Valentine’s concert event scheduled

By Dean Palmer - Special to the News
Candelfirth, made up of Susie Firth-Cooper and Randy Candelaria, is among three groups slated to perform during the second annual Music From The Heart concert at First United Methodist Church. The Feb. 10 event is sponsored by the The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club and the church. -

The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club, in conjunction with First United Methodist Church, will be hosting a Valentine evening of music and fellowship on Feb. 10 from 6-9 p.m. in the church’s Family Life Center.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library and its diverse assortment of community programs.

The second annual “Music from the Heart” concert will feature a trio of local performers offering a variety of musical styles.

Performing bands will be, in order of performance, Cranford Creek Bluegrass, Wendy and Johnny Dearmin, and CandelFirth Celtic Duo.

The popular local band Cranford Creek Bluegrass will open the show. With a full repertoire of traditional bluegrass favorites, the band has built a following in recent years by providing a busy schedule of appearances in a variety of settings.

Also taking the stage will be local favorites Wendy and Johnny Dearmin. The talented couple has developed a reputation for entertaining, quality music in recent years, playing an acoustic mix of folk and bluegrass while performing both together and with other groups.

Rounding out the evening will be Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club member Susie Firth-Cooper and her talented friend, Randy Candelaria, performing as Candelfirth. They will be playing a variety of traditional and Celtic music using traditional instruments, taking listeners on a musical journey through the British Isles of Ireland and Scotland. Instruments used will include the Celtic Harp, the fiddle and the Irish Bouzouki.

The duo’s performance, Firth-Cooper noted, will include several original works and will feature the debut of new songs.

An assortment of light refreshments will be available and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Ticketholders will be entered into the drawing of gift baskets between performances.

According to Firth-Cooper, the Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club regularly seeks to benefit the surrounding community through fundraisers.

“We decided that the library is such an essential and important part of our community,” she said, “it would certainly be a worthy cause for this fundraiser. The library needs our support and, with so many wonderful programs offered through the library, this would be a great way to put these funds to good use in our community.”

Admission for the evening is $10. Advance tickets are available at Blue Mountain Herbs and Supplements, the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library or from any club member. Tickets will also be available on the night of the performance at the door.

Snow date for the performance is Feb. 17.

“This should be a wonderful, family friendly evening,“ Firth-Cooper noted. “There will be a variety of beautiful music from different genres brought together on one stage. We encourage dancing and, whether for family or couple, we should have a beautiful evening with a built around Valentine’s Day.”

First United Methodist Church is located at 210 West Marion Street. For additional information, call 336-368-5955.

Candelfirth, made up of Susie Firth-Cooper and Randy Candelaria, is among three groups slated to perform during the second annual Music From The Heart concert at First United Methodist Church. The Feb. 10 event is sponsored by the The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club and the church.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Candelfirth.jpgCandelfirth, made up of Susie Firth-Cooper and Randy Candelaria, is among three groups slated to perform during the second annual Music From The Heart concert at First United Methodist Church. The Feb. 10 event is sponsored by the The Pilot Mountain Woman’s Club and the church.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News