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July 7 - 6:00 pm

American Made: Irish Landscapes

Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States

Optional Picnic at 6 pm
Doors Open at 7 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

An exploration of Irish tunes featuring acclaimed fiddlers Martin Hayes and Cleek Schrey.

Martin Hayes, “Ireland’s most celebrated traditional fiddler”, has a unique ability to place the tradition within a wider contemporary context, creating a unique and insightful interpretation of Irish music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create a formidable artistic intelligence. He has drawn inspiration from many musical genres, but remains grounded in the music he grew up with in East County Clare.

Described by the Irish Times as “a musician utterly at one with his instrument and his music,” Cleek Schrey is a fiddler and composer from Virginia, now based in NYC. Recent engagements include a residency with David Behrman and Anton Lukoszevieze at Café OTO (London), the Beckett in London Festival with Gare St. Lazare, and a solo appearance at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. He has studied composition with David Behrman, Paul Caputo, Bunita Marcus, and Walter Zimmermann. The journal Sound Post has noted that Cleek “possesses a rare combination of traits: deep respect for traditional music and the people who make it, and an unbounded curiosity about new directions for sound.”  

MENU

Barbecued Pork Ribs with Pear Honey Barbeque Sauce

Potatoes Au Gratin

Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

Corn on the Cob and Roasted Fingerlings

Sides, Salads and Desserts


Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.