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Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum College

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Appalachian and Celtic music and dance.

GGC.JPG“A masterful work of art that transcends all musical genres.” That’s how Bluegrass Unlimited described the music of Celtibillies. Formed in 1994 as a contradance band, Celtibillies began exploring the deep rooted connections between Celtic music and the Appalachian music of their home region of southwest Virginia. Their music expanded beyond dance tunes to include a wide range of traditional Celtic and Appalachian Old-Time music and song as well as original music.

The band features Becky Barlow on hammered dulcimer, keyboard and bodhran, Jack Hinshelwood on fiddle, guitar and harmonica, Tim Sauls on banjo, bouzouki, fiddle and guitar, and Jeff Hofmann on bass. Celtibillies performances are a rousing mixture of vocal arrangements and spirited jigs, reels, waltzes, strathspeys, and breakdowns.

The Celtibillies also appreciate and strive to promote the dance traditions associated with Celtic and Appalachian music and include dancers who excel in Cape Breton, Irish, Scottish and Clogging traditions. The music of Celtibillies is an expression of love and respect for the music, dance and cultural heritage of two great traditions that are forever linked by their common roots and bonds.



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Schoolfield Hall
200 Wiley Drive
Ferrum, 24088

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum College


The 2013 Series begins this summer in partnership with the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  A variety of talented, professional performers have been booked, and in the storied tradition of the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre (BRDT), food, fellowship, and education will also be featured of this new performing arts venture.  We look forward to greeting our loyal BRDT audience members this summer and to welcoming newcomers to the inaugural season of the Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series at Ferrum College!

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides life-long learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, Ferrum is a four-year primarily residential college with easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia (35 miles to the north) and Greensboro, North Carolina (70 miles to the south) where shopping, social, dining and entertainment opportunities abound. 

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