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10/8/2013 - Art a La Carte Celtic Guitaraist Jerry Barlow, October 11, 2013

CONTACT:Sharon Benson
Arts Education Coordinator



Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow will perform for the final Art a la Carte concert of the fall series on Friday, October 11th.  These free, outdoor concerts are presented by Salina Arts & Humanities.  The concerts take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza, on the commons between the City/County Building and the Salina Public Library. The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday.

In concert, Jerry Barlow brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor and legends behind the music.  His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions.  His expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs have been described as music to “soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit…” Barlow’s latest CD, Fields and Fences, was released in October 2011, and was nominated by the Independent Music Association for Instrumental Album of the Year.

From Golden, Colorado, Barlow can be heard regularly on many National Public Radio stations.  He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in the February 2012 issue of Celtic Connection.  He is a favorite of the High Plains Public Radio Living Room Concert series that originates from Amarillo, TX. 

At the concert, City of Salina employees will offer to the public fresh popcorn and bottled water for a $1 donation each, in support of Salina Area United Way’s fall Campaign. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe.

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.