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A Mountain Home St. Patrick’s Day

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Article Published: Mar. 13, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 17, 2013
A Mountain Home St. Patrick’s Day

David Johnson will perform at Mountain Home Music’s St. Patrick’s Day concert on Saturday, March 16.
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Mountain Home Music will celebrate the opening of its 20th season with “A St. Patrick’s Celebration” on Saturday, March 16, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Boone. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.

“Opening our 20th season to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is fitting,” said Joe Shannon, Mountain Home Music founder and host. “The largest group of European settlers who found a home in these mountains before the American Revolution was the Scots-Irish, folks of Scottish and Irish decent.

Their stories were so powerful, many are still told, and their music was so beautiful, it is still played. We will tell some of these stories and play a lot of this music this Saturday night. It’s a part of who we are.”

Performing will be David Johnson (fiddle, etc.), Dori Freeman (vocals and guitar), Scott Freeman (vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Mary Greene (vocals, piano) and Joe Shannon (harmonica and concertina).

Johnson has twice been named National Studio Musician of the Year in gospel music, and he’s a member of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. Dori Freeman is a Nashville based singer and songwriter, Scott Freeman is a former Henderson Festival Mandolin Champion, and Greene is a well-known and highly respected Appalachian musician.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 170 Councill St. (behind Earth Fare), near the intersection of U.S. 321 and U.S. 421.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student tickets are $10, and children’s tickets cost $5.

Tickets may be purchased at Mast General Store (Boone and Valle Crucis), Fred’s Mercantile on Beech Mountain, Kudzu Music 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, go to 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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David Johnson will perform at Mountain Home Music’s St. Patrick’s Day concert on Saturday, March 16.
Photos submitted

Dori and Scott Freeman

Mary Greene

Joe Shannon

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