Bardic Alchemy

Bardic Alchemy, an Asheville-based trio that has the Celtic Rock world buzzing with its introduction of psychedelic elements to the traditional Irish, Scottish and Welsh music genre, will perform at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.

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 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.”

Earlier this year, the group released its first album, self-entitled Bardic Alchemy, which is a 10-song compilation.

Tickets are priced at $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to or call 828-669-0816.


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