Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Musician Molly McCormack Performs Traditional Folk Acoustic Music at Kentucky Artisan Center
On Saturday, December 5, musician Molly McCormack of Louisville will perform sets of music from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Accompanying Molly will be Bettie Keeling.
A native Louisvillian, Molly McCormack has a multitude of musical interests and has enjoyed playing, performing and teaching since 1990. She is a natural singer and besides playing the mountain and hammer dulcimer, she also plays guitar, penny whistle and autoharp. She performs both solo and with other musicians, entertaining audiences with her instrumental and vocal arrangements at such festivals as Kentucky Music Week and Weekend; Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV; Dulcimer Week at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC; Great Dulcimer Convention at Pine Mountain State Park; and at the Columbus Folk Festival in Columbus, OH.
Accompanying Molly McCormack will be Bettie Keeling who has been actively playing and singing various styles of music throughout her life. Bettie has performed in churches, as well as been lead vocal for the pop banc “Tiffany” and the bluegrass group “Silver Moon.”
This acoustic folk duo will play traditional and contemporary music including instrumental and vocal selections. They often have the audience singing and toe-tapping with fiddle tunes and Celtic airs filed with beautiful vocal harmonies.
Musical recordings by Molly McCormack are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 975 Walnut Meadow Road, just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from 100 counties across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet.