Garnering rave reviews throughout the country, Lone Raven comes to the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Lone Raven performs an eclectic blend of traditional music from around the world on a variety of unique ethnic instruments. In addition to sharing the music of their ancestors, they delight audiences with a collection of award-winning, original compositions that have been featured on radio and television programs across the globe.
With more than 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from heartfelt Irish ballads to exhilarating Gypsy fiddle tunes, musically transporting listeners through breathtaking European landscapes. The excellent musicianship of each band member is apparent in every song, strengthened by the inclusion of multiple instruments, abundant energy, and a deep, personal connection to the music.
Kara Markley’s highly acclaimed vocals are showcased throughout each concert, with songs performed in English, Irish Gaelic and Latin. Passionate instrumentals are fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Markley, driven by an explosive rhythm secton consisting of Craig Markley and the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs.
The band tours nationally throughout the entire year, playing at festivals, theaters and concert halls, thrilling crowds of all ages with their charisma and diverse repertoire.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Children 17 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org and at the Fourth Avenue Gallery in Marlinton.
The Pocahontas County Opera House is located at 818 Third Avenue in Marlinton. Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.
The Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Support is also provided by Pocahontas County Drama, Fairs and Festivals.