Your ticket purchase "GIVES"!
For EVERY ticket purchased between February 22 and May 4, Outlander North Carolina will donate $5.00 to the Ashe Food Pantry to support TWO very important programs that are near and dear to my heart in Ashe County:
FINDING NEW EXPRESSIONS FOR SCOTTISH TRADITION
Scottish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Griogair Labhruidh, professionally known as simply Griogair, is a contemporary, experimental recording artist strongly rooted in tradition. Coming from a long line of Highland musicians, his music stems from a quest to express his insights and ideas about spirituality, nature, and creativity in a modern musical context, while paying homage to his Scottish heritage in his own personal way. Griogair is uniquely able to traverse largely untrodden ground combining Gaelic music with influences as eclectic as funk, soul, African music, hip hop and jazz.
An award-winning Gaelic singer, internationally recognized for his voice, Griogair has become well known as "The Voice of Outlander" and has worked with Emmy & BAFTA award-winning composer, Bear McCreary, featured on the 6th season main title and soundtrack of that global series sensation. He has shared the stage with the stalwarts of Celtic tradition and maintained a strong presence in the world music scene as a featured member of the multi-platinum group, Afro Celt Sound System.
In addition to carving out a career as an original, international recording artist, Griogair has embodied the role of tradition bearer and folklorist from a young age. Through an unwavering dedication to preserving the Gaelic dialects, stories and songs of his ancestors, he has positioned himself as a key ambassador for the culture.
In this concert, Griogair will share a selection of this material, offering an entertaining yet thought-provoking glimpse into his life as a preeminent exponent of traditional Gaelic singing and the inheritor of a family piping legacy spanning several generations. Prepare to be transported through the mists of time on an unforgettable journey into a world of daring cattle raids, epic clan battles, the mastery of the bards and the mysteries of the Gaelic otherworld.
From the mountains of Glencoe and the shores of Skye to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, an evening of musical excellence & storytelling awaits you in this spellbinding 90-minute concert.
What could be finer than the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in spring?
You're probably thinking fall, right? Yes, maybe, but after the harsh temperatures and weather of winter, spring surely runs a close second! And in May, spring will be exploding everywhere! In fact, everything is coming alive in the mountains in May - even the people!
Have you ever ridden the Parkway with the rhododendrons in bloom? April through June is prime time for that along with mountain laurel and other flowers trying to steal the show. Plus, if you've never been to Ashe County, you are in for a very special treat! Without all of the commercialism of nearby Boone, it is a very special place to simply relax, eat and shop. If you're more of the adventurer, there's plenty to explore and spring is the perfect time to do it!
So, whether you come for the day, the weekend or longer, we have you covered! Check out our links below:
More Things To Do
Come & stay a while!
With all that Ashe County has to offer, you'll be glad you did!
INCLUDED WITH YOUR EVENING CONCERT VIP OR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET
*Spring on the Mountain*
Come EARLY and celebrate spring with our pre-concert entertainment which we are calling "Spring On The Mountain, A Celtic Music & History Celebration"!
Doors open at 4:30 PM.
Entertainment begins at 5:00 PM and will end at 7:30 PM.
Read about our special guests below.
Bill Caudill is the Director of the Scottish Heritage Center at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. Bill is a native of Waxhaw, North Carolina. He is descended from both Highland Scots and Ulster Scots families who settled in the Carolina sandhills and piedmont regions, respectively. He was an avid history buff from a young age and this, combined with an interest in music, led him to take up the Scottish bagpipe at the age of nine - which he has pursued to great success in becoming one of the few Southern-born players of the twentieth century to have reached the Professional level of playing and competing in the United States! Bill is the founder of the Scottish Heritage Center and the pipe band at St. Andrews University. Under his leadership, The St. Andrews University Pipe Band rose to become one of the top competing pipe bands in the Eastern United States, winning the Eastern United States Pipe Band Championship for Grade III in 2006 – the only year that the band’s academic schedule allowed them to participate.
In his ever continuing historical research, Caudill has contributed articles on Scots in the Carolinas to a number of publications, including Our State magazine. His ongoing research interests include the nineteenth-century cultural retentions of Highland Scots in the Carolinas - including the survivals of the Gaelic language and piping in North Carolina’s Highland settlements as well as numerous other topics.
During our Celtic Celebration, Bill will perform on the bagpipes as well as give us an introduction to the history of the Gaelic language in North Carolina as a prelude to Griogair's concert.
Greenstone is a high-energy Celtic rock group that is heavily inspired by traditional tunes, stories, and all things Gaelic. Their songs are based around Gaelic stories and legends, ancient reels and jigs.
Craig Sexton and Naomi Orr are veterans of the Highland Games scene, having played for PBS show "Song of the Mountains," the Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival, the Wake Forest Irish Festival, and the "Celebrate Ireland" festival at Dollywood. Julian Charles is a gifted singer, songwriter, and storyteller. He has a heritage of music based in the Celtic folk genre, with indigenous music influences from Timbuktu to the Outer Hebrides. Eric Bennett is a rock veteran, having played in the rock group "Dropkick Mullet" and other groups.
Greenstone is a fusion of all of these disparate styles, creating new songs that tell a story and rearranging old ones that have connections to the ancestry lying deep in our hearts.
Raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Lily Harwell is a singer, songwriter, and Scottish fiddler. She discovered her love for the fiddle as a child and holds an affection for bluegrass, old-time, and Celtic styles. Lily is a two-time champion of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Scottish fiddling competition and proudly wears her clan MacNeil tartan each time she performs to honor her Scottish heritage.
The Ashe Civic Center is the home of quality entertainment in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. The 282-seat theatre/auditorium is home to a wide variety of events including music, theatre, dance and more. The Civic Center is conveniently located off Highway 221 between Jefferson and West Jefferson. The Ashe Civic Center offers plenty of FREE, convenient parking.
Address: 962 Mount Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694
Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby.
No food or drink allowed in the auditorium.
*The sale of alcoholic beverages in the Civic Center is prohibited.*
Two ticket types are available: VIP and General Admission.
ALL tickets include "Spring On The Mountain, A Celtic Celebration".
Read over the details for each ticket type and then choose your seats.
ONLY 48 AVAILABLE!
(GREEN SEATS ON SEATING CHART)
VIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
* FRONT CENTER SEATING FOR EVENING CONCERT
* MIX & MINGLE AT A PRIVATE AFTERNOON RECEPTION WITH GRIOGAIR (2:30 - 4:30 PM. Accessibility: Please note that the reception room is accessible by a flight of stairs inside or through a separate entrance of two steps at the backside of the building.)
* PHOTO WITH GRIOGAIR PLUS AUTOGRAPH AT PRIVATE RECEPTION
* PRIVATE RECEPTION INCLUDES HEAVY HORS D'OEUVRES FROM "SWEET & SAVORY" OF WEST JEFFERSON & NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
*CASH BAR AVAILABLE AT PRIVATE RECEPTION
Transaction & ticket processing fee plus NC sales tax will be added at checkout.
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS EVENT, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. YOU MAY OPT IN TO PURCHASE PROTECTION DURING CHECKOUT.
General Admission Ticket For Evening Concert
(BLUE SEATS ON SEATING CHART)
NOTE: General admission seats include companion seats and transfer seats. Companion seats may only be purchased along with a seat which accommodates a wheelchair. More seat information below.
SEATING CHART LEGEND:
VIP Seats include the first four center rows IN YELLOW. 48 VIP seats available.
All other seats are General Admission seats.
Seats in Rows A, B & C in the right and left side sections have obstructed side stage views. All performances will be front center stage.
In Row E, there are spaces to accommodate wheelchairs at the end of the rows. The next seat is the COMPANION seat and is a regular auditorium seat and may only be purchased along with the spaces for wheelchairs.End seats in Rows G & I on the right and left side sections are TRANSFER seats with liftable arms. Liftable arm seats may be used to accommodate the transfer of patrons from wheelchairs or walkers to regular auditorium seats. These seats may be purchased by non-disabled individuals.
ALL performances will take place front center stage.
Seats with the symbol ⚠ have obstructed or partially obstructed side stage views on each respective side.
*When selecting your seats, please use the (+) and (-) buttons to enlarge and decrease the chart as needed.*
Once you have selected your seats, click the blue "Continue to Checkout" button.