Venue: Henderson Lawn, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: July 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Event Types: Music
The 2012 Summer Arts Festival welcomes Appalachian and Celtic band the Celtibillies to the Friday Night Out Concert Series on Henderson Lawn.
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. Many concerts include dancers who excel in Cape Breton, Irish, Scottish and Clogging traditions.
For more information on the Celtibillies, visit: http://celtibillies.com/
The concerts will be located on Henderson Lawn (Corner of Main St. & College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg) this Summer.
The rain site for all concerts is in the Old Dominion Ballroom, located on the first floor of the Squires Student Center.
All concerts are presented by the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts & Cinema and the Town of Blacksburg as part of the Summer Arts Festival. The Summer Arts Festival also will receive partial support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit: http://www.sopac.vt.edu/events/summer_arts_festival.html or call 540-231-5921.