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ST. GERARD HOUSE TO PRESENT CELTIC BENEFIT CONCERT SEPT. 28T

ST. GERARD HOUSE TO PRESENT CELTIC BENEFIT CONCERT SEPT. 28T ST. GERARD HOUSE TO PRESENT CELTIC BENEFIT CONCERT SEPT. 28T

SEPTEMBER 28

 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP THOSE WITH AUTISM   

An Evening of Celtic Music Hosted by St. Gerard House

Join St. Gerard House for “Sounds of Hope,” a benefit concert featuring internationally known Celtic musician William Jackson. “Sounds of Hope” takes place Thursday, September 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Bo Thomas Auditorium, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

William Jackson has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for nearly 30 years. In addition to his stature as one of the leading harpers and multi-instrumentalists in Scotland, William has gained an international reputation as a composer. His "Land of Light" won the international competition in 1999 as the new song for Scotland, announced on the eve of that Parliament convening for the first time in 300 years.

William was a founding member and creative tour de force of Ossian in 1976, which became one of Scotland's best-loved traditional bands. The band, whose music influenced a generation of musicians, extensively toured the U.S. and Europe. Besides harp, he also plays tin-whistle, bouzouki and piano.

He has composed music in Scotland for the BBC and Scottish television and directed and performed the music for "The Battle of the Clans" for the History Channel. William's performance on harp, whistle and bodhran is featured on the soundtrack of the movie “A Shot at Glory”, starring Robert Duval and Michael Keaton, which was filmed in Scotland.

William is also a trained Music Therapist since 1993 and has worked with children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy, as well as in a psychiatric setting, in hospitals and schools in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Scotland, and in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to his performances on Celtic Harp, William teaches and gives workshops on Harp, and Music Therapy.

Admission for “Sounds of Hope is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. Reserved VIP seating and an opportunity to meet the artist is $40. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served from 6:30 -7:15 pm; the concert will be from 7:30 - 8:30pm.

100% of the concert’s proceeds will go directly to St. Gerard House. The mission of St. Gerard House is to help individuals with autism and their families experience more joy and achieve meaningful life outcomes. St. Gerard House is a non-profit organization in Hendersonville, North Carolina offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other behavioral health needs. St. Gerard House provides programs for individuals of all ages as well as programs for family members, guardians, caregivers, teachers, and others involved with care of the individual.

To reserve VIP seating for “Sounds of Hope” call St. Gerard House at 828-693-4223.

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