How about an early Valentine present? Be part of the Valentine spirit at the Stanley Hotel and bring that special person to spend a Sunday afternoon with Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow. One of the Estes Park Music Festival's most popular concerts, Jerry returns this year on February 10 with music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit. Traditional Celtic tunes come alive with Barlow sharing the history, humor, and legends behind the music.
Barlow is a warm, accessible performer and storyteller. His unique and skillfully delivered repertoire incorporates favorite traditional pieces as well as his own Celtic-inspired compositions. His expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and haunting airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart and lift the spirit. 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, FIELDS AND FENCES, was released last year to excellent reviews and a nomination by the Independent Music Association for Instrumental Album of the Year (2011).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.” Songs from all three of his CDs have been featured in PBS documentaries and Landlocked Films features.
Barlow’s music can be heard regularly on many National Public Radio stations. He has been featured in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine, and was profiled in the February, 2011, issue of 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.
Meet Jerry Barlow and celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with the best of Celtic Guitar. estesparkmusicfestival.org