December 19, 2019


Asheville Trio Brings New Psychedelic & Hip Hop Elements to Celtic Rock Show on Valentine’s Day

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—White Horse Black Mountain is offering a splendid option for sweethearts on Valentine’s Day.

Bardic Alchemy, an Asheville, N.C.-based trio that has the Celtic Rock world buzzing with its introduction of psychedelic and hip-hop elements to the traditional Irish, Scottish and Welsh music genre, will set the mood for those celebrants who attend their concert at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are priced at $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to or call 828-669-0816.

The progressive Celtic fusion group is comprised of North Carolina natives Nick Marcone (guitar, vocals), Connell Sanderson (uilleann pipes, whistles, Irish bouzouki) and Tyler Watts (vocals, djembe)

As its website states, “Bardic Alchemy is best described as a psychedelic trip into a musical world that is heavily inspired by the Celtic musical traditions…run through various effects pedals. Everything from soothing, mellifluously reverberating whistle melodies supported by groovy guitar lines and thumping djembe beats to high energy dance tunes on the Scottish and Irish pipes to three-part vocal harmonies and even improvised pieces, Bardic Alchemy is a surprisingly dynamic and unpredictable musical journey.”

In 2019, the group released its first album, self-entitled Bardic Alchemy, a 10-song compilation.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state-of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, soft drinks and snacks.

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