Music Scene: St. Paddy’s sounds
St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17, and, in this season of kissing the Blarney Stone, drinking green beer and attempting to capture an elusive leprechaun, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., has a weekend of festive music on tap.
The Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Scots are among the bands and musicians will perform at Naggy McGee’s and will play at noon Saturday and Sunday, March 15–16, and at 7 p.m, Monday, March 17.
According to the Rocky Mountain Scots’ Facebook page, all of the band’s current pipers are past and current students of Hugh Thackaberry, founder of the organized Scottish bagpiping culture in the Grand Valley and former pipe major of the Grand Mesa Pipes and Drums.
Band members Jim Bennett, Adelaide Currier, Angel Drayer, Mike Guerrero, Lenard Macleod, Kaydell Stewart, Shawn Stewart and Sarah Wagner comprise the Rocky Mountain Scots, which is the only bagpipe band between Salt Lake City and Denver.
The Rocky Mountain Scots performs locally and regionally at parties, weddings, funerals, and other private functions, as well as law enforcement and local veterans events, according to rockymountainscots.wordpress.com.
“Through the years the name might have changed, but the same dedication that was established back in 1994 by Hugh Thackaberry is preserved with all the pride and dignity one would expect from a military style bagpipe and drum band,” the site said.