School of Music Holds First Caprock Celtic Fall Fest and Harvest Dance

DATE: Aug. 25, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis,
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – The School of Music at Texas Tech will hold the Caprock Celtic Fall Fest and Harvest dance from Sept. 7 to Sept. 11 at various locations around the city.

The event is a first-time fundraiser to support the Traditional Arts Scholarship offered by the Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech.

Attendees can enjoy a celebration of Celtic music, dance, language and crafts on the South Plains. Highlights from the event will be broadcast on public radio station KOHM and special “live” editions of Chris Smith’s popular Celtic Shores program will air during the festival weekend.

Venues include O’Reilly’s and J Pat’s Irish pubs, TTU’s Hemmle Recital Hall, Sugar Brown’s Coffee, the Canterbury Student Center in historic Seaman Hall, and KOHM.

The public can make donations at any of the events during the festival. Organizers hope to raise $10,000 for a scholarship endowment.

Highlights of the festival include:

Sept. 8

• 8:30-10 p.m. – Irish band concert, Sugar Brown’s Coffee, 4818 50th St. Irish bands Last Night's Fun & Tripping Up the Stairs with featured guests will play. KOHM-FM (89.1) will broadcast. Free.

• 10:30-midnight – Open jam session for Celtic musicians, Sugar Brown’s Coffee, 4818 50th St. Free.

Sept. 9

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Irish music pub session, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, 1718 Buddy Holly Ave. Open to all Celtic musicians. Free.

• 9-10 p.m. – KOHM –FM (89.1) will broadcast Live Celtic Shores featuring festival artists.

• 10:30 p.m.-midnight – Cabaret concert with featured guest artists, J. Pat’s, 1211 University Ave. KOHM-FM (89.1) will broadcast. Suggested donation: $5.

Sept. 10

• 11 a.m. – Live Celtic Shores will broadcast on – KOHM-FM (89.1).

• 3-4 p.m. – Gala dance concert, Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th Street and Boston Avenue. KOHM-FM (89.1) will broadcast. $4 for students and seniors, $6 for the general public.

• 8 p.m.-midnight – Ceili and dance, Canterbury Student Center, 2407 16th St. Open to the public.

Sept. 11

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Pot-luck brunch and breakfast at Canterbury Student Center, 2407 16th St.


CONTACT: Dr. Christopher Smith, Vernacular Music Center director, (806) 742-2270, ext. 249;; or visit or visit groups/