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2022 Featured Performers & Tutors
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In the days to come the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival will be “spotlighting” many of the performers that you can look forward to seeing in 2022.

 

 

Kevin Burke

“Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful…a superior instrumentalist in any idiom…impressively virtuosic.” – The New York Times

“A lyrical player of emotional electricity.” – The Washington Post

 

 

From Lunasa, Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell, and Cillian Vallely join us again in 2022.

 

 

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

  

 

Dave Curley

 

 

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.