Celtic Concert Series returns Oct. 23

Jim Malcolm

Jim Malcolm

The Prescott Celtic Concert Series will start up again Thursday, Oct. 23, after a nearly three-year hiatus.

The director, David McNabb, had to attend to some family and personal issues - even a trip to Scotland - so the series has been on hold for almost three years, according to a news release; however, it is starting back up again with Scotland's best solo performer of traditional and original Scottish folk music, Jim Malcolm.

The Oct. 23 concert will be at 7 p.m. (door opens at 6:30), at the Light & Life Free Methodist Church, 2797 Willow Creek Road. The cost is $20 for adults, $5 for college students younger than 25 ($10 for those 25 or older), and free for 19 and younger.

Malcolm is multi-talented, being one of the best songwriters in Scotland. He has one of the best voices you have ever heard, McNabb said. A master at both guitar and harmonica (playing both simultaneously), Malcolm also is "funnier than any stand-up comedian I have ever heard. He is a musical treat not to be missed!"

McNabb is not stopping there. Next up will be Moya Brennan, a major recording artist, who will be coming to Prescott Nov. 29. And, in late February, the relatively new celtic group, The Outside Track, will be here Feb. 28, followed by The Old Blind Dogs on May 6.

McNabb wants to do six concerts a year in the series.

For more info, call 928-771-1218. For more about Malcolm, visit his website at jimmalcolm.com.

- by Tim Wiederaenders, The Daily Courier