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  • Nanette Witmer

    Nanette Witmer Now in Panama

    I originally saw you all in Deadwood South Dakota so many moons ago. I met you all. Seems a lifetime ago. Now I am in Panama and I am sharing your work with the Panamanians here. We have a jazz and blues festival here of "gringos" from all over and it would be so wonderful if you could come and expose Irish music to Latin America. I miss you all so much. Moved from Deadwood to Denver and always attended the Irish Festival there. The worst thing about moving out of the country is not being able to see you all. It is just not the same without you all. Music is part of us all and I treasure that. If you are ever in a mood to go down south to spread Irish music, Bouquete is ready. Plus it is warm here.

    I originally saw you all in Deadwood South Dakota so many moons ago. I met you all. Seems a lifetime ago. Now I am in Panama and I am sharing your work with the Panamanians here. We have a jazz and blues festival here of "gringos" from all over and it would be so wonderful if you could come and expose Irish music to Latin America. I miss you all so much. Moved from Deadwood to Denver and always attended the Irish Festival there. The worst thing about moving out of the country is not being able to see you all. It is just not the same without you all. Music is part of us all and I treasure that. If you are ever in a mood to go down south to spread Irish music, Bouquete is ready. Plus it is warm here.

  • Farland Bottoms, PhD

    Farland Bottoms, PhD Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

    I attended my first Colcannon show last Friday at Swallow Hill, Denver, and with the incredible question: Colcannon, where have you been all my life! My Irish blood was stirred listening to five incredible talented musicians. Mick, you and your musician partners are a vocal and visual delight. Thank you!!

    I attended my first Colcannon show last Friday at Swallow Hill, Denver, and with the incredible question: Colcannon, where have you been all my life! My Irish blood was stirred listening to five incredible talented musicians. Mick, you and your musician partners are a vocal and visual delight. Thank you!!

  • Mick

    Mick Aurora, CO

    Hello Nanette ~ Sorry to take so long getting back to you. Thanks for spreading the word about Irish music, and about Colcannon in particular. We have fans all over the world but I do believe you're the first from Panama. And should we get anywhere close to there, you'll be the first to know. Cheers, Mick

    Hello Nanette ~ Sorry to take so long getting back to you. Thanks for spreading the word about Irish music, and about Colcannon in particular. We have fans all over the world but I do believe you're the first from Panama. And should we get anywhere close to there, you'll be the first to know.
    Cheers,
    Mick

  • Nanette Witmer

    Nanette Witmer Panama

    I moved in 2o12 from Denver to Panama. I brought with me your CD's. I have introduced Irish music to Panama friends who are intrigued by it. As I share it, it makes me feel like home is always with me. Wish you had a Irish/Scottish festival here. We now have a Jazz festival but Panama needs to be introduced to more music from the world. I do my best to make sure everyone knows who you are. Thanks so much.

    I moved in 2o12 from Denver to Panama. I brought with me your CD's. I have introduced Irish music to Panama friends who are intrigued by it. As I share it, it makes me feel like home is always with me.
    Wish you had a Irish/Scottish festival here. We now have a Jazz festival but Panama needs to be introduced to more music from the world. I do my best to make sure everyone knows who you are.
    Thanks so much.

  • Swarn Gill

    Swarn Gill Washington, PA

    I think as long as it's emotionally honest to the singer/artist, even if it's not something you have personal experience with, but just have an emotional connection to the lyrics that's when the audience is happiest by the performance. Even if they are crying through it. When it's emotionally dishonest, then it's all emotionally manipulative. Just in different directions. And maybe there is nothing wrong with that if it's performed by a talented individually. It is the emotionally vapid music that runs through much of pop music today which is far sadder. Even if it doesn't make you cry.

    I think as long as it's emotionally honest to the singer/artist, even if it's not something you have personal experience with, but just have an emotional connection to the lyrics that's when the audience is happiest by the performance. Even if they are crying through it. When it's emotionally dishonest, then it's all emotionally manipulative. Just in different directions. And maybe there is nothing wrong with that if it's performed by a talented individually. It is the emotionally vapid music that runs through much of pop music today which is far sadder. Even if it doesn't make you cry.

  • Mick

    Mick Aurora, CO

    Hello Swarn ~ I agree -- I love that song and it speaks very eloquently to me. I'd play it in every concert but some band members think of it as too emotionally manipulative. I know what they mean but I think that, because it echoes so much of my own experience, I can sing it with emotional integrity. It's a hugely powerful song. I, too can have a problem with tears; if I'm singing it and I can see someone in the audience weeping, it makes it very hard sometimes to continue. Glad you liked the Colcannon recipe -- sometimes simple food is just the ticket! Mick

    Hello Swarn ~
    I agree -- I love that song and it speaks very eloquently to me. I'd play it in every concert but some band members think of it as too emotionally manipulative. I know what they mean but I think that, because it echoes so much of my own experience, I can sing it with emotional integrity. It's a hugely powerful song. I, too can have a problem with tears; if I'm singing it and I can see someone in the audience weeping, it makes it very hard sometimes to continue.
    Glad you liked the Colcannon recipe -- sometimes simple food is just the ticket!
    Mick

  • Swarn Gill

    Swarn Gill Washington, Pa

    Dear Mick, I was remembering, probably about 15 years ago watching you guys play in Laramie, WY. During your intermission I came up to you requested that you guys play Kilkelly. You said you didn't like to because it always brought everybody down, and I said in a rare moment of insight (that usually doesn't come until well after the fact for me) that if you have song that strikes people so emotionally it's never a bad thing to play it. And you did. And my friends who were with me called me a bastard through their tears for requesting that song. I came across it tonight and listened, and it brought me to tears again and made me remember that night, and decided to see if there was some way to contact you and let you know how you beautifully you do that song once again. Also I made your recipe for Colcannon...it was brilliant. Haven't tried it in a tortilla yet though, but I'm sure it would be great. :) I hope you are well.

    Dear Mick,

    I was remembering, probably about 15 years ago watching you guys play in Laramie, WY. During your intermission I came up to you requested that you guys play Kilkelly. You said you didn't like to because it always brought everybody down, and I said in a rare moment of insight (that usually doesn't come until well after the fact for me) that if you have song that strikes people so emotionally it's never a bad thing to play it. And you did. And my friends who were with me called me a bastard through their tears for requesting that song.

    I came across it tonight and listened, and it brought me to tears again and made me remember that night, and decided to see if there was some way to contact you and let you know how you beautifully you do that song once again.

    Also I made your recipe for Colcannon...it was brilliant. Haven't tried it in a tortilla yet though, but I'm sure it would be great. smile I hope you are well.

  • Mick

    Mick Aurora

    Hello Bob ~ Mick here. Good to hear from yo. I just sent your order, by the way -- should be there tomorrow. Yes, it has been a while since we played Lakewood -- have to see if we can rectify that. All the best, Mick

    Hello Bob ~
    Mick here. Good to hear from yo. I just sent your order, by the way -- should be there tomorrow. Yes, it has been a while since we played Lakewood -- have to see if we can rectify that.
    All the best,
    Mick

  • Bob Rasmussen

    Bob Rasmussen Denver, CO

    Dear Mr. Bolger: I'm sorry I haven't been able to attend an always entertaining Colcannon concert since the group performed at the Lakewood Cultural Center, which was some time ago, but I own your first six CDs and a VHS tape you were selling at that performance. Oh, wait, make that all 8 CDs, I just placed an order for your most recent releases. Hopefully I can attend a concert this year. All the best!

    Dear Mr. Bolger:

    I'm sorry I haven't been able to attend an always entertaining Colcannon concert since the group performed at the Lakewood Cultural Center, which was some time ago, but I own your first six CDs and a VHS tape you were selling at that performance. Oh, wait, make that all 8 CDs, I just placed an order for your most recent releases.

    Hopefully I can attend a concert this year.

    All the best!

  • Mick

    Mick Aurora, CO

    Hello Robert ~ Good to hear from you. Hope all is well in Utah -- we'll be sure to let you know any time that we're near you. All the best!

    Hello Robert ~ Good to hear from you. Hope all is well in Utah -- we'll be sure to let you know any time that we're near you. All the best!