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Barefoot Best Friends returns to Madison Friday
, Courier Staff Writer
Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:00 AM
A group of young performers return for a second year in a row as part of the Madison Performing Arts Foundation series.
The Barefoot Best Friends all have a love for fiddle, Irish, Celtic, bluegrass and other folk music. The performers began playing together during a farmer's market event about five years ago in LaGrange, Ky. Because the group performed during summer events, the original group played barefoot on stage.
The band has performed at different events throughout Indiana and Kentucky since then, including the Trimble County Apple Festival in Bedford and the Harvest Hootenanny in Louisville. Barefoot Best Friends first performed as the Madison Performing Arts Foundation series in 2012.
"They're all young people," Madison Performing Arts Foundation President Drusilla Tripp said.
The group is made up of eight performers including Lily Lyons on violin and accordion; Ellie Miller on viola and mandolin; Christina Saliga on banjo, accordion, piano, auto harp and percussion; Emmaly Saliga on violin; Forest Smock on violin and percussion; Jessie Miller on cello and bass; Isabelle Ellwood on percussion and violin; and Carrie Lyons Brandt on violin.
Friday's performance begins at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
All of the Madison Performing Arts Foundation events are family-friendly and open to the public. There is no charge for the concert, but donations will be accepted to help with costs of future performances.
The last upcoming performance for the Madison Performing Arts Foundation series this season will feature Karen Kness at 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway.
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