Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Rogues Rock Colorado

The Rogues were honored to be selected as one of the bands featured at the 40th Long's Peak Scottish Irish Festival in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado.
Mark Sullivan, Jimmy Mitchell, Randy Wothke, Doug Frobese Photo by Janice Sullivan

Photo by Pam Hoskins
From September 9-11 The Rogues shared the Rock Tent with Celtic favorites Albannach and Enter the Haggis.  We've known and worked with both groups for years and it's always great to share a stage with friends.

The line-up for the band featured Jimmy and Doug on pipes and Mark and Randy on percussion. Cherry handled the sales table and thanks to Pam Hoskins for braving days on the road with us to take pictures and video.  If you've never been to Estes Park - it's gorgeous!  The festival is huge and featured an Irish dancing Feis and even full contact jousting.  We were lucky to be joined by some of the Irish dancers on Sunday in both our shows and that doubled the energy.
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
 Photos from the evening concert:
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
Photo by Pam Hoskins
On a humorous note, as is typical, it's not a Rogues trip unless something goes wrong mechanically. While stopped at a rest stop in Kansas, Randy walked to the back of the van and noticed the entire left rear reflector had blown off somewhere during the night.  The next stop was a Dodge dealer in Denver before arriving in Estes Park.  And then there was the AC leaking inside the van, but that also has been resolved without much trouble.  All in all it was a great trip and we got to perform for a brand new audience and add to the extended Rogues family.  Thanks to Peggy Young and her family for having us at their very special event and we hope to be back in the future.  For more information about the Long's Peak Scottish Irish Festival visit http://www.scotfest.com/

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