The Celtibillies to Present Celtic and Appalachian Music Concert at TNCC

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The Celtibillies to Perform at TNCC on May 7 at 3 p.m.

THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – Fusing the musical heritage of the Appalachian mountains with ancient Celtic music, The Celtibillies will present a concert on Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College. Tickets are $10 for students and $13 for adults.

Formed in 1994 as a contradance band, the Celtibillies began exploring the deep rooted connections between Celtic music and the Appalachian music of their home region of southwest Virginia. Their music expanded beyond dance tunes to include a wide range of traditional Celtic and Appalachian Old-Time music and song as well as original music. The band features Becky Barlow on hammered dulcimer, keyboard and bodhran, Jack Hinshelwood on fiddle and guitar, Tim Sauls on banjo, bouzouki and guitar, and Jeff Hofmann on bass. Celtibillies performances are an energetic mixture of duet vocal arrangements and spirited jigs, reels, waltzes and breakdowns.

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Legendary Folksinger Mike Seeger to Perform at Thomas Nelson Community College

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THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – Legendary folksinger Mike Seeger will be performing at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Hampton campus of Thomas Nelson Community College on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $13 for the general public.

Mike Seeger, has devoted his life to singing, playing and documenting Music from True Vine—the home music made by American southerners before the media age. Music from True Vine grows out of hundreds of years of British traditions that blended in our country with equally ancient African traditions to produce songs and sounds that are unique to the United States.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Presents a Folk Life Series at Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium

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Thomas Nelson Community College presents a season to remember at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium with the presentation of a Folk Life Series. The season starts on September 24 with the Paschall Brothers, followed by the Itinerant Band, Mike Seeger and The Celtibillies. Each of the four performances in this series will be introduced by historian Dr. Jean Haskell. Tickets for the Folk Life Series performances are $10 for students and seniors and $13 for adults. Tickets will be on sale at the door or by calling 825-2779. Additional information on each of these performances and others to be offered during the 2004-05 academic year can be found at www.tncc.edu/mtca.

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