Bagpipes, Celtic music in Meeker on Saturday

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MEEKER I Recalling that the Meeker Classic is tied historically to the Scottish Highlands and Irish sheepherding, Meeker’s Concerts in the Park series will continue Saturday night with “the old country” in mind.

From 4 to 4:30 p.m. on the courthouse lawn in downtown Meeker, the Rocky Mountain Scotts, which is the first original bagpipe band in Western Colorado, will perform. 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.
From 5 p.m to 9 p.m., the Crowlin Ferlies will perform. This band creates a big sound of ol’ Celtic, Old Time and bluegrass music. Band members are Trevor Mountjoy, Sandy Munro, Tammie Lane, April Moon, Don Paine and Steve Johnson.
The calcutta for the Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials will be held in the middle of the performance of the Crowlin Gerlies, who will take a break from 6 to 7 p.m.
This event will be the final free concert of the Ninth Annual Summer Entertainment Series, sponsored by the ERBM Recreation and Park District in Meeker.
Participants are urged to bring a chair or blanket. Relocation to an indoor venue due to inclement weather will be at the discretion of the ERMB Recreation and Park District, and will be determined one hour prior to the beginning of the event.