CORNELIUS – Robin Bullock will present an acoustic guitar concert of carols and hymns spanning more than 600 years for the holiday season.

Internationally recognized as a master Celtic instrumentalist, Bullock augments his performances with the cittern and mandolin. Bullock is inspired by Doc and Merle Watson, Norman Blake and John Fahey. His apprenticeship years were spent at fiddlers’ conventions, bluegrass festivals and Irish seisuns. Bullock is recognized as one of few musicians who blends the ancient rhythms and dance music of the Celtic lands with the roots music traditions of the New World.

A sampling of music from his albums “A Guitar for Christmas” and “Christmas Eve” can be found at

His Christmas concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the home of Bethli and Mark Clemens in Cornelius. There will be a potluck dinner beginning at 5:45 p.m. Guests may bring drinks of their choice. Donations will benefit the performer and are $15 for adults and $12 for those 18 and younger.  Advance registrations and payment are required. The concert is supported by the Charlotte Folk Society.

Contact Bethli Miescher Clemens at or 704-892-4914 before Nov. 29 to reserve a seat and receive directions to the home.