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November 2016

Susan Coryell Writing Program for Youth

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Friend’s Book Talk Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Free

The Friends of the Bedford Public Library and Youth Services of Bedford Central Library are co-hosting Susan Coryell for a special writing program for youth.  Local author, Susan Coryell, will present a program at Bedford Library designed for middle and high school students interested in reading and writing.Ms. Coryell has thirty years experience teaching English and creative writing in public schools. She is also a published author, beginning with an award-winning anti-bully YA novel, EAGLEBAIT (Harcourt) and including a cozy mystery/Southern Gothic series, the Overhome…

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The Heather Pierson Trio – From New Orleans-style Jazz & Blues to Rousing Americana and Poignant Folk Narrative

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 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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Advanced tickets are now available! Click on logo!"Heather Pierson's trio is really impressive, with each member showing great skill with multiple instruments and playing songs that get the audience into a reverie one minute, and heartily singing along the next."Sarah Craig | Caffe Lena | Saratoga Springs, NYThe Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, Still She Will Fly. It features the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting, their intricate instrumental arrangements,…

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January 2017

Dana and Susan Robinson – Original Acoustic Folk-Americana

Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 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

"Many songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen, or John Mellencamp have been heralded as modern day Woody Guthries or keepers of the American rural spirit, but that mantle might be better entrusted to musicians like Dana Robinson who embody both the heart and the soul of folk music." — Dirty LinenFrom Cabot, Vermont - Americana, roots and folk, husband and wife duo, Dana and Susan Robinson are celebrating not only their twentieth year of national and international touring, and a new CD…

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February 2017

Runa – Celtic Roots Music

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 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

“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times Join the Friends of the Bedford Public Library on Friday February 10, at 7:30 p.m. as they host in concert, Runa. The concert, held in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library is open to the public, with a ticket price of $15.00 per person; collected at the door or purchased in advance through http://www.lynchburgtickets.com/ Seating is limited.  For more information, call 540-586-8911, or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org.  Join…

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March 2017

Skipper’s Alley – Direct from Dublin – Traditional Irish

Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 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

“There is no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of traditional Irish music.” – Kieran Hanrahan, Stockton’s WingSkipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents.With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and…

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Altered Books Class

Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gallery Talk/Exhibit,
$15

Join us for a six-week class in exploring the Altered Book, meeting in the Bedford Room of Bedford Central Library on Thursday evenings. The first class will meet on March 30 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and each Thursday thereafter. This class is co-taught by Friends of the Bedford Library Board Members, Martha Johnson and Karen Nuzzo. This exploration of the altered book art form will expose you to many techniques, but will also allow you to explore a personal…

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April 2017

Tellico – Bluegrass

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 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

Direct Link to Lynchburg Tickets for Tellico. With deep warm tones, intimate vocals, vivid lyrics, natural arrangements, and emotional solos Tellico masterfully draws the listener into the center of their original songs...Through their wonderful musicianship they never fail to create an atmosphere that perfectly enhances their storytelling.” — Chad Manning, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience Firmly planted in Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic “Appalachiacana” sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs…

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June 2017

Caravan of Thieves – Gypsy Swinging Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 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

Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the fervent musical couple who front their band, Caravan of Thieves, have traveled a fruitful yet challenging road since they met in late 2003. Soon after, they began blending their voices, writing music, traveling and performing together as the acoustic guitar-toting duo they simply called “Fuzz and Carrie”. Using the musical spirit to guide them, they found themselves in different corners of the globe, and with a little trial, error and adventure behind them, they arrived…

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July 2017

I DRAW SLOW – Celtic Music Reimagined from Dublin

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 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

Their combination of compelling songwriting, exuberant live performances and passion for tradition describes this Dublin Ireland based band.  I Draw Slow coaxes the past into the present with original songs that draw from the best of Irish storytelling and American folk music.   Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades, starting on Dublin’s gigging circuit with funk operation Tabularasa. Since then…

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Ken and Brad Kolodner – Old Time Music

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 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

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing…

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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 room is accessible from the rear of the building where there is a parking lot.   We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of concerts.  You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets.  Our capacity is only 100.  All concerts are $12 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.