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Main Street White Sulphur Springs Summer Music Festival – Leah Trent & Robin & Doug

August 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Main Street White Sulphur Springs Summer Music Festival

Come on over to the Old Mill Park (Gazebo) next to the Post Office this Sunday, August 30th from 2 to 4 PM, for an afternoon of summer lawn music and fun on Main Street, US Route 60, downtown White Sulphur Springs.

This is the third of six Sundays of music in the park, underwritten by Main Street White Sulphur Springs.  Each performance is free of charge, with cold drinks supplied.  Your job is to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and some family and friends.  It’s all FREE!

This Sunday the community concert sponsor is the Old White Garden Club of White Sulphur Springs.

Music will be provided by:

2PM: leah trent harpLeah Trent:

Leah has been playing harp for almost 30 years. She plays the large concert pedal harp, the smaller Irish or Celtic harp, and the very small lap harp. The largest harp that she owns is a Salvi Aurora harp, with a custom-made gold design on the soundboard. Her Celtic harp is a 38-string Egan harp, made in Italy. The smallest harp is a 22-string Eve harp, made by Stoney End, a Minnesota harp maker.

Leah maintains an active performing schedule, playing with big city orchestras (view PDF about the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra) and smaller ensembles, in addition to playing solo harp for recitals and concerts. She enjoys playing for special occasions including wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversary parties, private dinners, etc. She will bring her harp to your home and her music will grace your home with elegance.

She is a member of both the American Harp Society and the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen.

Leah has taught harp for many years, both in private and group sessions. She has taught the beginning harp class for Irish Week, at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia. She also taught harp for 8 years at the Classen School for Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, where she built the harp program into a performing harp ensemble with 14 members. She was also the harp instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene University.

In addition, Leah was the director and lead harper for the 15 member St. Patrick’s Irish Harp Orchestra.

3PM: Robin and Doug:

Guitar, cello and vocal duets – an eclectic mix of country, blues, folk, bluegrass and originals

Doug Blankenship is an impressive, self-taught Monroe County guitar finger-picker, with an expressive voice which shows great depth and feeling.  Over the years, he has performed with several area bands playing bluegrass, gospel, rock, folk, blues, and country music.  His favorite music though, is that with lyrics that make you want to cry. It is worth paying attention to his soft interpretations and original compositions (keep a tissue handy).

Robin Wright is recent to the music scene, learning to improvise on the cello with her Friday night home-grown music group, and now to Doug’s mostly mournful melodies.  She started singing with Doug, while listening to her practice CD’s of his music, and found their voices were a natural fit.  Their harmonies run sweet and true!

The main goal of the summer music series is to get people out and about in the village, and be in the company of other neighbors and friends, while enjoying local music performers.  At the same time, the sponsoring cohost organizations will be identified and their members will be there to say hello.  It is a way to get to know some of the people and businesses that serve our community. 

Any questions please call Bob DuCharme, 804-357-5884.   See you this Sunday!


Main Street White Sulphur Springs


Old Mill Park
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 United States + Google Map