Dominique Dodge: Scottish and Irish seasonal harp music at the library

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Dominique Dodge as she plays the harp for both library patrons as well as a concert. Dominique will be playing her harp during library hours on Friday December 4th from 4:00-5:00 pm and then will return for a traditional concert from 7:00-8:00 pm. She will play a mixture of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes as well as a few seasonal carols. This will take place at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.

Dominique is a true Jackson resident, having been born and raised in Jackson, so many of you may already know her or have seen her concerts at the Whitney Community Center. She is now based in Charlotte, VT. She is deeply grounded in the music and song traditions of Ireland and Scotland. Dominique has a passion for melody-driven dance music and creative, rhythmic accompaniment as well as for songs, airs, and 18th century harp music. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of the University of Limerick, from which she earned an MA in Irish Music Performance in 2012. She also holds a BA honors in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Dominique has extensive experience in traditional arts education, having taught for the Youthworks program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Gaelic College in Cape Breton, urban schools projects in St. Louis, and many other programs for students of all ages and abilities. Dominique has a vibrant teaching practice and runs a monthly workshop series called the Champlain Valley Harp Gathering. She has been performing, recording, teaching, and organizing traditional arts events on both sides of the Atlantic for over ten years.

The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset performer expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731.

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