Orange City Public Library and Orange City Arts are pleased to welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow. The concert will be held on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange City Library.
Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions. His arrangements of jigs, reels and haunting airs are described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit.”
In concert, Jerry brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor, and legends behind the music. “Jerry Barlow … is skilled, funny and riveting. The majority of musicians are skilled in either performing or in entertaining an audience. It’s rare and enjoyable to see a musician at the very top in both areas,” says Scott Beach, Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.
Barlow’s latest CD, ‘TWAS THE NIGHT, Songs of Christmas, was released in December 2013 to excellent reviews. His 2011 recording, FIELDS AND FENCES, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by Independent Music Awards. The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Jerry’s CD, BRING DOWN THE STORM, as “one of the best songs of 2006.”
Barlow has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine, and was profiled in Celtic Connection. He has performed in the Gates Auditorium for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, and is a favorite of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, TX.
The library is located at 112 Albany Avenue SE in Orange City. There is no charge to attend, but there will be an opportunity for a freewill donation. Refreshments will be available.
For more information contact the Library at 712.707.4302 or Orange City Arts at 712.707.4885. Or see oc.spireworks.pro/library.