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June 2019

HighTime – Traditional Irish & Folk

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

This fresh new trio from the heart of Connemara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners. Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp,bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in!), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement.Equal measures of music and tradition from old Ireland coupled with bold new arrangements make for a tasty platter of music, song and dance…

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Spring Book Sale Preview (for members of the Friends only)

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold a preview of our Spring Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room.  If  you are a member of the friends (you must show a membership card), you can shop early on Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm before the main book sale on Saturday.  You can join the Friends on Friday to shop if you'd like. Included in the selection are current…

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Spring Book Sale

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book Sale Bedford, VA 24523 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room. Please help support the Friends in this effort and take home some great reading material in the process. Most books range in price from $.25 to a few dollars. Bring a friend or neighbor and spend a few minutes or a few hours browsing through the large selection of books. Find some early…

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August 2019

The April Verch Band – Traditional Canadian, American Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country and Americana

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

"An enchanting mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana" April Verch Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raised surrounded by living, breathing roots music—her father’s country band rehearsing; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions. She thought every little girl learned to stepdance at the age of three and fiddle at the age of six. She…

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September 2019

Dana and Susan Robinson – Folk ~ Americana ~ Old-Time

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid, songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. Drawing upon experiences of more than twenty years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music, bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage, and how it relates to our…

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November 2019

Andrew Finn Magill Brazilian Trio – Latin Music

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill  grew up studying with many of the world’s best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18, his debut album Drive & Lift was featured multiple times on NPR and his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Says grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O’Brien: “He has learned from and now plays with…

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Advanced Tickets now available for all concerts and events!

Why you should join us!

  • Quality music performed by nationally & internationally known artists

  • An intimate setting

  • Perfect for music lovers

  • A great value for a night out (we even provide refreshments)

All concerts or programs are held in the Bedford Room of the Bedford Public Library.  The door to the Bedford Room is next to the loading dock behind the library by  the parking lot.   We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of our concerts.  You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets.  Advanced purchase of  a tickets guarantees a seat.  If you want good seats, come early.  The doors open at 7 pm. Our capacity is only 100.  All concerts are $15 at the door.  The space is wonderfully intimate; handicapped accessible and an ideal place to experience quality live music.  Come join us and spread the word!

Call 540 586-8911 Ext 4, then 1 if you need more information.