March brings great Irish and French Canadian Music and some great dancing

Buy your tickets early at O’Hurley’s General Store for this concert, it is likely to sell out!

The Outside Track
Friday, March 6 , 8pm
Shepherd University’s Reynolds Hall
Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre. Recently joined by acclaimed singer Aoife Scott, the next generation of the legendary Black Family from Ireland, they blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. ‘Among the top groups in the world. Traditional, creative, and brilliant’ (

Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 SMD members, $10 students. Advance tickets on sale at O’Hurley’s General Store, by mail. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email

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Saturday, March 7: Contra Dance  to the energetic calling of Jack Mitchell to the fine music of Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell on fiddle, Colleen Reed on flute and sax, and Keith Gillis on guitar.

Another great concert event coming up at the end of the month… with residential workshops as a part of the Upper Potomac Spring Music’s Weekend.

Celebration of Strings: French Canadian Music with Le Bruit Court Dans le Ville and Hammered Dulcimer Showcase with KA/PO: Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts and more!
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

The hammered dulcimer is alive and well in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; not only does the area boast two of the instrument’s most respected builders and designers, but also is home to the Upper Potomac Music Weekends, where hammered dulcimer players, fiddlers and other musicians share tunes and techniques and explore a range of musical styles over three days of workshops, concerts and jam sessions on Shepherd University’s campus and the surrounding historic buildings several times each year.  The concert this year features special guests from Quebec, Le Bruit court dans la villefeaturing the fine fiddling of Lisa Ornstein, the lively melodeon of Normand Miron and the enchanting voice and intricate guitar work of Andre Marchand.  Representing our dulcimer staff will be KAPO (Karen Ashbrook andPaul Oorts), who have a new recording out featuring music from the Ireland, Belgium and the crossroads of Europe;Mick Doherty, a fine eclectic player from Portland, Oregon and Jody Marshall, who excels in Celtic styles on her instrument.

Admission: $18 adults, $15 seniors, $12 SMD members, $8 students. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email


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