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[ 2024 Bands & Dancers ]

The Rio Grande Celtic Festival and Highland Games invites a number of local and regionally recognized “entertainers” to participate in the Festival. These participants range from singers and small dance groups to story-tellers and poets in the Celtic oral tradition. This year, western music, an art-form directly derived from Celtic music, has been included in an expanded role reflecting who we are today.

2024 Headliner Band

We're very excited to welcome this year's headline band, Seven Nations, to the main stage IN PERSON! They were scheduled to be with us the year we had to move to all online and appeared virtually with us, but we can't wait to host them in the flesh in less than a month! Seven Nations has been touring full-time since 1994 with successful stops in Europe, Canada, Puerto Rico, and virtually every state in the US. The band has recorded a number of albums with over a quarter million units in sales.

Seven Nations Band Shot

2024 Bands & Dancers

Bardic Sisters

Bodhran Clinic Dain Forsythe

Celtic Coyotes

Celtic Singers

Duke City Ceili Band (DCCB)

Dirty Old Town

Dram Session

Ga Greine

Irish session group Bob Deaver

Jug o'Punch

Max Sheehy Music  (Fiddler)

Mountain Road

Open Music Session

The Reelers

Rye Creek Band

Saiorses Songs

Sandia Celtic Ensemble


Traditional Irish Fiddle Clinic

Twisted Trio and Company

Two Leaf Clover

Victory Harp

Wandering the Burren

Yampa Valley Steve

Ceili Dancers

Sliabh Sandia Irish Set Dancers

SHAMSHIR sword dancers