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The Softer Side of Celtic at Milford Library

Milford Library welcomes musician Jeff Snow on March 3 at 2pm.

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time. There is no better example of this than the story of John Hunt. In 1855, at the age of 13, John Hunt left his family's home in Kilkelly Ireland and came to the United States. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. The Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland tells the story of the Hunt family. Snow’s music has been described as “quiet and relaxing.” Much of it is, but every once in a while he breaks out and the foot-stomping begins.

Each concert is a wee bit different and adapted to the response and interest of the audience. In concert Snow plays the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He can also find his way around a drum set and most of the percussion family. He is a private guitar teacher and the author of the teaching method Guitar Basics and Beyond. He was featured in the December 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is a contributing writer for Acoustic Guitar and Autoharp Quarterly Magazines.

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