Keltricity to play in ‘Music on the Mountaintop’ series

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Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., continues its “Music on the Mountaintop” series with an appearance by the band Keltricity at 7 p.m. Friday. Held in the church’s parish hall, the concert is free and open to the public. No reservations are needed, and light refreshments will be available.

WHAT: “Music on the Mountaintop” series: Keltricity

WHERE: Church of the Ascension

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

Admission: Free

Keltricity is a “Celtic World” band featuring traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada.

The five-member group is comprised of accomplished musicians with backgrounds in various musical genres from traditional Irish bands, to Scottish and New England contra dance bands, to classical, rock and jazz.

Instrumentation consists of accordion (Laurel Fuson), mandolin (Joe Burch), fiddle (Jannell Canerday), keyboards and Celtic harp (Valerie Young) and guitar (Henry Austin). Clear, crisp vocals characteristic of the genre, are presented by Young, Austin and Canerday as soloists and through two- and three-part harmonies. Together the audience is presented with fresh musical perspectives to a respected tradition.

Keltricity has performed in a broad range of venues including some of the area’s most prominent annual outdoor festivals, heritage day celebrations, holiday shows, state park programs, radio broadcasts, benefit concerts and more.

A Keltricity performance is always full of new and exciting musical surprises both in arrangements and selection of songs and tunes that have become favorites of both the avid Celtic traditionalist as well as the eclectic music lover.

Keltricity has been selected for artistic excellence to participate in the Performing Arts Directory, a program of the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency that is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The “Music on the Mountaintop” series is aimed at helping to promote a sense of community in downtown Frankfort while highlighting Kentucky’s unique musical and cultural heritage. For more information see www.ascensionfrankfort.org or call 502-223-0557.

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