Irish band, Colcannon, will perform on Adams State campus


members of colcannon photo with their instruments and green background

The Adams State University Music Department and the Alamosa Live Music Association will present Colcannon in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Leon Memorial Hall.

According to Colcannon, authentic, joyous Irish music.... traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon 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., and their reputation has grown steadily over the years with the release of eight CDs on the Oxford Road Records label. The band’s recent CD ‘The Pooka and the Fiddler’ received a Parent’s Choice Award for its artful interweaving or music and storytelling. The Emmy®-award winning PBS special, “Colcannon in Concert,” filmed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has aired nationwide.

Some of Adams State students and faculty will perform with Colcannon. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students, AS&F and Friends of Music. For more information contact the Adams State Music Office at 719-587-7621.