The Lacemakers with special guest Jim Hinton

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The Lacemakers with special guest Jim Hinton

Like those who cooked, raised children, crafted, took care of their families and still managed to create lace and song long ago, the Lacemakers weave Celtic tunes and Balladry, Bluegrass, Appalachian tunes, and mountain originals together with 8 different instruments and 3 part harmony.

Heloise Love has been fortunate to appear on stage with many of the greats in the Celtic Music genre including, Alex Beaton, Ed Miller, The Wicked Tinkers, Brian Baynes, to name just a few. Vocals described as tender, pure, and ethereal. She has performed all over California, Georgia, Washington, Arizona, and locally, both as a solo artist and with the band she co-founded, Highland Way.

Virginia’s own Miss Darla: Talented Irish Dancer and stage performer, and prolific song writer who has written all of The Lacemaker’s original songs. In addition to being a very gifted un-affected vocalist, Miss Darla plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, and mandolyn as well as dances when begged by her band mates and fans.

Kim Donaldson: Gifted Bluegrass, Old Tyme fiddler and banjo player as well as a great teacher, music arranger, and vocalist. She is an integral member of the Ash Street Ramblers as well as The Lacemakers.

Jim Hinton has been performing folk music professionally for over 40 years. Jim’s knowledge as a folklorist and his ability as a storyteller add depth and relevance to his performance. His gently ironic sense of humor connects with listeners of all ages. He sings and accompanies himself on guitar, mandocello, harmonica, and bodhran (the Irish drum). A prolific songwriter and purveyor of contemporary folk, Jim has a vast repertoire that includes songs spanning the 1600s through the 1960s from Ireland, Britain, and America.

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