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April 13, 2007

Harpist journeys through history in concert at CW's Wallace Museum

Musician Ardie Boggs uses the Celtic harp to take the audience on a journey through history during her concert, “Jamestown to Williamsburg: The Road to Liberty,” 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Boggs will use the harp to create images of early American history from Pocahontas’ life along the James River, to the Starving Time and the later move to Williamsburg. The music of the Celtic harp evokes the emotions of these and other times, running from joy and hope to deep despair. She brings the audience full circle, ending the program with the piece, “Generation: The Future,” which places the responsibility of good leadership upon future generations.

She plays several of her own compositions during concerts. She has six recordings, the most recent of which is “Jamestown to Williamsburg: The Road to Liberty,” on which her concert is based.

Boggs is a musician and songwriter from Williamsburg. She has played the Celtic harp for nearly 20 years and studied under the United States’ National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards. She gives frequent performances at the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge and the Wren Chapel, as well as at various men’s and women’s clubs, and other special events. Boggs has performed at the Wallace Museum for 11 years as a solo artist and in concert with duets and trios.

Reservations for the concert are required and can be made at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket location, including the Museum Store, or by calling 1-800-HISTORY.

The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Admission is included in any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or by separate museums ticket. For information call (757) 220-7724.

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