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Free Sunday Music Concert

Red Desert Ramblers, Musical Artists, Utah, Celtic, Irish, Country, Bluegrass MusicEnjoy a musical performance by Red Desert Ramblers in Springville’s Art Museum’s Grand Gallery and enjoy Utah’s oldest Art Museum and beautiful architecture well you’re there.

Red Desert Ramblers is the PREMIER “Feel Good” band in Utah. Specializing in Bluegrass, Swing, Country, Folk and even an Irish or Scottish tune thrown in!

Kilt Night with The Swagger Band

Swagger is a high energy Irish Rock band out of Park City, Utah. The group blends Irish and Scottish traditional sounds with American Rock, Ska, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Country & Folk, to create a solid yet experimental sound.

Kilt Night with The Swagger Band, Salt Lake City, Utah Live MusicWell known for their lively stage performances the group has enjoyed immediate success since their early beginnings in 2007. In 2008 Swagger released “Trouble on the Green”, followed by the 2010 release of “The Grave”. Several new songs were polished up by the addition of Eric Slaymaker on Tin Whistle & Kenny Gordon on Keyboards. 2 new live videos have also been added to a new website & logo.

During the winter months the lads can be found pumping out their infectious brand of Celtic Rock at popular ski resorts in Park City, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole & The Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Annual events for the band include the Sundance Film Festival, Boise Highland Games, Deer Valley Concerts Series, Las Vegas Casinos & festivals across the mid-mountain west. The group organized Utah’s 1st. Irish Music Festival at Deer Valley & kicked it off with The Young Dubliners as their headliner. Plans are in the works for the 2nd annual in 2011.

Concerts in the Park

Listen to beautiful music in beautiful surroundings. Make it a point to attend the free concerts in the Brigham Young Historic Park on summer evenings. June and July concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. August concerts begin at 7:30 P.M. (visit the Upcoming Events tab at link below for the complete summer schedule). You can also enjoy informative garden talks throughout the summer.

The park is located at the southeast corner of State Street and North Temple (Second Avenue). Seating is available, but visitors can also bring blankets or their own lawn chairs.

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Concerts in the Park

Sheepdog Championship & Country Festival

Top sheepdog handlers from around the world are aleady planning their return, with top teams representing seven countries already scheduled to compete.

This year the Bank of the West Soldier Hollow Classic’s I.F.A. Country Festival offers an even wider assortment of crafts, activities and demonstrations. Dozens of top artisans from throughout the west will offer a wide array of handmade products. Demonstrations will include weaving, spinning, sheep shearing and pottery making. Our Navajo Rug Show, sponsored by Adopt-a-Native Elder, features finely woven traditional Navajo textiles and demonstrations by Navajo artisans. Families will also enjoy a wide array of animal demonstrations and activities including duck herding, the Ultimate Canines Flying Dog Show, Wild Wonders Animal Show and bagpipe performances by the Salt Lake Scots! The Country Festival also features great food and traditional Celtic music.

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Moab Folk Festival

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III AND PATTY LARKIN HEADLINE 2010 MOAB FOLK FESTIVAL

Join us for six days of hands-on workshops with nationally recognized instructors in a variety of courses ranging from songwriting and vocal performance to beginning and advanced guitar, mandolin and more.

Moab Folk Camp offers a supportive environment in which students can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a beautiful setting, away from everyday distractions, with a caring group of musical friends. If you’ve been looking for somewhere to get started playing music or improve your musical skills, you’ve found the right place.

Contact: Lisa Carter, assistant festival director, 435-259-3198 or [email protected]

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Grammy-winning Loudon Wainwright III and Patty Larkin will be the featured acts at the 2010 Moab Folk Festival in Moab, Utah.

Wainwright, who has been performing for 40 years as both a musician and actor, won a Grammy earlier this year in Traditional Folk music for his album High, Wide & Handsome. Larkin, who is making her second appearance at the Moab festival, celebrated her 25th year as a performer by releasing her new album 25, on which she performs with a roster of guest artists that reads like a music Hall of Fame.

Also on this year’s program are Sloan Wainwright, Loudon’s sister; Darol Anger, Sharon Gilchrist & Scott Law; Po’ Girl; Caroline Herring; Peter Mulvey; Elephant Revival; Tom Prasada-Rao; Tara Shupe & Broken Pony (with guest Nick Boyer of the Puddle Mountain Ramblers); and The Mile Markers. Performances will be at three venues: outdoors at Moab Ball Field, and indoors at Star Hall and Grand County High School.

Now in its eighth year, the Moab Folk Festival has grown into one of the nation’s top music showcases and has expanded the definition of “folk” to include music that reaches beyond traditional boundaries – including bluegrass, indie folk-rock, folk-fringe punk, celtic-folk and modern acoustic artists.

Patriot Day Tattoo

The City of West Jordan is holding a Patriot Day Tattoo Friday, September 11th. This “tattoo” is not designed to be imprinted on skin but rather in the hearts of those who take part in this sensory feast. The Patriot Day Tattoo is patterned after the world-famous Edinburgh, Scotland Tattoo where pipe bands, drummers, military regiments, dancers have performed. The West Jordan Patriot Day Tattoo will remember Patriot Day with a 1,500-flag Healing Field, pipe bands, drum corps, the 23rd Army Band, Highland Dancers, a joint service color guard and other entertainment. A marketplace with arts, crafts, and ethnic foods opens at 5:00 p.m. and can be enjoyed before and during the Tattoo entertainment. For more information, call Julie Brown at (801) 569-5119.

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Irish Fiddle Virtuoso, Martin Hayes

Returning to Ogden to open the 2009-20 Cultural Affairs season are Irish fiddle virtuoso, Martin Hayes, and American guitarist, Dennis Cahill. The duo has garnered international renown for taking traditional Irish music to the very edge of the genre, holding listeners spellbound with slow-building, fiery performances.

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. He is the recipient of major national and international awards: most recently the prestigious Gradam Ceoil, Musician of the Year 2008 from the Irish language television station TG 4; previously Man of the Year from the American Irish Historical Society; Folk Instrumentalist of the Year from BBC Radio; a National Entertainment Award (the Irish ‘Grammy’); six All-Ireland fiddle championships – before the age of nineteen – and cited by the Irish Sunday Tribune as one of the hundred most influential Irish men and women in the fields of entertainment, politics and sports in the year 2000, as well as one of the most important musicians to come out of Ireland in the last fifty years.

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Texas Swing & Fiddling

Brian Thurber presents Texas swing or contest style fiddling which has its roots in the juke joints and roadhouses of the pre WWII southwest. Many of the basic melodies go back hundreds of years, but the chords that back up the tunes are modern swing chords. He also includes bluegrass, Celtic and contra dance music. Brian Thurber studied classical violin and started playing bluegrass and old fiddle tunes when he moved to Whatcom County in the 1970s. He has played in several local groups and currently plays with Katz and Dogz and the Dunton Sisters.

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St. Joseph’s Irish Folk Festival

Irish Festival, St. Joseph, West Jordan, Utah, Irish Folk Festival, Music, Games, Beer Garden, Family, Fun

Friday – Sept. 9 (Raffle tickets for sale all day)
5:30 pm-Finish – 3K & 5K Runs – Register in the office
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – 66 & Main Band – Dancing (Tent) With Cindy (Archuleta) Blanchard
7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Diamond Jim and the Period Players/Balloon Tying (Field)
6:00 pm-9:30 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
7:00 pm-10:00 pm – Black Jack (Black Jack Tent)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Frayed Knot String Band (In the Beer Garden Tent)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Arienette with Katie Ainge (In the New Church Courtyard)
8:00 pm-9:45 pm – Bingo (Tent)
9:45 pm-9:55 pm – Fireworks

Saturday – Sept. 10 (Raffle tickets for sale all day)
8:00 am-Finish – Golf Tournament – Register in the office
8:00 am-10:00 am – Car Show Registration
10:00 am-3:00 pm – Car Show on Northeast end of Father Carley Field/2:00 pm – Car Show Awards
11:00 am-10:00 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
11:00 am-8:00 pm – Craft Fair on the Field
11:30 am-12:30 pm – Therapy 4.0 (Tent)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm – Crawford School of Irish Dance (Tent)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Golf Awards (Pavilion)
2:00 pm-3:00 pm – Yom al had Belly Dancers (Tent)
1:30 pm-Finish – Horseshoe Tournament – Mixed Singles – 5.00 Entrance Fee
3:00 pm-4:00 pm – 4 on the Floor (Tent)
4:00 pm-10:00 pm – Carley Field Music Festival (Pavilion) Music Organized by Ken Ainge/Stone Vista
4:00 pm-6:00 pm – Shaun Dee the Hypno Hick (Tent)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm – Pro-Wrestling (Southeast Side of Field)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm – Bingo (Tent)
6:00 pm-10:00 pm – Black Jack (Black Jack Tent)
7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Lefty and the Outlaw Entertainers (Field)
8:00 pm-10:00 pm – Grupo Illu’sion – Dancing (Tent)
After Dark – S’mores on the field, around a gas fire

Sunday – Sept. 11 (Raffle tickets for sale until 4:30)
9:00 am-10:00 am – Mass (Tent)
10:30 am-11:30 am – Brunch (Tent)
10:00 am-10:30 am – Michael Gibbs – bagpipe music – in the field
10:30 am-11:30 pm – Higher Ground (Tent)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Bunga (Tent) With John Allen
12:00 pm-4:30 pm – EXTREME PAINTBALL (50 balls for 5.00) (Baseball Diamond)
1:00 pm-5:00 pm – Black Jack (2:00-4:00 – Blackjack Tournament
12:00 pm-4:00 pm – Scottish Highland Games
3:00 pm-5:00 pm – Free Kid’s Games and Blow-ups
1:30 pm-2:30 pm – Talent Show (Tent)
3:00 pm-5:00 pm – Swagger the Band – Dancing (Tent)
5:00 pm-Finish – Raffle winners announced (Tent) Barrel of Booze Raffle

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