As many of you already know, I’m crazy about Celtic festivals. I grew up attending a Scottish/Irish festival in Washington State where the massing of the bands took up two football fields. When they played Amazing Grace and Scotland the Brave, my hair would stand on end.
While the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival, formerly the Fort Collins Irish Festival, has had a bumpy ride over the last year, I have high hopes for its return this August. After two successful years in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, due to unforeseen circumstances and national economic woes, they were forced to cancel the 2010 event that had been scheduled to take place at The Ranch in Loveland.
This summer the festival was again scheduled to take place at The Ranch, but the organizers have once again relocate the event. Rocky Mountain Irish Festival will be held at Boardwalk Park in Windsor, Colorado. This park was recently named one of the top five parks in Northern Colorado. The location along the banks of Windsor Lake and within walking distance of downtown Windor, makes it an ideal festival park.
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival is a celebration of tradition and contemporary Irish music and culture. From Irish authors to nationally known Irish bands, like The High Kings, this year’s event will give you a delicious taste of the green isle without the cloudy skies.
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival is scheduled for August 25 thru 28, 2011. The festival kicks off on Thursday, 8/25 with The High Kings, performing at Budweiser Events Center with The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and select area high school choirs. Tickets are just $30 and available here.
NOW HERE’S THE REALLY GOOD PART! Now through June 20th, you can purchase 2-for-1 three-day passes to all festival events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They are also offering buy-one get-one free for a tribute to Paul McCartney & The Beattles, The Young Dubliners & The Tossers on Friday night.
To get this deal head to www.rockymountainirishfestival.com and click on the upper right hands side of the home page.