Go to the Arts Center of Cannon County on Friday, Aug. 31 for an evening exploring the intersection of Celtic and Appalachian Music through guitar, banjo, fiddle and vocal harmony as Bruce Nemerov and Amy Macy perform songs and tunes that are regarded as deep-rooted southern American folk music but often have little-known ancestors in England, Scotland and Ireland.
For example, the jubilant Civil War song When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Hurrah, Hurrah), was written by an Irish immigrant to Massachusetts who formed a brass band and enlisted in the Union army.
Patrick Gilmore recalled an Irish anti-war ballad from his childhood, appropriated the melody and changed the melancholy lyrics to the ebullient flag waver America knows today. Amy and Bruce play the Irish original, Johnnie I Hardly Knew Ye, in concert.
Amy Macy is a superb old-time banjo player, fiddler and singer. She has performed locally at the Ryman and toured internationally.
Bruce Nemerov is a Grammy-winning guitarist and music historian.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students or groups and may be purchased by call the Arts Center box office at 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073.
The Arts Center is located at 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For more information check our website at www.artscenterofcc.com or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073.
If You Go
Who: Amy Macy & Bruce Nemerov
Where: TheArtsCenter ofCannonCounty,1424 John Bragg Highway,Woodbury,TN
When: August 31 at7:30PM
Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, student or group
Contact: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073