A bit of Eire in the Southwest? Yes.

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A bit of Eire in the Southwest? Yes.

Inaugural Celtic Festival kicks off
Kim McKee and Ken Willson sound like they come from the Emerald Isle, but she is a Colorado native and he is from Minnesota. The duo is one of the headliners for the inaugural Durango Celtic Festival this weekend.
Durango Celtic Festival

Today



Henry Strater Theatre (699 Main Ave.)



6:30 p.m.: Westwind Pipe Band



7 p.m.: Gerry Carthy

8 p.m.: Giant’s Dance



Irish Embassy Pub (900 Main Ave.)



4:30-6 p.m.: Patrick Crossing



6:30-8:30 p.m.: Jon Sousa & Adam Agee



Workshop



7 p.m.: Ceili Dance Workshop presented by Willson & McKee. Irish Embassy Pub.



Saturday



Henry Strater Theatre



11 a.m.: Kitchen Jam Band



Noon: Willson & McKee

1 p.m.: Big’ns

2 p.m.: Gerry Carthy

3 p.m.: Jon Sousa & Adam Agee

4 p.m.: Patrick Crossing

5-7 p.m.: Dinner break

7 p.m.: Irish Ceili Showdown

9:30 p.m.: Irish Session



Irish Embassy Pub



11 a.m.: Westwind Pipe Band



11:30 a.m.: Gerry Carthy

1 p.m.: An Sliabh

2 p.m.: Gypsy Fire

3:30 p.m.: Mad Haggis

5:30 p.m.: Kitchen Jam Band

7 p.m.: Giant’s Dance

8:30 p.m.: Big’ns



Workshops

Strater Hotel, Centennial Room



11 a.m.: Guitar (Jon Sousa)

Noon: Fiddle (Adam Agee)

1:30 p.m.: Bodhran (Bob Condon)

2:30 p.m.: Vocal (Willson & McKee)

3:30 p.m.: Whistle (Gerry Carthy)



Irish Embassy Pub, Ambassador Lounge



1:30 p.m.: Kid’s Bodhran



4 p.m.: Ceili Dance Workshop (Willson & McKee)



Family Fun

Strater Hotel, Pullman Room



10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Vendors, face painting, photo ops, games, crafts for kids



1-3 p.m.: Kid’s scavenger Hunt (Check-in: 12:30 p.m.)



Sunday



Henry Strater Theatre



11 a.m.: John Sousa & Adam Agee

Noon: Greengrass To Bluegrass

2 p.m.: Willson & McKee



Irish Embassy Pub



10:30 a.m.: Pub church.



12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Irish Session

A bit of Eire in the Southwest? Yes.

Kim McKee and Ken Willson sound like they come from the Emerald Isle, but she is a Colorado native and he is from Minnesota. The duo is one of the headliners for the inaugural Durango Celtic Festival this weekend.
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