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Fire in the Kitchen to perform at St. Patrick's Day Bash in Big Stone Gap

February 15th, 2012 9:35 pm by staff report

BIG STONE GAP — The Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap are accepting ticket reservations for the museum’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 17.

Fire in the Kitchen will provide musical entertainment to accompany a selection of Irish-themed heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The St. Patrick’s Day Bash offers an opportunity to enjoy a taste of Ireland in the museum’s Victorian parlor with an evening of flavor-packed foods and music.

Together since 2002, Fire in the Kitchen specializes in lively Appalachian and Celtic music. Instrumentation of the ensemble includes hammered dulcimer, Irish flute, Irish whistles, classical flute, Irish bodhran, guitar, bass and banjo. Members of the group are natives of Washington County, Va.

Fire in the Kitchen has performed at venues such as Dollywood, The Virginia Highlands Festival, Bristol Paramount Theatre, Barter Theatre, Carter Family Fold, Capital Theater, Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival, Blue Ridge Celtic Festival, and Wake Forest Celtic Festival.

The group has been featured on public radio’s “Live in Studio 1-A” and has performed at the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance’s 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Bristol Sessions. Most recently, the group performed on the Blue Ridge Public Television series “Song of the Mountains” being broadcast by local and national PBS stations across the United States.

Ticket price for the St. Patrick’s Day Bash is $25 per person, which includes all food, beverages and the show. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. The registration and payment deadline is March 2.

All proceeds from the St. Patrick’s Day Bash support the Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum, the facility’s Citizens Support Organization that assists in identifying and promoting activities to conserve, enhance and interpret the cultural and historic resources of the museum.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the museum at (276) 523-1322.

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