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Carlisle Town Band

The Carlisle Town Band plays for a full house at First Lutheran Church in Carlisle in April.

Sentinel file

The Carlisle Town Band will perform its annual fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S. Bedford St., in Carlisle.

Parking and admission is free for the concert, which will feature folk songs from a number of cultures and nations.

The “Folk Songs” concert will feature modern interpretations of traditional tunes. The band will perform American folk songs in the pieces “Songs of Old Kentucky,” “Chorale and Shaker Dance” and “Travelin’ Music,” which is based on the folk song, “The Arkansas Traveler.”

The band will also share a sampling of international folk songs, including “Puszta” from Belgian composer Jan Van der Roost, “Solas Ane” written in Irish melody style and “Out of the Shadows,” which incorporates the traditional Welsh song “The Ash Grove.”

The band often performs the works of John Philip Sousa, and this concert will include a performance of a rare Sousa piece: “Bonnie Annie Laurie March.” The piece was written around 1883 and includes the popular folk song, “Bonnie Annie Laurie” in its second half.

During the concert, the band will recognize the death of two former members—Kathy Petty and Jerry Lackey—with a special performance of “Amazing Grace.”

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