Celtic guitarist comes to Vail Library on Wednesday
Ryan Summerlin March 16, 2014
VAIL — The Vail Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special concert. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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 expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit.
TRADITIONAL CELTIC TUNES
In concert, Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes to life by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the memorizing music.
“Jerry Barlow … is a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting. Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience. It’s very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas,” said Scott Beach, director of Colorado Celtic entertainment.
Barlow’s music can be heard regularly on many National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in the February 2012 issue of 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, Texas.
This concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 970-479-2187.