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The Softer Side of Celtic: Music and Stories with Jeff Snow

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Softer Side of Celtic: Music and Stories with Jeff Snow
Thursday, April 11
6:00 pm
Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a special Celtic music concert on Thursday, April 11 in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room with musician Jeff Snow.

Celtic Culture is woven deeply throughout the fabric of America and especially so in the Northeast. The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep your audience on the edge of their seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.  You might see a few tears as your audience hears the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news.  The letters were discovered in the 1970’s and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland.

The concert will last approximately 90 minutes and will include music on the guitar, bouzouki, and autoharp. Interaction is welcome; questions and input from the audience are encouraged and these questions become part of the event.

More about Jeff Snow: Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England.

Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time. There is no better example of this than the story of John Hunt. In 1855, at the age of 13, John Hunt left his family’s home in Kilkelly Ireland and came to the United States. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. The Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland tells the story of the Hunt family.

Jeff’s music has been described as “quiet and relaxing.” Much of it is, but every once in a while he breaks out and the foot stomping begins. Each concert is a wee bit different and adapted to the response and interest of the audience. In concert Jeff plays the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He can also find his way around a drum set and most of the percussion family.

Jeff is a private guitar teacher and the author of the teaching method Guitar Basics and Beyond. He was featured in the December 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is a contributing writer for Acoustic Guitar and Autoharp Quarterly Magazines. When not singing, playing or teaching Jeff can often be found taking pictures or on his bicycle, a golf course or a beach.


April 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Provincetown Public Library: Marc Jacobs Reading Room
356 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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