Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the next Summer Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church when the Mountain Laurels come to play on Sunday afternoon, August 5th at 3 pm! These four talented women play a fusion of Celtic and Appalachian music they call “Celtilachian’ in traditional tunes such as Newry Highwayman and Drowsy Maggie, songs from their CD’s (Road to Lisdoonvarna and Kesh Jig/Swallowtail), and new songs (Grandview Overlook and Price Lake Waltz) inspired by the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Mountain Laurels signature sound centers around the hammered dulcimer of Connie Woolard, complemented by Rhonda Lorence on violin and viola, Elaine Gray on guitar, and Maggie Sparks on flute and whistle. All four women come from different musical backgrounds, but they come together through the joy and inspiration of the musical traditions of the Western Carolina mountains.
This concert will be on the lawn of the church on Main Street in Blowing Rock if the weather is fair or move inside if it rains. St. Mary’s presents a series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring regional musicians, as well as students and faculty from Appalachian State, throughout the season. For more information, please contact St. Mary’s at 828.295.7323, or follow us on Facebook @ MusicfromStMaryoftheHills.