Music

To contact our Stage music team of volunteers, please email StageShows@elizabethcelticfest.org.

The Lilt Collective

We are excited to announce The Lilt Collective will be performing Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s Dublin Stage at 11:15 a.m

 
Experience fun and authentic Irish music with the Lilt Collective! They sing & play reels and jigs on fiddle, bodhran, uilleann pipes, guitar, banjo, and upright bass.
 
This group of great performers comes from a wide spectrum of experiences: For instance, Jesse Burns toured with Gaelic Storm for six years as their fiddler and has recorded a number of albums, three of which have reached #1 on the World Music Billboard Charts.
 

Big Paddy

Big Paddy–Irish Rock and Roll

We believe that music is medicine. In today’s world, we need more love and music in the air, and we are honored to bring live music to the stage. We have a pure passion for music and for performing.

Big Paddy is:
Sean Gaughan- Drums, Vocals, Management
Michael Mitchell- Bass, Vocals, Sound
Jamie Krutz- Fiddle, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kieran Murphy- Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals

The end of 2019 will mark twenty years of Big Paddy performing here on the front range of Colorado!

Come see the Irish Rock & Roll Band, BIG PADDY, as they perform at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s DUBLIN STAGE, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Check out the Big Paddy website: https://bigpaddy.com/ and see their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bigpaddy.colorado/

 

Skean Dubh

Skean Dubh is one of the most enjoyable Celtic/Acoustic bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Their diverse repertoire spans centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, Scottish ballads, Irish pub-songs, Celtic folksongs, and gorgeous slow airs. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people.

These versatile musicians have received accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and extremely musical vocals that make their performances unforgettable. The music may be Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to full-on rock.

They have continually delighted audiences both with their musical styling and with their unusual instrumentation (a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments) including Uilleann, (Irish) bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, doumbek, and accordion.

Come see the great Scottish/Irish folk band, “Skean Dubh,” at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s DUBLIN STAGE, at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Check out the Skean Dubh website: https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/1356653 or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkeanDubh/

 

Gobs O’Phun

Gobs O’Phun performs traditional folksongs from the Celtic isles – songs that tell stories – from silly to sad and everything in between. The stories have universal themes, so you don’t need Celtic roots to appreciate the music. Their songs are primarily traditional folk, with a few relevant contemporary selections and a variety of originals of the same spirit.

“Gob” is slang in the Celtic isles for your mouth, giving birth to their name as both vocalists and for inciting laughter. It’s all about having fun on both sides of the microphone as they welcome audiences like everyone’s sitting around the convivial confines of the family living room.

Gobs O’Phun is an Irish/Scottish acoustic folk duet from “County Denver” offers just what the name implies—lots of fun! The Gobs are Denis Sullivan and Martin Lambuth, brothers-in-law who play guitar, bodhran, and harmonica, which back the harmonies they have honed for decades.

Gobs O’Phun performs traditional folksongs of the Celtic isles—songs that tell stories, and stories that range from silly to sad… and everything in between. Much of their songs are robust, fast-paced and humorous…yet sprinkled with a variety of love songs, historical accounts, and beautiful ballads.

Their music and performances are so accessible and enjoyable. They’re great at bringing in ad-libbed humor and they get you into the spirit of the songs and stories—it’s like you’re part of a gathering in the family living room, where you feel like you’re part of the clan.

Come see Gobs O’Phun as they perform at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s DUBLIN STAGE, at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

Check out the Gobs O’Phun website: https://heygobs.weebly.com/

 

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is an award-winning Celtic harpist in the Denver metro area. She teaches harp and performs throughout the state.  Marianne is very popular at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival for the past three years has taught a great beginner harp class.  “This really is a ‘hands-on’ clinic.”

“I started playing the classical (pedal) harp in Indiana in 1978, but many (MANY) years later discovered the Celtic harp and that it is my true voice as an artist. My musical tastes (and repertoire) run from Celtic, all seven nations; to contemporary to classical. I can be found playing everything from Carolan to Led Zeppelin to Debussy on most days, and perform at weddings, receptions, holiday parties, just about anything that needs a touch of class and a bit of fun. (You ought to see me playing the Chipmunk Song at Christmas. It’s a hoot)”

Marianne will teach a free beginner “hands-on” introduction to Celtic Harp at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s acoustic music stage in their Ceili Coffee House on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., and again on Sunday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m. “All you need are two hands and to want to play Celtic harp.”  She will provide a limited number of harps for people to use.

See her website: https://myspace.com/mariannegoodland and her Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MarianneGoodlandharpist/

Paddy Hooligans

Paddy Hooligans is a Denver-based Irish Music Session Band which has fiddles, banjo, accordion, guitar, stand-up bass, percussion, and singers. Known for their spirited tunes and authentic ceili band sound, they are a delight to listen to and drink to. They’re a St. Patrick’s Day favorite at the Denver Distillery.Come see the great Irish Music session band, “Paddy Hooligans,” at the Elizabeth Celtic Festival’s DUBLIN STAGE, at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 

See their website: https://soundcloud.com/paddyhooligans