Nacho Celtic Hour

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Carlos Alden hosts a program that is half Celtic and half children's music.

The annual Fall Folk Festival kicked off Saturday, November 11 with a free concert broadcast live on KPBX! Nacho Celtic Hour's Carlos Alden and SPR Music Director Verne Windham hosted a diverse group of folk performers at Spokane Community College, including Dan Maher, who was honored for his Inland Folk Program, celebrating 35 years on the air this year. Audience members were welcome to watch and listen anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Janean Jorgensen / Spokane Public Radio

The annual Fall Folk Festival kicked off Saturday, November 12 with a free concert broadcast live on KPBX!

Nacho Celtic Hour's Carlos Alden and SPR Program Director Verne Windham hosted a diverse group of folk performers at Spokane Community College.

Audience members were welcome to watch and listen anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Lair Auditorium at the college on Mission and Greene.

The live broadcast was presented thanks to event donors Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Numerica Credit Union, and the Spokane Folklore Society.

Update: This concert will air on KPBX Sunday, Sep. 6 at 2 p.m. 

Kids danced in front of the stage as the Old Time Fiddle Jam took place at the Bing Crosby Theater on July 17. Nacho Celtic's Carlos Alden hosted and organized the jam with fellow musicians Ted Hensold, John Sylte, and Judy Lundgren.

Young and Auld alike had a grand time at the March KPBX Kids' Concert, the Celtic Dance Party with Floating Crowbar. Three of the band's members -- James Hunter, Don Thomsen, and Rick Rubin -- kept the jigs, reels, and hornpipes coming from the stage of the Riverside Place Auditorium.

Carlos Alden Verne Windham
Janean Jorgensen

KPBX Folk host Carlos Alden pulled together some of the past favorites of the annual Fall Folk Festival for this year's two-hour broadcast, which aired live on KPBX 91.1 FM Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Audience members watched in the Lair Auditorium, on the campus of Spokane Community College. The radio performers for 2014 were Broken Whistle (local Celtic), Heartbreak Pass (Bluegrass), PK Dwyer (Blues from Seattle), Alice Howe (solo folk from Seattle), Mateo Ryan (Flamenco Guitar), and Dram & Go (Celtic from Portland).