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december, 2022

01dec7:30 pm9:30 pmSailing Home: a Celtic Solstice Concert | Texas Tech University School of Music @ Crickets Theater | Buddy Holly Hall @ 7:30pm

Event Details

Sailing Home: a Celtic Solstice Concert
Texas Tech University School of Music
Crickets Theater
Buddy Holly Hall

Thursday, December 1st
7:30 – 9:30pm

Free and Open to the public

Sailing Home: a Celtic Solstice Concert
Singers, players, dancers, storytellers, and more gather to perform traditional repertoires of the season, in a magical, immersive, costumed, participatory festival!

Special guests include bagpiper Roger Landes avec the Caprock English Bagpipe Consort; singer/songwriter Zoë Cloutier; Coyote Morris dancers; Taos-based singers Chipper Thompson and Kim Treiber Thompson, Irish fiddler Laura Flanagan; tenor Eric Stoklossa; conductor Lanfranco Marcelletti; reciters Ron Milam and Rob DeVet; singer/guitarist Jerry Serrano; dancer and director Kris Olson; and, as house band, the Elegant Savages Orchestra.

Information and media contacts
Dr Christopher J Smith ([email protected]; 806-438-5067)
Dr Roger Landes ([email protected])

The producers wish to express their continuing and particular appreciation to the participating ensembles and individuals; to Interim Director Andrew Stetson of the TTU School of Music and Dean Martin Camacho of the JT and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts; to Chipper Thompson for the Mari Lwyd; to Corey Green for the Green Man, Coyote, and the Windy Man; to Karina Dolzal and Clark Preston and the faculty, students, and staff of the TTU School of Music; and to Clint Barrick and the staff of KTTZ FM.

VMC Staff
Founding Director: Dr Christopher J Smith
Associate Director: Dr Roger Landes
Administrative Coordinator: Heather Beltz

Notice Regarding Electronics
Please refrain from use of flash photography during this concert. Such use is an infringement of TTU copyright policy and represents a safety hazard for performers. Thank you for your consideration.

The Vernacular Music Center at the TTU School of Music

The mission of the Vernacular Music Center is to provide a center for in-depth and comparative research, study, teaching and advocacy on behalf of the world’s vernacular musics and dance—their construction, history and role in defining cultural life in human communities—in all cultures and historical periods. The VMC is dedicated to the study of the process by which music is taught and passed on within a community, as well as assisting in the ongoing cultivation of arts on the South Plains. The VMC partners with its 501c3 partner, the Roots Music Institute (
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Donations:, search “Celtic Ensemble VMC Gifts”


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Buddy Holly Hall

1300 Mac Davis Lane