Music Scene: St. Paddy’s sounds


Other music events in the area:

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Friday, March 14, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Straygrass, 9 p.m. Friday, March 14, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Vintage Voltage, classic rock and blues, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,

Colorado Mesa University Jazz Ensemble with the Grand Junction High School Jazz A Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Bob Songster Trio, jazz and blues featuring Rob Labig, drums and Pete Jeffryies, saxophone, 7:30–10:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, Le Rouge French Restaurant and Bar, 317 Main St., 257-1777.

Ellen Stapenhorst, David Starr and Roy Martin in concert, 7–9 p.m. Friday, March 14, Two Rivers Center for Spiritual Living, 251 Colorado Ave., $25, benefits Anna Scott’s ministerial school fund, food available, seating limited, 433-7799.

Battle of the Airbands, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, competition featuring lip-sync and dance on stage, $20, tickets at, 527-7243,

Sandy Wells, Friday and Saturday, March 14–5 Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 261-2052.

Scott Ibex, 7:30–10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Goodman Unplugged, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 15 Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Boxcar, 9 p.m.–midnight Saturday, March 15, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Dead Cowboyz, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5549.

Mike Gwinn and The North Fork Flyers CD release party, “Still Going 70 in a 55,” Saturday, March 15, The Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, tickets at Homestead Market, Paonia Farm and Home and Backcountry Bistro,, 527-6610

From Paris to Rome, Valley Youth Orchestra annual dinner concert, silent auction 4:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road, Delta,, 252-0552.

Ray Bonelli and Remember When, St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 6:30–10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, VFW Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., corned beef and cabbage dinner 5–7 p.m., public welcome, 260-4956.

Western Colorado Jazz Orchestra Big Band Era Dinner/Dance, dinner and Dixieland 6:30 p.m., dance 7:30–10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Lincoln Park Barn, $35, dinner and dance with a portion of proceeds going to a local veteran’s project, tickets at 243-6787,, or Grand Junction Symphony office, 414 Main St.

Hollywood Nights, Grand Junction Centennial Band concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, guest musicians from Caprock Academy, $10 adults, $5 ages 6–12 and 60 and older, tickets from band members, at Roper Music, and at the door if available, 260-0112.

St. Patrick’s Day music, Monday, March 17, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Main St., Fifth Reel 5 p.m., Rocky Mountain Scots 7 p.m., The Tankerays, 9 p.m., 424-5840.

Javier de los Santos, The Classical Guitar in Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Jeff Pine, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Hungrytown, folk duo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, Silt Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 680 Home Ave., Silt, 876-5500; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main St., New Castle, 984-2346; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Rifle Branch, 207 East Ave., Rifle, 625-3471,

Pete Koss, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Zac Grant, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Carnifex with I Declare War, Here Comes the Kraken, Assassins and Controlled Demise, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $13 advance, $16 day of show, 241-1717.

Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony featuring student conductors, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Thursday, March 20, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Mutrix and Singularity, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 18 and older, $12 advance, $15 day of show, $5 students with valid ID, 241-1717.

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

“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.


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