The Smoky Mountain Community Theatre, located at 134 Main Street in Bryson City, NC, will be presenting its 10th annual Celtic Concert on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 each. Bean Sidhe will be performing again this year. Bean Sidhe (pronounced Banshee) plays traditional Celtic tunes and ballads using acoustic instruments covering a broad range of folk music from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. They were organized in 1998 and is the only Celtic band in WNC that has continued to play together for that long. Bean Sidhe was started out of a desire to study and explore the uplifting traditional music that came to America with our
ancestors. It is an attempt to keep alive the musical heritage that influenced much of our contemporary music, especially bluegrass and country.
The four members of Bean Sidhe play a variety of instruments:
Amanda Burts of Brasstown plays accordion and recorder; Karin Lyle of Waynesville plays harp and violin; David Russell of Waynesville plays guitar, bouzouki, tenor banjo, and mandolin;
and Ralph Wright-Murphy of Bryson City provides the vocal and plays bohdran and guitar. The band has recorded one CD, which has sold well, and they are making plans for their next CD. For information, call 828-736-3921 or 828-488-8227.