Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Returns to Liberal Memorial Library
Joe Denoyer - October 22, 2018 8:13 am
The Liberal Memorial Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in concert. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Library, 519 N Kansas in Liberal. The program is sponsored by the Library and is free to the community
Barlow’s 2018 touring repertoire is entitled “For the Love of Celtic Music” and features many familiar pieces of music. Of course, Barlow will fill in the history, legend and humor behind the music. There will be ample opportunity for some sing-along, some toe-tapping and even some step dancing if the audience is so inclined!
“Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting. Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience. It’s very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas,” says Scott Beach, Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.
Barlow’s latest CD, VOYAGE OF HOPE, was released in the Fall of 2016 and features music from the Irish immigration to America in the mid-1800s. His 2011 recording, FIELDS AND FENCES, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Independent Music Association. The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Jerry’s CD, BRING DOWN THE STORM, as “one of the best songs of 2006.” All of Barlow’s CDs will be available at the concert.
Music from all of Barlow’s recordings can be heard regularly on National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in Celtic Connection. He has performed in the Gates Auditorium for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, and is a favorite of High plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, TX.
For more information contact the Library at.620.626.0180 or www.jerrybarlow.com.