January 27, 2009
For Immediate Release
Davis, West Virginia – Timberline to Sponsor Winter Celtic Music Weekend
As part of the ski area’s winter themed musical weekends, Timberline Four Seasons Resort will feature Celtic music performed on traditional instruments on January 30th and 31st. This event is in keeping with the resort’s focus on the vast musical heritage of this portion of West Virginia.
The public is invited to enjoy Celtic music at 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday at the ski lodge. Celtic music with its residual Irish and Scottish influence is now being performed increasingly in the Appalachian Mountains. Appearing at the weekend Celtic festival will be Pete Tenney and Blain Stevens their associates playing traditional Irish and Scottish music on fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals. There is no cover charge for any of the performances.
Celtic culture and music is increasing in popularity nationally as well as regionally. The connection between Irish and Scottish music is expressed in Celtic style music and there is an obvious influence of these earlier musical styles on the music now being performed in the Appalachian Mountains of this area.
Generally traditional Celtic music originated in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia and more recently in the United States and the maritime provinces of Canada. The close association of Celtic and current country and mountain music is exemplified in performances of West Virginia’s Grammy Award-winning country music star Kathy Mattea who has emerged as a critically acclaimed artist in the ethnic music of her West Virginia roots: folk, Celtic and blue grass.
Late Friday and Saturday entertainment from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am will be by Dick Dragon and the Monkeys.
According to general manager, Tom Blanzy, the resort’s new hotel is now available for Timberline skiers to reserve. The new facility is slope front and features mountain side private decks, jet style tubs, and flat screen televisions in individual rooms or family suites. The new conference room on the hotel’s first floor is an ideal setting for business meetings and for social events.
Timberline ski area continues to be active with major trails from the 1,000 foot summit of Herz Mountain. The well known Salamander Run, the South’s longest ski trail and all other major trails from the top of the mountain are open.
For more information please call (304) 866-4801 or visit our website at www.timberlineresort.com .
Timberline Four Seasons Resort
HC 70 Box 488
Davis, WV 26260