A Mountain Home St. Patrick’s Day

Article Published: Mar. 15, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 18, 2012
A Mountain Home St. Patrick’s Day

David Johnson and friends will perform at Mountain Home Music’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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For the Irish, for those of Irish ancestry and for those who are Irish only once a year, this Saturday, March 17, is time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

It will be time to wish someone an Irish blessing, to wear something green to work, to eat some corned beef and cabbage, and to pull your favorite Irish CD off the shelf.

And for anyone wanting to cap St. Patrick’s Day off with some live music, Mountain Home Music can fill the bill.

On Saturday, March 17, Mountain Home Music will present “St. Patrick’s Celebration,” featuring David Johnson, Scott Freeman, Mary Greene, Jacquelyn Bartlett, Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham and Joe Shannon.

David Johnson (fiddle, guitar, banjo, etc.) is a member of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame and has twice been named National Studio Musician of the Year (in gospel music).

Scott Freeman (mandolin, fiddle, guitar) is a member of the old-time band, Skeeter and the Skidmarks, and is the founder of The Fiddle & Plow, a concert series on “The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.”

Mary Greene (piano, guitar, dulcimer) studied Appalachian music at Appalachian State University and teaches music in Ashe County. In 2011, she toured Ireland with a group from Mountain Home Music.
Jacquelyn Bartlett (harp) has performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Rotterdam Philharmonic, The North Carolina Symphony, and many other orchestras and symphonies. She currently tours with The Fire Pink Trio.

Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham (flute, penny whistle) teaches flute at ASU. She also teaches each summer in Ireland and is a cofounder of the Celtic group, Sunday’s Well.

Joe Shannon (hammer dulcimer, concertina) is the founder and host of Mountain Home Music.
The concert will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 170 Councill St. in downtown Boone (behind Earth Fare). Starting time is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for “St. Patrick’s Celebration” are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student tickets are $10, and a child’s ticket is $5.

Tickets may be purchased at the Mast Store (Boone and Valle Crucis), Fred’s Mercantile on Beech Mountain, Rydell Music Center in Boone and at Pandora’s Mailbox and the Dulcimer Shop, both in the Martin House on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock.

Tickets may also be purchased online though the Mountain Home Music website, http://www.mountainhomemusic.com. For more information, visit the website or call (828) 964-3392.

The purpose of Mountain Home Music is to honor the music and the musicians of the Appalachian region.

Mountain Home Music is affiliated with the Blue Ridge Music Trails, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.

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