<h5>The Pocahontas County Opera House presents two evenings of musical entertainment when the Great Greenbrier River Race comes to Marlinton.<\/h5>\r\n[caption id="attachment_4898" align="aligncenter" width="616"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/04\/Cherry-Hill.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-4898" alt="Cherry Hill " src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/04\/Cherry-Hill.jpg" width="616" height="380" \/><\/a> Cherry Hill[\/caption]\r\n\r\nOn Friday, Apr. 25, central Virginia band Cherry Hill takes the stage for an evening of acoustic covers and original songwriting. Then, on Saturday, Davis and Elkins College\u2019s Appalachian Ensemble brings and evening traditional music and dance.\r\n\r\nCherry Hill formed in 2011 with musicians from central Virginia regional bands Volume 3 and the Paddy Dougherty Trio. In a very short time, Cherry Hill has evolved into a powerful unit featuring incredible vocal harmonies, songwriting and the musical talents of Tommy Cox, Tim Echols, Eric Hollandsworth and William Newman. Their unique acoustic approach to covers and original songs keeps audiences wanting more. Their first album, Jenny Reynolds and Cherry Hill, featuring vocalist Jenny Reynolds and violinist Daniel Kepel-Young was released in 2012.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_4896" align="aligncenter" width="631"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/04\/appalachian_ensemble.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-4896" alt="Appalachian Ensemble " src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/04\/appalachian_ensemble.jpg" width="631" height="373" \/><\/a> Appalachian Ensemble[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAppalachian Ensemble\u2019s repertoire focuses mainly on the music and dance of the Appalachian region, and includes other music and dance traditions as well.\r\n\r\nThe Davis & Elkins Dancers, under the direction of Becky Hill, will present many pieces that include clogging, flat-footing, French Canadian, waltz clog and hambone body percussion. The Appalachian Ensemble string band, under the direction of Emily Miller, will play all of the music for the dance pieces as well as perform several traditional songs from West Virginia and surrounding Appalachian regions.\r\n\r\nAppalachian Ensemble was named the \u201cPeople\u2019s Choice for Entertainment\u201d for its performance at the 2013 Ramps and Rails Festival in Elkins, and it was featured in a recent edition of Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life produced by the Division of Culture and History.\r\n\r\nBoth performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge.