Concert to feature Ian Moore and the music of Charlie Pole

Fiddler Ian Moore will perform at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Moore, who lives in Sylva, is originally from New York City and is a classically trained violinist. Since moving to Jackson County in the 1990s, he has immersed himself in traditional Appalachian music, as well as more eclectic jazz, Celtic and folk mixes.

“In the time I’ve lived in Sylva, I’ve explored a wide range of acoustic music styles: old timey ballads, blues, bluegrass, rags and reels, hornpipes and hoedowns, polkas, waltzes, gospel, swing jazz, Cajun and Irish tunes, old honkeytonk numbers, jugband pieces, and rockabilly,” Moore said.

Moore performs around the region with several different groups and as a solo act. For his library performance, he will play songs and fiddle tunes associated with the traveling string band from North Carolina’s Piedmont region, Charlie Poole and His North Carolina Ramblers.

The show is free and open to the public. or 828.586.2016.

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