Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church

Mooresville, North Carolina


Solas Leighis Concert Series

Reaching Out
With Music!

Saint Patrick’s: Concert Series offers a variety of national and international talent performing for the Lake Norman community.


Saint Patrick’s is pleased to announce our 2014 Solas Leighis Concert Series – our 3rd season. Solas Leighis (SULL-uss LIE-ish) is Irish Gaelic for healing light. These musical performances are envisioned to bring the healing light of Christ to our community. Nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians will fill our halls with beautiful music to bring the community together in fellowship and to raise funds for local and global outreach. Each concert includes a wine and cheese reception during intermission. Tickets at the door: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students (Cash or personal check only). For questions, or to help with our concert series, please contact Sherry Klepfer at


Our 2014 concert schedule is:


  Sunday, February 23, 7:00 PM – Jim HurstView concert details.

Jim Hurst’s unique picking style and mastery of guitar wows audiences across North America and Europe. He combines savvy guitar picking, broad vocal range and a musical eclecticism culminating in jaw-dropping performances. While he occasionally collaborates with other greats, notably David Grisman and Rob Ickes, his solo performance is what keeps audiences mesmerized. Jim’s dexterous guitar work and pleasing vocals can lead you down a path of a lovely ballad, get your feet stomping to a train song and ultimately leave you spellbound... in just one medley! "Whether he’s flailing the rhythm for an old time fiddle tune, laying down a funky groove, or finger picking a beautiful ballad, his playing is both impeccable and creative. Accompanying this instrumental virtuosity is a rich and expressive voice with a surprising range." One voice, one guitar, one great performance! Visit Jim’s website.

  Sunday, March 30, 7:00 PM – Paul AsbellView concert details.

From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul Asbell has earned an underground reputation as a true "musician’s musician." Since 1994, Paul has been reconnecting with his original folk-based roots in enthusiastically received festival shows and solo concerts. His music has received numerous rave reviews for its highly individualized twists on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country-based themes and original pieces from the "American roots" tradition. "A genre-blurring, virtuosic waltz through the deep heritage of American folklore, where styles of Robert Johnson, Doc Watson and Dr. John rub elbows with those of Joe Pass and Bill Frisell." A performance not to be missed. Visit Paul’s website.

  Sunday, May 11, 7:00 PM – Steve JamesView concert details.

Steve James is a great instrumentalist, a prolific composer, and a dynamic stage presence. He is one of the few contemporary songwriters to manage the neat trick of working within older traditions while consistently producing lyrics that sound fresh and smart rather than cute or nostalgic. His singing conveys both the depth and the humor of his material, and his live shows have a crackling energy that is light years away from the museum-style presentation of many acoustic blues revivalists. Old-timey yet in the moment, traditional yet innovative, Steve James’ guitar playing and songs will take you to places long gone as well as destinations you’ve never been to. Visit Steve’s website.

  Sunday, September 14, 7:00 PM – Al Petteway and Amy WhiteView concert details.

Grammy and Indie Award winning Al Petteway & Amy White have become an much anticipated annual event at the Saint Patrick’s Solas Leighis concert series. Currently living in Asheville, Al and Amy offer an intoxicating blend of original, tradition, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and a touch of vocals. "Al and Amy enrapture audiences with elegant musicianship. Their rich melodies and intricately textured arrangements evoke magic and mystery." Visit their website.

  Sunday, October 26, 7:00 PM – Sunita Staneslow View concert details.

An internationally recognized harpist, Sunita Staneslow has played in concert halls and pubs from New Zealand to Tel Aviv. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Sunita is classically trained although her passion is traditional music. She specializes in both Jewish and Celtic music and has become widely known for her creative and accessible arrangements for the harp. Sunita now lives with her husband and two children in a small town near Tel Aviv in Israel, and teaches and performs throughout the country. Her performances include a collection of Jewish melodies from around the Mediterranean, and Celtic music from the British Isles, woven together to celebrate the unique role harp has played in folklore and music from both traditions. Sunita was named one of the top ten Jewish instrumentalists by Moment Magazine and she was a recipient of a 1998 McKnight Foundation Fellowship in recognition of her work with Jewish music. Visit Sunita’s website.   –   Listen to a sample of her music.

  Sunday, December 7, 7:00 PM – Robin BullockView concert details.

Internationally recognized as a master Celtic instrumentalist, Robin Bullock will once again kick off the Christmas season at Saint Patrick’s. Robin brings the music of Christmas to life with carols and hymns spanning over 600 years, celebrating the Yuletide season with selections on guitar, cittern, mandolin and piano. A warm, friendly presence on stage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions. He weaves a spell from centuries of tradition and the joy of the season, creating an unforgettable event of acoustic Christmas cheer. Visit Robin’s website.


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