Folk Music Festival set for museum |

Folk Music Festival set for museum

Staff reports

Bluegrass, country and Celtic music will reverberate at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville as the Carson Valley Historical Society sponsors its first Folk Music Festival.

O’Neill’s Revenge, a Celtic music group made up several talented and diversified individuals, will perform several traditional selections, followed by David John and the Comstock Cowboys who will play country music with a bluegrass flavor.

Sheri Kern will sing folk songs, including an old song about Nevada and California valleys, mountains and rivers recorded and made popular several years ago by John Denver.

“This slate of entertainers exemplifies the progress of American music from Celtic tunes played by early-day pioneers that evolved into the folk, bluegrass and country music that we listen to today,” says festival organizer Laurie Hickey.

The event will also feature a silent auction and door prizes, and proceeds will benefit the historical society.

Cost is $5 per person. The festival will be held May 23, 7-10 p.m.