run [...]

January 29th, 2020|

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|
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