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Celtic harpist Ãine Minogue returns to BF for ‘Stone Church by Candlelight’ series

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.

BELLOWS FALLS—Ãine Minogue, a gifted Irish harper and singer, has created music that “takes audiences to wander the winter landscapes of soul and settles them before a blazing fire,” according to a news release.

Her songs, poetry, and dance music return to the area as part of the new Stone Church by Candlelight series at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, the stone church on the hill, 20 Church St.

Born and raised in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, Minogue is an award-winning harpist, singer, arranger, and composer who has entertained presidents and prime ministers and traveled extensively to perform at concerts across the U.S. and around the world.

At the age of 12, while at boarding school in County Galway, Minogue discovered her true love — the harp. After completing school, she spent three years developing her talent as a harpist at Bunratty Castle, one of Ireland’s most treasured landmarks and an ideal setting to accentuate the harp’s emotional and lyrical connections to Irish history. She hold’s a Master’s degree in traditional Irish harp performance from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

With a dozen solo album recordings to her credit, Minogue has been nominated for several awards for her work as a record producer. She also has collaborated on a series of music videos with filmmaker Michael Yip entitled Winter, A Celtic Meditation and has completed extensive soundtrack work for PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and MTV.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #437 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017). This story appeared on page B3.

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