HUERFANO- The eighth annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival came to a close Sunday afternoon, with a rousing finale in the La Veta high school gym.
Musicians gave one last hurrah before an enthusiastic audience, many of whom had attended concerts and workshops with these same performers over the past four days.
Locals and visitors alike thronged through Walsenburg and La Veta over the weekend, filling the Fox Theatre and clapping along with a hooley (Irish for a wild fun party) on 6th Street.
Later, festival-goers might bump into one of the artists at the deli grabbing lunch, or come across a dozen harps on the sidewalk, taking requests.
Festival organizer Barbara Yule, who was seen pretty much everywhere during the weekend, seemed content at the final concert; the festival had gone off again without any major hitches (lots of little ones though!)
Yule reminds Celtic music fans that just because the festival is over, the music isn’t. In just two weeks, the Tannahill Weavers will be playing in Walsenburg on October 14, at 3:30 pm at the La Plaza Inn. Tickets are for sale at the HWJ office on Main St, or at the door the day of the concert.
The Hooley continues!
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