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Celtic guitarist returns to Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY – The Vail Public Library will host acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special concert at 5:30 p.m. on March 6. The library is located at 292 W. Meadow Drive.

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.

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

“Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting,” 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, “Fields and Fences,” was released in October 2011 to excellent reviews and a nomination by the Independent Music Association for Instrumental Album of the Year. 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.

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 issue of “Celtic Connection.”

This concert is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 970-479-2187.

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