Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival
See festival website for Festival schedule. www.EvanstonCelticFestival.com
Children 7 and under admitted FREE during daytime Festival
Traditional Celtic music, entertainment, dancing, children's activities, educational music and dance workshops, ethnic foods, "the drink," and more. Held at the beautifully restored Roundhouse & Railyards Complex in Evanston, Wyoming. No worries about the weather, all events held INDOORS.
The Young Irelanders, March 24, 8 pm, Evanston Roundhouse. The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20s and 30s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. Between them they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan, performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the US Capitol Building, Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in L.A . The artists have also toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS Specials, shared the stage with Bono, and have recorded with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and been chosen by Sting to perform for his exclusive private parties.
Skippers Alley, March 25, 6 pm, Evanston Roundhouse. Skippers Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents. With a sound described as from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band. Skippers Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú and Clannad. Since then, the group have made several high profile TV and Radio appearances (The Late Late Show, Radio Ones Céilí House) and have toured in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Denmark, India and Zambia. In November 2014, the band released their self-titled debut album to wide critical acclaim and a review in The Irish Times. Now, with North American tours and a second album already in the pipeline, Skippers Alley are a promising young act in the international folk circuit. There is no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of traditional Irish music. Kieran Hanrahan, Stocktons Wing
Carlos Núñez, March 25, 8 pm, Evanston Roundhouse. Carlos Núñez comes from Galicia, the Celtic region in North West Spain. He is considered one of the preeminent artists on the World/Celtic Music scene, with the depth of a classical music virtuoso and the charisma of a rock star. Carlos has expanded the borders of Celtic music to include Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian and Classical music, Movie Soundtracks, Contemporary Dance As he describes it, he plays Celtic music with Latin passion. SONY MUSIC (formerly BMG) has released his ten albums, selling 1 million copies since his debut in 1996, amassing several Platinum and Gold CDs and DVDs, as well as two Latin Grammy nominations. The album Santiago, for which he became honorary member of The Chieftains, was awarded a Grammy in 1997. Carlos Núñez embarks on his comeback to the US, having performed hundreds of shows in the early 90s, with The Chieftains, or with his own band. Since his last US release, 10 years ago, he has concentrated on Europe, Latin America and Japan, where his legions of fans have enjoyed an average of 100 shows per year. Fall 2012 marked the release of Discover, his a greatest-hits, double CD collection. It includes collaborations with The Chieftains, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, and many more. Its popularity is the catalyst for Carloss long-awaited return to North America. Major touring ensued in Fall 2012 and again in summer 2013 with new line-up, featuring his brother Xurxo on percussion, Pancho Alvarez on Brazilian viola, and fiddler/step-dancer Jon Pilatzke, whom he met while with The Chieftains. Regular touring continues in support of his latest album, Inter-Celtic (2014), showcasing music and artists, including The Chieftains and Altan from Ireland and Alan Stivell from Brittany, from the different Celtic countries and musical contributions from Scottish pipers, and Ry Cooder.
Roundhouse & Railyards Complex (View)
1500 W. Main St.
Evanston, WY 82930
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|