The Wheatland Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow for a special concert on Saturday, September 18th at 7:00 PM at the Pocket Park. As a touring performer, Barlow travels throughout the Midwest, South and Rocky Mountain regions presenting his program of music, history, and humor from the British Isles.
Barlow’s program features music and stories from a time when there were “Warriors, Wizards, Castles and Kings.” The stories behind the music are historical in nature, embellished by local legend and lore. There will be ample opportunity for some toe-tapping, some sing-along and even some step-dancing if you are so inclined.
“In concert, Jerry brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, legend and humor behind the music. Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny, and riveting. Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority ae skilled either at performing on their instrument or entertaining an audience. It is extremely rare to see a musician at the top of his craft in both areas,” says Scott Beach, Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.
Barlow’s newly released CD, “Of Warriors, Wizards, Castles and Kings,” features music from his program as well as traditional favorites. His recording, “Fields and Fences,” was one of five finalists for the Instrumental Album of the Year Award by the Independent Music Awards. The Indie Acoustic Project selected “Bring Down the Storm” as one of the best songs of 2006.
Music from Barlow’s recordings can be heard on National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Magazine and was profiled in Celtic Connection. He has performed for the Alliance Arts Council in Alliance, NE, High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, TX and a multitude of arts enters and libraries along the way.
Notecards featuring an image of Historic Downtown Wheatland will be available for purchase, and any donations received will go toward signage.
For more details call 322-6232 or 331-1500.