“The Arts at St. Matthew” Present
“Dearest Home” on February 16
On Sunday, February 16 @ 3:30 PM St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg, PA will be proud to present “Dearest Home” as part of our “Arts at St. Matthew” concert series.
The members of Dearest Home are based in Gettysburg. The group features rich vocals, fiddle, concertina, guitar, bass, piano, mountain dulcimer, pennywhistle, flugelhorn, jaw harp, bones and tambourine. They are known for performing authentic Civil War Era music (in period costume) and playing a wide variety of Appalachian music. Additionally, they perform related traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and England.
Dearest Home’s music is featured in an installation of Gettysburg’s new Seminary Ridge Museum (Civil War, “Faith and Freedom”). Since forming in 2011, Dearest Home has played and offered workshops for venues including; the Grand Opening of the Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg 150th Civil War Events, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, Common Ground on Seminary Ridge, Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital, Heart of the Arts Festival, Appalachian Studies Association Conference, Music, Gettysburg!, Waterford Fair, St. Michael’s Soiree, Seminary Ridge Civil War Symposium, Gettysburg College Library, the Midtown
Scholar, Hauser Estate Winery, The Occupation of Mechanicsburg/Skirmish at Sporting Hill, and other concert series in MD, NY, PA and VA. To learn more about this exciting group and to hear samples of their music, visit them at www.reverbnation.com/dearesthome, and www.dearesthome.com, as well as on Facebook. Their CD, Dearest Home, is available by mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.cdbaby.com/cd/dearesthome.
Invite your friends to this exciting cultural event here at St. Matthew! Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken to compensate Dearest Home for their travel expenses.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is at 115 E. Penn Street in Martinsburg, PA. Free on-site parking is available.
Posted on Mon, February 10, 2014
by Rev. Scott Schul