Free Celtic music concert
Rockport — The Bigney brothers of Kirkmount will perform Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church House, 64 Old County Road. Admission to this community concert of Celtic harp and fiddle is free and light refreshments will be served.
Kirkmount takes its name from a forgotten village in the hills of Nova Scotia. Although the white-washed church on the hill and the little graveyard are still there, much of MacLellan's Mountain has once again returned to woods and barrens. The Bigney brothers play the kind of music their grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather played there and that Scotch snap, the irregular spiky rhythms and lingering notes of the driven bow once again paint memories and make feet tap.
The Bigney brothers have been featured musicians at Harvard Square’s Club Passim; on “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor; in “Music and the Spoken Word” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and as resident musicians at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. Kirkmount’s original tunes have been featured themes in many productions including Ken Burns’ “National Parks, America’s Best Idea.”
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.