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Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow featured at Eagle Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 21

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Celtic fingerstyle guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow will play a free show at the Eagle Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 21.
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What: Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

Where: Eagle Public Library, 600 Broadway in Eagle.

Cost: Free.

More information: Contact the Eagle Public Library at 970-328-8800.

EAGLE — The Eagle Valley Library District will welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special concert at 6 p.m. today, at the Eagle Public Library. The program is free to the community.

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 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,” said Scott Beach, director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment. “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.”

Barlow’s latest CD, “‘Twas the Night, Songs of Christmas,” was released in December 2013 to great reviews. His 2011 recording, “Fields and Fences,” was a nominee for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Independent Music Association. 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.”

Music from all of Barlow’s recordings can be heard regularly on National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in the February 2011 issue of Celtic Connection. He has performed in the Gates Auditorium for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts and is a favorite of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, Texas.

Learn more about Barlow at http://www.jerrybarlow.com.

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