Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Returns to Liberal Memorial Library

Joe Denoyer - November 1, 2017 10:15 am


The Liberal Memorial Library is pleased to once again welcome Celtic fingerstyle guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow. The program, entitled Voyage of Hope, will be presented on Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30 PM at the Library, 519 N. Kansas in Liberal. The performance is sponsored by the Library and is free to the community.

Refreshments will be served following the program.

“I have always been intrigued by the Irish immigration,” says Barlow.  “One million strong…leaving their beloved homeland to escape English oppression and the Potato Famine.  Risking the perilous 3-month voyage on barely-seaworthy ships.  In search of freedom and a better life.”

Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller.  His expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and haunting airs are described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit.

“Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting…the vast majority {of performers today} 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, features music about the Irish immigration to America. His 2011 recording, FIELDS AND FENCES, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by the IMA. The title track from his release, BRING DOWN THE STORM, was awarded “one of the best songs of 2006” by the IAP.

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 visit www.jerrybarlow.com


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