Performing ancient melodies from the British Isles with a subtle and beautiful style, Barlow’s music ranges from lively jigs and reels to lovely airs. Barlow is one of a few innovative guitarists who have taken on the challenge of transferring ancient bagpipe and harp music to the guitar. And the results are stunning.
“I specialize in a genre of music known as Celtic finger style guitar,” says Barlow. “This approach enables the guitarist to play bass, melody and chords at the same time. Alternate tunings (that is, tunings other than standard guitar tunings) were developed to assist the guitarist in capturing the magic of this ancient music.”
Barlow has immersed himself in the rich history of the Celtic people whose music he plays. Knowing the legends and events behind the songs adds another meaningful dimension to his concerts.
An award-winning musician, Barlow is a consummate performer who has been on the A-list of concert musicians in Colorado for years. The title song from his CD, Bring Down the Storm, won the prestigious Independent Music Award in 2006.
Elation Center for the Arts is happy to be bringing this master of Celtic-style guitarist all the way from Denver to perform for our community.
Advance tickets for $12 are available at Higher Grounds Coffee Company and online at elationarts.org. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults. Young people, 18 and under, are invited to attend at no charge.
Free desserts and coffee will be provided at intermission. Please bring a dessert to share if you wish. If you would like to help make this event a success by volunteering your help, please call 731-3117.
Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. in the Vista subdivision of Pagosa Lakes. Take 160 to Vista Boulevard. Turn north on Vista and left on Port. The clubhouse is at the end of Port in the PLPOA complex.
Visit Jerry Barlow's website at http://www.jerrybarlow.com/
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