MCTA Hosts Barrule in Final Concert of Celtic Music Series

Frostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will round out its Celtic Music Series this fall with Barrule on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15. Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan Maclir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule is an award-winning trio hell-bent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience. The versatile acoustic unit consists of gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callist...
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FSU’s Center for Literary Arts and Department of History Present Guest Lecturer Philip Morgan PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:19

Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts and the Department of History will host guest lecturer Philip Morgan on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Ort Library. Morgan will present “Black Patriots and Enslaved Fugitives in Maryland During the American Revolution.” This event is free and open to the public.

Morgan is the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. His “Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the 18th-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry” (1998) won the Bancroft, Beveridge and Frederick Douglass prizes. He is a co-editor, most recently, of “The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850” (2011).

His other recent works include “Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age” (2006), “Atlantic Diasporas: Jews, Conversos and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800” (2009), “Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal” (2009) and “African-American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee” (2010). Morgan’s primary research focus at present is early Caribbean history, set within a broad Atlantic context.

For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 301-687-4340.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
 
 
MCTA Hosts Barrule in Final Concert of Celtic Music Series PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:22

BarruleFrostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will round out its Celtic Music Series this fall with Barrule on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan Maclir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule is an award-winning trio hell-bent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience. The versatile acoustic unit consists of gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes on bouzouki, who together create a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

For more information, email MCTA at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU, supported in part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

 
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