Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library Winter Music Series
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From fast, high-energy jigs and reels to captivating airs, ballads, upbeat songs and sea shanties, Emily Ann Thompson and her husband Kelly Thompson take the audience on a musical and educational journey through the Celtic lands. Emily Ann performs on violin/fiddle while clogging, and sings in English and Irish Gaelic. She performs with her husband Kelly on guitar, percussion, and vocals. This program covers a wide range of Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada, featuring reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, clogs, strathspeys, airs, waltzes, and songs. Interspersed between the music Emily explains the ornaments & nuances of Celtic music. Their program is very dynamic, energetic, and educational and often people can’t resist clapping, tapping, singing, and even sometimes dancing! They also welcome questions throughout the program.
In addition to Celtic, this program also includes American Old-time and Bluegrass fiddle music. Emily demonstrates the differences & similarities of each style, as well as the different cultural roots of American fiddle music.
Refreshments will be available by donation. The Winter Musica Series is presented by PALS, the Friends of the Library, with the financial support of the 2022 Porchfest Committee.