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Music, Gettysburg! Presents Cormorantís Fancy with Baritone Wayne Hill

(7/2) Cormorantís Fancy, a Celtic and American folk music band featuring Stephen and Beth Folkemer, members of their family and musician friends, will offer a free, special outdoor concert beginning at 5:00pm Sunday, July 6, 2008 in the Schmucker Grove, Springs Avenue between N. Hay Street and Seminary Ridge on the campus of Gettysburg Seminary.

The special Music, Gettysburg! outdoor concert will also feature baritone Wayne Hill singing favorite traditional American and folk songs. "Cormorantís Fancy is a gifted band with a knack for gorgeous arrangements. This first taste of their music has whetted my appetite for more" said Tom Knappís CD review for Rambles Magazine.

Music, Gettysburg! brings Cormorantís Fancy back for a fourth midsummer outdoor concert format, welcoming guests to the Seminary lawn in a picnic style concert. This yearís performance will inaugurate a new performance platform designed for outdoor events such as this concert.

If the weather turns inclement, the concert will take place in the Seminary Chapel. Additional parking for handicapped attendants will be available at the East entrance of Valentine Hall (off Springs Avenue). The concert is free and open to the public, and listeners are welcome to bring blankets or chairs and picnic on the green Seminary Ridge.

Cormorantís Fancyís music includes hard-driving songs, tender ballads, haunting slow airs, and energetic jigs and reels. Vocalist and guitarist Beth Bergeron Folkemer described the groupís focus as coming from the music itself. "Weíre all attracted to the vitality of this music," said Folkemer. "A lot of it is just plain fun! Itís very human and it rings true. Like other traditional folk music, its songs tell the stories of everyday people." Family members Margaret, Joel and Nathan Folkemer offer penny whistle, percussion, string bass and vocal support. Dan Diviney performs on the whistle and bodhran, Andrew Rosenfeld is a lead vocalist and clacks the bones. Norman Nunamaker contributes on the violin, rounding out the ensemble.

Music, Gettysburg! is one of the finest performing arts series in Central Pennsylvania, producing between 15 and 20 concerts annually, which are free and open to the public.

Come enjoy this family friendly Sunday afternoon and evening concert. In case of a passing shower, the performers and audience will move into historic Schmucker House adjacent to the outdoor venue. If the day is rainy throughout, the concert will be held in the Seminary Chapel, which is located on Seminary Ridge, three buildings away. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-334-6286 ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .

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