Enjoy free, informal, hour-long concerts at beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. All ages are welcome. Limited seating is provided; blankets and lawn chairs are allowed.
The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.
If the weather is bad, concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For more information, call 1-801-240-3323.
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.
Well 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a bit o’ the Irish and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early this year…
The Gallivan Center is happy to host the annual Highland Bagpipe Experience Workshop, Friday, March 11, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. You are invited to learn about the history of the bagpipes, have a bagpipe lesson from members of the Utah Pipe Band and best of all… it’s FREE!
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 120 PEOPLE (ONLINE AND CALL INS) AND SPOTS FILL UP QUICKLY- SO REGISTER EARLY!!
Parking is available at lots around and even under the plaza, but is your responsibility. Avoid the hassle and take Trax!