Concert proceeds goes to student scholarship fund
Oct. 10, 2008
LANCASTER – Patrick Ball returns to the region this fall for a concert at the Lancaster Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Ball, one of the few who plays folk music the ancient, brass-strung harp of Ireland, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in East Room 203.
Blending music with tales of wit and enchantment, Ball creates a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful concert. His one-person musical theater piece brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times and the captivating music of Ireland’s most celebrated and beloved musician, Turlough O’Carlon (1670-1738). Of the three musical traditions in Ireland (art music, folk music, and the harper tradition), O’Carlon made his unique style by combining art and folk music as well as adding his own elements.
Ball’s performance is sponsored by the Lancaster Faculty Assembly with proceeds going to the group’s scholarship fund for high-achieving students with financial needs.
“We are excited to bring this extraordinarily talented Irish musician to our campus,” said Patrice Beittel, concert organizer and a member of the Lancaster Faculty Assembly.
“The goal of the faculty assembly is provide an ongoing pool of scholarship funds to help our students continue their education,” she added.
Tickets are $15 for faculty, staff and general admission and $12 for HACC students and children under 12.
For more information, contact Patrice Beittel at 358-2968.
For more information about Patrick Ball, go to www.patrickball.com.
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