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Things to do on a weekend - Enjoy some Mountain Home Music

Saint Patrick's Day, and its music of the Irish, will be the theme of this Saturday's Mountain Home Music. The musical event brings together a variety of instrumentalists in the area as a way to honor the diverse influences in the mountain area.

The St. Patrick's Celebration is a particularly special event, with a talented cast.

David Johnson (fiddle, guitar, banjo, etc.) is a member of the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame and has twice been named National Studio Musician of the Year (in gospel music).

Mountain Home Music logoScott Freeman (mandolin, fiddle, guitar) is a member of the old-time band, Skeeter and the Skidmarks, and is the founder of The Fiddle & Plow, a concert series on “The Crooked Road” Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.”

Mary Greene (piano, guitar, dulcimer) studied Appalachian music at Appalachian State University and teaches music in Ashe County. In 2011, she toured Ireland with a group from Mountain Home Music. Jacquelyn Bartlett (harp) has performed with The New York Philharmonic, The Rotterdam Philharmonic, The North Carolina Symphony, and many other orchestras and symphonies. She currently tours with The Fire Pink Trio.

Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham (flute, penny whistle) teaches flute at ASU. She also teaches each summer in Ireland and is a cofounder of the Celtic group, Sunday’s Well.

Joe Shannon (hammer dulcimer, concertina) is the founder and host of Mountain Home Music.

This weekend's Mountain Home Music will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Boone. Concerts are held in a variety of venues. Here's a past performance featuring Upright & Breathin' with Steve Lewis.