MHM presents ‘A Celtic Christmas’
Ancient carols and hymns, harp and fiddle tunes, ballads and voices blending in celebration, a beautiful church, a Christmas tree, a community gathered: Tis the season for Mountain Home Music’s annual presentation of “A Celtic Christmas.”
“A Celtic Christmas” community concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Boone.
Featured performers include Mark Weems and Julee Glaub (aka Little Windows), Scott and Dori Freeman and Mountain Home Music host Joe Shannon.
About Little Windows, The Boston Globe said, “Backed by banjo, guitar, fiddle, flute and piano, their music is achingly honest, as sweeping, secluded and darkly pretty as the far places from which the songs first came.”
Aidan O’Hara from Irish Music Magazine said, “… If I were a song, I’d want Julee Glaub to sing me.”
In recent years, Little Windows has become a staple of the Mountain Home Music lineup. Their last appearance was this past summer when they appeared in Shannon’s Civil War play, Blue Ridge Blue & Gray.
Scott and Dori Freeman, a father/daughter duo from Woodlawn, Va., perform old-time fiddle tunes and mountain ballads, as well as their own arrangements of contemporary folk songs. Scott Freeman is a member of Mountain Home Music’s house band, The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys.
Shannon will contribute to the Celtic tones with his concertina and harmonica. For all Mountain Home Music concerts, he also has a story or two to tell.
Tickets for “A Celtic Christmas” are $15 in advance and $18 at the door for adults. Student tickets cost $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, 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.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 170 Council St., behind Earth Fare, near the intersection of U.S. 321 and U.S. 421, across from the Dan’l Boone Inn.
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.