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Our mailing address is PO Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466.

Phone: (303) 810-5409
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Ryan Farris


PHOTO COURTSEY OF RYAN FARRIS

PHOTO COURTESY OF RYAN FARRIS

Ryan Farris has been playing music for over twenty years. He started playing cello in fifth-grade orchestra in Nederland and taught himself the fiddle a couple of years after that. His maternal grandmother (who was Irish) bought him his first instrument when he was young – an Irish penny whistle – and he fell in love with Irish music.

When Farris was young, he would play in groups formed by his neighbors and other locals before learning the cello in school and playing for the Boulder Youth Symphony. He would earn his undergraduate degree in music at CU Boulder before going to Seattle to get his master’s degree.

Farris plays Celtic music, mostly Irish and Scottish music, and also plays for the Boulder Irish Session, a group of amateur players that gets together every week to play. While in Seattle for his master’s degree in 2018, he joined a newly formed band called Cavort Celtic, which is now recording their second album.

Farris discusses how traditional Celtic music often plays in more intimate venues such as breweries or pubs. He loves being able to welcome the audience to every performance and be consistently engaged with them, something that was virtually impossible to do during quarantine. He is thrilled that venues are starting to open up again, and he is excited for every opportunity he gets in the full-time career in music that he adores.

Nederland Middle Senior High School Choir Concert On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the NMSHS choir held their annual winter concert. Songs included Jingle Bells, Christmas Time is Here, White Winter Hymnal and more. The choir wrapped up with all groups joining together for the annual singing of Carol of the Bells.

Nederland Middle Senior High School Choir Concert On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the NMSHS choir held their annual winter concert. Songs included Jingle Bells, Christmas Time is Here, White Winter Hymnal and more. The choir wrapped up with all groups joining together for the annual singing of Carol of the Bells.

You can see Ryan Farris perform at Very Nice Brewing Company, 20 Lakeview Drive, Unit 112 in Nederland, on Thursday, December 23, 2021, from 6-8 p.m.

Here are the listings of live music this week! Check it out and support your local musicians.

Caribou Room

Friday, December 17 – Kamani with Electric Kif

Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m. – A Very Hillbilly Caribou Christmas

Friday, December 31 – Gasoline Lollipops with The Runaway Grooms

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecaribouroom/

Website: www.thecaribouroom.com/

PHOTOS BY BARBARA HARDT

PHOTOS BY BARBARA HARDT

Location: 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-3637

Gold Hill Inn

Friday, December 17 at 8:30 p.m. – The Alcapones

Saturday, December 18 at 7 p.m. – Kate Farmer

Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Big Richard

Wednesday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m. – A Winter’s Eve

Thursday, December 23 at 6 p.m. – Daniel Rodriguez and Friends

Friday, December 31 at 7 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoldHillInn/

Website: goldhillinn.com

Email: cfinn@goldhillinn.com; bfinn@goldhillinn.com

Location: 401 Main Street, Gold Hill.

Phone: 303-443-6461

Howlin Wind Brewing

Saturday, December 18 at 4 p.m. – Andrew Cooney

Sunday, December 19 at 3 p.m. – Lucas Wolf

Website: www.howlinwindbrewing.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/howlinwindbrewing Location: 51 A Main St, Rollinsville. Phone: 1-309-825-5245

Last Stand Tavern

Friday, December 17 at 6 p.m. – Karaoke & Ugle Sweater Contest (7 p.m.)

Saturday, December 18 at 5 p.m. – Gregg Green

Facebook: www.facebook.com/laststandtavern/

Website: laststandtavern.com/

Email: laststandtavern@gmail.com

Location: 32138 Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.

Phone: 303-642-3180

Ned’s Cafe

Dam Jam on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Karaoke on Sundays at 7 p.m.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/eatatneds/

Website: www.eatatneds.com/

Email: eatatneds@gmail.com

Location: 121 N. Jefferson Street, Nederland.

Phone: 1-303-258-0614

The Jamestown Mercantile

Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. – Bonnie & Taylor Sims

Thursday, December 23 at 7 p.m. – Chris Sheldon and Friends

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamestown.mercantile/

Website: www. jamestownmercantile.com/

Location: 108 Main Street, Jamestown.

Phone: 303-442-5847

United Center

Sunday December 19 at 5:30 p.m. – Elexa Dawson

All streaming and socials: www.linktr. ee/elexadawson

Straight to the videos: www. elexadawson.com/video

Location: 1440 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs.

Very Nice Brewing Company

Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. – Open group Ukulele lesson at 5:30 p.m. Bring your ukulele and join the fun. Class fee $5 per student.

Friday, December 17 at 6 p.m. – Jazz by Dan Williams

Thursday, December 23 at 6 p.m. – Celtic with Ryan Farris, and the annual holiday cookie exchange.

Thursday, December 30 at 6 p.m. – Jazz by Dan Williams

Facebook: www.facebook.com/verynicebeer

Website: www.verynicebrewing.com/

Location: 20 E. Lakeview Drive, #112, Nederland.

Phone: 303-258-3770

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