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BYU's top folk musicians join forces for recital March 18

The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the Folk Music Ensemble concert featuring BYU's top four folk music groups Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Tickets are $9 with $3 off with a BYU or student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit performances.byu.edu.

"This will be an evening of beautiful ballads, toe-tapping hoedowns, breakdowns, jigs and reels," said Mark Geslison, director of the Folk Music Ensemble.

The four groups performing include the bluegrass band Stars and Bars, BYU Celtic Ensemble, BYU Folk Singers and the bluegrass band Founding Fathers.

Founding Fathers won 1st place in the Utah Fiddlefest Competition held last October in Provo. This competition included participants from throughout Utah.

Audience members will enjoy a variety of traditional folk instruments including the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, flute, bass, percussion and piano.

The Folk Music Ensemble consists of several smaller ensembles and has an emphasis in American folk music.

The group was originally formed in 1982 to accompany BYU's International Folk Dance Ensemble with live music on the dance ensemble's international tours.

Currently, the Folk Music Ensemble performs shows to a variety of local audiences in addition to its performances with BYU's International Folk Dancers.

For more information contact Mark Geslison at (801) 422-3655.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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