Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login






Please wait....
 
News Story
Updated: 01/10/2014 08:00:01AM

Celtic pride

Share this story:


SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
A Celtic concert Wednesday evening at the Mid-County Regional Library in Port Charlotte pulled in a packed house with an overflow into the hallways, all there to see Emily Ann Thompson and her band playing traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian fiddle tunes. Thompson's foot percussion on the wooden platform added to the Celtic sound experience. The free concert is part of the Mid-County Music Series this season.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Heidi Bowen, dancing in front of her seat, attended the concert with her mother Gertrud Steiner.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Classical pianist Kellen Strutz joined the Emily Ann Thompson Band, playing the keyboard and the accordion for the Celtic Concert Wednesday evening.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Kayla Logan and her grandmother, Christine Gilbert, stayed after the concert for the chance to have photos with Emily Ann Thompson, lead singer, fiddler and foot percussionist for the Celtic Band that performed a free concert at the Mid-County Regional Library Wednesday evening.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Michael Harkins, from Ireland, and his wife Marian came early for front-row seats to listen and enjoy the traditional Celtic music performed by the Emily Ann Thompson Band.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Emily Ann's popularity had people sitting in the hallways and off into the children's section just to hear the Celtic sounds.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Joining Emily Ann, her husband Kelly Thompson played guitar, sang and played a variety of percussion instruments.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Jeff and Marla Stine were excited to be able to purchase CDs of Emily Ann Thompson's band, since the band is from their home state of Indiana.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
Margaret Elder tries to capture one of the final songs of the evening on her recording device.

SUN PHOTO BY BETSY WILLIAMS
The Emily Ann Thompson Band performed a free Celtic concert at the Mid-County Regional Library Wednesday evening as part of the library's Mid-County Music Series this season.

Text Size:


A Celtic concert at the Mid-County Regional Library on Wednesday evening pulled in a packed house with an overflow into the hallways, all there to see Emily Ann Thompson and her band playing traditional Irish, Scottish and Canadian fiddle tunes. Thompson’s foot percussion on the wooden platform added to the Celtic sound experience. The free concert is part of the Mid-County Music Series this season.

You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.

Subscribe to 
							the E-Edition
Get the Sun Delivered


ADVERTISEMENT