Colcannon will perform at Adams State

(02-21-2014)

colcannon band members

The Irish music of Colcannon will be in concert at Adams State University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Leon Memorial Hall. Earlier, a masterclass led by Colcannon members will be held at 2 p.m. in Leon Memorial. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

According to the Colcannon, the band plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Colcannon is equally at home on the stage at a folk music festival or performing with a symphony orchestra.

Colcannon has developed a distinctive, inventive, and contemporary musical style while still keeping in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music. Colcannon's concerts are renowned for their energy, for singer/frontman Mick Bolger's irrepressible sense of humor and sly wit, and, of course, for the music; music that expresses flights of joy, deep sorrows, and an unquenchable zest for life.

The band, formed in 1984 in Boulder Colo., includes Mick Bolger, Mike Fitzmaurice, Jean Bolger, Brian Mullins, and Cynthia Jaffe.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and are available at the Adams State Music Office, the Green Spot, located in Alamosa, Colo. and All Good Things, located in Monte Vista, Colo. For more information, please contact 719-587-7621.