HARMONY plays traditional and contemporary folk music, with a little gospel and a few old-time fiddle tunes thrown in. In the last five years they have recorded and performed Charley Sandage’s, “Arkansas Stories”, a collection of songs relating to the long and colorful history of the State.
Mary and Robert Gillihan and Dave Smith have been picking and singing together as friends for about thirty-five years. All three are performers at The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to work as a trio, Robert and Mary also appear regularly as a duo and Dave as a solo performer. In 1998 they were chosen from over 700 auditions to be one of six finalists in “A Prairie Home Companion“ talent contest. They were voted first runners up in the contest and were invited to sing an a capella gospel song with host Garrison Kiellor during the show.
The program is part of the Delta Cultural Center’s celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month. The theme this year is “Celebrating Our Creative Culture.” Free Heritage Month posters are available at the DCC’s Visitors Center, 141 Cherry St.
For more information, interested persons can call the Delta Cultural Center at (870) 338-4350 or toll free at (800) 358-0972 or visit the DCC online at www.deltaculturalcenter.com.
The Delta Cultural Center shares the vision of all seven agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage – to preserve and promote Arkansas heritage as a source of pride and satisfaction. Other agencies within the department are the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Natural Heritage Commission.