A Monthly Concert Series

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

Robin and Sue, both proud transplants to the North Carolina mountains, blend the ancient majesty of Celtic tradition with the influence of the “New Land,” creating music that’s beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current. Their individual achievements speak for themselves, with (among many other accomplishments) Sue being a four-time National Scottish Harp Champion and Robin 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 many individual recordings and their brilliant 2018 duo CD Highland Ramble.

The concerts take place at White Horse Black Mountain (details and contact info below) the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm – with a few exceptions and additions now and then – and present a variety of world-class guest artists, ensuring that no two Carolina Celtic concerts are the same.

Monday January 8, 2024: STRATHSPAN

Thursday February 8, 2024: RAKISH

Saturday February 10, 2024: ROBIN BULLOCK solo – Wolf Tracks CD release concert!

Monday February 12, 2024: BRIAN CONWAY AND DON PENZIEN

Thursday March 14, 2024: BANRIGH CELTIC HARP ENSEMBLE featuring SUE RICHARDS

Monday April 8, 2024 – NEW LOCATION due to renovations at venue – now at BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Monday May 13, 2024 – POSTPONED due to renovations at venue – watch this space!

Monday June 10, 2024 – POSTPONED due to renovations at venue – watch this space!

Monday July 8, 2024 – POSTPONED due to renovations at venue – watch this space!

Saturday August 3, 2024: Robin is joined by TONY McMANUS

Monday August 12, 2024: Sue and Robin are joined by THE REEL SISTERS

Monday September 9: ROBIN PLAYS AL – An evening of the music of the late Al Petteway, performed by Robin Bullock

Monday October 7, 2024 (FIRST Monday of October): MAIRE NI CHATHASAIGH AND CHRIS NEWMAN

Monday November 11, 2024 – DON PEDI

Monday December 9, 2024: Special Celtic holiday concert with SUE RICHARDS AND ROBIN BULLOCK

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.