A real highbrow evening

Advance tickets are now on sale for the next offering from the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s Celtic Concert Series, which will see dynamic fiddler-piper-storyteller Kevin Carr take to the stage on Thursday, Nov. 15.

For the past 30 years, Carr has honed his craft in smoky Irish pubs, remote cabins in Quebec and in dance halls across America. His one-man musical theater of the imagination blends folklore, true-life adventure, and the rare, soulful, fiery sounds of fiddle and pipes into a mesmerizing experience.

“My storytelling is interwoven with music making,” Carr said. “I play fiddle, banjo and a host of rare and exotic bagpipes from around the world. The sight of some of these instruments is often a story in itself, and their sounds are mesmerizing and wonder-filled.”

Carr’s performances are rich in ways that appeal to children as well as adults. And his music is dazzling in its variety and expressiveness. Acclaimed storyteller and harpist Patrick Ball described Carr as “one of the most engaging stage presences I have ever seen.”

The Nov. 15 concert will start at 7 pm in the auditorium of the cultural center at 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Advance tickets, $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for kids 18 and under, are available at www.lincolncityculturalcenter.org or by calling 541-994-9994.

The Celtic Concert Series will continue with a holiday concert from the Gothard Sisters on Sunday, Dec. 9, followed by The Stomptowners on Saturday, Jan. 12, The Outside Track on Sunday, Feb. 3, and Realta on Saturday, March 9. The series concludes with a performance from the incomparable Tannahill Weavers on Sunday, April 7.

Six-concert series passes are still available, and offer 20 percent off individual ticket prices. For details, go to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.

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