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Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow plays Wednesday at Vail Public Library

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Celtic fingerstyle guitarist, Jerry Barlow, comes to the Vail Library for a special concert Wednesday.
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What: Concert with Jerry Barlow.

Where: Vail Public Library, 292 W. Meadow Drive, Vail.

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: Free.

More Information: Call 970-479-2187.

VAIL — The Vail Public Library welcomes back acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special concert. The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The library is located at 292 West Meadow Drive, across from Dobson Ice Arena.

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.

LEGENDS BEHIND THE MUSIC

In concert, Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes to life by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the 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.

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Barlow’s latest CD, “Twas the Night,” is a collection of Christmas songs that have originated in the British Isles, Ireland and Northern France. The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Balrow’s CD, “Bring Down the Storm,” as “one of the best songs of 2006.” Songs from all three of his CDs have been featured in PBS documentaries and Landlocked Films features.

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, call 970-479-2187.


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