As usual, there will be the cultural village, demonstration, food, vendors and some of the best Irish music youll hear in one place. Natalie MacMaster is the most familiar name to a lot of people, says McCullough. Shes played Planet Bluegrass, headlined shows at the Paramount, been up at Red Rocks with the Chieftains, been a headliner up at Telluride. So shes been in the Colorado market, and its exciting to get her to come to the festival. Other appearances include Ennis, Pogey, the Elders and many more. The festival opens today from 5 to 10 p.m. and runs tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission tonight is $5, $12 tomorrow and Sunday. Kids twelve and under get in for free, and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, you can bring two items of non-perishable food for the Denver Rescue Mission and get in for free (you do the math thats a good deal). Visit www.coloradoirishfestival.org for a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.
Fri., July 9, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., July 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., July 11, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., 2010