Music of Pockat & Gilks bring ‘Strings in the Stacks’ to library
T.B. Scott Free Library’s third floor, noteworthy for its vaulted ceiling, an awesome view of the Prairie River and Stange’s Park, and the library’s adult department collection, is generally a quiet place, ideal for contemplation and study.
That will change for an evening, however, with Jeff Pockat and Susanna & Paul Gilk presenting “Strings in the Stacks,” beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, March 10, and you’re welcome to share in the experience!
Harper Jeff Pockat of Appleton will perform traditional Celtic and original pieces to soothe the mind, soul, body, and spirit on his Ancient Wire Strung Celtic Harp. Pockat, who has performed on his instrument since 1984, constantly researches historic music, harpers, and instruments of the Celtic people. Besides performing at a wide variety of events, Pockat plays his harp in therapy settings for patients in search of relief from chronic pain and anxiety.
Pockat’s music is a perfect way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. If you desire to take his music home, CDs of Pockat’s two music collections will be available for purchase.
Opening for Jeff Pockat will be Susanna and Paul Gilk of the Merrill area, who have performed folk and classical music in acoustic style since 1990. Paul plays classical guitar, accompanying Susanna playing violin on an instrument she built herself many years ago as a student in the Swiss violin-makers school in Brienz, Canton Bern. The Gilks have made music together since 1990.
Paul and Susanna Gilk will open the March 10 concert at 6:45 p.m., followed by Jeff Pockat’s performance starting at 7:30 p.m. Please note that after 6 p.m., the library will be open for concert attendees but not for other library services.
Refreshments will be provided, compliments of First Street Coffee Station and The Checkered Churn.
This program is part of T.B. Scott Free Library’s Words Worth Hearing series. To learn more about what’s happening at your library, visit www.tbscottlibrary.org or call 715-536-7191.