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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Big Stone Gap Museum Seeing Green?

The Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum are bringing a little taste of Ireland to Big Stone Gap, Va.

The museum’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash, set for 6 to 8 p.m., March 17, will offer a sampling of Irish cuisine and culture in the museum’s Victorian parlor with an evening of flavor-packed foods and music. Fire in the Kitchen will provide musical entertainment to accompany the Irish-themed beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

For the past decade, Fire in the Kitchen has specialized 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.

The band 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.

Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day Bash are $25 per person, which includes food, beverages and the show. All ages are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

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, call the museum at (276) 523-1322.

Susan Owner/Innkeeper
Fox Manor Historic Bed & Breakfast

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