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Music Events
July 28, 2016


7:00 pm
Free Admission.
Donations Appreciated.
Location:  Community Room, Keith House

Guy & Sherrie George


Guy George, from Cleveland, Ohio, is a rhythmic, melodic hammered dulcimer player with a definite jazz influence to his playing style. Guy comes from a background in jazz and performance on the saxophone, having studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston; honing his skills playing with many jazz influenced musicians in the Boston and New York area. He has settled outside Cleveland, Ohio and presently plays hammered dulcimer, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, steel drum and keyboard.

Sharrie George studied music at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and has been involved with music and worship at churches in Ohio since 1980. She plays guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, bass, banjo, and sings.

Guy and Sherrie tour throughout the United States and write and produce instructional books for hammered dulcimer, steel drum, pennywhistle, and other instruments. They also travel as instructors for these instruments and perform at various venues around the country. They have one CD they have produced together, "Dream Castle."


August 5, 2016


7-8 pm
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Location:  Festival Barn

Hamilton County Ramblers

This is a band whose members come from several directions and several generations yet also from one place, both literally (the Chattanooga area, hence �Hamilton County�), and figuratively, in their shared appreciation for and emulation of the genuine, not stereotypical, aspects of the bluegrass tradition. They understand that music � this kind of music, at least � is an art and a craft (and a business), and that respect for it means digging deep at every turn. --Jon Weisberger


August 12, 2016


7-8 p.m.
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn

Dulcimer Celebration Concert

Four great performers on mountain and hammered dulcimers (and other instruments!):

Anne Lough has served as artist-in-schools for the North Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia Arts Councils and is a regular instructor at the Folk School. She is in constant demand as an instructor and performer at hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer events nationwide

Lorinda is an adjudicated member of the Kentucky Arts Council's Performing Arts Directory and is actively involved with Arts in Healing, a program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. With a childhood background in piano and oboe, she holds degrees in music education and music therapy. Lorinda teaches and performs across the U.S. on the Irish harp and mountain dulcimer. She has produced numerous CD recordings and has instructional material published by Mel Bay Publications and Lo's Notes Publications.

Guy studied jazz performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He plays alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones as well as hammered dulcimer, flute, pennywhistle, keyboard, and steel drums. Guy has a solo recording called "Dream Castle" and is featured on new recordings of David Moran, Madeline MacNeil, and Tull Glazener.

Tull has been sharing the music of the mountain dulcimer through performances and workshops across the country since 1986. He enjoys adapting all kinds of music to the mountain dulcimer, including aires and waltzes, rag-time, traditional and old-time, contemporary, classical and jazz. Tull has produced five recordings, is the author of two instruction books, and has been a featured columnist for Dulcimer Players News. He also plays hammered dulcimer, button accordion, and is a member of the Family Reunion Stringband based in central Indiana.


August 26, 2016


7-8 pm
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Location:  Festival Barn

ETSU Country Pride

The ETSU Country Pride Band is comprised of talented student performers with many years of professional experience accounted to each member. This groups performs a tasteful mix of country favorites sure to appeal to all fans of country music.

September 2, 2016


7-8 pm
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Location:  Festival Barn

Billy Jackson

William Jackson has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for nearly 30 years. In addition to his stature as one of the leading harpers and multi-instrumentalists in Scotland, William has gained an international reputation as a composer. His “Land of Light” won the international competition in 1999 as the new song for Scotland, announced on the eve of that Parliament convening for the first time in 300 years.

William was a founding member and creative tour de force of Ossian in 1976, which became one of Scotland’s best-loved traditional bands. The band, whose music influenced a generation of musicians, extensively toured the U.S. and Europe. Besides harp, he also plays tinwhistle bouzouki and piano.



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