Lucille Reilly

April 5, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Restoration Church

"A talented and dedicated performer, playing the most demanding and rapid tunes with a tone quality that is clear, bell-like and truly musical.... a true musical talent.... Her hands produce really fine music from these unusual devices." -Sierra Vista (AZ) Herald

Lucille Reilly is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and a Melodious Accord Composers Fellow (Alice Parker), who also holds the titles of National Hammered Dulcimer Champion (1997), Mountain Laurel Autoharp Champion (1995, 2010, 2015) and International Autoharp Champion (1995, 2003, 2010).

Lucille has performed at The Academy of Music, Philadelphia; Arizona Folklore Preserve; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas; City Stages, Birmingham, Alabama; California Autoharp Gathering; Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado; United Methodist Council of Bishops; Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey; The Philadelphia Folk Festival; Sore Fingers Summer School, Kingham, England; Suwannee Dulcimer Retreat, White Springs, Florida; Music at Hennepin United Methodist Church, Minneapolis; Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering, Newport, Pennsylvania; Original Dulcimer Players Club, Evart, Michigan; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Northwest Autoharp Gathering, Gaston, Oregon, Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park; and numerous chamber-music series across the United States.

Lucille maintains a successful private teaching practice at her home in Denver, including week-long "B&B" lessons to students living well outside the Denver Metro area and webcam lessons to anyone around the world. In addition to "right notes," she guides her students toward beautiful string sound with grace, resonance and abandon.

With three recordings to her credit, Lucille has also composed several works for choir with hammered dulcimer or autoharp accompaniment. She is the author of two popular instruction books for hammered dulcimer, a chord- reference book and monograph series for autoharp, and feature writer for "Autoharp Quarterly" magazine's The Diatonic Corner.

Co-Sponsored by the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center. Partial funding is from the Schneider and the Grace Amspoker Funds in Wyoming Community Foundation - Casper, the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature, and Natrona County School District No. 1.

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