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Jerry Barlow Concert

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Returns to Abilene Public Library


The Abilene Public Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow in Concert. The event will be held on Monday, October 15th at 7:00 PM at the Library, 209 NW 4th in Abilene.  The program is co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Dickinson County and is free to the community


Barlow’s 2018 touring repertoire is entitled “For the Love of Celtic Music” and features many familiar pieces of music.  Of course, Barlow will fill in the history, legend and humor behind the music.  There will be ample opportunity for some sing-along, some toe-tapping and even some step dancing if the audience is so inclined!


“In concert, Jerry brings traditional Celtic tunes alive by sharing the history, humor, and legends behind the music.  “Jerry Barlow … a performer who is skilled, funny and riveting.  Out of the many musicians performing today, the vast majority are skilled in either performing on their instrument or in entertaining an audience.  It’s very rare and extremely enjoyable to see a musician at the very top of his craft in both areas,” says Scott Beach, Director of Colorado Celtic Entertainment.


Barlow’s latest CD, VOYAGE OF HOPE, was released in the Fall of 2016 and features music from the Irish immigration to America in the mid-1800s. His 2011 recording, FIELDS AND FENCES, was one of five nominees for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Independent Music Association. The Indie Acoustic Project, an international award that celebrates the best independent acoustic music, selected the title song from Jerry’s CD, BRING DOWN THE STORM, as “one of the best songs of 2006.”


Music from all of Barlow’s recordings can be heard regularly on National Public Radio stations.  He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine and was profiled in Celtic Connection. He has performed in the Gates Auditorium for the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts, and is a favorite of High plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concert Series in Amarillo, TX.


For more information contact the Library at 785.263.3082 or

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