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Arts Council to present Celtic guitarist

Jerry BarlowAlbion Area Arts Council will present a pre-St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring acclaimed Celtic guitarist and recording artist Jerry Barlow at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. Barlow will do a residency the next day for elementary students at Boone Central.

Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. He brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music. His arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels and hauntingly beautiful airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.

The title song from Jerry’s newest CD, Bring Down The Storm, was named “one of the best songs of 2006” by the Indie Acoustic Project. Songs from his first CD, Keepsake, have been played on National Public Radio and were included in the PBS documentary, Songs of Our Children.