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First Annual Tavares Public Library Music Festival

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:06 am

Join us at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline Street for these free musical events!
The Kilted Man – Saturday, March 16th at 4:00 p.m. Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
Matthew began performing at a very young age and has appeared on hundreds of stages nationally and internationally, delighting thousands with his Scottish swagger and homespun charm. Matt especially honed his Celtic skills while living in Scotland among the people and culture that are his heritage and the inspiration for his music.
The Lake Concert Band – Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m. The Lake Concert Band was originally formed in 1989 as the Lake Sentinel Community Concert Band under the sponsorship of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. During 2007 the band reorganized and became the Lake Concert Band, a Florida non-profit corporation. For over twenty five years the band has entertained thousands of central Florida residents and visitors at numerous concerts, parades, and community events.
The band has steadily increased in membership from approximately 12 to its present size of more than 70 all-volunteer musicians. Band members have ranged in age from high school students to a few members in their nineties and come from all walks of life.
Despite their diverse backgrounds, all band members have one goal in common and that is providing a quality musical experience to the community. The band’s growing popularity is a reflection of the dedication of its members. The band performs a variety of music including marches, Latin tunes, classical, big band hits and Broadway melodies.