A Monthly Concert Series


NOTE FROM ROBIN: Because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, all live performances after March of last year had to be cancelled or postponed…including our brand new monthly concert series Carolina Celtic at White Horse Black Mountain. (We did manage to get the first concert, with Al Petteway, in under the wire before the pandemic forced us to cancel all the others – we were off to a great start, too, with a full house and a great show!) Now, with the development of vaccines and the gradual, cautious lifting of restrictions, we’re delighted to be STARTING BACK UP AGAIN as of June 2021. Whatever restrictions are in place in North Carolina at any given time will be in effect at White Horse Black Mountain – as I write this in April 2021, White Horse is open to live audiences at a limited capacity – but all Carolina Celtic concerts will also be livestreamed and archived on, as will all future shows at White Horse, so come join us wherever you are! – 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. 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 ET. 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:

June 14: EJ JONES AND FRANCES CUNNINGHAM, high-energy Highland bagpipes and bouzouki

July 12: AOIFE CLANCY, Cherish The Ladies lead singer from Ireland’s legendary Clancy family

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

September 13: THE REEL SISTERS, Scottish harp and smallpipes – uplifting, stirring and sweet fun

October 11: JOHN DOYLE, Grammy-nominated Irish guitar trailblazer and founding member of Solas

November 8: MARTHA HILL, 2018 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games harp champion

December 6: A special CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION with RONN McFARLANE AND CAROLYN SURRICK, Grammy-nominated lutenist and viola da gambist from the Baltimore Consort and Ensemble Galilei

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.