Arts series continues with Celtic music trio

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By Zac Oakes


The next installment of the Central Kentucky Arts Series is set for Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring “na Skylark”, a Central Kentucky Celtic music trio dedicated to playing the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Ireland’s national instruments: the Irish harp, and the Irish uilleann (“elbow”) pipes.

The show will be at Gheens Recital Hall on the campus of Campbellsville University beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will open at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

The trio is made of Lorinda Jones (harp, dulcimer), Cathy Wilde (pipes, whistles), and Jannell Canerday  (fiddle and vocals). 

The show will be “very unique,” according to CKAS Board Member Lisa Gupton, as she said she cannot remember another show in previous years similar to this Celtic-themed show.

“This is a great opportunity to hear some beautiful Celtic and Irish music,” Gupton said. “We haven’t offered anything in this genre in recent years and we think the audience will love it.”

According to the group’s website, Jones has earned degrees in both music education and music therapy. She is a member of the Kentucky Center’s Arts in Healing Program. 

“She brings her music to places of healing and as a board certified music therapist, provides services for older adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities,” her biography states.

Gupton said she knows Jones personally from teaching with her. 

“She and I taught elementary music together in Hardin County Schools in the 1980’s,” Gupton said. “She was always so creative and innovative with her students.”

Na Skylark is a member of the Kentucky Arts Council. 

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free admission for children ages 4 and under. 

Those interested in various sponsorship levels can also become involved beginning at $75, which also includes a family season membership.

More information is available by calling CKAS President Floyd Farmer at 270-465-2347 or Gupton at 270-789-1712. Those interested in being a named contributor can also contact Farmer and Gupton to discuss different options.

The Central Kentucky Arts Series is made up of the following board members: Barry Bertram, Jennifer Clark, Floyd Farmer, David Gaddie, Lisa Gupton, Peggy Hardy, Ray & Roberta Mensik, Kim O'Banion, and Jeremy Wood.