Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival
For schedule and other information, please visit: www.celticmusicfest.com
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Contact: Jonathan James 719-742-3722
Hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago, Spanish Peaks Country became an intersection of cultures and traditions. Indigenous natives, Spanish explorers, mountain men, traders, work seekers, & homesteaders migrated from foreign lands to hunt, mine, farm, & survive in the region. Over time folks began to gather together in places they names they names La Veta, La Plaza de los Leones (no known as Walsenburg), Gardner, & Cuchara. People of many backgrounds were brought together by shared stories, music, song & dance.
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival (SPICMF) has been perpetuating these customs during the last full weekend of September for over a decade. It has been a preferred place to meet with others who share a passion for the various sounds from Celtic cultures that have been often separated by time, miles & local traditions. Musicians have come from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Italy, Germany & Spain to teach and perform. In the process, musical connections have been made & enjoyed not just through regional representations but also from spotlighting connecting genres from Jazz to Americana.