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Kansas Native to Strum Celtic Tunes

April 10, 2012

Kansas native, Doug Harvey was drawn to Celtic music as a young man.  The sound of vibrating strings led him to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. where he first heard authentic Irish music and he has not been the same since.  In the mid-1990s, Harvey lived in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he was infected by the sense of place and folk traditions of “The Rock.”  A couple of excursions to France brought him into contact with Breton and French folk music.

Harvey’s tour in Montgomery County will start on Monday, April 16th at the Coffeyville Meal Site, Sycamore Landing and Windsor Place Assisted Living before arriving at the Spencer/Rounds Theatre on the CCC Campus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17th. Harvey will continue his tour of Coffeyville with Windsor Place, Windsor Place SCU and the Medicalodge of Coffeyville on Tuesday.  Wednesday he will entertain residents at Pickwick Place, Asbury Village and the Dale Apartments followed by the students at Caney Valley High School on Thursday and the Caney Nursing Home and Guest Home Estates in Caney on Friday.

The public is invited to the 10:20 a.m. Tuesday Humanities performances at CCC.  The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Theatre.  For more information call 620-251-7700, ext. 2145 or 2038.