A Monthly Concert Series

NOTE FROM ROBIN: Because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, all live performances through at least the fall have been cancelled or postponed. The monthly Carolina Celtic concert series is on indefinite hold until we’re all convinced that it’s safe enough to start up again. We’ll be back, we just don’t yet know when. Keep an eye out here and at for updates.

We did manage to get the first concert, with Al Petteway, in under the wire before the pandemic forced the cancellation of all live performances – we were off to a great start, too, with a full house and a great show! So I thought I’d leave the season’s schedule and videos up to give you an idea of what’s to come, because of course we’ll be inviting all these wonderful artists back when we start the series up again.

Thank you for your understanding and support through this time. We’ll make it through together and we’ll build a better world when we come out the other side of this. Be well and stay safe – RB

The award-winning Celtic duo of harpist Sue Richards and guitarist Robin Bullock, in partnership with White Horse Black Mountain, are proud to present CAROLINA CELTIC, a monthly concert series in Black Mountain, North Carolina starting in March 2020. Carolina Celtic showcases Irish and Scottish musical traditions and explores their commonality with the Appalachian ballads and stories of the Carolina mountains.

The concerts take place at White Horse Black Mountain (details and contact info below) the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm. Every month Sue and Robin collaborate with a different guest artist, ensuring that no two Carolina Celtic concerts are the same. The inaugural season’s lineup of world-class musical guests is nothing short of extraordinary:

March 9: AL PETTEWAY, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer of Ken Burns’ The National Parks soundtrack

April 13: JOHN DOYLE, Grammy-nominated Irish guitar trailblazer and founding member of Solas

May 11: AOIFE CLANCY, Cherish The Ladies lead singer from Ireland’s legendary Clancy family

June 8: THE REEL SISTERS, a unique Scottish harp and smallpipes duo

July 13: PIPER JONES BAND, a ferocious trio fronted by champion Highland bagpiper EJ Jones

August 10: DAVID HOLT, four-time Grammy-winning Appalachian multi-instrumentalist and storyteller

September 14: TRIO GALILEI, Washington DC-based Celtic chamber ensemble focusing on healing through music

October 12: LIZ KNOWLES, star fiddler of Riverdance

November 9: ANDREW FINN MAGILL, Asheville’s own Irish/Brazilian/world music fiddle virtuoso

December 7: a special CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with surprise guests!

Host duo Sue Richards and Robin Bullock, both proud transplants to the North Carolina mountains, blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, cittern and mandolin to create music that’s beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current. Their individual achievements speak for themselves, with (among many other accomplishments) Sue Richards being a four-time National Scottish Harp Champion and Robin Bullock being ranked among the “100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists” by and a longtime touring sideman with Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner Tom Paxton. The magic of their combined artistic excellence and mastery of Celtic traditions is captured on their brilliant 2018 duo CD Highland Ramble, and they eagerly look forward to the many collaborations to come as part of the Carolina Celtic series.

Further information about Carolina Celtic, including group rates and quantity discounts for multiple concerts, is available at, by calling 828-669-0816, or by emailing White Horse Black Mountain is located at 105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain NC 28711.