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Festival Finale:
Celtic Heritage in the Appalachian Region

Sunday, 8/28  |  3 - 6:00 PM


Happy Retreat

600 Mordington Avenue

Charles Town, WV 25414


     Adults   $12.19

     Children 15 and under Free


Rain location for Festival Finale: 

Zion Episcopal Church

301 E Congress St, Charles Town, WV 25414


Any change in venue will be determined and communicated the morning of the event.


Join us for our festival finale in an outdoor celebration of Celtic Heritage in the Appalachian region.


Pre-concerts events included in ticket price: Furnace Mountain Band, and pre-concert talk about Celtic ties in the Appalachian region with Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt.

This concert is a family-friendly, outdoor picnic event which will have an indoor rain venue. All children 15 and under are free.

This program features a gathering of our world heritage: a mix of beloved works by Debussy, Mendelssohn and more, as well as music inspired by Appalachia, Bluegrass and Americana by Judith Ring, Simmy Singh and Steven Snowden. There is something for everyone in this concert!

Pre-Concert Events:

Opening Act with Furnace Mountain Band


Talk: "Celtic Heritage in the Appalachian Region" with Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Director of Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities


Concert Program:

Danish String Quartet/Traditional: Stædelil from “Last Leaf”

Mark O’Connor: Appalachian Waltz

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10

- intermission -

Judith Ring: Of Woods and Water*

Rebecca Gikyson, arr Alice Jones: Requiem

Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

*ACMF Commission sponsored by Berryville Graphics

Please note: program subject to changes


Rachelle Hunt

Kyung LeBlanc

Audrey Pride

Domenic Salerni

Delcho Tenev


Kyung LeBlanc

Lauren Nelson

Danielle Wiebe Burke


Schuyler Slack

Katie Tertell


Sam Suggs

Concert sponsored in part through a grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Detlev and Mary Ellen Preissler Fund for the Arts, Music, Design, and Nature


COVID-19 Statement:  ACMF believes we need music and cultural experiences now more than ever, which is why it is so important to us to bring live in-person performances to our audience this Summer 2022.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines provided by the CDC, the local area, and venues where we will be performing. Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of this situation, we will provide updates to our patrons closer to the festival to clarify what measures will be in place for our events in August. Our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons will abide by any and all safety measures put in place by ACMF or our partner venues. 

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